Workplace Culture

empathy in the workplace
Is Empathy in the Workplace Important?

A study conducted in 2018 found that 96% of employees think it is important for their employers to demonstrate empathy, but 92% of employees believe that empathy is undervalued in their workplace. Is empathy as important as people in the workplace seem to think, and if so, what impact does empathy have on the success…

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workplace celebration
Top Companies that Create Success by Celebrating Success

Celebrating success at work isn’t an indulgence – it should be an integral part of your company’s work culture. Taking time to celebrate successes is helpful in a number of ways. It’s great for employee appreciation, which leads to higher morale and lower turnover. It reinforces an overall positive attitude, which makes people more resilient…

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celebrate success in the workplace
Celebrate Successes Big and Small

The holiday season is a perfect reminder to celebrate successes both big and small. It’s a great time to look back at the year that has come to pass and pay tribute to all the good that has been accomplished at home, with friends, and at work. But there’s no need to wait until your…

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gratitude in the workplace
Gratitude’s Role in Fostering Positive Work Relationships

Giving thanks to employees isn’t just a nice thing to do – it could be the thing that completely turns around your office culture and makes your company healthier, happier, and more lucrative. Robert Emmons is a professor of psychology at UC Davis, and he has been researching gratitude and its effects for a long…

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workplace appreciation
Extending Thanks to Employees in Meaningful Ways

Giving thanks is something that we like to talk about each November, but it should be something that we focus on all year long. Kindness may be the greatest virtue that any person can have, because it’s something that we’re all capable of. We can’t all be geniuses or exceptionally creative or great at sports,…

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employee disengagement
5 Top Causes of Employee Disengagement

In 2015, data from Gallup showed that 68% of US employees are unengaged at work, with 50% simply unengaged and another 17% actively disengaged.  However, recent findings from Gallup show that employee engagement is on the rise.  In fact, in March of 2018, Gallup released a new report indicating the percentage of engaged employees in…

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employee vacation time
Top 6 Reasons to Use Your Vacation Time

Americans are notorious for not only having less vacation time than other countries but also not using all of the vacation time we do get. We have a tendency to worship work, and that can have some very negative consequences. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with loving your job and wanting to give…

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Using SLII® Style Conversations to Align Leaders and Employees

As discussed in our previous blogs, Situational Leadership® II is a widely-used leadership model that gives leaders a framework for adapting their leadership style to the needs of individual employees. The basic premise is that leaders shouldn’t use a single style of leadership and expect the best results. Every person on your team is an…

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The Big Benefits of Situational Leadership® II

Developed by Ken Blanchard, Situational Leadership® II has become one of the most widely used leadership models in the world because it helps improve employee engagement and increase employee retention. The basic principal behind SLII® is simple: different situations call for different types of leadership, even with the same employee. And it makes a lot…

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