Remote work is on the rise. Whether from home, in satellite offices, or in separate workspaces, a growing number of teams are now collaborating through virtual means. With this, comes flexibility and autonomy, something incredibly important to younger generations of workers. It also comes with unique challenges. Namely, how can organizations best support good communication - key to high engagement - between leaders and their teams on different sites?
Generation Z, or Centennials, are fast becoming the demographic to watch. If the predictions are right, under 25s will make up nearly 25% of the global workforce in 2020. Are you ready?
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There’s a lot to gain from separating pay from performance — so is it time you changed your approach?
An empowered employee feels psychologically safe in the workplace — they know they can be honest and make mistakes, without fear of judgement or dismissal. So are your teams empowered to perform?
Motivation levels at work are declining, to the detriment of organizational effectiveness and employee wellbeing. So should leaders use extrinsic or intrinsic rewards to encourage performance? It may not be a case of either or….
Project teams are individuals brought together for a temporary and unique purpose. As such, they require a specific approach to performance management — so what does that look like?
For better or worse, ‘employee engagement’ has become a corporate buzz-phrase of late. We all talk about it – but do we know what it really means to have an engaged employee?
An employee’s lifecycle never really ends. Even after a staff member has left your business – they will continue to speak on your behalf. And as a result, delivering a positive lifecycle – from end to end – is absolutely critical for every business. So, how do you do it?
By 2020, over 40% of the US workforce will be working flexibly, and we'll see similar numbers in Europe. So how should managers be handling freelance and contract workers? In our opinion, exactly the same way as their full-time teammates.
The employee experience is much more than an HR buzzword. Get it right, and your organization will enjoy sustainable, commercial success.
Hiring and inspiring employees; both of these should be given equal importance within an organization. So to what extent should your business focus on staff retention?
With job-hopping the new reality, there’s now pressure on managers to extract as much value from employees as possible, before they move on. But this shouldn’t be a one-sided push: instead, leaders should also focus on helping employees develop and grow during the time they have together.
We learn by giving and receiving feedback. As such, feedback loops are integral to Learning Organizations, allowing dynamic businesses to be receptive to change, on an individual, team and company-wide level. The result? Greater adaptability in an evolving marketplace, increased employee engagement and commercial prosperity.
Self-actualization and fulfillment is achievable in the workplace and – in reaching this pinnacle point – you’ll experience greater enjoyment and engagement in your role. So how do you get there? If you ask us, feedback is key...
Feedback isn’t easy; to give or to receive. But you risk more, both in terms of personal growth and business prosperity, if you shy away from it. So how do you develop the courage required to give and accept honest feedback? It’s all about knowledge, understanding and preparation.
Company culture is critical to success. Get it right, and you increase employee and customer satisfaction, resulting in business growth and prosperity. So, how do you do it? It’s all about having the right conversations.
Communication fuels progress, and an organization is only as effective as the conversations it's having. How can companies have better conversations; is digital technology a help or a hindrance?
The ability to converse separates humans from all other lifeforms. But in this digital world, have we lost touch with good conversation? Or can technology actually make conversation more meaningful?
The rise of technology has offered a myriad of ways to increase efficiency and improve productivity. But how far is too far? Invest too heavily in the wrong tech, and you risk overlooking your true competitive advantage: human talent.