Some Commonly Held Beliefs About Work That Are Not True

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As in many other areas of human activity, a large body of conventional wisdom has accumulated surrounding work and managing workers. Much of it is accurate and helpful in improving performance and productivity. But not all of it hits the mark. Some fallacies and misconceptions creep in, which can create more problems than solve them…. Read more »

The Importance Of Feedback And How To Get It

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Most leadership experts emphasize the importance of feedback from company employees, but incorporating it into business operations is easier said than done. Feedback is crucial to get a sense of how effective the decisions and goals of management are. Moreover, seeking feedback regularly helps to create greater trust between management and workers, as well as… Read more »

Leadership and Likeability

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Whether a leader needs to be likeable or not is a question still open to debate. Some contend likeability is important, while others discount the trait, arguing that earning respect is more important Some psychologists, however, stress the importance of likeability for leadership, contending that people vastly underestimate how much it influences people’s behavior, regardless… Read more »

Improving Employee Well-Being

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There is a trend now among companies in placing greater emphasis on employee health and wellness. One reason for this emphasis has been the upheaval in people’s lives caused by the pandemic. Workers have become more aware and concerned about their physical, mental, and emotional health after going through the turmoil of the past several… Read more »

How to Prevent Inflation from Chipping Away at Your Paycheck

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Since 2020, companies have raised wages 4.5 percent. But workers may not feel any better off because that increase is being eaten up by inflation. The annual inflation rate was more than 8 percent for the month of April alone. So, what can you do to get ahead of the inflation monster? Here are a… Read more »

Spurring Creativity Among Teams at Work

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These days, as the pace of change continues to accelerate, companies value creativity and innovation more than ever. Managers want their teams to be creative in finding solutions to problems. Here are a few ways to spur creativity among teams at work. Challenge your team To help your team members be more creative, you have… Read more »

Making the Most of Meetings

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Few people are eager to attend meetings at work. Many simply see them as time sinks that they need to get through so that they can get to the more important work they need to do. But, if handled properly, meetings can help teams to perform better and actually increase productivity. Here are some ways… Read more »

Enhancing Team Productivity

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If you are a manager, you want your team to be as productive as possible. Here are a few things you can do to enhance your team’s performance when tackling a project. 1. Set your goals The first step in improving productivity is to figure out exactly what you want to accomplish, and to do… Read more »

How to Improve Coaching of Workers

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Coaching is a way of teaching and learning that is being used much more often in the workplace today. The reason for this is the unique benefits that coaching can offer– it helps to improve the learning process because people can help direct their own learning through questioning, listening, and taking on challenges in a… Read more »

How to Delegate Effectively

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Being able to delegate assignments is an important skill that managers should have. Some managers may be reluctant to delegate, thinking that it may hinder productivity. But not delegating may reduce productivity even more because the manager will then have too much on his plate to handle effectively, and important work may end up falling… Read more »