Everyone comes to a moment in his or her life when they realize they are no longer ‘cool.’ So what happens when we’re managing people who seem to come from an entirely different planet? Here are a couple of ways to relate to your junior employee without being someone’s embarrassing drunk uncle.
Most New Year's resolutions seldom last through January — much less for the entire year! So what goes wrong?
When it comes to feedback, there’s a huge discrepancy between managers and their teams. A growing number of organizations are acknowledging the importance from the old traditional performance reviews to real-time, constant feedback. A recent poll explained the feedback gap: 65% of employees said they wanted more feedback, while 58% of managers think they give enough. [...]
Does motivation lead to satisfaction or does satisfaction lead to motivation? It’s the classic chicken or egg debate. Is the onus on the employee to be motivated or on the employer to satisfy? Thousands of job advertisements looking for “ambitious, highly motivated” employees indicate that the popular belief is that motivation leads to satisfaction (for [...]
This post is part of The Future of Work, a series exploring the changing nature of work through articles, interactive media, and social discussion. There is a silent assumption in corporate America that employees left to their own devices will abuse their social networking privileges. But is it true? Pew Internet recently analyzed the social-emotional aspect [...]
According to a recent Forbes article, the top reasons people leave all boil down to one: Top talent leave an organization when they're badly managed and the organization is confusing and uninspiring. In order to retain your best people, everyone in the organization needs to understand what their individual goals are, and how these goals connect with the larger goals of the organization.