How Workplace Cliques Harm the Work Environment

Every company wants its employees to get along. After all, teamwork is an essential part of a company’s success. But sometimes groups of employees form cliques at work. When this happens, it is detrimental to employee morale and can lead to workplace bullying. Cliques cause employees on the outside to feel like they are less important or worthy[…]

Daily Actions That Set the Tone for Workplace Culture

Managers are central to a culture of engagement. They determine at least 70% of the variance in employee engagement.  But the importance of managers specifically doesn’t negate leaders’ pivotal role in cultivating a culture of engagement.  The role of leadership is foundational to engagement — a precursor to the role that local managers play.  When[…]

Working With Others Can Help Bring Out Your Best

We tend to celebrate the legends of the lone inventors who create breakthrough ideas through their own tenacity and innovative thinking. But the lone inventor myth is—well—a myth.   The truth is that whether achievements are big or small, they are rarely accomplished alone. This is a good thing because working with others makes us[…]

The Importance of Work-Life Balance and Overcoming Work Addiction

Although not a formally recognized addiction, workaholics struggle with balance   Work-life balance is something we aspire to but rarely achieve. This is particularly the case for people who work too much, including workaholics, or people who are addicted to work. Workaholism or work addiction was first used to describe an uncontrollable need to work constantly.[…]

Ways to Deal With a Workplace Cyberbully

Whether your co-worker is sending threatening emails or you’re being targeted on social media, some workplace bullies use the internet to intimidate others. Here’s how to deal with a cyberbully at work.   Most people consider cyberbullying a teenage issue, but the workplace is not immune to cyberbullying. In fact, workplace bullies often use cyberbullying to intimidate coworkers[…]

How to Bring Your Whole Self to Work

When we stop hiding our true selves and become vulnerable, our work environment is more enjoyable—and productive—for all.   Have you ever wanted to speak up about an issue or situation at work, but were afraid to? Or wanted to share something about yourself, but worried people might judge you? Or pretended to understand something[…]

Maintaining Mental Health at Work

Your Mental Health Needs Care, too! Mental health includes psychological, social and emotional well-being. It affects how you feel, act and think and helps determine how you handle stress. Recognizing your limits can make you happier and more productive, so try the tips below to help you find a healthy work-life balance.   Go home[…]

Mindfulness at Work

Study first to uncover positive benefits for teams   Date: May 3, 2018 Source: University of British Columbia Summary: Challenges and differences in opinion are inevitable when working in a team. But new research suggests some of these conflicts can be reduced, or even avoided, through team mindfulness.   Challenges and differences in opinion are[…]