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.
Traditionally, HR is not the first area of an organisation that is slated for digitalisation or technology upgradation. We now live in a world where technology drives everything, HR is also becoming more and more technology-enabled. Here are some of the areas in technology that you must know of and also read about how they can boost HR functions.
Online sexual harassment is in a way a kind of ‘invisible harassment’ as only the aggrieved employee experiences the impact. The first step to prevention is to identify the harassment and then guide the employee towards redressal. What can HR do to help?
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:
In the last few months during the Covid-19 pandemic, health and well-being have gained centre-stage both professionally and personally. For many decades now the way employers look at corporate wellness programmes has been reactive. But now it is time for business and talent leaders to redefine the purpose of wellness programmes. Here are a few practical ways to reboot your employee wellness programme in a pandemic era…
WFH poses additional to challenges from inadequate infrastructure (like ergonomic furniture, good connectivity), a struggle to fix a good time schedule, and the added pressures of juggling home and work. This situation is new for everybody and is just unfolding. But to begin with, here are 8 ways to ease the pressures on you and your team in the WFH scenario…