The idea of being able to have fun at work and people being allowed to express their individuality and creativity is becoming increasingly important to workers. Indeed, rather than being a waste of time and taking away from the ‘real work’ of companies, fun can have real added value. There are reasons why major companies are making their workplaces and work cultures include fun and individuality. Fun at work can be something that leads to increased job satisfaction, team building and improved morale.
Workplace Culture has never been so important. Not only does a positive culture reduce employee stress, increase engagement and lead to higher productivity and creativity, it also can help organizations in their ability to recruit and retain valued staff. This article explores 7 tips to achieve a positive workplace culture, so team members can be happier at work and organizations can thrive.
When we feel totally overwhelmed our default reaction is often to either shut down totally or get ‘crazy busy’.
When we ‘get busy’ as a reaction to feeling overwhelmed, we are often still not really making headway. It is very often just reactive and does not really lead to progress. It is far better to be able to have a clear and focused picture of exactly what you need to do and then work smarter, not harder.
We make hundreds of decisions everyday. These decisions all add up and can result in a decline in decision making ability known as ‘Decision Fatigue’.
In this post we discuss the impact of Decision Fatigue and steps you can take to result in making better decisions.
Being Thankful is something that can positively affect your life in many ways. It is not just about having an ‘attitude of gratitude’ though. The powerful benefits arise when you have a specific daily gratitude practice.
Email can take up a large amount of your working day, but often email means your working on someone else’s goals instead of your own. This post focuses on ways to make email work for you and manage it more effectively.
It is important to have a growth mindset and being ok with risking failure. The best way to move forward is to take risks. Failure is often inevitable, but it can be a valuable learning experience.
Every leader and manager makes mistakes. These can however, be some of the best learning opportunities to move forward and make improvements. This post lists 7 common leadership mistakes to avoid.
A key strength is self-awareness and by being aware of your own strengths, limitations, tendencies and working style, you are well placed to grow and progress. It is also helpful to know others working styles, so you can work more effectively with others. A free template User Guide is available as part of this post.
A positive mindset leads to increased productivity, improved results, more creativity and better overall job satisfaction. There is a lot of power, therefore, in adopting a positive mindset and finding ways to create a positive work culture.
The starting point for any of us, regardless of our work, has to be why are we doing it in the first place. What is the reason you are doing this job; what is the driving goal behind all the hard work? If you don’t have a purpose and reason for your work, then chances are you are also not being an effective leader, being productive or setting a positive tone.
Having too many meetings is a complaint often heard by those working in both the for profit and non-profit world. Meetings can be viewed as being a waste of time, having no clear purpose and lacking results. Meetings can, however, be a great way to make decisions, share ideas and work towards goals. Here are 7 tips to having more productive meetings.
My overall goal is to create a dialogue about strategies to inspire and support people to do their best work, while also developing organizational cultures that are positive, respectful, productive and focused on the mission of each specific organization. It should give readers a few ideas, be a forum for others to share their ideas and ultimately create a community of those looking to be a little more inspired in their work and truly make a positive difference.