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:
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.
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.”
I remember having to memorize this quote in grade school, it must have been around fourth or fifth grade, and, it is still as true today as it was back then, or, for that matter back in Dicken’s time.
Procrastination affects everyone. It sneaks up on most people when they’re tired or bored, but for some, procrastination can be a full-fledged addiction, says Dr. Travis Bradberry in this timely article. Although it’s especially common during the holidays given their abundance of distractions, the procrastination cycle can become crippling at any time of the year. This is especially troubling, because recent studies show that procrastination magnifies stress, reduces performance, and leads to poor health.
Read on for some enlightening ideas and tips to help you get to work when you like all of us find you are “not in the mood.”
I love these counterintuitive tricks designed to help you be more productive fast. These are especially good for times when you are feeling “stuck” or just are having a hard time getting going on an important project or anything that involves creativity or writing.
What helps you get going when you are not being productive? Please share your ideas in the comments section.
A ten year longitudinal study on executive transitions found that more than 50% of executives who inherit a mess fail within their first 18 months on the job. Also uncovered by the study were the numerous landmines for leaders in this situation. Based on this research and my experience, here are six things the most effective leaders do to avoid failing in a new role.
Leaders understand the stakes—at least in principle. In its 2016 global CEO survey, PwC reported that 55% of CEOs think that a lack of trust is a threat to their organization’s growth. But most have done little to increase trust, mainly because they aren’t sure where to start.
After more than a decade of effort, American businesses still have not figured out how to successfully motivate, inspire – and keep – millennial workers.
According to a new and comprehensive Gallup study, employees 20 to 36 years old are the least engaged generation in the workplace by far. On top of that, 21 percent quit their jobs last year, and 60 percent say they’re floating their resumés right now!