Humor Tips for the Grumpy Boss

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This is one of the classic workplace characters – the grumpy boss.
Mind you. He or she is not evil or wicked. They are just grumpy – bad-tempered, irritable, annoyed. They have this unique skill to say the most pleasant of things and still manage to upset people. Here are 5 tips to help the grumpy boss add humor to his aresenal.

It’s time we disown boring company policies

When was the last time you carefully read a 21 page lengthy policy document word by word? My answer is never. Reading fine text in business and legal jargon spread over a boring, multi-page document is downright boring. It’s just about time we disown boring company policies. Time to get creative.

How to use the Kano framework for employee satisfaction?

Human capital is the greatest asset of a company. Andrew Carnegie once said – “There is little success where there is little laughter.” Let us say a big thank you to Dr. Noriaki Kano and start using the Kano framework to create happier workplaces. This post explains the basics of the Kano model and how to adapt it for employee satisfaction.

The Missing Piece in the Employee Engagement Puzzle

How well do companies handle the last leg of association with their employees? Some handle it better than most. Some do a decent job, some do a great job while many suck at it. While companies put in a lot of effort, resources and consideration in managing the other stages of the employee life-cycle, their handling of employee exits leaves a lot to be desired. Let’s address this missing piece in the employee engagement puzzle.

Navigating Work from Home Expectations

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All recent studies and surveys highlight that employees want the flexibility to work from anywhere. 69% of millennials would give up on certain work benefits for a more flexible working space. How can companies navigate work from home expectations of their employees?

What Customers Want? Recent Trends and Changes in Customer Behavior

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Customer needs and preferences keep changing and evolving. Thanks to data availability and analytics, companies can leverage deep customer insights and adapt. The recent changes in customer behavior as a result of the prolonged global pandemic and enforced lockdowns have significantly altered buying preferences and channels. Here are 4 key focus areas for brands to address what customers want.

Use this Vendor Comparison Template to respond to lost deals

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Vendor comparison serves as a good reality check as you get feedback from customers to understand why a certain competitor was awarded the deal ahead of you. It also provides information on what parameters are most important for you customer. You could use the information and competitive benchmarking to improve your value score. This prepares you well for future sales opportunities.