Administrative Professionals’ Day (also known as Administrative Assistant Day, Secretaries Day or Admin Day) is a day to highlight the important role of secretaries, assistants, receptionists, and other administrative support, which is observed in several countries. During World War II, there was an increased need for skilled administrative personnel, particularly in the United States. Mary […]
It’s one thing to create an atmosphere of trust and a feeling of camaraderie between employees when they’re all in the same building 40 or so hours a week. But, what about when some or all of you work virtually, and rarely (if ever!) see your coworkers? How can you build and maintain a viable […]
Whether your entire team typically works under the same roof or you’re spread out among remote offices (or coffee shops), you must work together to reach a common goal. From conference call meetings to e-mail agendas, it can be difficult to foster effective teamwork. Have no fear! We’re here to help. Start using the tools […]
Whether you’re planning a large office holiday party or a small company outing, take fun seriously. The more you plan, the more relaxed you will be and the more fun you’ll have with your team. The worst part of planning a last minute holiday activity, is that it will feel last minute, and the only […]
On the fourth Thursday of each April, more than 37 million people in over 3.5 million US offices participate in Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day – founded by Gloria Steinem and the Ms. Foundation for Women in 1993.
Results are very important to companies and team leaders, but how team members interact with each other to achieve results is often a neglected aspect of managing a team.
Holiday parties provide a great platform for team networking, which helps you refine skills and lay a strong foundation for collaborating with others. Here are a few tips to get you started:
The numbers are staggering. 60% of employees lack the elements required to be highly engaged 82% of employees said it’s critical that their organization address the employee engagement problem 69% of employees report engagement is an issue in their organization It is clear that communication in the workplace should be encouraged by all companies, but how? […]
Team building games and ice breaker activities for adults can keep your team bonded throughout the year. Get started with this simple DIY team building exercise. EXERCISE GOAL: Participants will gain a deeper understanding of themselves and those around them through ice breaker activities.
Team Building Tip: Do not call your team building exercise “team building.” People have preconceived notions about what to expect from team building events and they are not always excited about them. Instead, refer to the activity itself. Here are some ideas on how to change the stigma around corporate team building events:
Know each other as people, not just professionals. We’re all so much more than our job titles. We have interests that may have drawn each of us to our roles and help us excel within them. There are easy team building activities for work that will help you and your team bond every day.
When you need team consensus and commitment to tackle an issue, involve your team in the decision making process. Sergey Dudiy, Ph.D. posted the Top Nine Tips for Better Teamwork and Team Building in 2005, eight years ago. Quality advice can definitely stand the test of time!
In business and in life, people are rewarded and praised for success, which creates a culture where we don’t learn from failure. This deprioritizes innovation in companies. Plus, you may end up repeating those mistakes. Years of research has led Laurence Weinzimmer, Bradley University management professor, to conclude that businesses that are accepting of mistakes have […]
She left you. It’s over. You can’t go back now! All you can do is learn from your mistakes. Turnover can be rough, and it can be amicable; no matter what, no one really wants to go through it, not even the employee who’s leaving you.
Pay attention! Complacency at work leads to less innovation, less trust and less loyalty within your organization. Are you encouraging change? Do you reward failure? Is turnover on the rise? Are you making decisions based on intuition and information? Or, only to relieve a sense of anxiety?
Employee turnover is an important issue to monitor in the workplace. Understanding how often employees end their relationships with your organization and why people are leaving are vital to managing employee retention. Most of the reasons for employee turnover are not personal, but you can do a lot to learn from the past and lay […]
Employee turnover is the percentage of workers who leave your organization, the employment relationship ends and they are replaced by someone new. Attrition is different. This generally refers to the end of the employment relationship due to retirement or job elimination or employee death. When attrition occurs, the position is not filled with a new employee.
com·pla·cen·cy kəmˈplāsənsē/ noun: complacency; noun: complacence a feeling of smug or uncritical satisfaction with oneself or one’s achievements. “the figures are better, but there are no grounds for complacency” synonyms: smugness, self-satisfaction, self-congratulation, self-regard;
Employee engagement is the emotional commitment an employee has to the organization and its goals. Engaged employees care about their work, they use discretionary effort to accomplish work as a team and their performance is of higher quality.
Whether you’re facing feet upon feet of snow or unpredictable bursts of rain, keeping in touch with your team or planning an event can be tricky. Teamwork doesn’t need to suffer! Don’t let stormy weather stand in your way. Use these three tips to get your team bonding on, rain or shine.