Presenteeism occurs when employees are at work but, because of illness, fatigue, apathy, or another medical condition, are not fully functioning or engaged. Unlike absenteeism, presenteeism can be difficult to identify because when you see them, the employees appear fine from the outside but experience issues that prevent them from fully performing. The signs of….
According to the CDC, 25% of employees view their jobs as the number one stressor in the lives, and many employees note that problems at work are more strongly linked with health complaints than any other life stress, including financial and family problems. On-the-job stress can become physically and emotionally harmful when the requirements of….
In addition to being able to receive feedback, giving honest feedback is also essential. Employees need and want to hear how they’re doing, and likely have no idea where their performance ranks with higher ups without some form of feedback. Without sharing your experience of working with an employee and sharing your expert insight, the….
One of the best ways to ensure that we do not repeat mistakes as leaders is by asking for feedback. While feedback is sometimes negatively associated with criticism, it is an invaluable tool when used to constructively shape actions to produce more positive outcomes. Leaders who invite feedback invest in their own professional development as….
Employees will not always feel comfortable sharing their professional aspirations, personal information, and feedback without invitation and encouragement from those in a position of leadership. While listening does include paying attention to an employee’s demeanor, body language, and facial expressions, conversation tends to be a much more direct way of connecting and communicating. Understand that….
Leaders who truly listen are leaders that build relationships based on trust and transparency. Their employees are more satisfied because they know that they have been heard and understood and that their boss truly cares about their needs and interests. A few essentials of deep, active listening include: * Making eye contact * Nodding and….
Just to be sure you are getting this thread of tips….As a leader, your professional behavior serves as the model and unspoken expectation for how all those working beneath you should behave. If you are a leader who seldom takes a lunch break, sick day, or uses your vacation, your employees will experience stress—perhaps subconsciously—when….
Think of it this way: you love your spouse (or your child or job), but you don’t want to spend all of your waking and sleeping time with that person. We all know and have experienced the truth that a little absence makes the heart grow fonder, and taking time for ourselves makes us better….
In America, our brains are preoccupied with work much of the time. Many of us tend towards a habit of overworking, and by Friday most of us have a sense that our brain is “full” for the week, though we continue to push through the day and even work into the evening or weekend. When….
Now that we have the ability to avoid boredom at every turn though social media and handheld technology FDit is easy to think that the avoidance of boredom is the same as the experience of pleasure. In fact, the two are not the same. When we feel truly relaxed, we are not bored and are….