Now that you have the right people on your team, or as the saying goes, â€œthe right people on the bus and in the right seats,â€ how do you keep them on the bus and going in the right direction? Iâ€™m talking about more than just riding along until the next opportunity comes down the road.
In other words, delegating only the crappy jobs and ordering employees around will not get you a highly motivated work force. If you really care about having employees who think, create and want to add value, the place to start is in how you recruit employees.
Management consultants and speakers often say the key to employee productivity is empowerment and engagement in the workplace. Unfortunately, most of us â€œtalk the talkâ€ of developing work cultures that emphasize empowerment and engagement, but we donâ€™t necessarily follow through with actions that lead to that type of work culture.
Conflict resolution or mediation: what is the difference? The short answer is that mediation is just one of many possible conflict resolution strategies.
When take ourselves less seriously and are able to laugh at our own shortcomings, we are often at our best in terms of productivity.