Category: Workplace Culture

Employee Engagement

When the Boss is Away…

Do the mice play when the cat’s away? We all know the saying, “When the cat’s away, the mice will play.” We might even have been a scurrying mouse once or twice. A friend once confided that her first week in a new job was going well… until all the managers went away on a

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Leadership Development

Leadership Style and Results – What’s the Connection?

Have you ever considered the way that different leadership styles can impact the results in your team or organization? Leading people is a complex and ever-changing challenge, so it’s great to know that there are some well-researched and sound principles to follow in order to be a really effective leader. Several years ago, when preparing

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Leadership training
Employee Retention

5 Compelling Reasons to Cultivate a Positive Workplace Culture

A positive workplace culture has a positive effect on the bottom line I clearly remember one of my colleagues early in my career. Her name was Julie, and she was the Factory Manager at a clothing company where I worked as Manager of Quality Control. I remember Julie’s corner office always being full of the

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Employee Engagement

Motivate and Inspire Your Team with these 11 Tips

Your “Motivate and Inspire Action Plan” As a manager, there’s an art to engaging your staff, motivating them to do their best work and inspiring a genuine commitment to the team and to the workplace. The truth is there’s no “one size fits all” solution because there are so many variables – from the different

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Employee Motivation

Top Tips for Motivating Your Team

What motivates people at work? This question has been asked for decades, and the web is full of articles with top-10 lists and research findings. This is a subject that’s essential to me in my work training and coaching leaders as motivating staff is a key challenge that managers face on a daily basis. In

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Engagement
Employee Engagement

Keeping Staff Engaged on a Tight Budget

How do you keep staff engaged when you’re working with a tight budget? Most non-profit organizations operate on a limited budget – making it hard to offer financial incentives like bonuses or rewards. For many years, the trend has been to consistently achieve better results while budgets continue to flatline or reduce. So how do

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