Meetings. Ugh. The dreaded time suck of work life. Everyone complains about them, yet very few do anything to make them better. In fact, most of us are complicit in maintaining the status quo – that is, we’re bystanders, quietly allowing long, tedious, pointless meetings to perpetuate.
We all have that colleague who overuses buzz words such as: synergy, deep dive, and low-hanging fruit. Yet, every now and again, a buzz word arises that actually impacts your business.
Welcoming a new employee into a long-term positive relationship with their organization requires an effective onboarding. How can you take steps to ensure that the process is as successful as possible from both the employee and the organization’s perspectives? Following are some best practice tips for effective onboarding.
by Dan Oswald On Sunday, I heard someone speak about servant leadership. I was struck by how appropriate it was that he chose that topic the day before we celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King, a man who dedicated his life to civil rights, once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent […]
This edition of The Oswald Letter is a guest post from Elizabeth Petersen, Simplify Compliance’s executive vice president of revenue and strategy. by Elizabeth Petersen Let’s get three things out of the way: I love Star Wars. I also love Star Trek. I’m only moderately embarrassed by admitting this.
Employee appearance presents a thorny issue. You don’t want to make an employee self-conscious or hurt feelings, but at the same time, there’s no denying a person’s appearance can affect his or her success in the workplace.
Riaz Khadem, founder and CEO of Infotrac, thinks every employer should be using a scorecard system. In his book Total Alignment, Khadem asserts that the scorecard connects individuals with your company’s vision and strategy—and, when all the employees have a scorecard, the entire company is aligned, people are focused on the most important activities, and […]
Well, 2017 is over! Another year in the books. I don’t know about you, but they seem to go faster as I get older. It’s like I’m speeding to a finish line that I don’t necessarily want to reach! But it’s like I say about birthdays, it sure beats the alternative. So I’m grateful to […]
by Dan Oswald I’ve said before on these pages that I don’t do a great job of celebrating our company’s successes. It seems that as we achieve a goal, I immediately look to the next opportunity or focus on a problem area that needs attention when I should be recognizing and congratulating everyone involved in […]
by Dan Oswald Time is a limited resource. No matter how hard you try, you can’t pack more hours into a day. There are 24 hours each and every day, and there is simply nothing you can do to change that. Time just rolls on. How often do you catch yourself wishing you had more […]