Is there a correlation between failing employee engagement and the rapid promotion of managers into top management?
Organizations strive largely because of their employees. But what happens when your employees are disengaged? According to the 2013 State of the American Workplace Report, 65 percent of American workers are dissatisfied with their job, creating an atmosphere where many employees feel emotionally disconnected from their workplace and therefore less productive.
Employee engagement is both a psychological and social phenomenon—as humans, we need to feel accepted and feel a sense of belonging whether in or outside of the workplace. Employees’ needs and viewpoints should be accepted and recognized; without this communication and connection, employees may feel worthless or question their stay at the workplace. This is where most upper management fails. So what is the secret of getting strong employee engagement? Continue reading “Employee Engagement : Does this falter when managers are pushed into top management too early?”
Let’s face it: At one time or another, you have tormented yourself at work. Often, the ritual is daily. Without a doubt, it’s more frequent than most people know. You have to catch yourself to even know what’s making you feel bad or sad. We are so conditioned to look on the dark side, that negativity becomes our automatic default. In fact, I ‘ll bet that the main reason you’re reading this right now is the word “torment” in the title. Yes? Continue reading “6 Ways you torment yourself at work and how to stop”
Simple, effective ways to give your tired employees a hand.
Today’s employees often have heavier individual workloads than ever in the wake of routine budget cuts. Home life has gotten more challenging as well. As a manager or business owner, you shouldn’t ignore the exhaustion your workers likely feel as a result, or you could face a significant decline in productivity and an increase in office conflict. The good news is that there are some simple, effective ways to give your tired employees a hand: The good news is that there are ways to help your exhausted employees:
So which leadership role requires the greatest skill and imposes the greatest burdens?
Forbes.com takes a look across the worlds of education, business, media, politics, religion and non-profits, to asses which are the toughest leadership roles. Whilst assessing the notion it gradually became clear to the appointed exec (who has dabbled in all the above for over 30 years) that leaders who flourish in one realm may fizzle or even fail spectacularly in another one. Continue reading “The 9 toughest leadership roles”