How to Stop Writing so Many Policies

Leadership Freak

Fear drives excessive policy-making. But policies don’t ignite passion. Excessive policy-making hobbles employees and hinders organizations. Policies are written for protection and often explain what shouldn’t or can’t be done. Remarkable organizations are… Continue reading → Leading Managing Success Taking others higher Leadership Development leadership success Organizational Development organizational success

Creating Policies To Manage Talent Mobility

Tanveer Naseer

In 2013, I was sitting at a client discussing how to transform their policies for increasing talent mobility. Click to continue reading. Guest Posts culture leadership policies strategy talentThe following is a guest piece by Brynne Kennedy.

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How to Implement New Workplace Policies Needed in a Post-Pandemic World

Engaging Leader

Getting back to normal at work won’t be normal at all. Organizations and leaders will face a new set of challenges as they reopen or continue to operate their companies after COVID-19.

How To Write A Company Policy

Eric Jacobson

Keep these five tips in mind when you craft your next company policy: Keep the policy short and simple. Get rid of two old policies for every new policy you implement. Don't write a policy in reaction to a single incident.

How To Write A Company Policy

Eric Jacobson

Keep these five tips in mind when you craft your next company policy: Keep the policy short and simple. Get rid of two old policies for every new policy you implement. Don''t write a policy in reaction to a single incident.

Five Tips For How To Write A Company Policy

Eric Jacobson

Keep these five tips in mind when you craft your next company policy: Keep the policy short and simple. Get rid of two old policies for every new policy you implement. Make sure that your organization's policy and procedures are written to serve your employees and customers--not just your organization. Don't write a policy in reaction to a single incident. Company Policies Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership

How To Write A Company Policy

Eric Jacobson

Keep these five tips in mind when you craft your next company policy: Keep the policy short and simple. Get rid of two old policies for every new policy you implement. Don''t write a policy in reaction to a single incident.

Inclusive and Innovative HR Policies for Disabled Workforce

HR Digest

Employees with disabilities bring a diverse, new, and unique talent and perspective to the workplace. The main reason being not all organizations are equipped or sensitized enough to include this largely ignored talent pool.

How to Get a Safe, Smart BYOD Policy off the Ground

Chart Your Course

Do you have a policy in place that addresses this new reality? You should, because you need to make sure your employees don’t inadvertently leak sensitive information. Follow the suggestions below to avoid misunderstandings when you create or review your BYOD policy.

How To Write A Company Policy: 5 Tips

Eric Jacobson

Keep these five tips in mind when you craft your next company policy: Keep the policy short and simple. Get rid of two old policies for every new policy you implement. Don''t write a policy in reaction to a single incident.

How to Lead a Team That Suddenly Has to Work From Home

Let's Grow Leaders

This week we’ve received so many calls from leaders trying to figure out remote working contingency plans and from managers faced with implementing these new work from home policies. If you’re also trying to make the best of a new work-from-home scene, perhaps […].

How to Show Up When Emotion is Hot and Decisions Matter

Leadership Freak

You resent a company policy, emotional heat complains about the entire company. Emotional heat tears things down. You don’t like a team member, you undermine. A leader disappoints, you attack.

How to Build Trust with Your Employees

Great Leadership By Dan

It’s a critical lesson we can all absorb through his experience: Communication is key to any good relationship. Here are three ways to do it. Create, publish and stick to a monthly or quarterly schedule of communication, so employees know what to expect, and when to expect it.

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How to avoid talking politics at work

HR Digest

There you are, brewing your coffee in the pantry, oblivious to Dina’s cat-like right behind you when you hear her asking, “Did you watch the Presidential Debate last night?” What are you supposed to say? Unfortunately, it’s not quite possible to completely avoid politics at work.

How to Write an HR Manual?

HR Digest

Whether you want to stay up-to-date on HR news, read in-depth HR articles, or find new ideas on strategy, innovation, and leadership, The HR Digest Magazine is here to suit your needs and help you stay more informed. Organizational Policies and Procedures.

How to Capture Best Practices in New Hire Orientation

Let's Grow Leaders

When it comes to new hire orientation, most companies focus on clarity. “This is how we roll, welcome to the team,” with an emphasis on values, vision, and “how we do things around here” policies.

The Real Reason Many Policies are Written

Ron Edmondson

As pastor, I’m always going to have to balance tension between our business administrator working to conserve cash and our missions pastor finding legitimate ministry needs in which to spend it, for example. And, they were truly trying to help people.

How to Attract Graduates to Your Company

Lead Change Blog

Unfortunately, the younger demographic has a highly defined set of generational workplace preferences that may make it hard for some companies to tap into their labor. If yours is one of them, here are four things you can do to start drawing in more of that promising new talent now. It may be hard to predict exactly what jobs will be in demand in the future, but it’s a safe bet that they will involve high levels of technology.

How to Design a Return Policy

Harvard Business

Return policies are offered by retailers to help reduce customer risk and act as an incentive for product purchase. In fact, retailers often choose to offer return policies with checks and balances, ones that include some lenient terms but with restrictions as well.

How to Avoid Remote Work Disasters to Address the Coronavirus Pandemic

Lead Change Blog

The coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt our work lives. As a result, companies worldwide are shifting their employees to a virtual setup. However, there are those who have not considered the potential problems that can arise due to this change. While he had previous experience helping smaller teams of 3 to 6 people shift to a virtual setup, the larger group was proving to be a challenge. 3 Key Steps to Preventing Disasters in Implementing Decisions.

How to Deal with an Unprofessional Leader

Lead from Within

Leaders in particular are expected to set a good example, so it can be especially distressing when a leader behaves unprofessionally, engaging in harassment, bigotry or discrimination. First and foremost, resolve to take action. Very few understand why or how to prevent it.

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How to Ignite and Sustain Organizational Growth

Skip Prichard

Organizations can and must define the culture they desire and intentionally execute a well-thought out road map to shape their future. After reading his book Culture Spark , I reached out to talk about his work and his research. “If percent to Kroger’s 0.2 Talk to customers.

How to Create a Safe Working Environment

Strategy Driven

All employers have to provide their employees with a safe working environment. Failing to care for the health and wellbeing of your staff can lead to workplace accidents and injuries, which will harm productivity and affect your bottom line over time.

Yahoo poorly communicates new “in office” policy to employees

leaderCommunicator

All work-from-home employees: Back to your offices. In reading the poorly constructed memo to employees, I can understand why many are upset. Worse yet is the empty goal to “become the absolute best place to work.” How will the CEO and senior leadership lead by example?

Roles & Policies For Your Social Media Team

Eric Jacobson

Increasingly, more companies are forming teams of employees to oversee their social media responsibilities. In his book, Social Marketology , Rick Dragon, shows business leaders how to choose the best tools for your needs and how to develop a strategy tailored to your goals.

Unsafe Thinking: How to Get Out of Your Rut

Leading Blog

The ability to meet challenges with a willingness to depart from standard operating procedures; to confront anxiety, tolerate criticism, take intelligent risks, and refute conventional wisdom—especially one’s own views—in order to achieve breakthroughs” is what Jonah Sachs calls unsafe thinking.

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How to Retain your Star Employees

Great Leadership By Dan

It’s hard to find great employees – heck, it’s hard to find warm bodies - so is makes sense to do everything you can to hang on to the ones you have. The obvious costs are hiring and training costs, but there is also lost opportunity, morale, reputation, customer relationships, and other intangibles that are harder to measure. You have to go beyond the resume and LinkedIn profile, and dig deep with phone screens and in-depth interviewing.

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How to Build a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility

Leadership Freak

Patty McCord Eliminate energy sucking policies… Continue reading → Author Book Notes CultureThis post is based on my conversation with Patty McCord, former Chief Talent Officer at Netflix and author of Powerful. People have power; don’t take it away.”

How To Simplify The Way We Work

Tanveer Naseer

After the tough winter season most of us have had this year, it’s understandable that many of us are eager for Springtime weather to finally take hold so we might once again enjoy a warm sun under blue skies.

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How to Persuade People to Change Their Behavior

Harvard Business

Policy Leadership & Managing people Motivating people Influence Digital ArticleMake it their decision, not your directive.

How to Overcome Adversity in Your Leadership

Lead from Within

It’s easy to think of the deviations and challenges as problems, but it doesn’t have to be that way. You can learn to view them instead as opportunities to learn and grow. Ask yourself in a problem-solving way, not a self-blaming way, and try to be as objective as you can.

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How to Keep Business Travel Costs Down

Strategy Driven

It’s hard to keep people accountable, hard to clarify what you mean when you aren’t on-site, and harder still to come up with innovative solutions when you’re working through a screen. The first is to keep an ear out for special deals or sales.

How to Be Successful in a Toxic Culture

Lead from Within

If you’re working in a toxic organizational culture, you already know what a struggle it can be to succeed—or even survive. You may not be able to single-handedly change the culture around you, but there are things you can do to advance your own success in a toxic environment.

How to Grow Your Leadership Skills Effortlessly

Strategy Driven

From childhood, we want our desires to get fulfilled at first. We want to be the first one in every aspect of life. As we move ahead in our lives, we want to gain a quality education or some exciting multimillion business ideas. You can grow your skills to become the best.

How to Address Sticky Workplace Office Etiquette Issues

Great Leadership By Dan

Given that I write advice for managers, my immediate reaction to this story was to put myself in the manager’s shoes who had to deal with this sensitive breach of office etiquette. How would you like to have that conversation? According to the lawsuit, it went something like this: "We cannot run an office and have visitors with the odor in the office," and "We are having complaints from people who have problems with the odors." I happen to disagree.

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How to Reduce Employee Turnover Rate

Strategy Driven

Employee turnover rate refers to the number or percentage of employees who leave an organization and have to be replaced by new workers. The problem with employee turnover is that it costs a lot of money and time to replace an employee.

How To Improve Your Business Productivity While Working From Home

Strategy Driven

From your children to household chores, your productivity may be suffering. If you are looking for ways to improve your business productivity, here are some helpful tips that will help you get through the day getting everything done on your to-do list. Know When To Delegate.

How To Navigate Controversial Topics In The Workplace

Lead from Within

Any conversation has the potential to turn controversial at the workplace, but there are some topics that we know are likely to lead to controversy and disagreement: politics, religion, personal relationships, even family problems. Learn to listen respectfully.

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How to Respond to an Employee's Mistake

Great Leadership By Dan

Given all of these mistakes, there's a lot of potential opportunities to practice how you respond. The employee will most likely also think you're an $&*#-hole, and no one wants to work for an $&*#-hole. that may have contributed to the mistake. Mistakes happens.

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How to ask a coworker out on a date

HR Digest

You will continuously have to make sure to be as discreet as possible, not be too forward on the coworker yet express your feelings. However, the person should keep in mind not to make things in office awkward. But remember, you have nothing to lose. Office Policies.

How to Discipline An Employee For Absenteeism

HR Digest

But there is a need for managers to understand how to discipline an employee for absenteeism. It is often difficult when trying to address employee absenteeism when it has become a habit. Hence, business managers try to work employee’s attitude towards absenteeism rather than correcting the event. While you can’t force employees to be at work, those that would ridicule productivity need not remain in your team. Design an employee attendance policy.

11 Essential Employee Questions That Every Manager Should Know How to Answer

Great Leadership By Dan

Th ere are 11 basic, fundamental, essential employee questions that every manager should be able to instantly answer. Go to About.com Management and Leadership to find out what they are. See if you can, and if not, maybe it’s time to find out for yourself! employee questions management answers policies

How To Create A Productive Office

Strategy Driven

Sometimes it’s hard to stay focused when you’re at work, especially if you’re inside a stifling office space on a warm day. Once you’ve got a good idea of what needs changing, and you’ve assessed the suggestions, you can then get to work. Have An Open Door Policy.