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.
25 October 2022
A new report by Meyers-Briggs, Conflict at Work, reveals that managers spend an average of four hours each week dealing with employee conflict. The research investigates how people in the workplace see conflict today and what we can do to manage it better.
18 October 2022
Who wants to deal with employees always opposing or dismissing the actions of an employer? No one wants to consistently hear negative feedback. No one wants to hear “I told you so” either. Yet naysayers play an important role in the organization, and if harnessed properly can add value to leadership messaging and actions.
18 October 2022
According to a new survey by SHRM, one in five U.S. workers (20%) have experienced poor treatment in the workplace by coworkers or peers due to their political views. What happened to keeping political views private in the workplace? The 2020 election along with the pandemic has thrown civility out the window.
27 September 2022
…or just more sensitive? The election of 2016 opened the doors for filters to be filed away leading many employers to re-establish their work speech policies. However, with the pandemic and work from home, it appears that rudeness is again creeping into the workplace.
16 August 2022
Having fun at work is proven to increase engagement and results in healthier and happier employees. It’s where most of us spend a majority of our day, so why not make it fun!
17 May 2022
After working from home so long, it appears that many have forgotten office etiquette. For example, the heating of fish in the microwave, eating tuna fish at the desk, or not showering before coming to the office. For people with olfactory sensory issues, returning to the office could be a nightmare. Then there are those who forget their decibel levels. They can be heard everywhere.
5 April 2022
What started in 1992 as Take Our Daughters to Work Day by the Ms. Foundation for Woman is now called Bring Your Child to Work Day. This day will be celebrated on April 28, 2022, a national day that gives children in the United States a glimpse into the working world.
15 March 2022
Whether or not we admit it, we all want to be liked on some level, and our style of communication can help or hinder achieving the likability we crave. Brother and sister duo, Kathy and Ross Petras, who teamed up to write what they call “word-oriented books,” have put together the following tips containing common mistakes that the most likeable people avoid:
22 February 2022
At some time in our careers, most of us will run into at least one narcissist in the workplace, and we can cross paths with such people in our personal lives as well. It’s important to be able to recognize narcissists in the workplace and know how to address them.
18 January 2022
According to new research released in MIT Sloan Management Review, toxic culture is the top predictor for employee attrition during the Great Resignation. This holds true across industries – both blue-collar and white-collar – for the period between April and September 2021.
23 November 2021
There is always something to be grateful for. Whether this time of year has you pondering gratitude or pumpkin pie, there is only one that is beneficial to your overall health and organization year-round. Sorry, it is not the pie.
16 November 2021
More than half of the U.S. workforce is burnt out, with younger workers feeling the most strain, at 62%. As the workforce shortage continues and quit rates reach historic levels, more than one-third of the workforce plans to leave their job in the next 12 months. More than half of workers polled (51%) say the pandemic has triggered a re-evaluation of their personal priorities. Is this what has led to the great resignation?
9 November 2021
Have you ever had a manager that promotes your work, tells you all the right things, and generally is positive to your face, but then you find out the manager badmouths you to others, takes credit for your ideas, and essentially freezes you out from key meetings and conversations? That is a gaslighting manager. Gaslighting is a form of psychological abuse where a person will say and do things and later deny they ever happened. They will undermine you, manipulate you, and later...
6 October 2021
As the pandemic continues to unfold, the ability of employers to have a positive impact on employee health and resiliency cannot be understated according to a recent Mercer Survey, Health on Demand.