Archive for the ‘ Team Work ’ Category

3 Tips To Build A Happy Work Environment

We probably have all experienced going into a place of business whether it be a doctor’s office, a restaurant, or the neighborhood deli, but when you were there things just felt a bit off possibly a bit toxic. Maybe you have experienced this in your own place of work. It can be very hard to […]

Transparency Builds Trust

Effective leadership is one of the necessary ingredients to make a business run more efficiently and to create a great work environment.  I know what you are probably thinking, I really don’t have time to think about leadership I need to run a business.   This is true but if you really want a business that […]

Is A Carrot Enough To Motivate Employees? (Free E-Booklet)

If you are a business owner or manager and have people who work for your business you have probably asked yourself more than once, “How can I motivate my employees when they are at work?”  I have the opportunity to speak to small business owners often and I have found that this is one of […]

Creating a better workplace environment

Did you know that if you engage in huddles with your team about the plan for the day you’re more likely to achieve those goals? Starting or ending the day with a huddle helps everyone stay on the same page and increases morale.  Watch my short 1 minute video on the benefits of having day […]

How Is Your Likeability?

We have all had encounters with businesses that we wondered “how do they keep their doors open?” They had either bad employees, made it hard to do business with them, or their service from A-Z was very poor. We have also worked in businesses where we have encountered business owners, managers, or co-workers that were […]

Ask Why…

“A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.” ~ Richard Branson People do not want to keep job-hopping until their find the “Perfect Company” to work for that would provide the three aspects described above, involving, fun, and creative. What they can do is start asking “why questions” […]

Spelling Out Good Performance

This is a great story I heard over a decade ago, but continue to use it when I speak at conferences to drive the point of delivering great service consistently. “Imagine that your company picks up the tab for you to eat lunch at a particular restaurant every day (that does take some imagination!) Now, […]

A Pleasant Hiring Experience

Hiring new staff members is not one of my favorite things to do.  Why?  Because it costs money (lots of it), and if you make a wrong hiring choice you have lost time and more money for the organization.  But recently because of growth we have found our practice in need of hiring two new […]

Empowerment Comes From Within

Empowerment is a term regarding a business management style where managers give staff members the power to make certain decisions within boundaries. This is a definition of empowerment: Empowerment is the process of enabling or authorizing an employee to think, behave, and take action, and control work and decision-making in autonomous way with the job tasks that […]

Feeling Left Out When Change In The Workplace Happens

I was working with an office manager the other day and she happened to mention that she was struggling with a feeling of being left out of certain office changes that were happening in the business that she did not know about until after they were being implemented. Upon further questioning, she said that the […]