Employee Engagement

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

How to Boost Morale through Team Building Activities | Ento Guest Post

In the 1980s and 1990s, media representations of what the workplace looked like were almost unbearably grim. From Office Space to Weekend at Bernie’s, Friends to The Drew Carey Show, workplaces were represented as soulless, empty places run by faceless corporations with zero qualms about working employees to the bone.

Thankfully, the workplace in 2016 looks a lot different. Sometime between the 90s and now, businesses twigged to the fact that a workplace rife with unhappiness can be costly. Between the hit to productivity, the increase in sick leave, and the difficulty in attracting and retaining top talent, smart businesses […]

By |September 8th, 2016|Adaptive Teams, Communication, Community, Development, Employee Engagement, Leadership, Organisational Culture, Positivity, Relationship Building, Teamwork|Comments Off on How to Boost Morale through Team Building Activities | Ento Guest Post

4 ways to empower your employees

You’ve probably heard the expression before that your team is only as strong as your weakest link. This is especially important to keep in mind when it comes to companies and organisations. After all, employees are the building blocks of your business. The stronger the team you’ve assembled, the more robust that business will be. If that team falters in any way, however, it can have consequences that impact the company as a whole.

In fact, a recent report asserts that poor customer service has led 89% of consumers to stop doing business with a company. This isn’t surprising, considering […]

How to deal with a scarcity mentality in the workplace

In The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, John C. Maxwell speaks about The Law of the Mirror. This law asserts that your team will mirror your attitudes and behaviours. In other words, people do what they see, which is why your influence on your team is extremely important. The mindset you model is the mindset your team will also exude. That said, you get to set the tone for your organization.

The question is: what does that tone look like? Some leaders report that their teams seem pessimistic at times, uncooperative with each other, and negatively competitive, as if they’re […]

Why we must learn to cope with change at work

I’m thrilled to announce my upcoming book, Working Title: Thriving in Change, due out in the next few months.

If you’re struggling with organisational change and finding it increasingly hard to cope with the relentless pace of change in your workplace, then this book is for you. If you are managing reasonably well at the moment, but are anxious that your resilience is being worn away, then you’ll find this book to be immensely insightful as well.

 

Why Is Learning to Cope With Change At Work Important?

The truth is that for most of us who work in organisations and businesses, change […]