“Without a thriving workplace culture, organizations may suffer from employee disengagement, stagnant business practices, uninspired products and services, and decreased financial performance.”
Here the author very accurately addresses how workplace culture and employee well-being effectively go hand-in-hand.
How well is your organization addressing these issues?
In this final installment of his series, Markku Allison explores how we can dramatically improve the flow of understanding if we are just a little bit more rigorous in making sure we are on common ground with the words we use and the meanings we intend.
“One of the toughest things about a rut is acknowledging that you are in one,” says Daniel Gulati, a tech entrepreneur and author.
Even exciting jobs have boring days. And when you’ve been doing the same tasks, going to the same office, and working with the same people day in and day out, you’re bound to fall into a rut on occasion. When that happens, how do you recognize what’s happening and counteract it? What can you do to revive your interest in your work?
Here’s some great information from Gulati, and esteemed University of Michigan researcher and professor, Gretchen Spreitzer about how to do just that, including a couple of very useful case examples:
This is interesting although discouraging data, but likely not surprising to many. What has been your experience been like?
I’d love to hear about exceptions to this, and, the reasons you think they have occurred.
This is something I talk to clients about all the time: the idea that becoming aware of, and then utilizing your natural energy patterns to their maximum advantage will help you be more productive and more effective.
Josh Linkner gives some simple, easy to understand examples here:
Have you done a personal energy study lately?
Let’s ALL play more today! Check out Josh Linkner’s blog. (I already feel lighter.)
Millenials take note, these are all good things for you to think about, if you are not already:
Here’s a great article incorporating lots of new bits of knowledge we’ve learned about neuroscience. (Be sure to scroll down to see the action steps she provides.)
Also, I would add, make sure there is some fun, and some play in your day.
See the picture of me posing for the obligatory ceremonial photograph wearing the official “Snow Meeting Hat” after presenting at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Conference. 🙂