In the never-ending quest to improve employee retention, morale and engagement, I wonder... could it all be improved if we let a bit more real (and messy) life make its way into the halls and conference rooms of the workplace?
When employee morale plummets, leaders often look for a magic-bullet solution. It's easy to place the blame on bad hires or a breakdown in work ethic as a society, but low employee morale and performance always comes back to leadership.
Leaders know that making your products and customer spaces beautiful is essential to business. But many organizations miss the mark because they don't carry the concept through to the employee's domain.
As a small business owner, it's up to you to decide what's best for your business. But if you are considering an automatic scheduling program, there are a few things you should keep in mind.
It's Not Just About the Bagels: Building Employee Engagement (Pt. 3) The Employee in Employee Engagement
The very phrase "employee engagement" is nothing without the employee. We are all employees, and at times it's easier to blame the employer for our woes without taking a look in the mirror. I've worked with many employees who thought the grass was greener elsewhere.
Workaholism is more than a dedication to your job. It's a near-obsessive commitment that supersedes most, if not all, other aspects of life. For many, workaholism is a true addiction, inextricably tied to feelings of self worth and identity.
Employees are the largest non-financial drivers of success in a company, and that if leadership was attuned to their employee needs and the culture they have built, it would result in better performance. Bottom line, if they treated you better, they would be even more profitable.
While you may think giving your staff a couple of extra hours of free time a week is feeding their souls, you're wrong. Time off is always welcomed, but employee happiness and productivity are driven by much more than free afternoons.
Archuleta spoke about her efforts to strengthen the federal workforce with Tom Fox, a guest writer for On Leadership and
Imagine a 10-person bicycle. Three people are pedaling, five are pretending to pedal, and two are jamming the brakes. That's you, corporate America. Here are three (of many) ways you can make life better at work.
Michelle Welsch joins huffPost Live to discuss how she was able to realize that she could be living a happier life.
The post-holiday slump can be difficult, but if you work with your employees you can get them over the hump and back to peak performance in no time.