Monthly Archives: July 2014

Models Used To Improve Organizational Development

Organizational Development PuzzleThe Vital Nature of Organizational Development

Organizational development is a vital part of the success of any business.  It is underpinned by a long and interesting history, as well as a variety of tools, processes, models and theories.  The type of theories that you choose to apply for your company depend on how you operate and function, and what the goals and strategies are in place.  Let’s take a look at this in a bit more detail.

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Tools To Get Your Personal Communication Right

Tools To Get Your Personal Communication RightCommunication Is Central To Success 

Having excellent communication skills is one of the most important soft skills that you need if you want to build a successful career and, some would say, a happy and successful life.  Co-workers regard the great communicators as successful individuals.  Being a great communicator will get you places and promotions, but this means you have to be highly versed in all the elements associated with communication.  Many people do not communicate effectively; they take turns talking.  They may act like they’re listening, but may really just be thinking of what they will say when it’s their turn to talk.  Whether you are the sender or the receiver of communication, you have to be comfortable in dealing with all the different channels that exist.  These include voice to voice, face to face, written and many more.  If you have poor personal communication skills, you will struggle to have interpersonal effectiveness and you will find it very difficult to further your career and personal life.

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Successful Employee Retention

Successful Employee RetentionFocus On Employee Retention 

All HR departments should have a strong focus on employee retention.
Many workers today are searching for new job opportunities on a regular basis – either actively searching or open to new opportunities.  Some workers are even search for those new opportunities while at work.  Every employee is an investment that has to be cherished and nurtured.  This is about more than just making sure they have job satisfaction.  Rather, they have to know that they are valued; feel like they are being invested in and they should be given opportunities to grow within a company, rather than feeling like they have to look elsewhere.  Let’s review a number of important things to take into consideration to help you increase your level of employee retention.

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How Does Corporate Culture Affect Performance?

Your Culture Is Your BrandResearch Suggests Culture Drives Profits

There is significant research to suggest that businesses with a strong and positive corporate culture see much greater long term profits.

However, the values in this corporate culture do not just have to be advertised, they actually have to be lived by.  Employees need to perceive a real culture of integrity in order to see their own performance improved.  Integrity needs to be the norm of behavior within a company, meaning that everybody is able to trust each other.

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