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5 Ways to Be an Effective First-Time Manager

I remember my first day as a manager. I knew all the things I needed to do to be a good and effective first-time manager, but when it came to actually doing them, that’s when I realized that there is a big difference between knowing how to do something in theory…and actually doing it in real life. It took me months before I started feeling as if the actions I was taking were actually good, solid actions that were going to help the team and the company. To shorten the learning curve for those who are or are soon-to-be […]

How to keep millennials motivated and focused at work

In the present age, the workplace culture is fast changing as more and more millennials are becoming a part of it. It is expected that within the next five years, half of the employee population will comprise of millennials. It is important to know that they are culturally as well as educationally different than the generation before them. So it is essential to adapt to new ways to keep millennials motivated and focused at work. Let’s have a look at some of the tips that will help you out:

 
Align Them with Your Vision
Millennials are notorious for job hopping, so […]

5 Ways to Handle Employees With More Expertise

Most people imagine a natural hierarchy of knowledge in the workplace. It seems to be that the people with the most expertise manage those who are still learning.

In the real world, however, it doesn’t always happen that way. If you’ve found yourself in charge of someone who seems to be a jack of all trades, it can be a tricky situation to navigate. You might want to change the way you handle that employee – you’ll both be better for it.

 

 

Move Them Up

It’s one thing to deal with an employee who is simply incredible at his or […]

Workplace Diversity and How It Affects Employees

Workplace diversity means employing team members who are different from one another. That difference could be found in gender, race, religion, culture, sexuality, age, education, background and countless more.

Diversity has many benefits for a business. People with different life experiences come to the table with different perspectives. This means many different solutions can be proposed for the same problem thus making an effective solution more likely.

Equally, diversity means different ways of behaving and doing business. When entering a negotiation or decision making process, a diverse company will have a full range of abilities and approaches to choose from. They […]

What thought leaders say about positive culture in the workplace

Today, we’re featuring another installment in our ongoing ‘Quotes From’ series, where we share insightful and inspirational quotes from leaders and industry experts from all over the world regarding a specific topic. Today’s topic revolves around the importance of building a healthy and positive culture in the workplace for employees.

Imagine a workplace where…

Your employees are actually glad to come into work
Their collaborations with colleagues come easily
Your team brainstorms and develops phenomenal ideas
All hands are on deck, and everyone’s committed, focused, and enthusiastic about the work ahead

As a result, the end-products you produce are game-changing for […]

By |August 25th, 2017|Adaptive Teams, Community, Employee Engagement, Leadership, Motivation, Positivity, Productivity, Teamwork|Comments Off on What thought leaders say about positive culture in the workplace

How to manage employees who work from home

Having employees work from home means that you can have a business that is both flexible and cost-effective. If you have a business that requires maintenance customer service, technical support, administrative work, translation, research, writing, editing, or web design, you can certainly employ people who work in the comforts of their home.

These kinds of jobs don’t require a very constant face to face communication with the managers and colleagues. Nonetheless, some management is still necessary to ensure a smooth flow of work. In this article, we’ll share with you some of the ways that you can manage your employees […]

By |August 24th, 2017|Adaptive Teams, Communication, Community, Development, Employee Engagement, Hiring, Leadership, Motivation, Organisational Culture, Productivity, Teamwork|Comments Off on How to manage employees who work from home

7 Ways to Celebrate Business Success with your Team

Celebrating business success should be a mainstay of your team management. It brings lots of practical benefits. Your team are likely to be motivated by the praise and recognition they have received for their work and will continue to work hard towards their next goal. Bringing the team together for a celebration helps to build and cement team relationships. And taking a break from the usual working day schedule can actually mean your team return to their desks rested and able to work more productively.

The benefits associated with celebration of success in the workplace has also led some organisations […]

By |August 8th, 2017|Community, Development, Leadership, Motivation, Organisational Culture, Positivity, Productivity, Relationship Building, Social Support, Teamwork|Comments Off on 7 Ways to Celebrate Business Success with your Team

How to communicate to employees in times of stress

Today, we’re finishes our series on communication. Over the past several weeks, we’ve been sharing insights, strategies, and tips for communicating during all kinds of circumstances.

Our hope is that the valuable content we’ve provided will help you excel as a communicator and gain a highly coveted skill that can see you rise in both your personal and professional life.

In our first installment, which you can read here, we discussed 4 ways to help you communicate more effectively in meetings.

In our second installment, which you can read here, we discussed communication strategies you can easily master to help you become a more […]

By |July 26th, 2017|Adaptive Teams, Change, Communication, Community, Employee Engagement, Leadership, Motivation, Positivity, Productivity, Research, Stress|Comments Off on How to communicate to employees in times of stress

How to Keep Your Team Motivated All Day, Every Day

As a team leader it can be exhausting to juggle all of your own duties, let alone make sure that everyone else is motivated enough to carry out theirs. I’ve learned that the hard way after two and a half years of heading up our marketing team.

Add in that we’re all remote workers who have never met each other in person, and you have a recipe for low motivation all around.

Thankfully, necessity breeds innovation, and through a brutal run of trial-and-error I’ve found five core tips to help inspire your team and keep everyone motivated all day, every day. […]

Virtual Team Management Checklist

Today’s guest article is written by our newest associate: Zoe Tracey. Zoe is an insightful, dynamic and dedicated human resources practitioner who achieves strong business outcomes by identifying and addressing issues and building capability at an organisational and individual level. An organisational development specialist with experience across a broad range of projects, Zoe brings a behavioural focus to leadership and organisational effectiveness. Read more about Zoe and her experience here.

Virtual teams are increasingly common in today’s workplace.  Whether your team is geographically dispersed and located in different cities or countries, you are on the road a lot and are not […]