10 May 2022
Does your organization offer summer hours, otherwise known as summer Fridays, to staff? Some organizations do, and it seems to be becoming even more popular. With summer quickly approaching, this is a good time to look at the pros and cons if you are considering this flexible working option.
26 April 2022
Presenteeism refers to the lost productivity that occurs when employees are not fully functioning in the workplace because of an illness, injury, or other condition. While employees mean well when they work while ill, it can have negative effects in the workplace.
12 April 2022
Since the pandemic, the U.S. has experienced what is now coined The Great Resignation. The nation’s quit rate reached an all-time high this past November. However, the national unemployment rate is now at a low 3.6%. So, while employees are resigning, they are not resigning entirely from the workforce as many initially assumed.
29 March 2022
Have you ever been in a meeting and thought to yourself, “this could have been an email”? Short-form video might be the answer.
15 March 2022
With the recent time change we were all reminded to check the batteries in our smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms. But there is one alarm that many of us might not have or think about, and that’s a toxic culture alarm. How are we warned if our organization’s culture is becoming toxic?
1 March 2022
With the pandemic finally slowing down and many offices scheduling their reopening, it’s important to take a look at how the workplace and employee expectations have changed. Leaders must make adjustments to address these changes.
15 February 2022
Since the pandemic began and employees began working from home, many organizations have seen an uptick in productivity. This has largely been viewed as a positive outcome, but it isn’t always. Several studies now show that this newfound productivity can be considered toxic.
1 February 2022
I have never written a book review before, but I have been asked to write one, so here it goes. Many of you know by reading my blogs that I am an avid reader. I normally spilt my genres between business, fiction, and biography. I try and read about 1-2 books per month.
18 January 2022
Businessinsider.com recently posted a list of 25 books recommended by Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, and Bill Gates. They say these books are essential to read in order to increase your business and leadership acumen. As an avid reader, I always like to add new (and old) books to my reading list, so, I thought I’d share the list with you.
4 January 2022
I wrote about the importance of mindfulness back in August of 2021, and I think it’s an important topic to cover again as we move into 2022. We are hearing more and more about mindfulness every day, even more since the August article. I know I continue to struggle with remembering to be mindful, but I am getting better. My new Apple watch reminds me daily! Mindfulness is key is resiliency and properly handling anxiety and stress.
14 December 2021
For many organizations the definition of the traditional workplace has changed. With so many remote and hybrid employees, having one central office location is often not necessary or no longer efficient. Instead, some are turning to hubquarters – a network of smaller locations.
30 November 2021
One of the number one arguments I hear against remote work is maintaining the workplace culture that was established prior to COVID. But I think, in some cases, if the right adjustments were made, culture was improved or at least maintained.
16 November 2021
I recently read the results of a study, CEO Stress, Aging, and Death. The researchers estimated the long-term effects of work-related stress on the mortality and aging of 1,605 CEOs of large, publicly listed U.S. firms. The results were scary…stress can indeed shave years off your life.
2 November 2021
All of us have heard of emotional intelligence, but recently I read an article that talks about emotional compensation, which was a new term to me. However, in reading through the article, it really is just common sense in how to treat employees. It does serve as a good reminder to us though, so in this week's blog I will review the ways to emotionally compensate your team.
19 October 2021
It’s been termed “The Great Resignation.” Employees are leaving, and talent is harder than ever to find. It’s more important than ever to find new and innovative ways to be a competitive employer.