It goes without saying that employees are the foundation of a successful business. As organizations continue to navigate how to function in a post-pandemic world, leaders will need to rethink their short-term goals of keeping employees productive, engaged, and healthy, as well as long-term goals that build trust and a sense of purpose.
In a previous post, we discussed the high cost of workplace interruptions. Specifically, we referenced data from Basex research, demonstrating that interruptions cost the U.S. economy $588 billion per year, as well as research from employees reporting that interruptions cost them between 3 and 5 hours of productivity each day.
It’s no secret that work is stressful. Employers, however, have the ability to proactively try to help manage stress levels for employees. One option employers have been turning to in recent years is promoting and encouraging mindfulness and meditation as a form of stress relief and a way to improve employee well-being.
During the COVID-19 crisis, leaders have to manage their feelings of being off-balance due to interrupted work routines and the distractions within their home workspace. Some leaders are distracted by their thoughts, worrying that their jobs are in jeopardy, being unsure of how to effectively motivate and inspire remote teams, and being distracted by their […]
While some states are lifting stay-at-home order, many office environments are still being forced to work remotely. This may be a great time to consider the ways we can capitalize on this disruptive period as a chance to improve our workplaces.
In “Aligning Employee Training With Company Objectives,” we discussed the importance of aligning employee training with broader business goals and corporate strategy. Training with a focus on company strategy and goals ensures staff are best prepared to carry out that strategy on a tactical, day-to-day level and ensures they are focused on those goals.
Those reading this blog certainly understand the importance of employee training and development. That’s the reason they are visiting this page in the first place. Indeed, most companies and employees generally understand that training is important. But it’s that “generally” qualifier that can and often does lead to some training inefficiencies.
In the modern economy, it’s rare to find a position in which the employee simply focuses on only one activity throughout the day. Instead, most of us are expected to handle a variety of job functions, as well as other, undefined activities that may crop up from time to time and that are necessary to […]
We’ve all been there: a meeting that seemingly never ends; a meeting that goes around in circles over the same insignificant topics without ever coming to a resolution; a meeting that wraps up leaving attendees feeling like the primary purpose for getting together was never addressed.
A critical part of building a quality company culture involves how you handle feedback. When people feel heard, they become more engaged at work. Many approaches toward building a quality feedback program have been attempted. Today, we are going to discuss the concept of an open feedback environment with an expert.