Don’t Let Your Company Culture Be Too “Nice” An insistence on politeness can result in a lack of honest communication, intellectual bravery, and accountability.
Prevent a High-Conflict Employee from Draining Your Team’s Energy Disagreements at work aren’t necessarily a bad thing. But as a manager, you need to watch out for unhealthy conflicts that erode trust and drain your team's time and energy. If someone on your team creates this kind of animosity, try to mitigate their negative impact.
Not everything that triggers an emotional response requires action. But, next time you’re inclined to say “It’s no big deal,” stop and consider whether that’s actually true, so you can address things before they really become a big deal.
Developing a new vaccine leaves no room for error. When an R&D team in a multinational pharmaceutical company was experiencing significant quality issues with batches set for Phase 3 Clinical Trials, it became clear that it wasn’t just an issue with the medicine production, but also with the culture of the organization. People at all… Lees verder Turning Culture Challenges into Purpose-Driven Collaboration
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People want the freedom to be their authentic selves at work. There are many benefits to authenticity, and one of them - research shows - is that it encourages ethical behavior. When people feel that their professional responsibilities align with their personal values, they’re more likely to act in ways that support those values (and… Lees verder Another Reason to Help Employees Feel Authentic at Work
“When we tell people to do their jobs, we get workers. When we trust people to get the job done, we get leaders.” Simon Sinek The most innovative companies encourage their employees to experiment. If you’d like to push your team to be more entrepreneurial, here are some things to try. Start by encouraging people… Lees verder How to Get Your Team to Be More Entrepreneurial
Create Community at Work by Checking in with Your Colleagues We all want to feel that we belong at work, but many people feel physically and emotionally isolated. To remedy this problem, we need to create a real sense of community, and one way to do that is to make sure we’re checking in with… Lees verder Belonging: Want and need are two entirely different things. It’s great when the two coincide.
Our values reflect what is important to us. They are a shorthand way of describing our individual and collective motivations. Together with beliefs, they are the causal factors that drive our decision-making. Who you are, what you hold dear, what upsets you and what underlies your decisions are all connected to your values. The values… Lees verder Corporate Values in Action (at SAS)
If your colleagues aren’t working well together, there are a few ways to change the team dynamic. Everyone — including you — should consider how they can improve three things: internal self-awareness, external self-awareness, and personal accountability. Internal self-awareness is about understanding how your values affect your decisions. To improve, consider how your emotions and… Lees verder For a Team to Work Smoothly, You Need 3 Things