With conversations on burnout and employee retention top of mind for many leaders, we wanted to share with you a piece by our dear friend, Patrizia Rothenberger, on the importance and impact of empathy. In this article, Pat beautifully explains this key component of our daily interactions and, even more importantly, highlights how to “do”… Read more »
Posts Tagged: productivity
The (old) elephant in the room: value of older workers ignored – A Guest Blog by Helen Hirsh Spence
We are excited to share with you a fascinating blog by MarchFifteen friend, Helen Hirsh Spence, offering a fresh perspective on the value of senior workers in the workplace. Enjoy the read! The (old) elephant in the room: value of older workers ignored By: Helen Hirsh Spence Over the last few years I have attended… Read more »
Great Things Can Happen When You Break The Rules
When we think about rules and processes in the workplace, what immediately comes to mind are the policies put in place to increase efficiency. While implementing rules and processes is intended to produce positive results – streamline operations, encourage consistency, provide clarity, assign accountability, and above all, increase our productivity – it is time to… Read more »
Performance Appraisal is Going the Way of the Dodo Bird
Have you had a performance appraisal in the past 12 months? What did you think, was it positive, beneficial, or meaningful? Is your system working? Most people, when asked, are not overly enthralled with their company’s performance appraisal process. A tool that has been created to deliver accountability and productivity is often having the opposite… Read more »
Climbing Your Next Mountain
Entering into the as-yet-unsullied space of a new year, we are surrounded by invitations to set goals, start new ventures, make big changes and generally transform our lives. Which all sounds great, until about the middle of January at which point we realize that we haven’t set ourselves up for success, and we’ve lapsed back… Read more »
I Quit The Boss, Not The Job
When an acquaintance offered me a full time position within the company they owned, where I would work in several areas throughout the business, it seemed like a dream come true. I had been looking for full time work and was drawn in by the chance to dabble in various areas of the business and… Read more »
What Is Team Alignment?
A management team is not much different than a hockey team. An aligned management team has a common vision, with clear business priorities that members are committed to. There is clarity of each other’s roles and responsibilities, authorities and decision-making lines are understood and success is clearly defined. Conflicts are dealt with in an open constructive manner and group norms are established for working together.