Motivation is one of those topics that influences a lot in the workplace including: organization design, human resources, policy and procedure, and leadership. The problem isn’t the application of motivation, but rather what people have come to understand about motivation.
Who hasn’t had problems dealing with difficult people at work, or had to work in a negative environment at sometime in their career? Did it negatively affect your productivity, or your organization’s productivity? I know I had those problems, yet I survived and ultimately thrived in an environment for 30 years, where people have a hard time imagining a more negative work environment or more difficult people.
Is employee engagement really a concern in the workplace? The answer is: Leaders, managers and owners typically cannot identify the lack of engagement in their staff as accurately as they think. I work with very successful managers, business owners and C suite executives. Initially 75%- 80% think they DO NOT have an employee engagement problem.
We can all relate to email and productivity tools as one of the key functions required to do business. With all of the choices available, the initial task of deciding on a provider for these solutions can seem daunting. What features are you looking for? Is mobility a key part of your business? Will you be using multiple devices to access data? What are the various compliance features your business will require? These are the questions individuals starting a new company or wanting to expand their current business need to ask themselves before making a decision.
Why do an investigation? The onus is always on the employer. Ignorance equals risk. Begin an investigation when the gossip starts, before you receive a complaint and before you are sued. The three most common issues involved in an investigation are harassment, whistleblower, and discrimination. Whatever the issue, following the suggestions below can help manage the risk.