So many of us respond to increasing demands in the workplace by working longer hours that inevitably burden us physically, mentally and emotionally, resulting in reduced commitment, higher distractions and high rates of employee turnover. The key problem with longer working hours is that time is a limited resource. Energy’s another story. Defined in physics […]
Burnout has become “just part of the job” for many workers. This can trigger a downward spiral in individual and organizational performance. If you don’t address the causes of employee burnout in your organization, you won’t have a workplace environment that empowers employees to feel and perform their best.
People have 5 fundamental human needs: the need to be heard, to feel like they are part of a team, to know they matter, to contribute meaningfully and to learn and grow. How employees feel about their job is largely on the manager’s shoulders.
Research shows that millennials are different and represent a large part of the entire workforce today. It is relevant to understand what is important to them when they work, in order to change or adapt the corporate culture to better meet their needs.
People are spending a lot of their working time in meetings. Here is an article that can help you increase their efficiency or reconsider their necessity: https://www.nytimes.com/guides/business/how-to-run-an-effective-meeting
Context: In 2012, Google embarked on an initiative (code-named Project Aristotle) to study hundreds of company’s teams, focused on building the perfect team. The company’s top executives long believed that building the best teams meant combining the best people.
Context: In today’s world there is a strong desire for more development/coaching conversations. Expectations from managers to develop subordinates are considered something normal, but still, due to busy agendas and many last-minute demands, many one to one meetings are focused mostly on the business as usual.