The Biggest Obstacle to Great Employee Relations

We’ve heard the slogans: “People are our most important asset.” “We want to be an employer of choice.”

And we know most companies fall far short of those aspirations, for lots of reasons.

Sometimes, it’s because their leaders say the words but really don’t understand why they should have an engaged workforce. To them, it seems like […]

By |2021-05-11T17:46:14+00:00May 11th, 2021|Categories: Post|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Got Any Bright Ideas?

Do you feel pressure to come up with new ideas?

Things change so quickly these days, it seems we need new ideas and fresh thinking just to survive. We need to understand how our customers are changing. Will they still need us a year from now? What should we do to our products, distribution, or marketing […]

By |2021-02-20T23:23:20+00:00February 20th, 2021|Categories: Post|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Terms of Engagement

There’s no debate that companies with engaged employees and diverse teams are more successful. They have greater profitability, lower costs, and higher stock prices than companies with disengaged, homogeneous workforces. For years, studies and real-world experience have shown this to be true, and yet here we are at the beginning of 2021, […]

By |2021-01-20T22:08:03+00:00January 13th, 2021|Categories: Post|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Penny Wise, A Trillion Dollars Foolish

Theft by employees is roughly a $16 billion problem in US companies. Employees steal through fraud, cheating the accounting department, or stuffing cash or product into their pockets. In response, businesses buy security cameras and motion detectors and hire security guards. They develop tracking procedures and reporting systems, and have their attorneys compose theft […]

By |2020-12-12T01:17:54+00:00December 12th, 2020|Categories: Post|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Penny Wise, A Trillion Dollars Foolish

Innovation Needs a Safe Space

In Silicon Valley, people see failure as a necessary part of innovation. If you don’t fail, you’re not taking the risks that can lead to a breakthrough. You’re not risking enough little things to come up with the next big thing.

This is true not only in Silicon Valley, but across the country and across industries. […]

By |2020-10-21T20:44:08+00:00October 21st, 2020|Categories: Post|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Fear Not

When a team respects their manager, the work is better, the environment is more productive and there are fewer distractions, like dealing with HR issues and petty personal conflicts. So why do so many managers cling to the old-fashioned notion that employees should fear them rather than work to earn the respect of their teams?

Just […]

By |2020-10-21T21:18:10+00:00July 4th, 2020|Categories: Post|Tags: , , , |0 Comments
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