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Building Good Work Relationships

Why Have Good Work Relationships? Human beings are naturally social creatures. And when you consider that we spend one-third of our lives at work, it’s clear that good relationships with colleagues will make our jobs more enjoyable. The more comfortable co-workers are around one other, the more confident they’ll feel voicing opinions, brainstorming, and going along with new ideas, for

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How to Build Rapport … While Wearing a Mask

Nonverbal communication in the workplace is extremely important. Whether you’re trying to sell a car, pitch a project to your boss, or nail a job interview, what you convey beyond words can determine the difference between success and failure. This makes communication in the age of Covid-19more challenging for the obvious reason that masks, a necessary component of fighting the

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Employee motivation: An organization’s road to success

Employee motivation is often defined as the level of energy, commitment, persistence and creativity that a company’s workers bring to their jobs. This directly implies that higher employee motivation leads to better engagement and productivity. Unsurprisingly, employee motivation has become one of the top priorities for most businesses. Derived from the Latin word for movement ‘movere’, motivation relates to the

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Cross-industry talent exchange: The future of work

Various organizations sitting on a talent pool which they are unable to utilise themselves due to business slowdown can loan them under certain conditions to other companies possibly in completely different industries which need them. The whispers about cross-industry talent exchange and its benefits have always been around. The COVID-19 pandemic has only served to accelerate the change and amplify

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Stop Hiring for “Cultural Fit”

When you prioritize candidates you “click with,” you run the risk of discriminating against candidates from different backgrounds. Here’s how to change course. When your company is hiring, do people focus on whether a candidate is a good “cultural fit” for the organization? If the answer is yes, you’re in good company. The vast majority of managers surveyed worldwide consider

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“Hire-able” Like Me

So much depends upon nailing a job: salary, commute, colleagues, self-image, perhaps the arc of an entire career. This is what first attractedLauren Rivera, an assistant professor of management and organizations at the Kellogg School, to the study of hiring practices. Hiring is “one of those critical gate-keeping moments whereby the judgments we make about people have enduring effects,” says

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6 Reasons Why People Don’t Change, and What to Do About That

“Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.”James Allen “Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.”Arnold Bennett “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”Anais Nin You have

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Changing How We Think About Change

Innovation is not in itself a strategy but the mechanism for achieving a change in either magnitude, activity, or direction. A major challenge for business leaders is knowing when to stay the course and when to change direction. There is conflicting advice. Thousands of articles have been published on the topic of change management in leadership, but just as many

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You’ve Worked Hard to Earn Your Team’s Trust. What Happens If Layoffs Are Necessary?

Layoffs suck—for the person who is being laid off, but also for the person delivering the bad news. The decision to lay off employees can be even more difficult for leaders who have established a trusting relationship with their employees—raising the uncomfortable question of whether building trust with employees is actually a liability during challenging times. In our work with

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