August 22, 2014
Remember Barney? Yes – the purple dinosaur who’s been either your own or your child’s best friend? “Barney & Friends” is one of the finest examples of diversity that comes to mind. With the perfect representation of all ethnicities, genders and varying age groups – Barney couldn’t really go wrong when it came to inclusion! Learn More
August 20, 2014
If you ask your team members if you are a good manager, do you expect them to say anything but “YES”?
Of course you’d expect them to say “YES”! After all you’ve set the goals & targets for the year, provided clarity on how to achieve the goals, handed them a copy of the job description and also explained the performance matrices.
August 18, 2014
Despite the best efforts of the hiring manager, it is inevitable that businesses will wind up with one or more employees that just seem to be negative all of the time. Negative affect is the psychological term for an individual that views the world as a glass half empty, with a crack in the side and slow leak. These individuals often see themselves as the victim in a given situation, spending much of their time complaining about how hard they work, how much pressure is on them, and how nobody understands how hard things are for them.
August 13, 2014
Despite our best efforts to provide a safe and discrimination free work environment, occasionally complaints of racial discrimination, gender discrimination, or sexual harassment will occur. When complaints are filed, it is vital that the HR staff respond immediately and appropriately to mediate the situation.
August 11, 2014
Delegating occurs when managers choose to assign their own tasks to other employees. While this does reduce the stress of an over-worked manager, the main benefit lies in the sense of responsibility and respect felt by the employees that are asked to assist. Delegating tasks to capable employees is a win-win situation for all involved.
August 6, 2014
The key to maintaining a successful business model is to ensure that your workforce is both healthy and happy. It should come as no surprise that ever-increasing workloads often lead to burnout and stress, leaving employees feeling as if they are unable to juggle the demands of their work and home lives. When leaders and organizations actively seek to help their workers achieve this balancing act, they often receive unprecedented loyalty, productivity, and engagement from their employees in return.
August 4, 2014
While every manager wants to believe that they are the ideal leaders, this is often not the case. For every effective leader, there exists a bad manager whose behaviors cause their employees undue strife. For the worst of these managers, their bad behaviors can lead to continuous turnover issues and significant losses to the organization. While everyone is familiar with the standard “bad manager” with unrealistic expectations and highly-critical feedback, other far more subtle leadership failures can lead to employee turnover as well.
July 30, 2014
Many professionals find that they spend more time during the day at work than they do at home. With so much time spent together, employees often find themselves forming friendships with coworkers after hours as well. If all parties are not careful, these friendships may soon lead to difficulties maintaining proper boundaries in the workplace.