The more collaborative we are in our approach to work, the more productive we are. This statement isn’t the product of idle speculation. Research by the Academy of Management has shown this to be true.
Imagine you’re a 32-year-old midlevel manager - and you’re struggling at work. But nobody would know. You are a star member of the team. Time and again, you hit your targets. You put in decent hours and get on well with everyone at work. The senior managers see you as a ‘high potential’.
Here at the start of 2021, the dark days are very much with us. But - lockdowns, social distancing and face masks won’t last forever. That’s the good news. With the advent of long-awaited vaccinations, the light at the end of the long, dark pandemic tunnel is glowing ever larger and ever brighter.
2020 may be a year you’ll wish to forget – and you don’t need me to explain the reasons. But just hold on a minute! Maybe it’s up to us to make 2020 a year to remember … for the sake of our businesses and our people.
Is it ethical to check if your workers are shirkers?
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the most radical social and workplace disruption that many of us are likely to face - ever.
Projects take longer - Collaboration is harder - Training new workers is a struggle
Have you noticed? We tend to take people skills for granted. We assume that they’re important in the workplace. We know that, in order to foster a positive and fruitful workplace, it’s important that everyone gets on. But what does this mean in today’s climate? With so many people working from home, do social and personal skills matter as much?
As an employer, is yours one of the many firms that have been forced to furlough staff during the coronavirus pandemic? If so, you need to be aware that, from now on, it’s ‘all change’.
In our last blog, we looked at the issue of easing your people back into work in a way that considers their expectations as well as yours. In the last few months, you may have been bringing your employees back to work on a part-time basis, taking advantage of the government’s flexible furlough scheme.