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Does power lie in the hands of employees? In today’s job market it does, and leaders must address the causes of attrition to retain their workforce. Employee loyalty is hard to earn but ultimately the key to business success.Read Article
For many companies, organizational values exist as a part of the employee handbook, or on the company website. But how these values are integrated into day-to-day company culture, studies show, has some room for growth.Read Article
On a micro level, it might seem like the actions we take day in and day out at our jobs don’t have a large impact on a company as a whole. But when you see the connections between company culture and larger concepts like improved staff retention, employee engagement, and overall job satisfaction, the impact is clear. The everyday happenings in a company’s culture matter, and they can play a large ...Read Article
Are you rushing to fill the gap when an employee quits? Do you ever feel caught off guard? Then maybe it's time to re-evaluate how you manage employee exits. Acceleration Partners CEO Robert Glazer shared with us his advice for increasing employee engagement through a 'Mindful Transition' program.Read Article
Have you ever worked at an organization and hated it? Or you loved it so much that you never wanted to leave? Heather Younger, best-selling author of “The 7 Intuitive Laws of Employee Loyalty” and Founder/CEO of Customer Fanatix, is an employee loyalty advocate.
When Howard Behar joined Starbucks in 1989, he never fathomed the trajectory the company would eventually take. He viewed the Seattle-based business as a welcome escape from the company culture of Corporate America, thinking that the chain would perhaps expand regionally. Yet as the company expanded, Behar’s leadership and emphasis on cultural values has proven integral to its success. His values-based leadership allowed for the growth of employee-created ideas - such as the Frappuccino - that may have not otherwise existed if not for his open approach to company culture and leadership.
“How to be more productive” is arguably one of the most searched topics online among modern-day employees. More complex and fluid roles and increasing workloads are prompting employees throughout various industries to constantly look for productivity hacks. However, the responsibility for increasing productivity should weigh more heavily on managers and business owners, and not the employees. The tricky part is that every workplace is so different; offering clear and consistent behavioral changes, processes, and systems to increase productivity can be difficult.
On September 12th, hundreds from the TINYpulse community and a world-class slate of speakers joined us at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront. The view of Elliott Bay across the street was stunning, the lineup of speakers was amazing, and the sheer conference energy was electrifying. It's what makes TINYcon the most exciting time of year. If you weren't able to make it to TINYcon 2018, or just want to relive the best moments, here's a recap of our third, biggest, and best conference to date.
An organization is only as good as its employees. It may have state of the art buildings, equipment, vehicles, and a large budget, but if it has low quality employees it can be difficult to compete effectively. These days, innovation is the name of the game, particularly in technology-based businesses. Innovation depends entirely on people. Behemoths like Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Apple are so successful not just because of technology, but also because of people.
Managers have the power to make or break their organizations. While great leaders encourage their employees to reach their full potential and help their organizations surpass their goals, terrible dictators discourage workers to the point they want to jump ship. And many of them do. According to the Wall Street Journal, nearly half of employees who leave jobs do so to get away from their bosses. Since you don’t want to lose your best employees, it's critical that you do everything you can to ensure you fill managerial positions with the right people in the first place. As you go about your search for a new manager, keep in mind that great ones usually possess these 10 leadership qualities.