When you compare that to the amount of time spent on other activities, such as eating, sleeping, leisure activities and caring for others, we spend more of our time during the week with our co-workers than with our families. Continue reading
Cultivate A Healthy Workplace
If there is one thing that is true, it is that leaders, bosses, and executives can sometimes come off as aggressive and controlling in the workplace. While this is not necessarily a bad thing, seeing as they are the captains of their ship, it might have an impact on their employees and co-workers.
According to the Everything DiSC Workplace Profile, these types of individuals frequently fall into the category of having a dominant personality. While many leaders are a mix of the four different styles, everyone can benefit by learning how to behave less aggressively and promote a healthy workplace environment and work related relationships. Continue reading
A New Soft Skill: Interpersonal Effectiveness
The way we interact with others could be a reason for conflict and stress. If this is not recognized appropriately, it can lead to escalating problematic behavior. Too many people spend a lot of their time suppressing who they really are, what their values and goals are. They live with feelings of guilt and anger and spend much of their time being incredibly frustrated. Much of this is directly linked to the way we speak to those around us, be that in the workplace, at home, in educational establishments, with friends, and with strangers.
It is incredibly important that we are all capable of saying no, thereby increasing our own self-respect and being able to deal with a variety of different situations in our day to day life. This is achieved by improving our personal communication and interpersonal effectiveness.
All workplaces experience some form of conflict on a daily basis. Indeed, there are many situations in which conflict is beneficial, so long as it is resolved properly. Conflict resolution is about increasing and improving communication, so that conflicting ideas can co-exist. In order to make this possible, it is important to first understand how conflict is caused.
This will help those charged with conflict resolution to identify what the real issue is, and help move on from there, before workplace relationships are irreparably destroyed. If conflicts are not resolved, they have a tendency to escalate which could lead to a decrease in productivity and morale.
Why Employee Retention Matters
In a recent survey, it was noted that only 45% of people are currently satisfied with their job. This is a frightening figure, as it is lower than it has ever been and highlights how important it is for employers to focus strongly on job satisfaction. Without this, organizations have a big chance of seeing high employee turnover, as their most talented people jump ship to other organizations.
Organizations must focus strongly on maximizing the creative abilities, talent and potential of every member of their team, which gives them a competitive advantage over others. By engaging employees, job satisfaction is greatly increased and employee turnover is reduced.