The benefits of attaining a high level of employee morale are phenomenal; luckily, building morale isn't as difficult as some believe.…Keep Reading
Posts About Organizational Culture
Most employee recognition programs position senior leaders as champions or role models, not candidates for feedback. In fact, everyone can improve in some way; everyone’s drive wavers sometimes, and money is not always the best motivator.
For leaders with greater influence, continuous personal improvement and targeted motivation can have a significant impact on an organization. Senior leaders make excellent champions and role models for receiving recognition as well as giving it.
That’s why their participation is so crucial.…Keep Reading
Company culture and the employee experience are not easy to get right, so it can be tempting to address them in a reactive way:
- “Are employees asking for this?”
- “Is this a priority right now?”
- “Employees will tell us when something is wrong.”
- “We have an open door policy.”
Although sometimes dismissed as another modern perk designed to attract talent, remote working arrangements don't just benefit employees. A solid remote work program's potential for cost savings position it uniquely as a win-win, both for employees and the organizations they work for.…Keep Reading
There's little controversy over the value of emotional intelligence (EI). Yet most efforts still focus on arguing its importance without much, if any, organizational scaffolding in place to support its pursuit.…Keep Reading
We have all seen emotion at work: occasionally someone cries or yells, and everyone shares an uncomfortable moment. Of course, we ourselves are rational, and know how to separate personal feelings from business.
Employee voice is crucial for high performance and innovation, yet leaders continue to silence and disengage their employees unknowingly.
Bubbles form around management that reinforce beliefs that their communication is sufficient, yet modern research suggests otherwise.…Keep Reading
You know staff appreciation is important to your organization's success — there's really no debate or controversy on that point anymore.
So you decided to implement some employee appreciation ideas you found in a guide.
Maybe you brought the team some donuts one day with a deliciously clever note about how you "donut" know what you'd do without them, or announced an employee of the month during an all-hands meeting.
Despite all that effort, you're still not seeing the cornucopia of benefits you were promised, and only a handful of employees even seem like they want to participate.
Why is that?…Keep Reading