Employee Engagement

Operating at a higher purpose

Today, we’re featuring a new 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 success and operating with a higher purpose.

We’ve spoken a great deal on the blog here about the importance of purpose—both for the individual and for the greater whole that is a company or organisation. The fact of the matter is that we work better when there’s a purpose we’re working toward. People want to feel that there’s meaning and significance in the […]

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 […]

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 […]

4 ways to communicate effectively in meetings

Today, we’re beginning a new series on communication. Over the next several weeks, we’ll be sharing insights, strategies, and tips for communicating during all kinds of circumstances: under stress, in the workplace, when delivering a presentation, and so on. The valuable content we provide 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.

We’ll begin by discussing how to communicate effectively during business meetings. In the corporate space, meetings are part of the routine. They serve many purposes. For one, they encourage teamwork by […]

By |April 27th, 2017|Coaching, Communication, Development, Employee Engagement, Leadership, Mastery, Mindfulness, Positivity, Productivity, Teamwork|Comments Off on 4 ways to communicate effectively in meetings

How to Manage Difficult Team Members

At one point or another, there’ll come a time when you have to handle a situation with a team member who can be described as ‘difficult’. Perhaps you already have. Or perhaps you’re dealing with the rising tension at present and know the moment is just on the horizon.

How you deal with such team members will say a lot about your leadership style and will also set the tone for your workplace at the same time, which is why it’s essential you know exactly how to go about it.

Below, find 5 tips for managing difficult team members in a […]

By |April 12th, 2017|Adaptive Teams, Coaching, Community, Development, Employee Engagement, Leadership, Organisational Culture, Positivity, Teamwork|Comments Off on How to Manage Difficult Team Members

Developing an Effective Employee Training Program

There are few steps during the hiring process that are more important than the proper training of employees. However, many businesses fail to recognize this fact and this can lead to high turnover rates and unprepared workers. Here are some tips for developing an effective employee training program.

 

Identify Goals

The foremost step in creating an employee training program is to identify the goals that need to be met for success to be achieved. Every business is unique, and therefore the goals will be dictated by the requirements in the workplace. For instance, when training hotel employees you may want to […]

By |April 11th, 2017|Adaptive Teams, Community, Development, Employee Engagement, Hiring, Leadership, Organisational Culture, Productivity, Teamwork|Comments Off on Developing an Effective Employee Training Program

The power of victory: why great leaders celebrate small wins with their teams

One of the key attributes of a great leader is knowing how to react to the successes and failures of the company on a daily basis. Keeping your team working hard, happy, and productive is the way to success. If you manage all of your successes properly, you can achieve a lot of great things. Here’s why you should celebrate even the small wins with your team.

 

 

Boost Morale

One of the main problems with long-term or ongoing projects is that they can start to drag. The team begins to feel that they are working hard but getting nowhere. The end […]

By |January 5th, 2017|Adaptive Teams, Community, Development, Employee Engagement, Leadership, Motivation, Positivity, Productivity, Relationship Building|Comments Off on The power of victory: why great leaders celebrate small wins with their teams

5 more ways to troubleshoot workplace stress

Today, we’re finishing up our miniseries on workplace stress.

We’ve covered a great deal of ground these past few weeks when it comes to this incredibly important yet often overlooked topic. Despite how pervasive an epidemic it is (approximately 40% of employees experience persistent stress or excessive anxiety on a daily basis), not enough workplaces are addressing the issue head on. Instead, stress has become something of a taboo subject that workers shy away from.

Perhaps these workers don’t want to seem ill-equipped to handle the demands of their job. Or perhaps the majority of us have simply accepted that ‘everyone […]

By |October 26th, 2016|Autonomy, Change, Community, Development, Employee Engagement, Leadership, Organisational Culture, Positivity, Productivity, Research, Social Support, Stress|Comments Off on 5 more ways to troubleshoot workplace stress

5 Reasons to Encourage Employees to Work Effectively, Not Long Hours

Contrary to what many employers and employees believe, working overtime and exceeding the normal 40 hours per week does not equate to higher productivity. To increase output, many employers can be found pushing their staff to work more hours with overtime pay; however, there are also workers that are asked to work for long hours without demanding for additional remuneration. The points discussed below show several reasons why you or your employees should not exceed the recommended 40 hours of work per week.

 

Productivity Diminishes With Overwork

A big question that all managers and business owners need to ask is: is […]

By |October 13th, 2016|Employee Engagement, Productivity, Research, Stress|Comments Off on 5 Reasons to Encourage Employees to Work Effectively, Not Long Hours