Integrity, honesty, transparency, and ethics. These highly valued characteristics are critical in building trust, engagement, and commitment in the workplace. But the importance of ethics goes beyond the accepted treatment of employees: ethics represent the core values that will shape decision-making behaviors throughout the organization. Many companies have published ethics and compliance policies. By having … Continue reading The Unethical Boss: Is Your Culture a Willing Accomplice?
We’ve all heard about the importance of “engaging” employees. Engaged employees are: Happier and more satisfied in their jobs. Less likely to leave the company for a better opportunity. Able to be more productive and create higher quality results for customers. The foundation for organizational constancy, profitability, and sustainability. Sounds great, huh? But what is … Continue reading Start Igniting Employees’ Passion (Instead of Engagement)
Trust and promises go hand-in-hand. We were taught this as children. We expect it from our friends and family. And we demand it from our employers and co-workers. But during organizational change, far too many managerial promises are broken. Perhaps it was the promise that no employees would lose their jobs. Perhaps it was the assurance … Continue reading Broken Promises: What to Do When Change Managers Promise What They Can’t (or Won’t) Deliver
Should we expect to find compassion in our workplaces – or should we check our emotions at the door in order to be more productive at work? Is workplace compassion a “nice to have” bonus at work – or is it an organizational imperative for innovation and profitability? According to recent research, compassion may be … Continue reading The Compassionate Workplace: What It Is, Why It’s Missing, and How It Contributes to Organizational Success
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?