Category: Employee Engagement Tips for Managers

Are Your Remote Teams Feeling The Love?

Appreciation at Work polled employees and managers who either work remotely or manage others who are in a different location. Almost all (98%) of the respondents said, “Yes, it is possible to effectively communicate appreciation to colleagues who work remotely.”

Manage Smarter 17 – Michael Stallard: Culture as a Competitive Advantage

Michael Stallard is cofounder and president of the Connection Culture Group, a leadership training and consulting firm that has advised NASA, Costco and other well known American companies. Michael is the primary author of the book Connection Culture: The Competitive Advantage of Shared Identity, Empathy and Understanding at Work. Texas Christian University founded the TCU Center for Connection Culture based on Michael and his colleagues’ work. In episode 17, we discuss the definitions of culture, how managers can improve it (or damage it) and the ROI from a positive culture in the workplace.

Are Your Managers the Top Deterrent to Employee Engagement?

If people are leaving your company for one of your competitors, they haven’t felt engaged at your organization. Here’s what you can do to improve the situation.

Are You Overlooking Your Gen X Talent?

With all the media focus on millennials and baby boomers, it’s easy to forget there’s another generation sandwiched in between these groups. The Gen X workforce may be small in numbers, but these folks are in their prime leadership years.

These Three Factors Drive Employee Engagement

Many of employee engagement tactics leaders implement are falling short. Let’s take a look at why this is happening.

Top Tips for Building Employee Trust

You need customer trust, so they’ll keep doing business with you. There’s another aspect of trust that can make a big difference for your bottom line. It starts much closer to home – with your employees.

Is Your Promotion System Wrecking Your Culture?

Your employees may love their jobs and love the culture you’ve created together. That contentment won’t stop them from paying attention to status changes.

Creative Leadership for 21st Century Success

It’s not enough for the leader to be creative. The people who are led must also be taught to be creative.

Do Your Team Members Know the Difference Between Funny and Rude?

Is your wisecrack going to be perceived as hysterically funny or just plain rude? It’s worth paying attention to what’s happening in your office environment. New research from the University of North Carolina shows that rudeness negatively impacts job engagement and performance.

How Much Time Do You Spend Managing Conflict?

It might start as a petty squabble about the best day to release a regular report. Before you know it, two of your valued employees aren’t talking to each other. What’s your next step?

Is Your Need to be Right Killing Your Company?

As a member of the c-suite, you’re under pressure to produce. When things go well, everyone celebrates. When your big plan fails – the unpopular merger, for example – the buck stops with you.

How to Stop C Employees from Killing Your Culture

If you are blessed with outstanding employees on your team, you probably also have a few C employees. I’m not talking C-suite material. Here, I’m focusing on the employees who never quite seem to get the job done.

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