5 Steps to Create the Perfect Team Work Schedule

5 Steps to Create the Perfect Team Work Schedule_Yellow Spark Blog

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.

5 Effective Strategies to Handle Office Conflict

It is people who make workplaces and it is a known fact that people inevitably bring in their emotions to work. On a regular working day, everything may be going fine, however, in a crisis, each employee will respond differently. This different behaviour or defence mechanism is important so that the person can combat a difficult situation and navigate through difficult feelings and emotions. However, when there is a pattern of behaviour stemming from a defence mechanism, which negatively impacts others, conflicts are inevitable. 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 defencive behaviours of employees:

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:

6 Tips to Make Your Performance Appraisal Remote-Work Friendly

6 Tips to Make Your Performance Appraisal Remote-Work Friendly_Yellow Spark Blog

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.

7 Barriers to Empathy That Block Effective Leadership

7 Barriers to Empathy That Block Effective Leadership_Yellow Spark Blog

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:

6 Strategies to Build A Collaborative Workforce

6 Strategies to Build A Collaborative Workforce_Yellow Spark blog

At YellowSpark we have seen firsthand that sharing ideas can lead to innovation, and collaboration can build trust that will make achieving business goals much more likely. Having said that, fostering a collaborative team environment is not that simple. It takes a concerted effort to integrate co-operative values throughout your whole company’s ethos. Here are some strategies to give you a head-start:

6 Essential Tips for HR to Hire Gig Workers

6 Essential Tips for HR to Prepare For the Gig Economy_Yellow Spark Blog

Research is increasingly pointing out to the growth of the alternative workforce, both out of choice and necessity are gaining momentum. However, simply transitioning to the gig way of work as a measure of cost control can bring with it many new challenges which in the long run will cost organisations dearly. thought, once you are ready, the question is how can HR prepare for a smooth implementation of a gig workforce?

6 Areas That Employees Must Unlearn To Be Future Ready

6 Areas That Employees Must Unlearn To Be Future Ready_Yellow Spark Blog

Despite the ability to do work at any place and any time, we are still slaves to routines that were put in place before the pandemic. For any employee, senior or junior, to be successful in the new way of work, they will first need to unlearn certain hard-wired lessons. Here are six areas to unlearn which will help your employees adapt to new ways of working with speed and precision: