Workplace morale

Posts Tagged Workplace morale

 
 

Q:  For the last few months two of my employees have been  constantly bickering about politics.

While most other employees were staying out of the discussion now more of them are getting dragged in, to the point that we now have a divided, tense work environment.  I’m hesitant to get involved but I am concerned that the negativity is affecting productivity and morale.

June 26, 2018

 

 

Every organization wants to be a best place to work. But what does it take to get there? Fortune writes, “A great place to work is one where employees trust the people they work with, have pride in the work they do, and enjoy the people they work with … and these same qualities—trust, pride, and camaraderie—also fuel business performance.”

June 17, 2018

 

 

When I was playing with the idea to make a move, I sat down and asked myself, "what is important to me?"

As I sat down, my little girl came up to me and said, “Mommy, I am hungry and I want a snack!” That’s when it hit me! This little girl means the world to me.

I made up my mind at that moment: My move will be based upon what is best for my family.

April 18, 2018

 

As I sit here in subzero windy temperatures in Chicago; I am thinking back on my Thanksgiving vacation where we went on a Caribbean cruise in which I paid close attention to the crew working on board.  It reminded me of my time in the Navy, and while admittingly I didn’t spend as much time on a ship as others, living and working on a ship can teach you much about teamwork that we might not experience in the corporate world.

Trust and getting along is everything

December 26, 2017

 


 

I spoke at the Wisconsin SHRM conference, last week. My topic was “What Oprah Taught Me About Great HR,” and we discussed areas of trust, onboarding, and engagement. This is the second time I’ve presented this content and there still needs to me some work, but I learned some more things to improve the presentation. 

October 17, 2017

 


 

My Monday Morning Musing and Challenge...

If you can quiet your mind, you can become more present with the people you meet, you lead, you follow, and you inspire. This quiet will also focus the work that you set forth to accomplish, but today's challenge is to be more present with your audience. The power of connection has more promise when you are paying full attention.

October 16, 2017

 

 

I’m fortunate to work for really great owners that genuinely care about our team members.  But at the same time, they’re business people.  They don’t do it just to make themselves feel good, or to be charitable.  Business needs to operate profitably, otherwise we’re all in trouble.  Bottom line, if we pay you to do a job, you’re important.  But is that enough?

August 1, 2017

 

We dropped my oldest daughter off at a YMCA overnight camp for the week, this past Sunday. This is the second year she attended and, this time around, my anxiety levels are a little lower and I'm getting a little more sleep than last year. Not by much, but it's better. Even writing this post makes me a little anxious.

July 27, 2017

During my time at Ohio University, I fell hard for a new band (at the time) called U2. After I heard their music, I couldn’t get enough of them. We had two record (yes, record) stores in Athens at the time, and I made sure to make regular trips to both of them to pick up anything U2 had put out.

February 14, 2017

 

Q:  Some of my employees have requested that we allow them to bring their dogs to work, citing Google and Ben & Jerry’s as examples of companies with a pet-friendly policy.  Although I’m a dog lover myself and I like the idea, I’ve resisted because I worry about the liability.  What else should I consider?

November 3, 2016

On February 3, @shrmnextchat chatted with talent strategist Mary Faulkner @mfaulkner43 to chat about "Teaming Up to Take Out a Toxic Culture."

In case you missed this informative chat, you can find all the tweets here:

February 3, 2016

        
 

“The culture of any organization is shaped by the worst behavior the leader is willing to tolerate.” ~ Steve Gruenert and Todd Whitaker
 

We live in an era where civility is on the decline. Examples of bad behavior can be found just about everywhere—in our government, in our schools, at sporting events and during the rush-hour commute. It’s pervasive on social media.

February 1, 2016

                    

Creating workplace traditions that stand the test of time

What will your employees say about their career experience years from now? Will they sit with friends and reminisce about exciting projects and notable accomplishments, or will they talk of seemingly endless hours that rolled into years of drudgery? Chances are good that if the friends are reminiscing with were co-workers, the conversation will be positive and upbeat.

January 26, 2016

 

 

 

Today, the HR Magazine Book Blog interviews Shawn Murphy, author of the recently published book The Optimistic Workplace: Creating an Environment that Energizes Everyone (AMACOM, 2015). 

What is workplace optimism? 

November 9, 2015

 

Are your employees holding your company hostage? Of course not- you’re the manager, right? Your employees don’t determine the functionality or success of your department- management does… Or do they?

May 5, 2015