In the aftermath of a natural disaster (or other emergency situation), a lot of organizations learn what they should have done to prepare in advance. For example, does your organization have a clear point of contact for employees to turn to for the latest information on the status of the workplace and when they should […]
Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. – Ferris Bueller, 1986
Ever stop to consider just what your employees do all day? If they’re like a lot of today’s workers, they’re fitting in their core work around a host of distractions and interruptions. A Harvard Business Review report from March 7, 2016, cites a study showing that the average worker checks email 74 times a day. […]
August 21, 2017, was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see a solar eclipse for some and—since it occurred on a Monday—a loss of profit for others. Did your company hold a solar eclipse viewing party, or did you simply allow your employees to view the eclipse on their own? Either way, if your employees weren’t working […]
It’s no surprise managers rate top performers as their most valuable employees. But what might not be as obvious is the massive impact a top performer has on the organization.
Have you ever heard a coworker say something like, “It ladders up to our overarching framework and optimizes the impactfulness of our deliverables,” and wondered, “HUH?” You’re not alone. In a survey of America’s office workers by American Express OPEN, 88% admit to pretending to understand office jargon, even when they really have no idea […]
Have you ever been frustrated to see how much time employees spend doing things that are not work related while on the clock? Or, perhaps the organization has a renewed focus on productivity, and you’ve been enlisted to help with brainstorming process or policy changes that could help? An area of concern for employers analyzing […]
It’s no secret that for years, “open” office spaces dominated current workspace trends. Companies of all sizes had shunned the so-called “cube farm” cubicle culture and flocked instead to the space-saving, minimalist floor plans to boost employee collaboration, engagement, and productivity.
Employers need to plan for more change affecting their compensation and benefit programs as competition for talent intensifies across global borders and the U.S. Congress continues to take steps toward healthcare reform.
by Jimmy Daniel When it comes to your workplace, do you know how many members of your team are truly engaged? On average, U.S. companies have an engagement level of 32%. Basically, one out of three of your team members is engaged. Studies suggest that disengaged employees cost the U.S. economy between $400 billion and […]