Monday, July 13, 2020

Does employee passion matter?

In a survey of US workers, only 35% of respondents showed the mindset to seek out challenges. Even among engaged employees, only 38% reported...

Ideas to support someone you know through a job loss

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought health and safety challenges. Yes. But the global nature of the issue is also causing economic setbacks. You might...

Exploring the fear of failure

“We all have to decide for ourselves what constitutes failure, but the world is quite eager to give you a set of criteria if...

Lost in conversation: communication misfires between a manager and employee

“Tell me everything.” “Filter the news.” “What’s on your mind?” “I don’t need to know what you’re thinking.” “What happened during your day?” “I don’t have...

You’ve got to stop thinking too much. No, really.

Everyday, multiple situations tip us into a spiral of thinking too much and running through consequences over and over again. A study found that...

Creating a space for innovation? Focus on its culture.

In an earlier post, we had spoken about innovation labs/ teams – initiatives which, while being separate from the parent organization and its products,...

Creating a space for innovation? Think through the essentials.

“Innovation is seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.” This saying by Dr. Albert Szent-Györgyi, who discovered the core component...

Stay ahead of unintentional insider threats

An email titled ‘2011 Recruitment Plan’ piqued the interest of an RSA employee, who retrieved the file from the junk folder. However, opening the...

Three types of people in your organization: a car passenger analogy

When you look closely, you will find three kinds of passengers in a car: The ones who want to be in the car so...

What makes the culture of some companies successful?

Companies like Google, Airbnb, Apple, or Patagonia, often get mentioned in conversations about corporate culture. They are voted as some of the best places...

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What helps drive change effectively? These three elements.

Can you get people to change and start behaving in a new way? You might say it is difficult because we resist change. An entire...

Catalyzing large-scale change through a simple solution: a case study

Change is hard. We want it and then we don’t want it. Say Chip and Dan Heath in their book Switch, “When people try...

The Achille’s Heel of online calls and how to tend to it

Along with terms like ‘social distancing’, ‘shelter-in-place’, and ‘viral load’, another phrase that has picked up popularity now is ‘Zoom Bombing’. What is it? Unwanted...

Too many e-meetings? Here’s how to keep them meaningful.

Dance lessons for kids. Schooling. Weekend happy hours. Game nights. Weddings, and even funerals. Most activities and events are held online now because of...

Make work-from-home work for you

Jason Fried, author of ‘Remote: Office Not Required’, says, “One of the secret benefits of remote working is that the work itself becomes the...