Even under normal circumstances, a perfect work schedule is something managers strive for. It’s even more relevant currently with the ongoing pandemic – when everybody is juggling not only with multiple responsibilities but also switching between home responsibilities and work and struggling to achieve a good work-life balance. The following steps will help create an effective workflow suited to your organisation and your teams.
Conflicts rarely resolve themselves. Third-party interventions are sometimes necessary, and this responsibility mainly falls on the managers, HR folks and leaders. Through conflict resolution, and when resolved properly, conflicts can lead to better ideas, better understanding, and better working relationships. To address conflict resolution, it’s important to first understand defence mechanisms before coming up with any strategies to overcome them. Let’s look at 5 very common defensive behaviours of employees:
Traditionally, workplace communication flow has been from the top to the bottom. However, things are changing now. Successful organisations understand that communication flows not just from top to bottom but also sideways and even from the bottom to the top. And that’s where listening skills come into perspective. Let’s explore 3 types of listening skills that are essential for successful leaders, managers and the organisation at large.
You may have conducted many performance reviews over the course of your career, but in the times of Covid-19, everything is different. You and your team have been working remotely for most of the year. How then, do you begin to evaluate your employees’ performance during such a challenging time? Based on our recent experiences while supporting teams to navigate their performance appraisals, we have compiled a list of 6 tips that you could apply in your organisation. Starting now will enable you to optimise your processes ahead of the next review cycle.
Diversity in the workplace was always one of the hottest topics in the HR industry, but in recent years, it has become a major goal for companies. As the world is changing and shrinking, more work is taking place at a global level, the need for a diverse workforce that is culturally competent has become a must. Even before you set diversity & inclusion goals for your company, here are some critical questions to check your organisation’s readiness for a diverse work culture.
Recruiters and hiring managers have to prepare themselves to brace the changes brought about by the Covid-19 outbreak and continue to hire talented candidates. It has changed how organisations attract, hire, and retain talent. Here we are looking into a few important points to cover in a renewed talent strategy.
Gamification has proved to be a great catalyst to enhance employee engagement just as it has transformed customer engagement. Here are 6 areas in which your company can deploy gamification in the workplace.
Empathy plays a major role in the workplace that will deal with failures, poor performance and manage employees who genuinely show interest to contribute, improve, and grow. As leaders, your role is simple – deal empathetically with the team and watch them build a strong and prosperous organisation. This understanding will give a better way to manage the challenges ahead. However, most leaders find this hard. It is therefore important to take note of the barriers to empathetic behaviour:
Workplace committees can be an asset, facilitate debates on important issues and be an equitable collective forum for decision making. They are essential in organisations to keep a tab on necessary goals – that may not directly contribute to business, but are essential to maintain employee satisfaction, build company culture, and in the long run, build the organisation’s reputation. Here are 7 principles to follow in order to set up effective committees…
The skills a manager needs to hone have always been seen as generic and ambiguous, but in reality, there is a definitive skill set which needs to be practised to excel in the role. Ultimately, the way you choose to manage your team members will have a direct impact on their performance and overall productivity.