Research tells us that as a society, we aren't such great listeners. Too often, we’re so focused on what we’re going to say next that we don't take the time to really hear what others have to tell us. As a business leader, though, being a... (Read More)
Does your company have a positive emotional culture? A feel-good place to work can be a powerful business development tool, according to a 10-year study of the culture of companies in a variety of industries and locations.
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Do your company's employees feel respected? Studies show many American workers in a variety of industries nationwide don't feel that way. The 'R' word — and a lack of it — continues to be one of the top sources of worker discontent.
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How many of your organization's employees are working at home? Nationwide, it's estimated that before the coronavirus outbreak, more than 40 percent of U.S. office employees worked remotely at least part of the time. That percentage has of course... (Read More)
Don't like conflict? Few of us do. That's why providing constructive criticism as a manager can be so difficult. Trying to avoid conflict with their employees, some managers gloss over problems, hoping they will improve on their own. But problems... (Read More)
Finding employees for your team is a crucial part of good management. In most businesses, this responsibility might start in HR, but it will eventually be time for hiring managers to interview and provide input. How can you make sure you’re... (Read More)
Feedback is critically important in any business because it helps employees identify areas in which they need to improve and to develop their skills. Yet providing face-to-face feedback remains one of the most challenging aspects of managing other... (Read More)
Employee morale can have a huge impact on the success of your company. However, many workplace leaders assume they're doing an excellent job as long as nobody complains. The fact that no one is voicing concerns, however, does not mean your team... (Read More)
There's no doubt about it: American workers are stressed out. It's estimated that work-related stress costs U.S. companies more than $300 billion annually in increased absenteeism, reduced productivity, increased health care costs and employee... (Read More)