5 December 2023
Entitled is a word that we hear a lot these days. It is often thrown around casually to describe groups of people and individuals even when not necessarily a fair assessment. But have you ever had to work with people who are truly entitled? They could be a boss, co-worker, or perhaps a vendor or supplier.
21 November 2023
With remote work and the new reality of the workplace since the pandemic, employee loneliness has grown dramatically. Studies show that loneliness brings health problems, reduced productivity, turnover, and burnout. A BetterUp report demonstrates how the pandemic fractured workplace relationships — with 43% of respondents saying they don’t feel a connection to their coworkers. Some 38% said they don’t trust their coworkers, and 22% said they don’t have a single...
19 September 2023
Last week we looked at 10 Leadership Styles and How to Work with Them. This week we are looking at six employee types and recommendations on how employers should address each type.
12 September 2023
Navigating various types of leadership in the workplace can be challenging. There are many contrasting styles of leadership – some easier to work with than others.
20 June 2023
Impulsive employees can have a profound impact on the overall dynamics of a workplace. Their impulsive behavior is often driven by lack of self-control, emotional reactivity, short attention span, disregard for rules, and lack of accountability.
20 June 2023
Do you work with employees who consistently exhibit negativity, criticism, and lack of support? Perhaps you have encountered a coworker who is unaware of the ways in which their actions affect you, or someone who frequently tells lies. If any of these situations resonate with you, it is likely that you have encountered toxic traits. It is crucial to be aware of the following ten toxic personality traits and remain vigilant in identifying them.
9 May 2023
It just takes one bad apple…so the saying goes. One negative employee can have a significant impact on the work environment and the morale of other employees. Here are some ways in which a negative employee can affect work:
11 April 2023
One of the hardest things about getting feedback is not reacting defensively. Defensiveness in the face of criticism is a perfectly natural response. The quote, “listen to learn, not to react” is a great standard to live by.
4 April 2023
Recent layoffs in the tech industry have intensified a climate of toxicity in tech companies according to 45% of employees, a new research report by TalentLMS and Culture Amp reveals. Employees are holding their leaders liable for the toxic work culture in their companies.
28 March 2023
As the world continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies are planning to bring their employees back to the office. It is important to remember, however, that the pandemic has changed the way we work and interact with one another. As a result, many companies are looking for ways to ensure that employees are comfortable returning to the office and are able to work effectively with their colleagues. One way to do this is through the use of personality tests.
28 February 2023
Toxic work culture is the number-one reason employees leave jobs and is the cause for many employee health issues. A toxic workplace is an environment where employees are subjected to harassment, discrimination, or bullying. It can also be a place where the employee is micromanaged or has a hostile work environment. Employees often feel unsafe or uncomfortable causing stress, anxiety, and depression.
28 February 2023
Adulting is not always fun. Instead of dealing with zoom meetings, deadlines, and endless emails, recess and taking naps seems like a far better deal.
14 February 2023
Considering the amount of time we spend with our colleagues, romances and other relationships are bound to form in the workplace. According to SHRM’s Annual Workplace Romance Survey, 75% of workers are comfortable with people at their workplace being involved in a romantic relationship, and 83% respect or would respect those who are in one.
14 February 2023
Organizations faced hard decisions in Q4, and the downsizing continues into 2023. The question now is who the lucky ones really are. The employees who are left or the ones that got the ax?
8 November 2022
There have been a number of studies showing that employees value and trust their direct supervisor’s messaging more than the 2nd line or even the CEO. The direct supervisor is a constant in their lives and likely to experience what they experience when they hear upper-level leaders talk. In engagement studies, communication and trust are generally the lowest rated items.