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
The Difficult Job Of Managing
Managers have a very difficult role to play, not in the least the fact that they have to lead a team of people who have their own personalities, priorities and traits. A manager needs to be creative, help people increase their efficiency and productivity and do all that in a harmonious way. The key to achieving that is the fact that great managers know the different personalities and understand the things that motivate these people to do well at work. Individuals have their own thinking style, their own way of processing information, communicating, and solving problems. They find different aspects of their work motivating. Most workplace conflicts start because of miscommunication and personality clashes. By recognizing the different personality types, a manager should be able to create a harmonious and productive working environment.
Navigating Workplace Success
Everybody wants to have success at work, but how do you know if you actually have it? How do you know whether your efforts are paying off? The reality is that very few businesses truly grasp how they can evaluate the things they have done and determine whether they have achieved success.
One element of this is that it is hard to know what to expect and what the definition of “success” actually is. There isn’t a blue print or other tick box guide that explains this, so where do you start?
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.