Successful negotiations are all about using soft skills to find the sweet spot where a favourable outcome can be reached for all sides. When people feel like they are being heard and valued, they are more likely to agree and cooperate in the process.
When it comes to employee happiness, 67 per cent of full-time employees with access to free food at work are ‘extremely’ or ‘very’ happy at their current job, according to a SnackNation study. Why should employers worry about feeding their employees? And then, why do companies like Google and Facebook use it as a way to attract and retain top talent.
"Busting the following myths:
MYTH 1: Do not work your entire ‘to-do’ list
MYTH 2: Entrepreneurs work on improving their weaknesses
MYTH 3: Most people do what they have learned to do
MYTH 4: Mistakes are bad
MYTH 5: Plan forward one step at a time to attain your big goals"
Work-life balance is central to managing one’s quality of life. It is much like walking on a tight rope. If you know how to balance both work life and personal life, you will certainly lead a happy life; failing to do so may leave you distressed.
Organisations who wish to build high-performing teams—ones that easily collaborate, innovate, empower, and inspire each other to achieve unified goals—must commit to hiring the right employees, laying a foundation of trust, and providing proper training.
In addition to boosting your team’s morale and motivation, public recognition reinforces that you are paying attention to—and are in full support of—their endeavours. Even minor expressions of gratitude can have a meaningful impact on those who receive them.
"Busting the following myths-
MYTH 1: An employer brand should help my organisation attract talent
MYTH 2: The more applications, the better
MYTH 3: Candidates trust what our company has to say
MYTH 4: If we build an employer brand, our teams will use it
MYTH 5: Employer brand and consumer brand are two different things"
Creating a loving organisation is a conscious choice that requires deep introspection and intentional work. Leaders who exhibit strong self-awareness and are comfortable in their own skin are in tune with their emotions and feelings.
Your organisation’s success comes down to who you hire. Just as great coaches do not win many games without great players, great managers are not successful without the right people on their team. Finding, hiring, and developing great performers is the most important part of every manager’s job.
Research has demonstrated that competitive advantage in business, today, erodes faster than in the past. In the coming decades, organisational design will be key if business executives reset management by making the transition from traditional and rigid management to organisational agility.
In today's time of rapid change and a shift in our approach towards collaboration, it makes sense to apply design to the ways we work together, right down to individual meetings and workshops. How effective would your organisation be if every session was aligned to your organisational goals?