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.
Nobody likes to believe they waste four hours on a daily basis. But, it happens. If you want to develop a culture of increased productivity, you’ll need to lead by example and through recognition.
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.
The problem with change is the way it can disrupt the established culture and working systems in an organization. If you fail to properly plan for and communicate upcoming changes to your employees, you can expect turmoil, lost productivity, and in some cases, subversion.
C. Lee Smith spoke to a sold-out crowd of 120 at the Leadership+Talent Development Summit today in San Diego. The CEO of SalesFuel is focused on culture to an obsessive degree. He’s also focused on fixing cultures for other organizations. “The thing about culture is you can’t fix culture without fixing the managers,” he began.
You’ve got strengths and weaknesses – things you like working on and things you’d like to never have to do again. If one of the tasks you find yourself avoiding is talking with your team members, you’ll have to address this problem.
Have you heard the one about how human behavior relates to results of Pavlov’s study on salivation in dogs? A physiologist, Pavlov realized that he could train dogs to salivate whenever he entered a room, regardless of whether he came bearing food.
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As Harvey Weinstein learned in the past couple of weeks, establishing a culture of fear in an organization will eventually result in a huge loss: your own. If your employees are afraid to speak up, if they worry about losing their jobs because they dare to share their honest opinions, they will run for the exit.
Team Development Cycle – Good managers improve numbers. High-performing managers improve people. The cycle in this infographic, if repeated, will develop your team into a high-performing team.
One of my employees asked me, “Lee, why do you OBSESS over culture?” I think the culture here is pretty great!” “Well, the culture here is pretty great BECAUSE I obsess over it!” I told her.