Many people look forward to the “holiday season,” the time between Halloween and New Year’s Day when we celebrate holidays and the end of the year with family and friends. Many holiday traditions include get-togethers over food and the exchange of presents. The number of social engagements and need to purchase holiday gifts often leaves people feeling overwhelmed and tired as we wrap up one year and enter a new one. While our to-do list
Moving up the ladder and finally making it in into a management position can be exciting and a reward for a job well done over the years. The promotion also comes with new responsibilities, expectations, and the opportunity to hone a new skill set. You have knowledge of the content matter and the mechanics of the job, but now you have to support, lead, and guide a team of people. This new position can be
Change is inevitable for any organization; it’s required for growth. Both small changes, such as new staff or new projects, and significant changes, like a change in top-level leadership or mergers, can affect members of your team. Change can leave your staff feeling confused, uncertain, or fearful which will affect productivity and morale. Though some uneasy feelings are to be expected, there are ways that managers can help prepare and support staff through the process.
During the workday, our energy can ebb and flow. While some of us are morning people while others do feel most productive in the evening, the “three ‘o clock” slump is experienced by many. The mid afternoon is a time when people commonly experience, fatigue, lack of concentration, and low productivity. There are biological reasons for the slump. Our blood sugar levels have dropped after the lunchtime spike, and our bodies are preparing to wind
Successful managers have mastered the art of providing feedback to members of their team. Giving employees constructive feedback is something that tends to occur more often as it is required for creating quality deliverables. Offering praise is just as important, but often overlooked. Employees that receive a balanced amount of positive and constructive feedback are often more productive and more likely to stay with an organization long-term. Running out of creative ideas for letting your
Receiving your paycheck is a good feeling. It rewards you for the hard work you have put in. But it is so tempting to spend it all on something you think you need. Think first before you spend: what if your future depends on what you get paid today? The trick is to find good ways to save from your paycheck, and we offer five possible ways you can do it. Each way will help
When that clock hits the end of your shift it’s time to take a relieved sigh as we take off from work and get some well deserved relaxing ME time. With the amount of time and effort we put into our work, nearly all day, it’s only right to get a respite. The few hours we will be spending should be fun, invigorating, calming and contribute to overall physical and mental health. This gets us
How to Regain Control of a Conversation or Presentation You are in the spotlight. You know your spiel and you know your speech. You’ve prepared what you have to say, and then suddenly out of nowhere someone interrupts and takes over, putting you on the sidelines. In casual conversations or in board meetings being interrupted is never a pleasant experience, but it happens again and again. There are many reasons for this: lack of awareness
You Should Leave Your Job If You Experience These 10 Signs So many employees do not know how miserable they are at work until someone points it out to them. If you are one of those who cannot sleep at night thinking about what to do next with your life despite having a good job, check out these 10 signs that say you have to move on. 1. Feeling of Dread When Going to Work.
Five Ways to Reduce Stress at Work In the novel Dune, the main character refers to fear as the mind killer. That’s all true if you live in a world of sand, spice, and intrigue. However, in a workplace setting, the real mind killer is stress. Stress can kill. You’re not spared even if you have a sedentary office job. According to stress.org, more than half of office workers end up with physical pain and