There’s nothing wrong with having business talks or brainstorming sessions while sitting in an office, but it can get old after a while. The formality of meeting with a colleague in an office can cause the conversation to be stiff or superficial, which doesn’t typically lead to the most productive or creative discussions. But Inc.com […]
Do employees struggle to get things done? Or worse, do you have productivity problems throughout the company? The problems may not be where we tend to point fingers – people, processes and policies that seem to be slacking. Instead, researchers find the problems with getting quality work done on time aren’t in how or when […]
HR leaders need to continue to communicate important messages to employees so they can adapt through the changes that lie ahead. Sure, some fear and uncertainty have passed since the pandemic hit. But the importance of communicating increasingly complex information hasn’t. It’s as critical as ever for HR leaders. “Words matter, because people are scared […]
The pandemic changed nearly everything – workplace communication included. The old rules of communicating at work don’t need to be thrown out. But how we interact with employees, bosses and co-workers isn’t like it used to be. “None of us today needs a linguistics degree to know that the ways we communicate meaning today are […]
Just because your HR messages are important, doesn’t mean people will listen and act on them. Whether you send a corporate-wide email on something as important as COVID-19 vaccine policies or a short message to a few people on a meeting time, the chances it’ll evoke action aren’t great. What’s the problem? HR communication is […]
Do you communicate like a clear, confident leader? If not, you’re stressing out your employees! Nearly 80% are frustrated with ineffective company communication, according to the Dynamic Signal Annual State of Employee Communication and Engagement Study. They’re overwhelmed by too much information some days. Then they’re confused by too little information other days. Is there […]
Remember when team huddles and on-site Ping-pong tables kept employees engaged and connected? Enter COVID-19, and the work-from-home lifestyle created a bizarre, new landscape for HR professionals. They aren’t physically connected anymore. And they’re likely mentally disconnected, too, with all the distractions at home. Is there something HR professionals can do now to make employees […]
Who’s ready to get in front of a group and speak publicly again? Many leaders and employees aren’t. After all, some people aren’t used to being around others after a year in some degree of isolation. For HR leaders and front-line managers, it was likely easier to sit – possibly in pajama bottoms and slippers! […]
After several months of working from home now, most of us are pros at virtual communication and setting up video calls. You’ve probably even found the best spot in your home to have Zoom meetings and perfected your body language. But here’s one thing you may not have thought of: your voice. Sounding strong You […]
The owners of a Pennsylvania factory sent an automated text to 938 workers, thanking them for their years of service and firing them in the next sentence.
You’d think office politics fell by the wayside when no one was working in the office. But schmoozing, backstabbing and manipulation live on in these days dominated by remote work. Granted, it’s less less intense, researchers found. Regardless of where people work, HR leaders and front-line managers still need to handle office politics so everyone […]
Most leaders dread difficult conversations because they’re uncomfortable and unpredictable in the moment. Even worse is what can happen after the conversation. Will it irreversibly damage the relationship with a good employee? Or will it destroy a solid connection with a colleague? Or could a tough talk with the boss hurt your career? That’s why […]
Arguments are inevitable. So rather than avoid them, why not make them productive arguments? Conflict often spurs creativity and better ideas. Yet in the workplace, leaders often try to curb conflict and stop arguments in the pursuit of civility. “Too often ‘civility’ means the mere absence of argument, or politely ignoring differences,” say Caroline Hopper […]
You work hard to make all of your benefits communications as good as they can be. But where does all that work end up? It can be tough for you to know how effective your communications have been. You’re not alone. Studies have shown that as many as 40% of companies can’t effectively measure internal […]
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