As we start seeing the light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel, we realize that we are not going to get back to normal. The new normal will be different. The pandemic crisis has been an “up-or-out” test for most businesses. Only the teams that have engaged employees will come out stronger. As a […]
I merged and analyzed the available data on GDP (per capita), national IQs, happiness, and employee engagement worldwide, for 93 countries. My goal is to come up with practical suggestions to business leaders; thus, these observations are focused more on qualitative results and trends than on the “scientificity” of the idea. Here are my observations focused on qualitative results and trends.
Working from home may be hard at first, especially if #WFH is not your thing. Individual circumstances make it difficult to follow the mass-media advice. Would it not be better to just do your job conscientiously? Do your best. It is not that complicated: use common sense and stay human.
If you continue doing your best during this involuntary shutdown, you’ll get a head start over the competitors after this emergency is over – soon.
Glassdoor reviews and comments are very reliable. If you are considering a role with a new company, the Glassdoor reviews are your starting point. And if you are in a leadership position and care about your business, these anonymous reviews left by your colleagues may help you run the business better.
It is never too late to start paying attention to the “soft stuff.” If you plan to retire, start doing it soon enough and get your successors involved: you will be able to realize your initial – and best – plan: hand off a strong organization to your children.
Change is NOT the only constant. The failure rate of change projects seems to stay constant as well, at about 70%. In order to be successful, change leaders need to realize that every change project must go through these four stages – rejection, objection, perception, adoption – and the first two stages may temporarily bring the performance down, which kills the key players’ desire to continue the change effort.
“What is your janitor’s first name?” Sounds almost like a PVQ from your bank. But it is not. A client asked me if I could help him energize his team that was obedient but, well, not engaged. In reply, I asked if he knew when was the birthday of his new employee, hired last month. […]
(Collectiver quoted in TelcoCompare Blog) Who doesn’t love the summer months? The days are warmer, brighter and longer, giving people ample opportunity to jet away to a sunny location or get outside and do something fun with their loved ones. Unfortunately, though, this isn’t the case for everyone. For those that don’t have any holidays […]
“Are you a threat or a help?” Can I trust you? When you encounter a stranger, this is the first thought that crosses your mind, often subconscious. We are wired to check if people around us are trustworthy, almost continuously. This helped us, human species, to survive and prosper through million years of evolution. And […]
One day, HRs will all be able to get the best imaginable employees: they will print them on a 3D printer, using the profile and settings prompted by the AI (and recycle the misprinted ones, of course). But before we get there, the true competition will be about people. For the next decade or two, […]