Tag: HBR

Are Your Female Employees Still Making the Coffee?

When’s the last time you heard someone in your company beg to do kitchen duty? Exactly. Kitchen duty is one of those office housework assignments that everyone would like to avoid.

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.

Will Your Company Culture Support Strategic Change?

Paul Leinwand and Matthias Bäumler, in an article posted on Harvard Business Review, contend that very few executives follow their announced strategic changes with detailed execution plans to make sure their organizations achieve their goals. 

Do Veterans Thrive In Your Organization?

As our economy approaches full employment, businesses are concerned about how to retain their talent. One category of employees may deserve special attention: veterans. A recent article in the Harvard Business Review explores the challenges faced by the 360,000 service members who exit the military every year.

Tap Into Situational Awareness to Succeed as a New Manager

A move into a management role is a big step in your career. Before you make major changes to the position you’ve taken on, devote your attention to situational awareness.

Top Tips for Listening to Your Employees

If you're only half-listening to your team members, you could be missing something important. Melissa Daimler, at Twitter, has a few strategies to help you tweak your listening skills.

Do You Really Have an Open Door Policy?

How open are you to suggestions from your team members for change? In a recent article for Harvard Business Review, James R. Detert and Ethan R. Burris point out that many managers are inadvertently closing themselves off from employee contribution.

Is a Digital Transformation Your Next Strategic Move?

If you’ve been one of the naysayers about the business world’s transition to digital, you might want to read the writing on the wall again. At this point, that writing is in BOLD FACE – 48 POINT TEXT. Go digital before it's too late.