Every organization needs its teams to deliver a high level of performance to succeed in today’s business environment. Author Omar L. Harris offers clear guidance on how to hire for, support, and guide high-performance teams.
What are some tips to hiring employees to fit into high-performing teams?
The word hacker, for most, conjures up images of a dark figure in a hoodie hunched over a keyboard.
However, as Joe Gerstandt and Jason Lauritsen shared in their 20th Annual HR Technology & Exposition Conference session The HR Hacklab: What New HR Tech Solutions Are Needed Now?, hacking in the workplace has an entirely different meaning.
Is your organization “going with the flow” of the ever-evolving workplace or becoming stagnated by outdated talent strategies?
The new world of work is responding to societal changes and sociocultural shifts by breaking down traditional barriers in the workplace and empowering employees to bring their whole selves to work to become more than a profession, title or job description.
It finally happened Wednesday night. The lovable losers, The Chicago Cubs, raised the World Series trophy as champions. In doing so, they erased 108 years of frustration. As the world watched (and celebrated) with them, I couldn’t stop thinking how much of their story mirrors situations often faced by today’s talent leaders.
A new leader rarely walks into a good situation.
Teamwork is generally a misunderstood, misused term. Many have only a hint of what teamwork really is. Some think it is about getting along. Others think it is about getting along well. Among other things, teamwork is about understanding one’s strengths and weaknesses and the roles of the other teammates in order to perform optimally.
Business literature is filled with all the reasons performance reviews just don’t work, but maybe part of the issue is that we aren’t addressing the real needs of the employees. Yes, they appreciate a positive comment from their manager. Employees do want an annual or semi-annual sit down to talk about your view of their performance and to set goals for the next year. They want to know where the company is going and how they fit into the big picture.
When employees are connected with each other and with the company as a cohesive unit, great things happen. Connections foster relationships, relationships create results and results culminate in increased productivity and profitability. One of the best ways to create connections is to allow them to happen naturally—to facilitate them—rather than forcing them, and company traditions create fertile ground in which the seeds of relationship can grow and develop into something productive.
Have you ever wondered why some of the teams at your organization become dysfunctional? The answer may be that they were never compatible from the start.
Ted Malley, senior vice president product evangelism at Ceridian talked about how to “Build Better Teams that Achieve More” during an October 18 pre-conference session at Human Resource Executive’s 18th Annual HR Technology Conference & Exposition.
With few exceptions, creating teams within a workforce is one of the best ways to stimulate business. The more engaged and stimulated the employees, the more productive they are and the more profitable you become. Sounds simple enough, but such camaraderie does not necessarily materialize out of thin air. A good team needs a good coach.
On January 21, SHRM @weknownext chatted with John Hudson (@JohnPHudson) about A Culture of Sports in the Workplace.
In case you missed it, here are all the great tweets from the chat:
With the Super Bowl just a few weeks away, now is the perfect time to talk about the many parallels between the workplace and world of sports.
We tend to segment our organizations: by generation, by department, by location, by tenure.
Organizations often focus on the importance of teamwork. But rarely do set aside resources to invest in team training. Sure, they talk about teambuilding but that’s something different.
Dr. Eduardo Salas