5 Signs Employees are Stuck with a Bad Communicator

5 Signs Employees are Stuck with a Bad Communicator

Spot the managers likely to cause missed targets and bad relations The young-gun that excelled at his job was seen as someone with potential by the executive ranks. He was promoted into a management role, but his glow quickly faded when employees began complaining, turnover was an issue and department targets were missed as often Read the full article…

Death to Meeting-Crazy Managers

Death to Meeting Crazy Managers

Strategies to Create Better Meetings and Bosses If I had a dime for every time I heard employees say meetings are useless, I would be a zillionaire. Team members know how useless meetings are, but managers remain unaware of how they waste the time of their most valuable resources – their people. Too often, managers Read the full article…

Technology: Creating a Great Divide Between Generations

Generations in the Workplace

Manage the Division in Your Workplace There is no point in debating the benefits of technology in the workplace. From email to project sharing software, cloud access to remote connectivity, its obvious businesses are better off with technology than without. But, differing ages, perceptions and comfort levels lead to workplace issues and clashes when technology Read the full article…

Silence…A Popular Communication Strategy

Silence Strategies

Understanding the Positive and Negative The term “silence is golden” definitely wasn’t created in the workplace; “silence is uncertain” is a more appropriate label when it comes to work environments. It is important to understand why silence is happening and what is behind it when it is used as a workplace communication tactic. An interesting Read the full article…

The Subtle Signs Sabotaging Your Company’s Success

Mixed Messages

6 signs that poor communication means something more Every company has its share of communication issues, but how do you know whether those issues are indicative of poor skills or deeper problems? If you recognize any of these 6 communication issues in your workplace, you may be dealing with a company’s worst enemy working incognito Read the full article…

Personal Instead of Business

Personal Instead of Business

When communication blows up due to misinterpretation Communication is a straightforward activity we engage in daily. Effective, efficient and correctly interpreted communication is needed in the workplace. It facilitates information sharing to create better: performance and decision making; direction of details and requests for clarity; education; and feedback on success with tasks and responsibilities. Despite Read the full article…

A Problem Should Only Occur Once

Accountability 3d Word Collage Responsibility Culpability Duty

Ability is Key for Employee Success Employees make mistakes. It’s part of being human, but problem behaviours like lateness, dodging responsibility and not making work a priority while at work aren’t just mistakes. These are performance issues that need to be corrected immediately. Allowing certain problems to continue only sends the message of a lax Read the full article…

Team Building Won’t Fix the Team

Team Building

Understand the differences between team building and alignment Managers commonly seek out “team building” sessions for their staff. They want a fix for low morale, falling productivity, strained working relationships and tension; but team building is not the key to better productivity and team interaction. What is needed is team alignment. Team building – a Read the full article…

Does Your Workplace Resemble A Sand Box?

Sandbox toys chaos

Surprising & Shocking Similarities You’ve heard the saying “everything I needed to know about life I learned in kindergarten?” It’s usually followed with some basic rules about being kind, playing nice and sharing. While these rules can carry on into adulthood, I’m upset by the number of people who fail to observe them in the Read the full article…

Managing Employee & Operational Needs Effectively

Ever felt stuck somewhere between a rock and hard place when you need employees to be present and productive yet they want time for personal lives?  As a manager, it can seem impossible at times to balance the needs of the business with the wants of the employees.  Just think how challenging it is to Read the full article…