We let our prejudgments and attributions take control of our better self and stereotype the person or a group based on that. And a lot of times, these remain with us for eternity, no matter how hard a person tries to change them. There are many other instances that happen on a daily basis that highlight these implicit biases at our workplace. Find out more…
As a team leader, you emulate a lot more through your body language than you do with your words. You may prepare your PPT, conduct meeting and decide how you will motivate your team in a certain way. But what about the non-verbal cues that you give? This is an often neglected or least-focussed trait that influences your employees the most. In a majority of cases, it tends to overpower what you say with your words too. So here’s a quick guide to help you understand the unspoken language that you can embody.
Indeed there’s a way to reduce the resistance of your employees towards change. This process of change management, however, needs a certain amount of thought and meticulous planning to make it happen. You need to plan it in a systematic and organised way so that the change is not just implemented but also accepted by the teams. Taking care of their needs and expectations also forms a crucial part of this whole exercise.
On one hand, an employee feels no conversation made her work boring, on the other hand, too much conversation looked like negative talk that needed to be curbed. How do you strike the balance between both? Well the answer is simple, put the spot light on ‘Internal Communication’. When approached correctly, it allows you to know the pulse of the organisation and to take proactive steps to ensure that your workplace has a positive work environment. Read more…
With an ‘Open Door policy’ being adopted in most organisations, employees can get direct access to their superiors. There will be times where they might approach you with ideas or requests that may not be agreeable to you. However, don’t say ‘no’ just yet. Knowing how to effectively communicate a ‘no’ is an art too. Here are six things you can do instead…
Today organisations need to focus on capability building rather than only training, if an organisations want to drive their growth agenda. Here are some guidelines that you could follow.
Most successful and visionary leaders have been able to find a sweet spot between micromanagement and being completely hands-off. And I feel they were probably able to do so because they could read the indicators of micromanagement. Yes, you read that right, indicators of micromanagement mean those signs that will tell you it’s time to control the micromanagement and do some damage control.
As we head towards a new era of the workforce and prepare ourselves to face Organisation 2020; organisation leaders are constantly presented with challenges in managing the human capital. With major socio-economic changes affecting work culture, recruitment, employee behaviour and so on, business leaders need to look beyond ‘management’ of resources.
Working with people who have only seen a world surrounded and driven by technology and instant output, can indeed be challenging. At the same time, vice versa is also true. You can win over the new workforce by helping them manage these 5 challenges that they face.
Traditionally organisations have seen conflict as harmful because they cause unnecessary delays and hence something that must be avoided. However, the new school thinking is that ‘group think’ and lack of diversity almost guarantee a sub-optimal solution. I would say this sort of promotes conflicts. And I think I agree with it. Do you?