Effective leaders can’t do it all. But, for many managers and owners, it’s tough to turn over projects and responsibilities to employees for fear of disaster. Give your employees the chance to succeed. Leaders must have balance. Leaders must be willing to try new theories and find their own way. Leaders must first trust themselves… Read more »
In design as in food, variety can be the spice of life. But in business processes, variety will slow you down and will confuse your customers. Neither is very good for a business. And it doesn’t matter what kind of business —manufacturing, construction, warehousing, service businesses, not-for-profits, sports, you name it … variation in a process… Read more »
Good employees don’t do dumb things on a whim. They are usually backed into a corner by upper management, forced to go the wrong way in order to meet arbitrary, unrealistic goals to save their job. Thanks, Wells Fargo, for providing an excellent example of how negligent leaders can dodge their responsibility of leading and… Read more »
We see it time and time again: good employees that are technically proficient getting promoted to positions of leadership (lead, supervisor, manager) with little to no expertise in human interaction and team dynamics. As a result, many organizations fail to realize the full potential of their human capital and they spin in a cycle of oppressive,… Read more »
Never assume everything is hunky-dory with a trusted long-term outside supplier. Not being knowledgeable enough to ask pertinent questions of your supplier may lead your business off a cliff. None of us can possibly know all that we don’t know, which is why we rely on our suppliers and other experts that we hire to… Read more »
Effective workplaces recognize that employees are an organization’s greatest resource and make a critical difference in the organization’s ability to not merely survive, but to also thrive. To be truly effective, a workplace—its design, practices and policies—must benefit both the organization and its employees. When an organization takes this approach to When Work Works offers… Read more »
One in five employees, 21%, plan to leave their current employers in 2016, according to an New Era HR Solutions we espouse the belief that only employees who are intrinsically motivated to be engaged in work will end up truly challenged, enriched, energized and ultimately fulfilled by their experience. Yes it’s an ideal, but it’s… Read more »
Do your managers put new hires into a position of success or failure? Are you constantly having turnover with your employees? With the time and cost to replace workers, you may want to reconsider how you handle new hires.
If the OSHA crackdown on compliance with temps is news to you, then you should be asking some pretty tough questions of your staffing agency. Click here to read entire newsletter.
Obama and his cronies in DC that are so concerned about the health and well being of the lower and middle class people should know the facts about the direct impact of unemployment and uncertainty on the demand for health care. The anxiety created by these conditions actually causes people to feel sick driving them… Read more »