How can you maintain your company’s work culture while continuing to work from home?

Company culture happens to be one of the most critical factors for consideration nowadays when a job seeker applies for a new job or decides to continue working for their existing company. Therefore, building a positive company culture is imperative. A strong work culture reflects the mission, vision, values, and goals of the company. These are the things that cannot be created overnight. Even employers who work with remote teams should make an effort to…

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What are the Greatest Challenges of Working from Home?

In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, work from home has become a harsh reality for a major part of the working population. It has changed the way people have been working all along, and as it seems, there will be no going back. While working remotely has allowed us the freedom to work flexible hours, it has also presented us with some major challenges. In this article, we will discuss the greatest challenges of…

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How to develop and sustain a high-performance work team?

A “high-performance work team” is a group of employees focussed on their goals. They possess special expertise and exceptional skills that help them in collaborating, innovating and producing superior results consistently. Specialties of a High-Performance Work Team Simple measures cannot determine the performance effectiveness of groups. Also, no two teams are identical. However, most teams seem to have a shared understanding of the qualities that make an effective workgroup. Generally, a high-performance work team is…

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How can a Flat Organizational Structure benefit your organization?

In today’s interconnected world, organizations rely more on flat organizational structures that promote collaboration and team-building than on traditional pyramid structures of leadership that facilitate bureaucracy. This is because an even playing field allows the organizations to leverage the passions, talent, and expertise of the employees to find a better way of overcoming business challenges. What Is Flat Organization Structure? A flat organization implies that there are very few or no management levels separating the…

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As a Leader, How Can You Encourage Group Cooperation?

If you want your organization to run smoothly and meet its goals, you must foster a workplace environment that supports group cooperation and collaboration amongst colleagues. Cooperation amongst teammates within the office can help to increase the level of participation from your employees in decision-making. Cooperation can further improve interactions amongst all the levels of your organization and allow everyone to work together towards achieving common goals. That is why it is essential to encourage…

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What Are Some Great Ways of Managing Energy Instead of Time?

‘Time Management’ is a term that many people use in modern business, but it is perhaps the most inaccurate thing to consider. This is because time cannot be managed in reality. Time is always fixed because you can have only 24 hours in a day and seven days a week. At best, you can strive to manage the time available to you by engaging in energy management.  As the adage goes, “Life is a marathon,…

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How Strong is the “Glue” That Holds Your Team Together?

A colleague of mine asked me this question a couple of days ago and it made me stop and think – what does it take to create a strong cohesive team? Is it the strength of the leader who can successfully motivate the members? Perhaps it’s the fact that a select few share a common goal and work together to solve any and all problems to reach a final conclusion? Or does a great team…

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Peering Through the Looking Glass: Salary Transparency – Is It For You?

It is every business owner’s dream to have a company that runs smoother than creamy peanut butter on hot toast. It is crucial to try and hire the best and brightest and keep those knowledgeable employees happy, but let’s get realistic here for a moment and take a closer look at something that is becoming an issue within many organizations and that is… salary transparency. Today I’d like to talk about this sometimes controversial aspect…

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Knowledge Worker: The New Breed of Employees

We’re now into an age of hiring what we like to call a new ‘breed’ of employees, specifically called ‘knowledge workers. Way back in 1959, management expert Peter Drucker coined this phrase to describe people whose main skillset was to ‘think for a living rather than wait to be told what to do and when to do it. They’re highly independent, confident in their abilities to do their job well, and need little supervision in…

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Workplace Engagement: How to Reconnect with Remote Employees

In a world reshaped by a pandemic, companies are forced to shift to remote working to keep operations running while ensuring that all employees stay safe and healthy. Remote working gives employees more control, improves productivity, gives companies better access to top talent and enables employees to maintain a better work-life balance. Despite the numerous advantages of remote working, it has challenged workplace engagement. And has many managers new to this environment wondering how to…

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