It has long been established that attempting to work in a disorganised space is often counterproductive. Despite this common knowledge, many individuals still find themselves wondering why they are unable to work amidst the clutter. When managers find that employee productivity has tanked and writers block has set in, the time spent organising the workplace[…..]
For the majority of workers, experiencing a bit of job related stress comes as no surprise. Many individuals thrive on the minor stress that comes from a tight deadline or difficult project, but the presence of excessive stress can often lead to serious mental and physical health difficulties for employees.
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!
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[…..]
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[…..]
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.
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.
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[…..]
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.[…..]