Author Archive for: LAI SHYAN CHIN

The Best Leaders Do These 3 Things to Help Their Employees Achieve Enormous Success

This may potentially be the secret to effective teamwork. The word “accountability” gets a bad rap in business circles. We often associate it with blame or punishment, making leaders hesitant to talk about it, let alone put it into action on their teams. But it doesn’t have to be like that. In her book Unstuck: Reframe Your Thinking to Free

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6 Strategies to Upskill Your Workforce

Imagine this scenario: You are behind your competitors in digital transformation and are even more worried about startups with massive funding that may leapfrog you. You are trying to make progress, but cannot hire enough data scientists, agile coaches, engineers, product owners, cyber experts, or design thinkers. They are going to fun, young organizations, not the old-school companies with siloes,

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3 Tips to Help Millennials Manage Gen-Z Employees

I’ve written before about how people come for the organization’s mission but leave because of their manager when it comes to hiring and retention. That’s why it’s so critical for organizations to constantly monitor how they are training their managers–especially their middle managers and supervisors–because it’s an overlooked area where retention can be won or lost. The problem arises because

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Most Leaders Are Forgetting 1 Key Strategy to Keep Their Employees From Quitting

As America’s mental health crisis deepens, more employers are taking well-being seriously, and with good reason. According to Gallup’s “State of the Global Workplace” report, roughly 7 in 10 employees are struggling or suffering in their overall lives, with negative emotions at an all-time high. Most organizations are set up to plan for what happens after an employee is at

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Employee retention: 10 strategies for retaining top talent

A comprehensive employee retention program is a key differentiator in tight talent markets. Here’s how to reduce employee turnover, retain top talent, and establish an engaged workforce. Employee retention definition Employee retention is an organization’s ability to keep its employees under contract, making for a more stable, productive workforce. Companies that are serious about retaining their talent establish policies and

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New Report: Only 12 Percent of Employees Are Fully Productive at Work (The Reasons Why May Surprise You)

Millions since the pandemic have adjusted to their own homes becoming their offices, but over-reliance on screens and digital overload has taken a toll on productivity and mental wellness. In workplaces that feel increasingly “always-on,” expectations put on workers are fast becoming unrealistic. The never-ending task lists put on workers have become longer than the amount of time they have

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5 Ways to Manage Conflicting Points of View With a Both/And Approach

One of the biggest challenges for leaders today is dealing with conflicting viewpoints. It’s easy to think only one point of view can be right, requiring an either/or choice. In today’s complex business world, it can also create a false dichotomy. The good news is that leaders can master the remarkable human capacity of holding two seemingly opposing truths at

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Hiring Isn’t Enough. Winning the Talent Game Starts With Retention

Many are returning to the office this spring, perhaps for the first time since March 2020, but it is not the same as when we left it. The Covid-19 pandemic spurred rapid behavioral change, forcing people to rethink their priorities and purpose. As a result, our world has changed drastically, and business leaders are tasked with completely reimagining the workplace

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5 Simple Ways to Reduce Loneliness and Increase Happiness at Work

If you’re feeling lonely, you’re not alone. America’s loneliness epidemic is getting worse, with three in five adults (61%) reporting they are lonely, according to Cigna’s 2020 Loneliness and the Workplace report. While loneliness is growing, it also means it’s malleable. What goes up, can come down. Decreasing loneliness takes a lot less effort than you might think. Think of

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