Culture, we all know, eats strategy for breakfast. And yet, leaders often focus on the tangible, more measurable elements of their strategy they can comfortably see better—ignoring the softer, less visible aspects that make organizations truly healthy.
It can be tough to break through our shell and show vulnerability, but the initial investment pays dividends.
You have massive opportunity right now to start and grow a business if you assess market trends and respond accordingly.
Given the uncertainty, good decisions today need to incorporate farsighted thinking versus narrowband thinking. These complex decisions require a thoughtful and intentional process to increase the odds of having a favorable outcome.
Here are some tips for building trust with your manager so you can eventually stake a claim that you deserve to work remotely.
Perhaps the biggest key to making effective plans in all this is flexibility.
Companies, just like individuals, are learning hard lessons right now, too, clinging to old ways of doing things while grasping for creative solutions.
Engagement has clearly shown a correlation to greater productivity and workplace happiness, but how accurate is our method for measuring workplace engagement? There are better ways.
What I miss most is actually my people. My sweet, sweet colleagues. The lack of this serendipitous community has left the biggest impact on my body—a hole in my heart.
Resilience is found when people see obstacles as speed bumps rather than insurmountable peaks, and the coach’s role is simply to help his or her people maintain that perspective.
Investing locally is rewarding as part of a balanced portfolio. It is also exciting and gratifying to be part of allowing a local startup to launch or grow.
Remote work removes many of the inconveniences associated with going into work, but it takes away a key component of what makes company culture—connection!
Now might be a good time for some startups and small businesses to consider pivoting their marketing and sales dollars to the individual consumer.
Some companies have been caught flat-footed in their attempts to quickly train newly minted remote employees on the latest and most relevant computer skills.
We get focused on making sure the big, complicated tough stuff is intact, only to miss the basic thing. The first thing. The most fundamental thing.
Workers run in their own lanes and live their own lives and can achieve happiness and self-actualization in their own ways.
Simple is smart. Making something simple for other people is actually much harder than making something complex.
Millennials are more likely to have a side hustle than older workers, and people earning higher incomes are more likely to have a side hustle.
High turnover can stifle the culture, making it more likely that remaining employees will shy away from creative and risk-taking ideas and solutions. Instead, those employees may opt to play it safe, so as not to join the ranks of those no longer employed there.
Incorporating things like having a masseuse on call, bringing puppies into the workplace, or setting up a desk purge with a garage-sale-style twist aren’t just trendy or ways to appease stressed-out employees, they are essential to setting the tone for the entire process.