Small businesses simply don’t have the resources (time, money or otherwise) their larger counterparts do. Big corporations can boast huge employee benefits packages, in office perks and other motivators on top of the fact they already ahead in. Though it seems impossible to compete, smaller organizations actually have some freedoms that the corporate world just can’t commit to. Small business leadership, if you’re feeling a little winded trying to keep up, rest a little and catch your breath because keeping up with their boastful benefits and perks simply takes a bit more of a tactical approach. Read More.
Posts Tagged: Company Culture
In 2015, the percentage of employers offering flexible work has only increased minimally from about 4% to 5%. This could be due to the fact that some employers don’t know how to set their workforce up for flex work options. Don’t worry though, if your company isn’t already part of the flex work movement, with about 29% of full-time employees having flexible work schedules, it probably won’t be long until your organization taps into this opportunity. Read More.
Obtaining that big corporate job fresh out of college is becoming a thing of the past. Stuffy upper management and sitting in a cube 9 to 5 is simply not the environment where college grads feel they can grow their creativity. So what’s the next big trend? Startup culture is where Millennials want to be. Working in a startup is a free range for the inspired college grad. In the startup life, employees have the ability create, be innovative, work in grounded teams and develop. Read More.
It’s Thursday and we’re throwing it back to some of our favorite posts over the years. Learning is always dependent on referencing the past and when it comes to team management, the following 6 posts and the research they offer are always relevant. Take a moment to recount where your team was when each post went live and let us know in the comments what you’ve done to grow into 2016! Read More.
I’m not going to cite another statistic about employee engagement. I’ve heard depressing numbers too many times, and I want change. A happy and productive workplace for everyone should be the rule, not the exception, but how do we make that happen? Read More.
Over a period of time while working at your current job, it isn’t uncommon for employees to become friends. Studies show, 33% of employees have one to five friends at work. These friendships can be casual, you only see them at work. However, coworkers can end up being some of your closest friends. No matter the status of your friendship. Studies have shown value in such workplace friendships. Take a look at the benefits of having workplace friendships. Read More.
In every crew there’s a team favorite, The Fonz from happy days, Marsha Brady from the Brady Bunch, and Kramer from Seinfeld. Why and how do we establish widely recognized favorites? Personality. Think of a coworker or boss that was clearly a workplace favorite. What traits did they have, which mannerisms, what attitude? There may not be exact copies of one another but we’re willing to bet they have some similarities. Read More.
Diversity. While it’s a hot topic today, the way society defines diversity is shifting. Prior generations have defined diversity in a way that focuses on demographics and cultural differences, and while those notions have carried over into today’s definitions of diversity, they aren’t here to stay. Studies find that Millennials believe diversity is focused more in experiential and thought differences. Diversity can be broken down into three parts: Read More.
Personality is not “one or the other.” however, many popular personality tests create misconceptions that cause people to count themselves or others out when it comes to talents or workplace traits. The first step for survival as an introvert is to forget everything you’ve learned about the term “introvert.” Introverts are not antisocial or shy or unable to communicate. Introverts can make friends among colleagues. If you’re an introvert, you are not destined to fail in a fast-paced, business atmosphere. Read More.
Editor’s Note: Vitru puts knowledge into the hands of people who need it: managers, teams, employees. Using psychometric assessment testing, each personality is broken down and segmented into a microcosm of work values and traits. Just as each employee has a unique persona, each work value embodies its own narrative. This multi-part blog series sets each of the 15 Vitru Work Values under the microscope to learn significance of each. What they look like manifested in an employee, and how they affect a company as a whole. Read More.