We check budgets before buying a house. We check ratings before choosing a school. We read reviews before eating at a restaurant. We creep social profiles before going on a date.
Ever increasing and ubiquitous data is used every day, backing up our premonitions and shaping our impressions. In business, analytics help make smarter decisions. Read More.
As more office chairs are filled with Instagram users than checkbook balancers, the multi-gen office dynamic is more relevant than ever. This year the 53.5 million Millennials in the workforce outnumber Baby Boomers by over eight million. Older and younger generational workers alike are facing the issues of managing, working with and being managed by, other generations. Communication styles, work values and overall world outlooks are subject to clash when combined. Read More.
Right Management released a survey earlier this year revealing 68% of managers fail to engage their employees’ career development. That is a significant majority, so how do you manage effectively? Coaching is an essential part of it. If you don’t know how to coach, you may not be able to manage properly. Coaching is not just about direction but more about being personally invested in where the employee is headed. Read More.
Office Space hit theaters in 1999, when Baby Boomers still outnumbered all generations in the workforce, Gen X-ers were amidst their entrepreneurial escapades and most Millennials weren’t even graduated from high school. Now it’s 2015 and Baby Boomers are retiring, Gen X-ers are still the middle men and Millennials make up the majority of the workforce. Though times have changed, the sentiment still remains: careers have a massive effect on someone’s overall happiness and health. Read More.
I am a leader in innovation in my industry.
I employ a handful of dedicated and successful employees who work on flexible schedules.
I believe in efficient and lean business practices cutting bureaucracy across the board. Read More.
There will be days you love your job. Boss brought in Qdoba, client phones with high acclaim and you got paid. The way we know and appreciate glory days such as these, is because we have experienced the lows. The ‘get-me-out-from-under-this-dark-cloud’ everything is going horrendously wrong, car crash armageddon of a day. Read More.
People don’t always like working in teams, but no one can deny the importance they have in an organization. With 86% of managers rating teamwork as a critical skill and 39% of employees wanting more collaboration in their organization, there’s no longer a doubt that finding the best way to build teams is not an option. Here are three ways to unleash the power of your existing team personality traits by understanding what they value and how to align it within your company. Read More.
Humans like to categorize. We synthesize data and place the information into named boxes in our minds. A handy adaptation to quickly fathom the world and all its abstracts, this process is not without its shortcomings. The differences in personality can make it difficult to work with others, but there are ways to create great teams in the workplace. Read More.
Peggy Olson graduated from Miss Deaver’s secretarial school with all the skills she needed. Typing, shorthand and pleasant communication readied her for her first day at Sterling Cooper for Mr. Draper. To say necessary work skills have changed since 1960 would be a glaring understatement. Fit for the office today and tomorrow demands smart and flexible skills to match the ever-changing techno landscape.
“If you don’t think about and plan for the future of work then your organization has no future.” – Jacob Morgan, author of The Future of Work
About 5 years ago, the Institute of the Future published the Future Work Skills 2020 report defining what would be necessary for careers and jobs in about a decade. Read More.
It can feel counterintuitive not to monitor what you’re paying for. You pay employees based on a contract of hours worked, and every minute they leave early is costing you money. Or is it? Rigid workplace procedures, like clocking-in and out to set schedules, constrict employees reach, decrease morale, and frankly do not produce more output. Flexible work environments are not just a ‘cushy benefit for millennials akin to a ping pong table,’ they are a financial benefit to you, the employer, that should not be trivialized. Read More.