Quiet quitting. Bare minimum Monday. Rage quitting. Remote employees are not as committed as those that work in person. 😑 Blah, blah, blah. Or, maybe, it has nothing to do with you or trying to harm the organization. When we stop judging, talking at or about, or pointing fingers – maybe we (or managers, leaders, … More Only the Lonely (at Work)
Emotions are running high and employees at all levels are exhausted. Prolonged stress and uncertainty, layoffs, and work overload have led to high levels of burnout and high quit rates. However, managers and leaders have a direct effect on employee wellbeing, stress, and anxiety levels. What they see, feel, and do influences team mental and … More How do Leaders Accidentally Stress Out Their Employees?
Organizational behavior, management, professional growth, and learning opportunities can effect employee engagement. With all of our technology connecting us across global boundaries, if we cannot acknowledge the strengths, emotions, and concerns we have and cannot speak to each other as human beings, the geographical location isn’t the problem. The human connection is. So, to foster … More Remote Work did not Cause the Employee Disconnection
“What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.” Abraham Maslow
𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝟯 𝗗𝗶𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗧𝗿𝘂𝘀𝘁 Research suggests that leaders and managers tend to emphasize their competence and strength while downplaying benevolence — an approach that can often undermine trust more than enhance it. Professor Kent Grayson Associate Professor of Marketing at Kellogg Institute of Management, Northwestern University, shares insights from his more than 20 years … More Is it Better to be Trusted or Respected?
𝗘𝗺𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗿𝗲𝗴𝘂𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 – 𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝘄𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗽𝗼𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗲𝗺𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 – 𝗶𝘀 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗲𝗺𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲. There are healthier ways to respond, like reappraisal, and unhealthy ways, like avoiding or suppressing emotions. The ability to regulate our own emotions positively is one of the benefits of emotional intelligence. Our emotional perception, as well as … More Adaptability is an Emotional Intelligence Strategy
Virtual work is challenging to managers because it requires creating appropriate processes and policies for those employees who are remote, hybrid, or prefer to be on-site. Researchers Florian Klonek and Sharon K Parker address the question of how organizations and leadership can leverage successful work design to boost performance for virtual teams. Work design makes … More Working SMARTer Work Design
“𝙒𝙚 𝙗𝙪𝙧𝙣 𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙗𝙚𝙘𝙖𝙪𝙨𝙚 𝙬𝙚 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙤𝙬𝙚𝙙 𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙨 𝙩𝙤 𝙗𝙚𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙚 𝙨𝙤 𝙛𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙙 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙡𝙤𝙨𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙬𝙚 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙣𝙤 𝙧𝙤𝙤𝙢 𝙡𝙚𝙛𝙩 𝙩𝙤 𝙘𝙖𝙧𝙚.” Author and medical doctor Rachel Naomi Remen wrote these words about those in the medical profession. From her many years of practice, she has shared that the power to cure is limited, … More Making Time to Heal – 10 Tips to Fight Burnout
While organizations may invoke change management for all and expect compliance, compliance and commitment come from two different sets of values, behaviors, and thought processes. For example, telling someone to lose weight and suggesting that they merely stop eating is hoping to create a habit out of compliance. Not only will it likely not work, … More Time for a Change
Transcript: Research has shown that when people are given the option to show empathy, they’ll avoid it. For some reason, people are afraid. Now, I guess empathy has gotten a bad rap, and people think that if they’re kind, somebody is going to ask them to do something for them. So, maybe it’s time to … More Would You Avoid Empathy?
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