Why should we return to office? The lament reminds me of Pink’s song “Just Give Me A Reason” where she begs: “Just give me a reason, just a little bit’s enough.” To date, the headlines have instead focused on the reasons for staying home. For example, a recent Wall Street Journal article cited the difficultiesContinue reading “Return to Office: Just Give Me A Reason”
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Return-to-Work, Virtual or Hybrid: A Millennial Wonders If It Matters!
A consulting colleague stared at me with disbelief that I had spent time during the #pandemic writing a book The New Workforce: Productivity Through Virtual and Hybrid Teams https://amzn.to/3zvtzyv on navigating these new environments. She explained that she has always operated in #in-person and #online environments, seamlessly switching between the two. I am an “elder”Continue reading “Return-to-Work, Virtual or Hybrid: A Millennial Wonders If It Matters!”
A New Year’s Resolution for #Leaders and #Teams: Who Are We?
A #NewYear’s resolution: Connecting in a deeper manner with your work team. We spend a great deal of time together being #productive. Let’s answer the question: “Who are we?” At my father’s retirement ceremony as a college president, the local reigning politician concluded his remarks with a heartfelt statement. He indicated that if he wereContinue reading “A New Year’s Resolution for #Leaders and #Teams: Who Are We?”
The Most Effective Method For Engaging Employees? Simply Ask Questions
Brian Grazer (2015), the movie producer of such blockbusters as Apollo 13, Splash, 8 Mile, A Beautiful Mind and Friday Night Lights, popularized the notion of being curious and asking questions in his best seller A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life. Grazer makes the case that asking questions allows us to understandContinue reading “The Most Effective Method For Engaging Employees? Simply Ask Questions”
What True Employee Engagement Looks and Sounds Like
As leaders we seek to create a calm work environment which is programmed. All of our actions should be by design based on logic as opposed to spontaneous actions based on emotion. We have been led to think that employees work together best in quiet, rationale and controlled spaces. However, the reality we experience isContinue reading “What True Employee Engagement Looks and Sounds Like”
How To Obtain True Employee Engagement
We agree that engaging our employees is one of the keys to organizational success. In fact, most organizational improvement, at some point, involves actively involving our teams of employees. We have been told countless times that this is the ‘secret sauce’ for improving our products, processes and culture. The key question is: How do weContinue reading “How To Obtain True Employee Engagement”