Inadequate Resources, Poor Performance, and Employee Burnout: Are Managers to Blame?

When was the last time that you told an employee to "make it happen?"  Did you stress the importance of putting forth the necessary effort?  Did you reinforce the urgency of the request?  If you're like most managers, you probably did all these things. But were these requests to "make it happen" actually met? This is the … Continue reading Inadequate Resources, Poor Performance, and Employee Burnout: Are Managers to Blame?

Working Hard, Working Smart, and Not Working

We’ve all heard about the importance of working hard and how it manifests into a strong work ethic. We’ve also been advised to use technology to help us work smart by prioritizing and multitasking our activities. We've been told that this concentrated focus on work is what creates success. But we're rarely told to personally celebrate our achievements … Continue reading Working Hard, Working Smart, and Not Working

Introducing Flexible Work Schedules: 10 Factors to Ensure Productivity and Success

Workplace flexibility. All employees want it…most employers say they provide it…but few fully harness its benefits. Whether you’re seeking work-life balance, trying to reduce employee burnout, or responding to new paradigms at how work is done, you need to consider 10 critical factors before introducing flexible work arrangements in the workplace. 10 Factors to Consider … Continue reading Introducing Flexible Work Schedules: 10 Factors to Ensure Productivity and Success

7 Time Wasters That Destroy Work-Life Balance (VIDEO)

It's tough to balance the conflicting responsibilities of our work and personal lives. It's equally as difficult for organizations to effectively schedule the demands place on their employees. Maybe it's because we're exhausted, but (despite our best efforts) we all waste time. Often, the time that employees "waste" might be the result of attempts to … Continue reading 7 Time Wasters That Destroy Work-Life Balance (VIDEO)

Is Your Disorganization Creating Chaos for Your Employees?

OK, I admit it:  I’m a planner.  I've found that it’s the only way that I can accomplish all my goals without burning out...or going a little crazy. But not all people plan before they take action.  Some leaders not only change the steps, but even change the ultimate goal -- all with little warning … Continue reading Is Your Disorganization Creating Chaos for Your Employees?