The findings of a study by Stanford economist Nicholas Bloom are likely to give working from home (WFH) a good name. Widespread flexible work arrangements could add $1.5 trillion to the American economy, he and two co-authors found.
Happy employees are productive employees. It’s an age-old adage, but one that still rings true. And yet, it can be tough to keep your team satisfied day in and day out. That’s where engagement comes in.
A successful recruitment strategy is a must to survive in today’s competitive market and attract the best talent. By definition, a successful recruitment strategy is one that successfully attracts high-quality candidates and leads to the hiring of the best possible employees for the company.
For some, the boundaries between work and play are blurry. They’ll take any opportunity to have a little fun, and they know that it makes them more productive in the……
Take a step back and honestly assess your career. Are you feeling undervalued or unchallenged in your current role? Are you consistently putting in more hours than you’d like, or feeling overworked? If you answered yes to any of these questions, it might be time to start looking for a new job.
Employee skill development is one of the many dilemmas small businesses struggle with. Unlike their larger counterparts, they neither have the budget nor resources for a dedicated learning and development function. Some problems need an out of box thinking. Peer to peer learning can come to the rescue of small business owners.
It worries me that there is even a need to ask this question. But truth be told, we have programmed our brains to imitate modern gadgets. We let our brains enjoy the tech equivalents of “sleep mode” and “hibernation” but seldom “shut if off”.
How do you deal with brilliant jerks at work? Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says “fire them”. Ariana Huffington, cofounder of the Huffington Post says – “No brilliant jerks allowed”. The cost to the company is too high if you do. Do you agree?
You may not need to think too hard to answer this. While I will consciously refrain from saying all, a very large majority of us have been a victim of unconscious bias. Not just victims, we all can as easily be accused of being unconsciously biased against someone.
Stereotyping is a form of bias. How often we stereotype others? How often have you been “stereotyped”?
How do you deliver difficult messages to your team? What’s your style? I prefer stepping out of the office meeting room. A walk outside the building, a café work better when I need to have a difficult one on on discussion. Why are “out of office” meetings effective to deliver difficult messages?