March 25, 2018

Do we put too much energy into things that have no value to the organization or our customers?

Many companies have their iconic image or tagline.  Marketers will build whole campaigns on these types of images.  Consider this, are we spending too much time on who we thin...

February 12, 2018

In general, people trust the experiences they have had to date.  As a new hire in a new environment, they don’t have the environment and cultural experiences in their new workplace to help them to gauge appropriate behaviors and ideas.  Take a look at this video of a b...

August 5, 2017

In our haste to get our needs met at work we could be setting ourselves and our colleagues up for failure.  An office culture that encourages the "quick answer" or the "just a sec" office walk-in is a breeding ground for:

  • Decreased productivity

  • Increased commun...

May 17, 2017

Want to lose a good employee?  Make them play the cat and mouse game.  The cat and mouse game is when the employer sets the work standards and goals and the employee undermines those standards and goals whenever they think they won't be caught.  Why do employees do thi...

April 7, 2017

True story, it was my first day on a new job and I was about two hours into the day when my director takes me on a tour.  We enter this one floor and I get introduced to "Betty".  We chatted with "Betty" briefly and then went to the stairwell to move to the next floor....

March 29, 2017

New hire staff are like fledgling birds leaving the nest for the first time.  Your work place is a whole new world and they are unsure of how to survive in your world.  Employees need a good orientation to give them the lay of the land.  Remember the in first Harry Pot...

March 15, 2017

Most of us come into to our new jobs with hope.  We think that this could be the job. This time, I'll be one of "those people" who are always enthusing about how much she loves her job.  We sat through our interviews and listened to the interviewer thinking, "Is this m...

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