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I don’t need to spend a lot of time explaining how workplace norms are changing quickly and frequently. That means now, more than ever, managers need and want resources to help them support their employees and do their jobs more effectively.
The Workforce Institute at Kronos is a think tank that helps organizations drive performance by addressing human capital issues that affect both hourly and salaried employees. Advisory board members – of which I’m one – regularly share their experience and knowledge on the Workforce Institute blog. It’s a great resource so I thought that I would put together a few articles you could share around your organization.
Adaptive leadership is an important competency for leaders at all levels of an organization. The ability to foster teamwork and collaboration has a direct influence on the relationships between team members and, as a consequence, on the company’s organizational climate.
Communicating with people in general can be a challenge, but multigenerational communication is a whole new ball game. One of the most interesting aspects of work – and sometimes one of the most challenging – is learning how to communicate appropriately with colleagues who span generations.
As a manager, you know feedback is the key to developing employees and boosting their motivation and productivity. In study after study, people say they want to receive it from their managers. And as a manager, you know you need to do (more of) it. Most of your employees are doing praiseworthy things every day. Look for them.
Organizations always rely on frontline managers to keep the business running. So, giving managers resources to make them more effective is a good thing. Even more so, during times when managers and employees are working remotely. It helps to keep the team engaged and involved. Supporting and helping our workforce is the right thing to do.15