Motivation

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 […]

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 […]

3 more ways your business can be more persuasive and influential

Today, we’re continuing our 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.

Last time, we discussed communication in the sense of a business communication plan, specifically focusing on 3 ways your business can be more persuasive and influential.

Today, we’ll share 3 more principles of […]

How to Break Bad News to Your Team (Without Killing Their Motivation)

When bad news comes around, it can often be devastating to a team. Whether it’s a project failure, a tightening of a deadline, or the removal of resources, it can kill their motivation to keep trying harder. You don’t want this to happen, so what do you do? Here’s how to break that bad news without destroying your team’s motivation.

 
Support them, always
One of the first things to do, even before you have bad news to deliver, is to ensure that you have a great work environment for your employees. You need a strong support system in place which makes […]

By |May 2nd, 2017|Adaptive Teams, Change, Communication, Community, Development, Growing Pains, Leadership, Motivation, Positivity, Resilience, Stress, Teamwork|Comments Off on How to Break Bad News to Your Team (Without Killing Their Motivation)

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Sharpen the Saw

Today, we’re completing our series on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

There’s a reason why Stephen Covey’s global sensation has been a bestseller for decades. The information found within the pages of this book truly has the power to change your life both in the personal and professional spheres.

My hope is that your journey through this 7-part series has been informative, educational, and enlightening. I hope also that you’ve been able to implement the strategies from each installment with amazing results.

Before we continue, let’s take a quick look at the ground we’ve covered so far. In case you’ve […]

By |March 6th, 2017|Book Reviews, Coaching, Development, Leadership, Motivation, Positivity, Potential, Productivity, Relationship Building, Research, Resilience, Social Support, Values and Behaviours|Comments Off on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Sharpen the Saw

7 reasons why your best employees underperform – and how to fix that

Since many employers spend a lot of time and resources recruiting talent, they expect to get as much return. However, this isn’t always the case. A lot of companies are stuck with employees who have the right qualifications but seem to be unable to perform mundane tasks.

The following are reasons why employees underperform and what you could do to get the best out of them.

 

 

Their job description isn’t clear

Many employees perform poorly because they don’t know what tasks they should undertake. They spend a lot of time doing someone else’s duties or performing non-essential work to the […]

How to create the culture of innovation

Every workplace needs a little more innovation to carry it into the future. The top performers in your office might have been with you for years, and they’re probably used to the way you’ve always done things. If your original company culture never held innovation as a core value, it’s time to make some changes. This means it’s time to get rid of a lot of the everyday processes you take for granted and allow the imaginations of your employees to fill the gaps.

 

Get Together

Ideas can’t grow and people can’t contribute if they’re all sprawled out in different corners […]

By |February 3rd, 2017|Adaptive Teams, Communication, Development, Motivation, Organisational Culture, Potential, Productivity|Comments Off on How to create the culture of innovation