Disrespectful Employees? How to Fix a Toxic Workplace?

Employee behavior plays a significant role in shaping company culture. When employees are considerate and respectful toward co-workers, it fosters a positive work environment. On the flip side, disrespectful employees can poison a healthy workplace culture.  Looking down on colleagues and undermining their efforts destroys trust. When employees can’t depend on each other, they become[…]

When You’re Younger Than the People You Manage

Hello new manager!   Welcome to the ranks: More than 60% of Millennials and nearly half of Gen Z employees say they are people managers. Before we get into the nitty-gritty, take a moment to bask in your glory. Adding the word “manager” to your title might feel intimidating at first, but you’re here. You did it. Take[…]

An Antidote to Microaggressions? Microvalidations.

You’ve likely taken part in a workplace training that describes how to recognize and avoid microaggressions. These are subtle acts of exclusion that negatively impact learning, problem-solving, and overall emotional well-being for workers who belong to a historically underrepresented or devalued group — whether because of race, gender, sexual orientation, or other identity. In our[…]

How to Improve Your Work-Life Balance Today

Often, work takes precedence over everything else in our lives. Our desire to succeed professionally can push us to set aside our own well-being. Creating a harmonious work-life balance or work-life integration is critical, though, to improve not only our physical, emotional and mental well-being, but also to succeed in our career. What is work-life[…]

How to Challenge Yourself at Work

Finding yourself going through the motions with nothing happening in your role? Challenging yourself, building your skills and improving your performance will reinvigorate your excitement and lead you to new opportunities. Your job becomes more meaningful when it is enjoyable, stimulating and exciting. This is what it means to be engaged in your role. Many[…]

What are some tips for managing employee performance when expectations are not met?

Managing employee performance is a key skill for any leader, but it can be challenging when expectations are not met. How do you address poor performance without demotivating or alienating your team members? Here are some tips to help you handle this situation effectively and constructively. Identify the root cause Before you give any feedback[…]

How To Keep Employees Safe From Cyberbullying In The Workplace

As remote work has become more common, employers face the concern of increased cyberbullying between employees. If unaddressed, pervasive cyberbullying can infiltrate a company’s culture, causing problems with employee engagement and productivity. Despite those serious risks, organizations may underestimate the rates of cyberbullying in the workplace. According to Workplace Bullying Institute’s (WBI) most recent survey, 61%[…]

5 Generations in the Workplace: How to Manage Them All

Imagine the average work meeting. Who’s in the room?   Chances are, you’re picturing a group of people your age. But the real-world workforce comprises more than just one generation. Generation Z is just entering the office, and some older workers have yet to retire. Different generations in the workplace may sound like a disadvantage.[…]