Tag: managers

engagement

How to Measure Employee Engagement

There’s a lot of buzz about how to measure employee engagement these days—and for good reason. Engagement drives satisfaction, which leads to loyalty and productivity. But, how is engagement really determined or measured? Is it about employee satisfaction scores?

review

No Surprises in Performance Reviews

Performance reviews are a key element of any employee training and development process. Frequent feedback is crucial in reinforcing positive behaviors and addressing and correcting negative ones.

productivity

Addressing the Specific Causes of Low Employee Productivity

Employee productivity is a key measurement that impacts the overall success of an organization. It is essentially the amount of output an employee is able to produce over a given period of time. That could be the number of units produced, number of clients served, dollars of revenue produced, etc., depending on the nature of the […]

expectations

Training Managers to Set Expectations

A subordinate delivers a work product that’s closer to a rough draft rather than a final product and leaves insufficient time to revise it before the external deadline. When a crucial deliverable is missing, people from multiple teams point fingers, and a new employee is surprised to see negative comments on her performance review, as […]

trust

How Leaders Can Build Trust in Their Teams

Leading a team is about not only driving success and achieving goals but also fostering trust among employees. Trust in a leader leads to success for many reasons, one being that those who trust a team leader are 12 times more engaged than those who don’t, according to a recent global engagement survey.

employees

Do Your Employees Think They’re Smarter Than You? You’re Not Alone!

Discipline and respect for hierarchy are often what sets top organizations apart from the rest of the pack. Military historians often point to strict discipline as being key to the effectiveness of famous militaries throughout history, including the Greek phalanx, Roman legions, and Genghis Khan’s Mongols. Respect for the chain of command ensured unit cohesion […]

leaders

Important Tips for Developing Future Leaders

It’s often easy for companies and their leadership to be so caught up in the day-to-day challenges of running the organization that they overlook long-term planning—and we’re not just talking about annual, 5-year, or even 10-year plans. Even companies that are thinking long term are often thinking long term through the lens of their existing […]