Cell phones are everywhere and that includes in the office. However, with their ringing and beeping, cell phones at office desks turned on, even if not being used, can be a major distraction. Also, if employees are answering their phones while working, their personal conversations can be disruptive to the other employees as well. This additionally means that the employees having conversations while on the job aren’t being productive either. So, to avoid this, you...
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A toxic employee can become an employable person with the right employer and some coaching from an employer who cares. One way to do this coaching with toxic employees is to disengage bad behavior and remain neutral, but diplomatic. Also, when dealing with toxic behavior, you can address the issue with a solution that’s positive so that the behavior is disengaged. So, what are the toxic behaviors and the solutions to these kinds of bad...
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Since company culture is such a big buzzword in the world of business, the question is how can company culture help a small business expand to mid-size? Because there are ways to make positive company culture work from small businesses from the ground up. Also, to create a great company culture that is positive for a company begins with concern for the people who make it up. Here, every employee has basic needs which make...
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Companies have rules. If companies didn’t have rules, then chaos would reign and output would suffer. Also, rules in a company or office define the culture and the type of company it is. Without rules, there is no company, but a group of independently functioning individuals. Why rules are important There are reasons why rules are put into place in a company or an office. These rules and procedures must be followed, and the pertinent...
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Employers may believe that the work culture of their company provides its employees with teamwork and innovation. However, the employees may at the same time feel as if the workplace is a place of competition, predictability and obedience at the expense of worker happiness and productivity. Company culture is extremely important in the workplace, but many employers aren’t giving the employees what’s needed to make this culture successful. So some employees may feel then that...
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When you have employees, you can also have personality conflicts. Sometimes it’s something which can be shrugged off, but other times it may be something more serious. Conflict isn’t always a bad thing either, it can lead to improvements, creativity, innovation or even a healthy competition. But what if it causes tension so thick that it can be cut with a knife? Then you have a problem. This needs to be brought before your desk....
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If your company culture is unadaptable or rigid, the possibility that your company will fail is increased. A company that has outstanding company culture has outstanding leadership. So, if changes are to be made, leaders need to recognize that need and be willing to make the needed appropriate changes. Now leadership which is outstanding is a combination of conviction, maturity, focus, optimism, diligence and the ability to handle uncertainty. When leadership is strong in a...
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Gossip is a problem in the workplace, and it can hurt morale and reduce productivity. It can increase the turnover rate in a company too because high-performing employees may get frustrated by it. After all, they can get news jobs easier than under-performing employees. So, they may come to feel that they do all the work while everyone else just sits around gossiping about everyone else. Additionally, if the gossip is malicious, it could even...
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Office etiquette is not something which is usually thought about. However, as a boss, you may need to talk about office etiquette to new employees or sometimes even your older ones. Because your office workplace can become a place of stress when simple rules of etiquette aren’t followed.  Office etiquette is important because when bad manners show up they can not only be bad for your employees’ morale, but drive away customers if practiced around...
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The first question may be what is company culture? Company culture is culture within an organization that’s a system of shared beliefs, assumptions and values. It helps individuals within the company understand which behaviors are appropriate and which behaviors are not. If the company supports a perons’s personal values and his or her professional success also, then those individuals are more likely to remain with that company. Also, company culture that is good spreads a...
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