Employee Relations

Why Empathy in Leadership is a Good Idea

A 2019 University of Oxford study found that workers are 13 percent more productive when happy, providing a conclusive link between happiness and productivity. As fear- and shame-based business models fall away, millennial-led trends of kinder, happier working environments and empathetic leadership are fast becoming the norm. Here’s how and why being an empathetic leader […]

Give a Man a Fish or Teach a Man to Fish?

Are you delegating or training? A delegator is someone who assigns tasks and allocates responsibilities. A trainer looks for ways to give employees additional responsibility; helps them acquire the skills, confidence, and capabilities to succeed; and supports them as they progress. Managers must do both; but training must happen before and during delegation so employees […]

Teamwork on the Fly: Learning to Collaborate with Just about Anyone

In today’s world, companies are depending on remote workers, diverse markets, and global interactions to keep business going. Many of us find ourselves frequently teaming with different people, coordinating and collaborating across geographic, disciplinary, linguistic, sectoral, and societal boundaries. Consider that a typical hospitalized patient is seen by some 60 different providers over the course […]

COVID-19 Causing You to Work From Home? Create a Functional and Inspiring Home Office

As the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak continues to spread many big companies are asking at least some of their employees to work from home as a precaution. Apple, Google, Chevron, Nestle, Amazon, Ford, Microsoft, Twitter, Facebook, Airbnb and Viacom are just some that have implemented a work from home policy. Whether you occasionally take work home, […]

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