Why Should HR Care About Burnout?

Attention all HR practitioners!  You are in the ideal position to create fundamental, transformational change in your organization!  You can be the catalyst for bringing the human back into human resources! The question is:  will you? Organizational leaders far too often treat human resources as the bastard child (or at least the distant cousin) in … Continue reading Why Should HR Care About Burnout?

Burnout: The Canary in the Coal Mine?

Burnout.  It’s (finally!) beginning to make national news.  In May 2019, the World Health Organization identified burnout as a workplace phenomenon that occurs when “chronic workplace stress…has not been successfully managed.” So if your workplace is full of overworked, stressed out, and burned out workers, then it’s the employees’ problem that they ineffectively manage their … Continue reading Burnout: The Canary in the Coal Mine?

The Role of Serendipity in Change Management: More than fun and games

For anyone who has ever taken a management course, the message is clear:  focus on the tangible metrics and quit having fun!  Even though managers focus on coordinating the efforts of other people, "people" are often left out of the equation. In other words, management seems to inordinately focus on data and ignores the basic … Continue reading The Role of Serendipity in Change Management: More than fun and games

Why Innovative Companies Are Different: 6 Cultural Characteristics

The keys to innovation are not found in an organization's technology.  Nor are they found in their accounting practices or strategic planning tools.  In fact, the seeds of innovation are not found in formalized rules and procedures. Instead, innovative companies embrace, recognize, and reward the uniquely human values of each individual worker.  They bring the … Continue reading Why Innovative Companies Are Different: 6 Cultural Characteristics

How to Find and Nurture Self-Directed Leaders

An old adage states that you can't be a leader if no one is following you.  But in today's fast-paced, hyper-competitive world, it's time for those followers to start leading themselves.  (Click here for complementary infographic.) This doesn't mean that self-directed leaders are mavericks who ignore their employers' corporate culture and values.  Instead, self-directed leaders … Continue reading How to Find and Nurture Self-Directed Leaders