Welcome aboard! That’s the heartfelt greeting that you’ll receive from the captain when you board his/her ship or boat. Think back to a time when you were starting a new job. Did you receive that same heartfelt greeting? We’ve all been there—excited about what is to come but apprehensive not knowing much at all about […]
Whether you’re working in HR or as a manager of a team, keeping up productivity levels is essential. However, in an eye opening TEDTalk “Why work doesn’t happen at work” software engineer, Jason Fried, argues that the main barriers to productivity are the people who should be actively trying to improve it: managers.
We are in an age when employers are waking up to the fact that pay and bonuses, while necessary, are only the basics that are needed to retain your workforce. To really inspire motivation, it is widely agreed by psychologists and experts (not to mention popularized in numerous TEDTalks) that the best way is to […]
Understanding team effectiveness is becoming increasingly important. Organizations are rapidly dismantling traditional hierarchies in search of new and dynamic ways to respond to changing market conditions. In their place, teams are stepping up to underpin new business models and drive performance. Which raises the following question: how do you describe an effective team and the […]
Theoretically, performance management should happen every day. Think of it this way, if Lionel Messi was playing in a way his manager, Luis Enrique, didn’t like, would he wait until the end of the season? Absolutely not. They would address the problem immediately and send Messi in the desired direction.
Here we present a leave-related workplace scenario—inspired by an actual court case—that’s intended to help HR professionals better understand an employer’s responsibilities under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). In this scenario, the employer fired an employee for “unresolved, previously discussed performance issues” —but they did it right after the employee returned from leave. […]
It’s now widely agreed that the more autonomy and ownership employees have the more motivated they’ll be. At the same time, there has been little talk about how exactly managers can implement this in practice.
How much do you really know about your employees’ professional goals? With the fast pace of today’s business world, many managers opt for a simple “how are you doing/how’s the workload going” weekly, biweekly, or even monthly check in. Even if you’ve cultivated an open door policy, encouraging employees to come to you with concerns, […]
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Faced with the challenge of satisfying a more demanding employee population, managers will be responsible for using this technology to infuse the workplace with a greater feedback culture. Why is feedback important for managers?