How to Get Your Employees Pumped for the New Year

The past year has been tough for everyone, but you and your team made it through. So, how can you build enthusiasm for an even better 2021? Here’s how to get your employees pumped for the new year.  Celebrate Last Year’s Accomplishments  Although 2020 wasn’t easy, you and your employees can still find at least one positive takeaway. Maybe you overcame what once would have… Read More »

Positive Management Style Leads to Better Team Performance

Do you think management style doesn’t make a difference? Think again. Research shows a positive management style leads to better team performance. After all, how would you react in the following situation?  A project your team was overseeing didn’t go well. Your manager calls you into the office and…  Scenario #1 – … points everything you did wrong, threatens to fire you if this happens again, and expresses disappointment because your group “is usually so on top of… Read More »

3 Ways HR Can Increase Employee Engagement

Organizations with engaged employees report higher productivity, lower turnover, and fewer safety incidents. (Harvard Business Review, 2013) Is your company interested? Here are three ways your HR department can help to increase employee engagement.  Hire the Right People  As the old saying goes, “One bad apple can spoil the bunch.” And regrettably, a single bad hire often causes a domino effect of disengagement, turnover and lower… Read More »

4 Fun Winter Team Building Ideas

The weather is getting colder, the days are getting shorter, and it’s easy for morale to slide. Add some fun back into your workplace by hosting one or more of these winter team building activities.     Hold a Chili Cookoff   Combine some friendly competition with a team lunch for all. Advertise this event a few… Read More »