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How to Get Your Team to Actually Speak Up

Harvard Business Review

There is a common leadership misconception that merely encouraging team members to voice their opinions will foster an environment of openness. But people won’t speak up unless they feel safe doing so. As a leader, this means you have to address the underlying reasons for employee reticence, including the individual and systemic barriers to speaking up.

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6 Steps To Prevent and Handle Disgruntled Employees

AIHR

No matter how incredible your company culture is, the likelihood of someone becoming a disgruntled employee is directly proportional to your organization’s workforce size. According to Gallup’s State of the Global Workplace: 2023 Report , 90% of employees in the UK are unhappy at work, and just 10% say they are engaged at work. However, by identifying the warning signs, you can recognize whether employees are disgruntled and take the necessary action to prevent adverse effects.

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Leaders Need to Reframe the Return-to-Office Conversation

Harvard Business Review

There is no easy solution for companies trying to craft policies that balance in-office and flexible working, as there are undeniable benefits to both approaches. But much of the recent messaging from company leaders demanding that employees return to the office has felt tone-deaf at best and dictatorial at worst. To be successful, companies need to engage in dialogue with employees and be explicit and honest about which outcomes are most critical.

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how much should I hand-hold a disorganized employee?

Alison Green

This post was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I am a new manager struggling with how to handle one of my employees. He is a smart guy but super disorganized. For example, he is in charge of ensuring all internal audits in our company have been set up and executed. We discuss this in our one-on-ones, and invariability every time there are a few he has forgotten to set up, follow up on, or document.

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Mastering Remote Onboarding: Proven Strategies for Seamless New Hire Integration

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

Join this brand new webinar with Tim Buteyn to learn how you can master the art of remote onboarding! By the end of this session, you'll understand how to: Craft a Tailored Onboarding Checklist 📝 Develop a comprehensive, customized checklist that ensures every new hire has a smooth transition into your company, no matter where they are in the world.

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How “Carewashing” Alienates Employees

Harvard Business Review

Too many organizations with unsustainable “work hard, play hard” cultures believe that checking the well-being box by offering mindfulness training or yoga classes qualifies them as having a positive and safe culture when, in fact, they’re merely “carewashing.” Like the more familiar term greenwashing, carewashing is derived from whitewashing: covering up or putting a misleading spin on a failure to meet some commitment, stated claim, or standard.

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update: I think our intern prank-called us

Alison Green

This post was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. It’s a special “where are you now?” season at Ask a Manager and I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. There will be more posts than usual this week, so keep checking back throughout the day. Remember the letter-writer who thought their intern prank-called the office ?

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3 Things to Do When You Assume the Worst

Leadership Freak

Ten minutes after the well guy arrived, we had water. I thought the well was dry. We had water all the time. Don't assume the worst. Here are 3 ways to deal with a brain that has a mind of its own.

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angry ex told my boss I’m a drug addict, manager lets employee insult me, and more

Alison Green

This post was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. An angry ex emailed my boss saying I’m a drug addict I had a great job as a systems analyst working remotely, but this job coincided with some drama in my personal life. I was dealing with a messy breakup with my ex-partner — I ran a background check on him and learned that he had lied about much of his past, and pretty much everything else.

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The Misinformation Trap: How Not To Derail Your Decisions

Thought Leaders LLC

By understanding the conditions that trigger misinformation and practicing counter strategies, you not only safeguard your decision outcomes but build more responsible organizations and society. Today’s guest post is b y Nuala Walsh, author of TUNE IN: How To Make Smarter Decisions In A Noisy World. It’s tempting to share compelling theories about people, companies or products – even in the absence of evidence or validation.

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updates: how can I pull back on a friendship with a coworker, and more

Alison Green

This post was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. It’s a special “where are you now?” season at Ask a Manager and I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Here are four updates from past letter-writers. There will be more posts than usual this week, so keep checking back throughout the day — there’s more to come today. 1.

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Cultivating Engagement: Strategies and Actionable Plans for Success

Speaker: Alberta Johnson

Once upon a time, in the bustling world of corporate landscapes, HR professionals like you were the unsung heroes. Your mission: to unlock the secrets of employee engagement and transform workplaces into thriving communities. 🦸 🏢 Join us in our upcoming webinar to uncover why engagement is the magic ingredient for organizational success.

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Leadership Agility at EWAB

Agile42

EWAB is an industrial automation company, founded in Sweden in 1970, but with a global footprint. The organization offers the manufacturing sector conveyor solutions, robot cells, and loading devices. In 2019, after decades of success and innovation, the company faced challenges regarding what services and products to focus on within unprecedented market conditions.

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updates: my coworker won’t stop touching and complimenting me, and more

Alison Green

This post was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. It’s a special “where are you now?” season at Ask a Manager and I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Here are four updates from past letter-writers. 1. My coworker won’t stop touching and complimenting me (#2 at the link) I acted very cold and avoided him the best I could, but he wasn’t totally getting it and then one day I wore a new lotion and he immediately said, “Did you ch

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How to Manage: Executing Strategy

Harvard Business Review

If you’ve been tasked with putting a plan into action, this episode is for you.

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Notes From That Cranky Editorial Guy (Issue #4)

Brett Koehler

Some Authors want to be so thoroughly comprehensive and detailed in their books that they don't realize they do more damage than good when employing this approach. Let the small speak for the big. Realize that the most effective way to convey a truth is through simplicity and focusing on “the small.” Norwegian poet Olav Hauge wrote a nice poem titled “Don’t Give me the Whole Truth,” and it goes like this: “Don’t give me the whole truth, don’t give me the sea for my thirst, don’t give me the sky

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SME Relationships: Proven Solutions for Seamless Collaboration and Success

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

💢 Do you find yourself stuck in never-ending review cycles? Are you wondering if your Subject Matter Expert actually got that last review request? Are you having trouble trying to decipher impractical or conflicting feedback? 💢 If any of these scenarios sounds familiar, you may benefit from a crash course on managing SME relationships!

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Generative AI for Security: Harnessing Amazon Bedrock for Customer Impact - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM AWS & TRELLIX

Harvard Business Review

Sponsor content from AWS & Trellix.

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Discover the Best Remote Workforce Management Software: Our Top 10 Picks

Vantage Circle

Introduction In today’s digital age, the concept of a traditional office has been transformed by the rise of remote work. With teams spread across different time zones and locations, managing a remote workforce has become a complex challenge for businesses worldwide. This is where remote workforce management software offers innovative solutions to bridge distance gaps and ensure seamless collaboration.

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Top 10 Principles of Effective Communication Today

David Grossman

My entire career has been spent helping leaders communicate better. In working with leaders from a wide variety of industries over the years, our team has identified common traits that the best communicators possess. Not surprisingly, many of what defined greatness two decades ago still apply, and yet some skills have become even more relevant for addressing new challenges organizations face today.

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15 Jobs That Require Travel

BetterUp

If you want to explore the world, these jobs that require travel will pay you to do what you love. Explore opportunities that span from nursing to blogging.

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The Rules Do Apply: Navigating HR Compliance

Speaker: Ann Meyers Piccirillo

HR Compliance is like a giant game of whack-a-mole. Once you think your company is compliant with all policies and procedures documented and in place, there’s a new or amended law, regulation, or final rule that pops up landing you back at ‘start.’ There are shifts, interpretations, and balancing acts to understanding compliance changes. Keeping up is not easy and it’s very time consuming.

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Talent Management Strategies for Retaining Key Employees

LSA Global

Talent Management Strategies for Retaining Key Employees Retaining key employees matters. Our organizational alignment research found that talent accounts for 29% of the difference between high and low performing organizations in terms of revenue growth, profitability, customer loyalty, leadership effectiveness, and employee engagement. Yet, many leaders still struggle with high turnover rates because some talent management strategies for retaining key employees are more effective than others.

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Why You Need the Venture Mindset

Michael McKinney

W ITH uncertainty as a given, we need to approach what we do with a different mindset. Innovation is key to sustainability. The Venture Mindset offers a way to rethink your decision-making process. Ilya Strebulaev conducted the largest survey of VC investors, held hundreds of interviews, and collected what became the largest database of unicorns and unicorns-to-be and their founders.

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