The outbreak of COVID-19 has forced many employees and teams to work remotely as businesses try to maintain operations. This new model of work is putting company culture to the test. Without physical interaction and typical processes, employees may not feel as connected or productive. Leaders need to adapt their culture to accommodate the current reality of working so that employees remain rooted in the culture while teleworking.
My colleague Nick recently posted on social media that he received a text from a former lacrosse teammate, and they spoke about their last game together. What he gleaned from that conversation is how much he misses going to battle on the lacrosse field every day with his team.
But then he had a revelation.
He still does go to battle with teammates each day, only in a different way—in a business setting.
A new year is fast approaching and, with it, comes new laws, opportunities, and potential challenges for HR professionals. But creating a positive workplace culture is likely to be a constant activity, this year and next. So, what are the top HR trends that will lend to building a positive work culture in 2020 and beyond?
For an intangible force, culture has a critical impact on every part of your business. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) recently released a report on the high costs of a toxic workplace. This report revealed that 20 percent of employees have left their job due to the culture of their organization.
One in four Americans say they dread going to work each morning, and almost half of American workers have thought about leaving their current jobs. Those statistics point to a grim reality for today’s employers: We have a culture crisis at work. And it’s costly.
As digitalization and the accompanying democratization of work disrupt traditional business models, organizations are adopting more agile, tech-enabled ways of working. Today, employers are deconstructing jobs and dispersing work around the globe to be completed by diverse pools of talent ranging from free agents to alliance partners to full-time employees.
Onboarding seems to be getting all the attention these days when it comes to the employee experience—but what about offboarding?
Reductions in force still happen and are never pleasant for anyone involved, but they shouldn’t necessarily be the end of an employee-employer relationship.
Smart organizations are using thoughtful offboarding programs to transform the relationship.
If you didn’t catch it this week, a job board executive came out with how often you should be promoted early in your career. Basically, he said it should be every three years. Do you agree?
Do you have an intentional leadership development strategy?
As Henry Ford once said, “The only thing worse than training your employees and having them leave is not training them and having them stay.”
“With the right people, culture, and values, you can accomplish great things.” – Tricia Griffith, American Businesswoman
Ginger Hardage, award-winning former Senior VP of Culture and Communications with Southwest Airlines, discusses the importance of organizational culture and it’s impact on talent with Emily M. Dickens, SHRM Chief of Staff, backstage after speaking to nearly 1,700 HR and business professionals at SHRM’s 2019 Talent Conference and Exposition, as the opening keynote speaker.