Everyone wants to be liked--but is it possible that increasing your likeability can result in a healthier, more productive office culture? Research shows that employees who like and trust their bosses tend to mirror their positive behavior, resulting in a more positive environment. Keep reading to find out how to be more likeable in your office, and how improving your relationship with employees can result in a surge of positivity.
We all look forward to taking breaks during the work day, and some of us even go so far as to program scheduled breaks into our watches or computers. According to recent research, regular breaks are crucial to keeping employees refreshed and productive throughout the day. On the Practical Paradigms blog, we’ll discuss how different kinds of breaks can affect workers’ well-being, and brainstorm creative management strategies for maximizing the effectiveness of breaks.
Studies have shown that former high school student-athletes are particularly likely to experience success in their careers. In this installment of the Practical Paradigms blog, we’ll discuss the important leadership qualities that are often cultivated during sports participation. We’ll also brainstorm creative management strategies for incorporating this research into your hiring process.
Stress is a way of life. You know how it affects you, and you can usually tell when your employees are feeling it: when they say the wrong things to customers and make mistakes on spreadsheets, and you see the level of work conflict rise.
So what’s the best way to deal with stress? While we all need time off to rest and recharge, offering extended vacations isn’t your only option. Instead, think about having your employees interact with someone new.
We all know the effects of being physically tired. A lack of sleep can make us drowsy, inattentive, or even downright cranky. Still, many people think with enough coffee, they can make it through a workday “normally” after a sleepless night. We all like to believe that we have a public, professional persona that allows us to overcome personal issues and always bring our “best selves” to work.