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How Workplace Fairness Affects Employee Commitment

Managers have an opportunity to interrupt a sometimes vicious cycle between trust and commitment.What makes workers feel engaged? The quest to answer …

How Company Culture Shapes Employee Motivation

<i>DAVE WHEELER FOR HBR</i><p>In a recent strategy meeting we attended with the leaders of a Fortune-500 company, the word “culture” came up 27 times in 90 minutes. Business leaders believe a strong organizational culture is critical to success, yet culture tends to feel like some magic force that few know …

Management

Proof That Positive Work Cultures Are More Productive

Too many companies bet on having a cut-throat, high-pressure, take-no-prisoners culture to drive their financial success.<p>But a large and growing body of research on positive organizational psychology demonstrates that not only is a cut-throat environment harmful to productivity over time, but that …

Employee Engagement

Study Finds People Who Show Their True Selves At Work Are Happier And More Productive

A dysfunctional family is more than disagreement or constant arguments. Anything from plain neglect, to abuse and even verbal and physical violence …

Why Teams Fail: The C-Word

Silicon Valley is bubbling these days. Uber recently raised $3.5B (that’s right, that’s B for Billions). Almost 60% of San Francisco’s houses are now valued above $1M (fewer than 20% were just a few years ago). And the US National Basketball (featuring major Golden State Warriors players) just came …

For Higher Profits in 2017, Invest in Employee Experience

"There is an amazing opportunity for organizations that are truly willing to change and commit to putting their people first," says Jacob Morgan, …

The Case For Leadership Driven HR

The time has come for a human resources revolution. Traditional HR is broken and needs to be left in the dust. The people and HR practices that got …

Human Resources

One size does not fit all (HR Trends 2017, 8)

Treating employees as individuals and not as part of a group or segment is one of the most important long-term trends. The way organisations deal …

As the Role of HR Evolves, Have You?

Not long ago, managing hiring and employee compensation and benefits were an HR executive’s primary focus. With the increasing need of companies to …

Employee Engagement

An overlooked factor in increasing employee motivation

Torben Rick <br>Torben Rick - A key factor in increasing employee motivation that often are overlooked: leveraging the social aspect of work. Employee …

5 Easy Ways to Improve Employee Productivity

The success of any business or social enterprise is dependent on leadership. The vision and direction of the CEO are vital. A lack of leadership, …

Employee Engagement

The 6 Dimensions of Successful Corporate Transformation

There are 6 essential pieces to your corporate-wide transformation puzzle and they must fit together to paint the picture of your tomorrow!<p>Much has been written in this column over the past few years about company culture and corporate transformation. In this article, we will put all of those …

Corporate Culture

Why conflict management needs to be a top business priority

5 Tips for Leaders to Harness Conflict and Communicate Calmly

While most of us don't like conflict there are ways to get beyond the anger and upset it usually creates. Here are tips to use at work and at home, especially helpful when holiday stress makes you see red.<p>When I facilitate leadership programs I often ask who likes conflict. Maybe one hand goes up …

Anger Management

5 Tips for Constructively Resolving Office Conflicts

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>People have many fears -- the fear of speaking in public, the fear of heights, or the fear of snakes, just to name a few. But one of the biggest fears most of us have is confrontation. We’ll do almost anything to avoid it.<p>Yet, …

Self-help

How to Recognize the Warning Signs of a Serious Workplace Conflict

Easily resolvable problems can escalate when a professional with a mental health challenge is unaware that they're brewing.<p>One of the most difficult matters for people to deal with is managing conflict both personally and professionally. Unfortunately, when owning and operating a business, conflict …

Mental Health

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How Data Can Forge a Stronger Bond with Your Board<p>Data belongs in everyone's hands<p>What's powering the growth of European Wax Center? Data.<p>Paying …

How to Preempt Team Conflict

Team conflict can add value or destroy it. Good conflict fosters respectful debate and yields mutually agreed-upon solutions that are often far superior to those first offered. Bad conflict occurs when team members simply can’t get past their differences, killing productivity and stifling …

Management

Business Negotiation 101: When to Fight, When to Compromise, and When to Go for Broke

New to business negotiation? Follow these guidelines to get the best deal you can.<p>Business negotiation is an art that's integral to landing deals. When executed effectively, it can give you the leverage needed to ensure a favorable outcome.<p>While the specific scenarios can vary significantly, the …

Business Strategy

How to deal with 7 awkward confrontations at work

Working in an office with other people can be pretty rough — especially if you're prone to pet peeves.<p>The rise of open offices hasn't helped matters, notes international business speaker and author of "The Humor Advantage" Michael Kerr. Instead of hiding in the relative safety of your cubicle every …

The 10 Benefits of Conflict

7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Are you conflict allergic? Conflict is avoided by most because it creates an intense amount of uncertainty, discomfort and anxiety. Conflict activates our fight-or-flight self-protection mechanism, causing many of us to feel …

Emotional Intelligence

3 Ways to Show Your Value During a Contract Negotiation

Pricing is not an easy conversation to have. But before you draft a contract full of concessions, learn three ways to satisfy all parties.<p>"I think we should increase the budget on our contract" or "These price options seem too low, do you have anything higher?" aren't words you're likely to hear …

Customers

Things you can do as a manager to avoid conflicts at work

Workplace conflicts can slow down your progress. Whether you are a team member or the leader of the herd i.e. the manager, you need to find out some …

Codes of Conduct

How Emotionally Intelligent Bosses Resolve Conflicts

The most skilled peacemakers know how to talk with the warring parties separately before bringing them to the table.<p>As the boss, one of your main goals is to create a workplace that fosters collaboration, encouragement, and unity. Sounds simple enough, right? But human beings are far from …

Emotional Intelligence

What Is Conflict Management? - Definition, Styles & Strategies - Video & Lesson Transcript

Definition of Conflict Management<p><b>Conflict management</b> is the practice of being able to identify and handle conflicts sensibly, fairly, and …

Project Management

The Right Kind of Conflict Leads to Better Products

Oysters and alliances have something in common: a little irritation can produce a thing of beauty. When partners in an alliance come into conflict, it can be just what is needed to produce a technically and commercially successful product.<p>Eli Lilly and Company measures the health of its alliances …

Management

How to Disagree with Someone More Powerful than You

Your boss proposes a new initiative you think won’t work. Your senior colleague outlines a project timeline you think is unrealistic. What do you say when you disagree with someone who has more power than you do? How do you decide whether it’s worth speaking up? And if you do, what exactly should …

Business Development

How to tackle employee disputes at small businesses

Ugly conversations and lost working days can be avoided by a swift and fair approach to workplace conflict.<p>Work-related stress accounts for 45pc of work absences due to ill health, claimed a report published by the Health and Safety Executive last year.<p>The study, which used data gathered from GPs, …

Understanding This Counterintuitive Psychology Tip Will Make You A Better Negotiator

Negotiation is about deal making and looking for ways to create and claim value. If you are good at persuasion, it’s a skill you can use to put yourself in a stronger negotiating position. Knowing some simple psychology tips about human nature can give you a leg up in your next negotiation.<p>For …

How To Use Conflict To Your Advantage At Work

It can get ugly. And let’s be honest, we all know a few people who seemingly create clouds of conflict everywhere they go. In fact, even the most mild-mannered of us can find ourselves in heated disagreements that can be uncomfortable. But, conflict doesn’t necessarily need to be a negative energy …