Tag: workplace culture

Addressing Stress in the Workplace

One of the unavoidable truths of life is that everyone experiences stress. For many, the workplace can be particularly stressful. Research by the CIPD found that 79% of HR leaders surveyed reported stress-related absences in their organization from 2020–2021; this rises to a staggering 91% in organizations with 250+ employees. This research shows that no […]

Why You Might Want to Shake Up Your Stakeholder Priority List

You’ve heard of the adage, “Happy Wife, Happy Life,” but what about business? “Happy employees, Happy everyone?” When an organization thinks of the most important stakeholders, people are quick to name customers, investors, suppliers, community groups but often forget the group that should take priority: the employees. All of them. Why employees should be #1 […]

The Workers Doing Just Enough to Get By

Those who have spent enough time in the workforce have experienced the broad spectrum of engagement and work ethic that exists in many organizations. On one end of the spectrum are the gunners, who constantly go above and beyond out of a sense of duty or a desire to show off or simply because of […]

If Employees Are Stiff and Stressed, Exercise at Work Can Help

With the new year, many people are enthusiastic about New Year’s resolutions, and often those intentions center on fitness and wellness goals. That may be especially true this year as the pandemic drags on. The stress, isolation, and disruption brought on by COVID takes a toll on employees’ mental and physical health and is getting […]

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The Importance of Psychological Safety at Work

There are a number of factors employees look for in corporate culture. They want to work in an environment where they get along with their colleagues and where the company values closely resemble their own, for example. Psychological Safety in the Workplace One factor that’s become increasingly important is psychological safety. The Center for Creative […]

The Importance of Manager Body Language

Body language can have a powerful impact, whether conscious or unconscious, when communicating with others. This idea often comes up in the context of job interviews; for example, interviewees are coached to lean in toward interviewers, make eye contact, and avoid fidgeting or looking at their watch. Understandably, interviewees tend to heed this message because […]

How Employers Can Prevent Workplace Toxicity and Retain Workers

The American workforce continues to feel the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Great Resignation. At the end of 2021, U.S. job openings stood at nearly 11 million, and over 4 million people quit their jobs in December alone. While some workers are leaving their jobs for better pay or benefits, new analysis shows […]

#MeToo Message Received: Congress Nixes Arbitration Clauses

Viewed as a risk mitigation tool, arbitration clauses are included in employment contracts and policies to route employer/employee disputes to a private forum and outside of the courthouse. Employers are attracted to such clauses because they are believed to be cost-effective and a confidential resolution of claims. As part of the #MeToo movement, however, such […]

Learning How to Engage in Small Talk

Some people seem to have a natural ability to strike up a conversation with just about anyone. But others try and fail to be engaging conversationalists or avoid small talk altogether, either because they see it as a waste of time or because of their introversion and social anxiety. The Value of Small Talk Small […]