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4 Tips for Managing a Remote Workforce

Technology has forever changed the way work gets done. Today’s highly connected employees can work any time from anywhere. Working remotely continues to increase with about 43% of US workers working remotely at least some of the time. Companies benefit from the lower costs associated with telecommuting, as well as the opportunity to attract and [...]

4 Tips for Managing a Remote Workforce2018-11-29T19:14:28+00:00

The Importance of Giving Thanks: The Five Rules for a Manager on How to Recognize Their Team

As we approach the end of 2018, with many of us frantically working to achieve goals or meet deadlines, the week of Thanksgiving is a great reminder to take some time to give thanks to your team. Recognition is a critical part of engagement, which leads to increased satisfaction, productivity, and retention. Yet only 1 [...]

The Importance of Giving Thanks: The Five Rules for a Manager on How to Recognize Their Team2019-02-14T15:41:04+00:00

The Four Key Rules for Managers to Take a Break and Be Their Best

For managers to have enough energy to fulfill their managerial and leadership responsibilities, they must learn how to take a break. I know you are probably thinking, There is too much to get done, or I don’t have time to take a break, but keep in mind that some of the most successful and productive [...]

The Four Key Rules for Managers to Take a Break and Be Their Best2019-02-14T15:52:01+00:00

Workplace Diversity: It Requires More Than an Annual Training Event

Diversity and embracing each other’s differences is already an important conversation and focus for many organizations, and it is only going to become more so in the coming years as Generation Z starts to make up the employee base. This next generation will be the most diverse and inclusive generation of workers ever—completely comfortable and [...]

Workplace Diversity: It Requires More Than an Annual Training Event2019-02-14T15:29:39+00:00

Toxic Cultures are Killing Employees—Literally

It seems the term “toxic culture” has been in the news recently, so I thought it might be useful to consider what a toxic culture actually is, examine some real examples, and highlight what is causing an increase in this term’s use. To begin, let’s consider what the term “toxic culture” refers to. In the [...]

Toxic Cultures are Killing Employees—Literally2019-02-14T16:34:43+00:00

Top Five Hacks You As a Manager Can Do to Build a Better Culture for Your Team

1. Communicate every day. Schedule time at the start of your employees’ day or at set times throughout the day to talk to your team about priorities, the business, and their needs. Adopting a pre-shift meeting is one of the best business practices we see managers engaging in to promote effective communication. For these quick [...]

Top Five Hacks You As a Manager Can Do to Build a Better Culture for Your Team2019-02-14T15:58:34+00:00

Managers Need to Get over Their Experience Addiction

As originally published on the Business News Daily here. While managers will tell you that they want the best person for the job when hiring, the reality is that when a resume comes across a manager’s desk and contains all the required experience and more, the best person suddenly means the person with the most [...]

Managers Need to Get over Their Experience Addiction2019-02-14T17:02:32+00:00

One of the Most Powerful Tools for Enhancing Your Team’s Mindset and Attitude

Today, I want to talk about recognition. In previous blogs, we have analyzed how many aspects of formal feedback lack credibility and meaning because employees do not receive informal feedback or regular, casual conversations regarding their performance. Unfortunately, most recognition programs are equally ineffective; however, recognition is one of your most powerful mechanisms to reinforce [...]

One of the Most Powerful Tools for Enhancing Your Team’s Mindset and Attitude2018-04-24T01:00:27+00:00

Performance Reviews: Why the Traditional Approach is Not Effective

Let’s discuss those dreaded and mostly ineffective performance reviews. In the last blog, I discussed the importance of informal feedback and how regular, casual conversations on what an employee does well or could improve upon are critical to improving performance and the overall mindset of your team. In addition, without consistent informal feedback, any formal [...]

Performance Reviews: Why the Traditional Approach is Not Effective2018-03-20T01:00:03+00:00

Sexual Harassment Is Not Going Away as Long as Those at the Top Maintain Their “Mad Men” Attitude

There has been a lot of commentaries recently on sexual harassment in the workplace. Whether it is the focus on Silicon Valley tech companies, accusations around Hollywood, issues in the hospitality industry, or revelations at the White House, it seems every organization’s culture needs to reconsider how it creates a respectful and safe environment, not [...]

Sexual Harassment Is Not Going Away as Long as Those at the Top Maintain Their “Mad Men” Attitude2019-02-14T15:32:24+00:00