What if corporate restructuring were more than a slash and burn? What if it appealed to hope instead of fear? What if it not only promised, but actually delivered, a stronger company and a better place to work?
Companies hate losing their star workaholics, so Johnson & Johnson is triple-teaming them with a dietitian, a physiologist, and an executive coach; their answer to executive burnout. How does your organization address burnout?
How a person defines success is a subjective thing, but likely involves some combination of financial independence, loving relationships, a solid education, and a rewarding career. It’s all about having the discipline to do the same simple things every day.
When emotional intelligence first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70% of the time. This anomaly threw a massive wrench into what many people had always assumed was the sole source of success—IQ.
Every organization needs strategic thinkers. In a 2013 Management Research Group survey, when executives were asked to select the leadership behaviors that were most critical to their organization’s future success, 97% of the time they chose being strategic.
What they found…give them a real problem to solve.
Long dreary corridors, impersonal waiting rooms, the smell of disinfectant — hospitals tend to be anonymous and depressing places. Even if you’re just there as a visitor, you’re bound to wonder, “How can my friend recover in such an awful place? Will I get out of here without catching an infection?”
The Rotterdam Eye Hospital, a leading eye hospital in The Netherlands, transformed its patients’ experiences by initiating creative interior designs and looking at their hospital through the patients eyes. By doing so, patient intake rose 47%.
According to Kevin Kniffin, Ph.D, a professor and researcher at Cornell:
“To increase cooperation, teams could regularly play happy music during meetings or brainstorming sessions, a simpler and cost-effective alternative to traditional team-building exercises and off-site retreats. Although there’s more research to be done, music represents a potentially valuable and inexpensive channel for improving performance in environments where cooperation is prized.”