Workplace culture is more than ping pong tables, casual Fridays, and group outings. One of the most important cultural aspects is management style. If you have weak managers in your organization, the culture will suffer. Employees will not feel valued, trusted, or successful. Hire and develop strong leaders.
Every office has politics – it’s unavoidable. But if leadership creates an engaging culture that encourages collaboration, those politics can be kept at bay. I recently read an article where the author stated that she is “allergic to silos.” I feel the same way.
I was recently surprised to find out that an estimated 1 in 5 employees suffers from some form of mental illness. This led me to dig a little deeper into this topic and find out what is causing this and what corporate leadership can do to prevent it and handle it when it happens.
We all know at least one person who displays passive-aggressive behavior – whether it is at work or at home. And I have to think that we would all agree it is very difficult to deal with and in abundance, can lead to a toxic work environment. It can make an otherwise enjoyable job miserable, create burnout, and decrease employee morale. So how do we deal with passive-aggressive employees?
I recently read an article in Psychology Today about how people with higher emotional intelligence (EI) are happier, more perceptive and sensitive to others, more rewarding and fun, and more flexible and adaptable. These are all highly important traits that are very desirable in the workplace. But is there a true connection between these traits and work success?
Last week ASE celebrated the HR profession with our Annual Summit. While that is what kept me up at night for days prior, I can now rest easy because it was a successful event. I look forward to this event all year. It’s such a great time for our members to get together, network, and celebrate HR.
One of the newest trends in business is implementing “no-meeting” days. When I first read about this trend I was excited, because I often get exhausted just looking at my calendar! I thought this sounded ideal for me. But the more I thought about it, I started to wonder where all those meetings would go. Would I just be busier on the other days?
I read an article the other day in the New York Times about how employees tend to vote the same way as their workplace leader. This surprised me. Voting is such a personal thing. Why would the way your boss or the way the CEO votes affect your decision? And more so, why are corporate leaders sharing their views at the office?
I recently attended the American Society of Association Executives Annual Meeting and had the privilege of sitting in on an excellent keynote session about reaching goals and the support necessary to do so. It was very thought provoking and really had me thinking about the power of the mind and how it affects us in reaching both our personal and professional goals.
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