Posts Categorized: Management Best Practices

Three Ways to Foster an Innovative Team

Innovation is something all businesses are looking for these days, and they want people who are innovative. The image many have of innovative people, thanks mostly to figureheads such as Steve Jobs, is someone with a quicksilver personality, a little abrasive and unpredictable. But the truth is many innovative people are not like that. They… Read More »

Engage Your Local Community Through Corporate Social Responsibility

Being a good corporate citizen is good for the community, a way of helping and improving the lives of others. But it has many advantages for companies as well – it enhances their reputation and improves employee morale and productivity. It raises the profile of the company, making it easier for the business to attract… Read More »

Three Ways to Cultivate Passionate Employees in Your Workplace

Employee engagement is a topic on everyone’s mind these days. More companies are realizing the importance of having employees who are happy in their jobs and enjoy coming to work each day. Research has shown that engaged employees are more productive than disengaged ones, and they stay with a company longer as well. Here is… Read More »

How to Handle Workforce Issues

Things are not going well with your business. Revenue is slipping while operating costs are climbing. You need to identify the problem or problems. When hunting for these issues, there are three main areas to look at – your employees, your operations, and the market for your goods or services. The market conditions look good,… Read More »

Communication, Body Language and Empathy

A key part of good management is effective communication. This helps to establish a positive culture at work, one where people have empathy for each other. Showing empathy is important, research has found, because it increases employee engagement and productivity. Empathy is especially important when giving feedback because you want to be honest about a… Read More »

How Job Rotations Can Help Your Company

Looking for a way to boost employee morale, help them learn new skills, and keep them at your company? Job rotation may be one way to do all three. By using job rotations, employees are not locked into the same position with a limited career path. Instead, they move through a number of different jobs… Read More »

Creating a Welcoming Workplace

Research has shown that employee productivity is closely tied to their well being and engagement. These elements are important not only for their performance but their retention as well. The growth and viability of any business depends on having a workforce that is eager and enterprising. Here are a few things to keep in mind… Read More »

How Employee Recognition Programs are Changing

Reward and recognition programs have been around for some time. But they are undergoing a transformation as companies become more interested in the results of these programs and their effect on the bottom line. Return on Investment Companies are using these programs to produce specific results, things like increasing revenue, reducing turnover and increasing productivity.… Read More »

How to Handle Some Common Workforce Issues

If productivity and efficiency are lagging in your workforce, and revenue is not what it should be, even though market conditions are favorable, there are some employee issues that need to be looked at. Here are a few common ones that impact productivity. 1. Poor project management Projects, if not handled properly, can become boondoggles.… Read More »

How Office Greenspace Can Improve Performance

More companies are adopting wellness programs for their employees. These firms realize the advantages of such programs in enhancing the morale and productivity of employees. These wellness programs encompass everything from exercise rooms to yoga classes. But there is one very powerful element of wellness that companies are overlooking, something that actually has a huge… Read More »