Tag: employee productivity

The Long-Term Benefits of Recognition on Employee Engagement: How It Can Boost Employee Morale

In human resources, recognizing employee achievements extends far beyond the fleeting moment of applause—it is a pivotal element in bolstering employee engagement and morale over an extended period. This discourse aims to unravel the mechanisms through which sustained recognition endeavors catalyze profound enhancements in workplace dynamics, ultimately paving the way for a more motivated and […]

After Layoffs, Here’s How to Rebuild a High-Trust Work Culture

The recent swath of layoffs couldn’t have come at a worse time for companies. Even before the staff cuts, most were already facing a crisis of trust. According to DDI’s 2023 Global Leadership Report, just 32% of leaders say they trusted senior leadership in their organization to make the right decisions, and fewer than half […]

Why Sales and Customer Service Are Part of Everyone’s Job

Corporate functions often have a distinct if largely unspoken split between customer-facing and back-end roles. While salespeople, marketing teams, and customer service reps interact with groups of or specific customers on a regular basis, those with more behind-the-scenes roles may rarely interact with customers or potential customers in their day-to-day activities. But in today’s competitive […]

Four Years of Workplace Evolution Four Years on from COVID-19

Four years ago, the world of work underwent a tectonic transformation with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The conventional norms of work, entrenched in commutes and linear office hours, were suddenly upended as the virus rendered the physical aspect of work impossible, for a limited time at least.  Then came the call for everyone […]

What Is NATO Applying? How The Dating Trend Is Coming to the Workplace

If you haven’t heard of NATO dating – which means people dating are “not attached to an outcome” but rather open to all connections – you may soon get wind of it in your workplace as NATO applying, according to CEO/founder of Rising Team and Stanford lecturer Jennifer Dulski. “With many employers breaking trust lately […]

Navigating the Potential of a 4-Day Workweek

The concept of a four-day workweek is gaining traction worldwide as companies seek innovative ways to enhance productivity and employee well-being. Notable examples include Microsoft Japan’s experiment, which reported a significant productivity boost, and Unilever New Zealand’s trial aimed at maintaining full pay for reduced hours. But many employers understandably remain skeptical of the promised […]

4 Consequences of Neglecting Employee Engagement

Human resources departments have a lot of balls to keep in the air. There’s recruitment, retention, resignations—essentially, your job is ensuring that a company’s workforce is present and capable. That’s no small feat. But in the hustle and bustle of firing and hiring, it’s easy to overlook the importance of employee engagement. Employee engagement is […]

Brightening Work Environments: How Office Lighting Boosts Employee Productivity

Many of the pathways to boosting employee productivity require a significant investment of resources. Upgrading training and development programs, for example, can require licensing training platforms and pulling employees away from their work routines for training sessions. Updating technology to provide more efficient and innovative tools is another possible step toward higher productivity that can […]

The Purr-fect Solution: How Pets Elevate the Remote Work Experience

The recent buzzword in the tech industry has been “efficiency.” Yet, as big tech companies push for more streamlined operations, there’s a concerning trend: a sharp decline in employee satisfaction. This sentiment isn’t unique to tech, of course. Workers in finance, consulting, and other areas echo similar feelings. In companies’ quest for increasing efficiencies, how […]

Creating a Better Workplace Amid a New Normal for Office Attendance

Hybrid work continues to grow among global employers. As more companies announce new office attendance mandates, and most workers are back in the office globally, leaders must now consider how to meet new expectations around work and where it’s done. That’s according to a new report from JLL titled “Is hybrid really working? Creating a […]