Sometimes, people move on. It’s a fact of life, but when an integral and well-liked member of the team moves on, it can create a lot of conflicting emotions. In this Harvard Business Review article, Liane Davey discusses how to handle this situation in a way that helps both you and your team members, as well as making the transition process easier for your departing employee.
In our shifting economy, startups and gig work are getting more and more common, but so are the misconceptions. David Jolley tackles some of these common misconceptions and myths about gig economy and how it relates to our culture of business and work, today.
“Just as bad behavior tends to spread, so too does good behavior. Kindness, it turns out, is contagious.” This Harvard Business Review article by Bill Taylor discusses how important a culture of kindness is in creating a successful business and work environment. This doesn’t mean enforcing it, it means giving kindness the means to spread, by encouraging it in encounters with others.
The future of work is increasingly becoming today’s reality for millions of workers and companies around the world. The findings of our latest Future of Jobs Report look at the trends expected in the 2018-2022 period in 20 economies and 12 industry sectors. Here is what you need to know to be ready:
“How do those who control the coaching purse strings — HR, talent managers, and other buyers — avoid throwing money away on uncoachable executives?” In this Harvard Business Review article, Matt Brubaker and Chris Mitchell discuss the effectiveness (or lack thereof) of executive coaching on individuals who are just not ready or willing to be coached.
Research shows that office workers cannot concentrate at their desks
In fact, one study found that the number of people who say they cannot concentrate at their desk has increased by 16 percent since 2008. Also startling: The number of workers who say they do not have access to quiet places to do focused work is up by 13 percent.
Start-ups and companies these days are prone to offering in-office perks, but studies show that just because there is a pool table and a latte dispenser in your break room, doesn’t mean that office productivity will go up.
We all get stressed and our productivity begins to suffer.
“If you’re chronically tapped out of the immense amount of mental energy required for planning, decision making, and coping, it’s easy to get lured into… traps.” In this Harvard Business Review article, Alice Boyes discusses how she deals with the most common reactions that many people have to being stressed and busy.