The New Work-Life Imbalance: Too many hours working from home

NOTE: Click on the image above OR click here to watch this 7-minute video. Because “business as usual” is being replaced by the (as yet unknown) “new normal,” it stands to reason that the traditional 9-to-5 work schedule at a common workplace location is also irrevocably changed.  Whether it’s remote work, working from home, or … Continue reading The New Work-Life Imbalance: Too many hours working from home

You Take Care of Your Car, But Are You Taking Care of Your Employees?

Written by Dr. Geri Puleo and Michael Hempseed Imagine that you owned a trucking company. Now imagine that after one year of work you were told almost 23% of your fleet broke down because they were used too much. You would probably have a serious word with your drivers about not pushing the vehicles beyond … Continue reading You Take Care of Your Car, But Are You Taking Care of Your Employees?

Disengaged Employees? Maybe They Don’t Think You Care

Employee engagement.  It seems to be the new buzzword in leadership and human resources. The argument is that engaged employees are more productive, which helps the organization achieve its goals.  It also supports the idea that engaged employees are less likely to leave the organization, which helps HR’s retention efforts. The definitions of what it … Continue reading Disengaged Employees? Maybe They Don’t Think You Care

Productivity Without Burnout (Stop the 60-Hour Work Week!)

Managers are responsible for ensuring that the duties, responsibilities, and projects of their team actually get done -- on time, on budget, and to a high performance standard.  There are countless books, courses, consultants, and apps to help managers achieve this goal. So why are so many deliverables not completed on time, on budget, and to a … Continue reading Productivity Without Burnout (Stop the 60-Hour Work Week!)

How to Spot and Help a Burned Out Employee

Spotting a burned out employee is not so easy.  Usually when others recognize the warning signs of burnout in a colleague or subordinate, that worker is far along the downward spiral to burnout. The question is:  how can effective managers and organizational leaders spot the warning signs of burnout before a worker is no longer … Continue reading How to Spot and Help a Burned Out Employee