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.
Here’s a guy who spent eight years measuring brain activity while people worked in order to identify the components of workplace culture that make work an adventure. This was preceded by a decade of doing laboratory studies to understand the brain basis for effective teamwork. Find out the two things that most make a difference here:
What’s the point of networking if not to get other people to like you? The reason why all comes down to emotional intelligence, the set of skills and qualities that allow people to form deeper, closer relationships with others.
What’s the best way for a new hire to start making connections in an organization?
Research on 40,000 people shows that the most effective strategy is not broad outreach or relying on a mentor to make introductions but instead a more selective, less superficial initial approach, followed by diversification beyond the two-year mark.
Take a look at this Harvard Business Review article for more detail:
The conventional wisdom about 21st century skills holds that students need to master the STEM subjects — science, technology, engineering and math — and learn to code as well because that’s where the jobs are. It turns out that is a gross simplification of what students need to know and be able to do, and some proof for that comes from a surprising source: Google.
There’s very little more soul-crushing than when you don’t feel respected and valued at work. I’d venture to say that over the portfolio of our career, we all will experience, at a minimum, pockets of lack of respect.
University of Michigan Professor Jane Dutton says that an astounding 90 percent of workers polled say lack of basic respect in the workplace is a big issue.