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.
Unlike some of the other business assets, if managed well, the human assets or the human resource of your company have the potential to constantly appreciate and yield multi-fold returns. All it takes is for the leadership team to integrate the human resource strategy in business strategy.
The parties are over, the festive decorations are finding their way back to storage boxes and the vibe is shifting from the holiday cheer to jump start the New Year. It is time to look forward to setting new targets, creating new plans, new directions and new processes. But are we really ready to dive in yet?
It’s no news that every employee needs to be motivated so they can give their best, as an individual or as a team. Now, motivation, itself is a tricky concept. What motivates my people? We often ask ourselves. What else can I do to ensure they feel more encouraged at this time of the year? With organisational changes and employee evolution, the factors of motivation have also come a long way. Although, it still stands at the top of Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs, the stimulating elements are not what it used to be even a decade ago.
I believe, just like you are responsible for the success of your organisation, similarly, the onus of making your vacation worthwhile is also on you. Here are 5 ways to truly unwind on holidays, while ensuring that your work or your teams are not affected by your absence.
Becoming a manager for the first time is challenging and a big step along the corporate ladder. The role is challenging, because their success is completely tied to the performance of other people. While this is a tricky path to walk, it is the beginning of upward movement in an organisation.
Even after so many years, the principles that governed the life of the father of our nation stand strong and lead the way; be it in our personal lives or professional. So how can we implement the wisdom of the 3 Wise Monkeys, that Gandhiji always believed in, at our workplace?
While there are multiple pitfalls of un-resolved conflict issues, performance gap is one of the primary and almost predictable one. Despite knowing this, many people managers and leaders avoid confrontation, conversations and action at the right time – thus creating non-performance as an outcome.
Hyperactive people are also sometimes referred to as ‘perfectionists’ who will settle for nothing but the best. However, the downside – this may lead to some chaos in office and at times result in conflicts.
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?