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?
Workplace burnout is rampant. But what causes it? Is it organizational practices -- or is it the employee's maladaptive response to stress? And, more importantly, can you actually recover from burnout? In my interview with Carol Miltersteiner for her new Dutch blog, The Better Achiever, I discussed the 10 organizational stressors that lead to burnout and … Continue reading The Journey of Workplace Burnout
Vision. Mission. Values. Culture. These are fundamental tools in the creation of a resilient, supportive environment that engages its workers. If you’ve never attempted to create any of these inspirational intangible organizational assets, you’re in for a treat – plus a lot of frustration and (often) confusion. Creating these motivational beacons to guide employees through … Continue reading The One-Word Vision for Focus and Resiliency
Change management has been around for a long time...so you'd think we'd finally get it right. But, unfortunately, studies have consistently found that 70% of change initiatives ultimately fail to achieve their desired results. That means that the tumultuous work environment and emotional/physical toll on workers resulted in the status quo rather than the idealized … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why 70% of Change Initiatives Fail: After 60 Years, We Still Don’t Get It
Organizational change. These few words strike dread in the heart of not only the employees who are being asked to change, but also the change leaders who are in charge of those changes. Throughout my practice, I've discovered that some well-change management advice -- although well-meaning -- often is based on assumptions about what change … Continue reading Organizational Change: Myth, Facts, and Reality