Employee Performance Depends On These 3 Critical Factors
SEPTEMBER 21, 2016
For decades, business leaders believed that simply focusing on performance management was the key to building a successful company. In the late 1980s, however, company culture emerged as another core element and predictor of organizational performance and success, and has since risen to one of the most talked about keys to building a successful organization in today’s zeitgeist. Why is that?
Who Performs Better At Work, Introverts Or Extroverts?
JANUARY 5, 2017
Like most ways of being, introversion or extroversion ( properly, extraversion) is not absolute. Yet people tend to form an identity around this label, ostracizing the other for being too outgoing in the case of extroverts, or too quiet in the case of introverts. Introversion is also often confused with shyness, but shyness is just a fear of social judgement. So who makes the better employee?
10 Years Later: Are People Really More Productive Working Remotely? (Infographic)
JANUARY 24, 2017
We did it! We lived through that whole extra second in the last minute of 2016, and have begun setting our sights on a successful 2017. Wait what extra second? Is it the end of days!? Every so often the Earth’s rotation doesn’t line up perfectly with the atomic clock, so scientists cheat a little.). 2016 was a highly transformational year, and the workplace was not immune from these shifts.
Vulnerability & Loyalty In The Purpose Driven Company: An Interview With Dov Baron
FEBRUARY 1, 2017
When your company’s mission is to bring out the best in people at work via core values like Grant Trust & Be Transparent and Dare to Dream, you tend to form relationships with people who are also trying to transform the world of business to be more human-centric. DM: How did you first get involved with leadership development and organizational dynamics? Nobody put their hand up. Click To Tweet.
What These Experts Are Saying About Employee Appreciation
JUNE 1, 2016
When was the last time you appreciated an employee ? When Emily says “Great job Phil!” to her direct report, that might make his day (and have Emily feel great, since sharing gratitude is proven to make those on the giving end also feel happier). But is that enough to have Phil feel motivated, engaged, and truly appreciated? So how does one get employee appreciation right? That’s what I did.
7 Things You Must Be Doing To Create A Happy Workplace
JULY 6, 2016
Would you believe me if I told you that the happier your employees are, the more successful your company will be? It may sound like the definition of a “Care Bear” management style, but study after study has shown that employee happiness has a direct correlation to your bottom-line. It’s hard to ignore those numbers. Companies with happy employees outperform the competition by 20 percent.
Confessions Of A CEO: 5 Lessons To Improve Organizational Health At Your Company
SEPTEMBER 14, 2016
Have you ever watched helplessly as your company was undergoing immense strain or was even burning to the ground? What did you do about it? Kyle Porter is founder and CEO of SalesLoft , a rapidly growing company that provides a powerful platform for sales development teams to increase qualified demos and appointments. But back in 2012, SalesLoft just wasn’t working. years. – Winning is fun!
Wanna Calculate Your Employee Engagement ROI?
JUNE 16, 2016
The #1 topic on the minds of CEOs and senior HR leaders is ‘culture & engagement,’ according to Deloitte’s 2015 Global Human Capital Trends Report. Employee engagement can be defined as proactively and passionately adding value while aligning with the company mission. Employee engagement is not a “nice to have.” ” Click To Tweet. ” ]. Go here.).
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3 Reasons Why Your Employees Aren’t Engaged At Work
JULY 19, 2016
I promised myself that I would not start another disengagement post with a rehashing of employee engagement statistics. If you are not familiar with the abysmal reality regarding engagement, you are probably one of the few lucky managers whose team is killing it. Good for you! You can stop reading now. . For everyone else, disengagement is a thing. costly one. We’ve written about it here and here.
The 10 Questions These Top Influencers Ask Their Teams
MAY 5, 2016
What questions do you ask your team? Why do you ask them? The best managers and leaders are intentional about how they communicate with their employees. They consider what they ask, why they ask it and they engage in the practice of Q&A regularly. We believe that listening to employees and understanding them is far more valuable than telling them what to do. What sucks and what sucks less?
The Guide To Holding Remote Team Meetings That Aren’t A Total Waste Of Time
MAY 19, 2016
Remote meetings can be terrible. They’re the “chores” of the workplace. Whether it’s technology crashing or a user not being able to connect, you’ve probably been in a video chat that you considered a total waste of time. On the upside, meetings are helpful for teams to stay connected, brainstorm, improve productivity , and get help with what they’re working on. But only if held properly.
The True Bottom Line In Business: An Interview With Dov Baron
FEBRUARY 7, 2017
Dov Baron is recognized as one of the top 100 leadership speakers to hire and a brilliant corporate cultural strategist. He is the founder of Full Monty Leadership , and provides essential soft leadership skills to good leaders who are committed to becoming great while growing their people and the bottom line. This is the second part of my interview with Dov. Read more here. To make money.
Engaging Millennial Employees via Accountability, Clarity, & Prioritization
OCTOBER 13, 2016
As businesses undergo workplace shifts and transfer of knowledge around responsibilities, there is often concern on how to bridge generational gaps. Many of our government clients have really started to address this through “emerging leaders” style programs and leadership academies. What is it that they want? So stigmatizing Millennials for being disengaged appears all too wrong.
What To Do About Toxic Workplace Stress (Infographic)
MAY 12, 2016
If your workplace has you stressed out, you’re in good company. Stress is everywhere, prodding us into action and holding us accountable. Our environment can play a significant part in how we perceive and manage that stress. While small doses can be useful in motivating us and helping us respond to new challenges, too much stress can become toxic and unmanageable. Click To Tweet. Click To Tweet.
What You Need To Know To Be Productive At Work (Infographic)
JUNE 23, 2016
From Lifehacking to Productivity Hacking , everyone is looking for ways to be more efficient and productive at work and at life. Optimization doesn’t stop at the activities we perform, but also melts over into the environments that we create. What does research tell us about the impact of workspace design on creativity and performance? Lightbulb Going Off. Brighter is not always better.
How To Turn A Technical Expert Into A Leader
DECEMBER 2, 2016
This is a story about a man named Andrew. Andrew was an ambitious young accountant. He was smart and worked hard. And because he was smart, he caught the attention of people in charge of the business. As these things often go, he was promoted – the usual prize for being smart, working hard and putting the needs of the business first. And then it all started to go very wrong. Making It Happen.
4 Ways Leaders Can Shape Company Culture To Impact Revenue & Profits
FEBRUARY 22, 2017
What is your strategy for lifting revenue or becoming more profitable? Is it all about raising the bottom line , no matter the cost? When companies are laser-focused on financial outcomes , they might overlook more sustainable strategies for maintaining steady growth. But damaging a company’s culture while raising profits is counter-productive. Let’s say you take a job digging a hole.
Slideshare: 69 Questions Every Manager Should Ask Their Employees
MAY 25, 2016
What is the most powerful management tool at your disposal? It’s not necessarily a software application or something that you picked up in an MBA program. This tool is far more basic… the question. Regularly asking questions to employees is an agile and lightweight way of keeping up with what’s really going on. When you keep the questions fresh, the outcomes will consistently improve.
5 Companies That Are Responding To The Needs Of The Millennial Workforce
MAY 3, 2016
As of last year, millennials surpassed baby boomers as the largest generation in America. At 33%, they also have the greatest numbers in the American workforce – a number that is projected to hit 50% by 2020. As you probably know by now, members of this latest generation are quite demanding. When you provide that, you can hit higher recruitment and retention rates. ” 4) SnackNation.
Which Leadership Archetypes Make Employees Want To Quit?
JUNE 9, 2016
Every employee has their own experiences with management heaven and hell , with the hellish vastly outweighing the idyllic. According to Gallup this is often the result of a system where leadership positions are granted for the wrong reasons. Based So why are there so many horrible managers? In general, promotion to people management is the next logical step in a person’s career.
The importance of your Learning Culture and Experience
Use These 4 Question Types To Facilitate More Effective Meetings
OCTOBER 26, 2016
People hate meetings… and for good reason. Leadership knows they are expensive , and take up time that could be better spent on producing actual outcomes. Managers can find it difficult to facilitate them without having a process in place. Employees can find them to be boring or a waste of time. But meetings don’t have to be that way. Types of Questions Every Facilitator Should Ask. The “So what?”
Why You Shouldn’t Neglect Ongoing Employee Training
MAY 10, 2016
What is a manager’s job? Is it to provide direction for employees to be productive and effective, or are they responsible for something more? Great managers also engage in the fundamental task of developing talent within the business. Here are some of the reasons why, as a leader, you shouldn’t neglect the importance of employee training. Training Attracts & Retains Talent. Step 2.
Hiring Remote Workers? Look For These 5 Qualities (Infographic)
AUGUST 17, 2016
Great workers don’t necessarily make for great remote workers. Knowing how to manage your time and stay accountable completely independent of an office or manager close-by, are vital skills that employees in an office don’t necessarily have to master. Here are a few tips on hiring a great remote employee: . 1. Observe & Learn . Ask the Right Interview Questions .
What Are You Doing Wrong As A Leader For Your Startup?
APRIL 26, 2016
What does it mean to be the leader of a startup? Does it require a special skill-set, and if so, can those skills be developed? Being a leader requires having a vision for your company, finding employees who are aligned with that vision, and maintaining alignment over time. Leaders guide their companies towards growth and set the framework for the culture. Click To Tweet. Not true! Click To Tweet.
Why You Need An Organizational Health Strategy
AUGUST 3, 2016
The term organizational health is a fascinating metaphor. Health is an attribute originally describing a person’s state of being as whole and sound. That’s a state that company leaders seek for their businesses, since effective performance standards and practices are likely to promote holistic success. Everything waxes and wanes. SaaSCEOs Click To Tweet. By Scott Keller & Colin Price.
Slideshare: The Secret To Unlocking Productivity, Retention & Growth
JUNE 28, 2016
What is employee appreciation ? Is it really that important? Many companies have some sort of “recognition program”, but appreciation is not a cookie cutter plan for providing positive feedback that is limited to sporadic praise and compliments. Appreciation is not an HR initiative that you can put in place or software that you can buy. This is the first step in creating a culture of appreciation.
Management By Weekly Check-in Is The New MBWA
JUNE 21, 2016
Management By Wandering Around (MBWA) sounds like a distraction, something for team leads who are either lazy or confused. But it’s a process that has helped some of the world’s largest and most successful companies. MBWA managers walk around the workplace to check-in with employees, check on the status of equipment, and to be more present and available. The New Workplace. MBWC Click To Tweet.
How To Grow Your Team & Company Without Losing Them: An Interview With Rand Fishkin
MAY 17, 2016
When you see the terms “tech startup”, “ rapid growth ” or “online marketing” what comes to mind? What if I threw an awesome mustache in there? No, I’m not talking about Lyft. I’m referring to the founder, former CEO, and self-proclaimed “Wizard of Moz”, Rand Fishkin. Over the last decade, Rand has seen Moz grow and become one of the most visible companies in the marketing world. That depends.
12 Ways To Turn Stress Into Productivity (Infographic)
NOVEMBER 22, 2016
From the cradle to the grave, life hands us stressful situations — so much so that we should consider stress to be an integral part of living a full life, rather than a nuisance to be avoided at all costs. Rather than ignoring stress, it can be healthier and even more productive to harness the energy that such trials create and direct it towards a more successful outcome. Click To Tweet.