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How to Lead Employees Through Times of Change at Work | Inc.com

I can remember everything about the moment I got laid off from my job at the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf: "Unfortunately, your job has been eliminated," the person delivering the news told me.<p>What I can't remember is anything she said after that. All I could think was, How am I going to pay my bills? …

Employment

Leaders Who Get Change Right Know How to Listen

Organizational change comes at a cost. It requires people to sacrifice something they value, whether it’s time, money, responsibilities, control, status, comfort, or relationships. The more your change effort disrupts those things, the more people will resist or even rage against it.<p>That helps …

10 Impressive Recipes You Can Make in 5 Minutes (or Less)

CHIMICHURRI SHRIMP<p>In a food processor, add 1 bunch (about 1 cup) parsley leaves, ½ cup extra virgin olive oil, 2 tbsp. red wine vinegar, 1 garlic …

Ice Cream

Mansions To Rent For A Dirt-Cheap Friends Getaway

The dilemma: You want to take an unforgettable vacation with a bunch of your besties, but you need it to be affordable. You already learned the hard …

Hostels

Overcome Resistance to Change by Enlisting the Right People

Change initiatives fail when senior leaders don’t see that their organizations are social systems. Organizations are defined by bundles of local relationships, social expectations, and unwritten rules that exist between thousands of people. These people create tribes — collections of like-minded …

How Google Optimized Healthy Office Snacks

Employers need simple, low-cost ways of helping employees make healthy choices. The effects of poor health and obesity cost U.S. companies $225 billion every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control, and this number is quickly rising. Although some employer-sponsored wellness programs …

Nutritious Food Options at Work Now Part of Many Employee Wellness Programs; HealthyYOU Vending Machines Available Nationwide to Companies at No Cost - Press Release

<b>Up to 70% of employers now offer wellness programs to bring down growing healthcare costs and increase employee productivity. Healthy vending</b> …

Motivating Millennials Takes More than Flexible Work Policies

A 2015 Gallup Poll found that Millennials are the least engaged cohort in the workplace, with only 28.9% saying that they are engaged at work. This, combined with high turnover rates and greater freelance and entrepreneurial opportunities, means that if companies want to retain these valued …

Design Your Office to Fulfill Employees' Most Basic Needs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the war for talent, savvy companies understand that office space is both a key component of their recruiting strategy and a platform they can use to amplify their culture. One way to design a space that will become a competitive …

4 Things Successful Change Leaders Do Well

We know that two-thirds of large scale transformation efforts fail. But that’s not a terribly helpful piece of information―unless we’re looking for confirmation that this is hard, really hard. What is useful is to understand what leaders can do to substantially increase the odds that their …

Change Efforts Can Fail Unless They’re Coordinated

We need to focus as much on <i>how</i> we drive change as what change we drive. Research we conducted at the London School of Economics suggests that resistance to change stems often from a negative experience of change leadership, rather than resistance to the change itself.<p>We know that for change to be …

The Three Environments That Create Every Employee Experience

I define “employee experience” as an organization creating a place where people want to show up instead of assuming that people need to show up. This shift from “need” to “want” is the fundamental change that organizations around the world are starting to experience. This is why we see so much …

The Workplace

7 Creative Office Designs to Get You Inspired for 2016

Here are some of the design touches that startups and established companies are embracing to help bring their workspaces into the future.

Startups

11 Slow Cooker Recipes That Will Save You Money In The New Year

The New Year is an ideal time to reset your budget and get creative with ways to save money. By utilizing your trusty slow cooker, you'll get more bang for your buck, ultimately saving time and money in the short-and long-term. Not to mention, the delicious possibilities to experiment with from …

The Best Under-$20 Natural Beauty Products

Anytime you hear that something is sustainably farmed, hand-harvested, 100 percent organic, and cruelty-free, it can only mean one thing: It'll cost you. After all, kindness can be quite pricey. But some of the best natural products are also some of the most affordable. To prove it, we picked our …

9 Ways to Use Quinoa in the New Year

We're partnering with our Time Inc. sister brands Cooking Light, Health, My Recipes, Real Simple, Southern Living and Sunset to bring you 60 days of …

A Leader’s Framework for Decision Making

In January 1993, a gunman murdered seven people in a fast-food restaurant in Palatine, a suburb of Chicago. In his dual roles as an administrative executive and spokesperson for the police department, Deputy Chief Walter Gasior suddenly had to cope with several different situations at once. He had …

Do You Have a Manager’s Mindset?

Julie Long, a senior developer at a software company, was identified by her manager as a high performer. When she was asked to coordinate a team of three junior developers on a project, Julie was excited about the opportunity to finally move into a management role. However she quickly became …

Muting Unwanted Noise in an Open Office

Ah, the open-plan office, that shining example of egalitarian design, the great leveler of the corporate caste system. Just one problem: there’s no privacy. Open-plan offices are distractingly noisy. Their intended purpose is to boost collaboration and productivity, but these designs have actually …

The Real Reason People Won’t Change

Every manager is familiar with the employee who just won’t change. Sometimes it’s easy to see why—the employee fears a shift in power, the need to learn new skills, the stress of having to join a new team. In other cases, such resistance is far more puzzling. An employee has the skills and smarts …

GM Diet Reviews: What Is The GM Diet And Will It Work For You? | Women's Health

What You Can Eat<br>The diet itself is a weeklong program that involves uber-strict eating guidelines, says Mashru. Day one involves eating only fruit, except for bananas (probably because of their higher sugar and calorie content). By eating only water-based fruit (such as watermelon, cantaloupes, and …

The Ultimate Hotel Room Workout: 7 Body-Sculpting Moves With Model Irina Shayk

It’s Monday afternoon at the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg, where, in a seventh-floor studio with slick concrete floors, Irina Shayk is busy stretching. “This will be fun!” she says, a towel grasped firmly between her hands, as she performs an extended, angular twist toward the Manhattan …

Workouts

The 9 Best Exercises for Weight Loss, Ranked in Order of Effectiveness | Women's Health

And since we know that the calories burned during your workout aren't the only ones that matter, we spoke with New York City-based trainer Noam Tamir, C.S.C.S., owner of TS Fitness, on how to modify your workout to ramp up the afterburn effect. That way, your body can continue to burn calories at a …

To Lead Change, Explain the Context

Imagine that your boss asks you to run as fast as possible in one direction, and then after a few minutes, blows the whistle and asks you to run the opposite way. Imagine that this happens over and over again. After a while, you’d not only get tired, you would be frustrated by the meaningless …

3 Things Managers Should Be Doing Every Day

“When are we supposed to do all <i>that</i>?” That’s the question we constantly get from new managers, only weeks or months into their new positions, when we describe the three key activities they should be focusing on to be successful as leaders: building trust, building a team, and building a broader …

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 …

How to Run a Meeting of People from Different Cultures

When you’re running a meeting with people from different cultures, you need to consider your colleagues’ different needs and approaches. How do you brainstorm ideas, make decisions, and address conflict in a way that is comfortable for everyone? Which culture’s preferences should be the default? …

3 holiday recipes you can make under $4 per serving

<i>Editor’s Note: The following recipes come from “Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day,” a cookbook by Leanne Brown that maps out strategies and recipes</i> …

Holiday Recipes

Change Management Meets Social Media

While change is often in the best long-term interest of a company, it can wreak havoc on an organization’s people in the near term. Periods of change on a grand scale – crises, mergers and acquisitions, mass layoffs – can especially erode employee engagement, loyalty, and trust. In most cases, the …