Fewer Policies – More Conversations

Leadership Freak

I know they’re necessary, but I hate policies. Leaders who love policies hamper leadership and hinder organizations. Policies are the result of leadership distance. The further you are from the action, the… Continue reading → Communication Trust Leadership Development Organizational Development

Does Your Company Have a Distracted Driving Employee Policy?

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4 Reasons Why I Hate Policies and Rules and 4 Suggestions for Improvement

Ron Edmondson

I’m not a huge fan of policies. Policies are defined as a course, plan or principle of action. In theory, policies are to make things better. Without some policies we would have chaos. If not careful, a policy may control the success you want to see as a leader.

On Leadership, Generations and Social Media Policy

Linked 2 Leadership

These days, almost every orientation handbook has it: the dreaded social media policy. Does your company have a social media policy for all generations? For those organizations that do, some policies can be fairly liberal, like when social media can be used during working hours. Some are more stringent- like how employees use their accounts on […]. Future Leadership Issues Organizational Health Team Building Leadership generations leadership social media

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.

A Personal "Don't Do" Policy

Chris Brady

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Six Steps To Developing Your Social Media Policy – Guidance For HR And Communication Professionals

Krishna De

With the adoption of social media by organisations continuing to accelerate unfortunately in my experience, all too few organisations have established a social media policy which puts their organisation and their people at risk. Six Steps To Help You Develop Your Company Social Media Policy.

Preventing a social media crisis takes more than governance and policies

Krishna De

A number of blog articles on the story are commenting that HMV leadership needed to know how to manage the Twitter account and have policies in place. It goes without question that you also need to have governance in place for managing your social media accounts and a social media policy.

Corporate Cultures – Why Policies Don’t Match Actions

Strategy Driven

Too often, corporate policies are the ‘little white lies’ no one likes to talk about. Philosophically, corporate policies should reflect the expectations of company leaders and drive management’s decisions and employee actions.

Creating a Mistake-making Policy

Leadership Freak

** Integrity isn’t perfection, its better. During a hospital stay a nurse turned off and neglected to turn on my pneumatic leg pumps. Devices designed to help prevent blood clots in the legs of trauma patients. Hospital staff called them SCUDS) She removed them about 3 a.m. so I could get up. When I returned, [.]. Failure Humility Leading Marks of leaders Mistakes Taking others higher Trust Values weaknesses Leadership Development Organizational Development organizational values

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? Follow the suggestions below to avoid misunderstandings when you create or review your BYOD policy. Any new corporate-wide policy is bound to have a few glitches at first. Offer Alternatives to Policy Objectors.

Creating a Mistake-making Policy

Leadership Freak

** Integrity isn’t perfection, its better. During a hospital stay a nurse turned off and neglected to turn on my pneumatic leg pumps. Devices designed to help prevent blood clots in the legs of trauma patients. Hospital staff called them SCUDS) She removed them about 3 a.m. so I could get up. When I returned, [.].

The Reason Many Policies are Written

Ron Edmondson

Many policies are written because someone didn’t want to solve a problem. Most of the time, however, in my experience, churches are notorious for creating a new policy to attempt to manage the problem rather than doing the difficult work of solving it. Policies are easy.

If it’s Stupid, It’s not our Policy!

N2Growth Blog

As a young leader, I translated that lesson into a phrase I picked up in the Army: “If it’s stupid, it’s not our policy!”. Someone has to emerge to say this is too stupid to be our policy and offer an acceptable alternative. Is this shutdown too stupid to be our policy?

4 Reasons Why I Hate Policies and What to Do About It

Ron Edmondson

I’m not a huge fan of policies. Policies are a course, plan or principle of action. In theory, policies are to make things better. If not careful, a policy may control the success you want to see as a leader. Less policies are needed in that process. (I

Policy Watch: Reforming the public sector

Chartered Management Institute

But careful skills development is required if the vision is to be delivered, warns CMI policy and research director Petra Wilton. A new white paper lays out the government’s ambitions for a reformed, community-driven public sector. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

Do we really need a policy stating ‘Employees Cannot Wear Shorts to Work’?

Create Learning

Once that was said immediately the entire Senior Management Team went into full “ We have to create a policy against shorts at work, and integrate this into our handbook, HR and training practices!”. We concluded that a “policy” is not necessary and it will only work to increase suspicion.

I'm Sorry, It's Our Policy …

LeadStrategic

Are you surprised when you get good customer service? Why should I be surprised to get good customer service? Isn't the meaning of customer service to "serve the customer"? Granted, some customer requests are just plain crazy.

Honesty is NOT the Best Policy Unless…

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Self Leadership [link] Few would argue with the importance of open and honest communication in healthy relationships. Except being honest doesn’t always go so well. It is easy to be honest when you have something nice or positive to say. Yet when honesty involves delivering a potentially hard to hear communication, many of us experience some degree of [.]. Leadership Development Self Leadership Communication Communication Skills honesty

Leading in HR: The Power of a Professional Conduct Policy

Linked 2 Leadership

At times, it’s the policies in place that prevent any other viable […]. There’s not much in the way of employee behavior that would surprise an experienced Human Resource Manager. What is far more surprising is the amount of time a leader will put up with behavior that makes them need HR in the first place. Authentic Leadership Leading Change

Five Tips For Writing 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.

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Tips For Writing 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.

The Secret to Productivity: Why Every Leaders Needs a Closed Door Policy to Reveal Greater Productivity in Every Day

Kevin Eikenberry

Aren’t you supposed to have an open door policy as a leader? Why would I tell you that might be the wrong policy? There are many things that “all leaders do” (or should do) that might not get the best or intended results.

Yahoo poorly communicates new “in office” policy to employees

leaderCommunicator

But one can advocate for better communication: Just because a change involves people or policy doesn’t mean the head of HR should be the voice. All work-from-home employees: Back to your offices. That was the direction provided by the head of HR at Yahoo last week.

A Winning Parental Leave Policy Can Be Surprisingly Simple

Harvard Business Review

From 2015 to 2017, more than 75 large companies issued press releases touting new or expanded parental leave policies. Forward-thinking companies recognize that generous paid parental leave and other family-friendly policies provide reputational benefits, confer a competitive edge in recruitment, and increase employee productivity and retention. Several of the policies profiled throw even the pretense of gender neutrality out the window.

Roles & Policies For Your Social Media Team

Eric Jacobson

Social Media For Leaders Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Social Media Social Media Marketing Social Media Roles Social Media PoliciesIncreasingly, more companies are forming teams of employees to oversee their social media responsibilities.

WEadership: Workforce Leaders Remaking Policy and Redefining What it Means to Lead

Lead Change Blog

WEadership: Workforce Leaders Remaking Policy and Redefining What it Means to Lead. Community Involvement Leadership Development commons community good government impact jobs leaders Leadership Learning oregon policy portland practice public social work workforce

Need a Good Parental Leave Policy? Here It Is.

Harvard Business Review

With parental leave policies in flux , and not a lot of federal guidelines in the United States about what to offer, executives are often left on their own to design the right policies for their companies. Personnel policies Article

Deodorant | 4 Reasons Your Laws and Policies Stink | Pt. 1

Lead Change Blog

Some of the rules, regulations, laws and policies of this world are simply crazy. Posted in Change Management Leadership Development Self Leadership Workplace Issues Crazy. In our schools, businesses, and our nation’s capital many of the things we actually write down as ‘the law of the land’ are just a bit bonkers. For me, this realization started in grade school. There are I sat minding [.].

The Danger of Letting Community and Forum Policy Violations Slide

Managing Communities

photo credit: mikecogh If you manage an active community, like I do, violations to your guidelines can be a dime a dozen. Most of them are probably fairly simple – your garden variety spam, duplicate posting and what not. Mix that in with some copyright infringement and some culture setting guidelines, like those to do [.]. Interacting with Members Managing the Community

The Omissions That Make So Many Sexual Harassment Policies Ineffective

Harvard Business Review

Our research began with a simple question: If 98% of organizations in the United States have a sexual harassment policy, why does sexual harassment continue to be such a persistent and devastating problem in the American workplace? As evidenced by recent headlines regarding ongoing sexual harassment in the National Park Service , Uber , and Fox News , it seems clear that sexual harassment policies have not stopped the problem they were designed to address.

How We Rewrote Our Company’s Mental Health Policy

Harvard Business Review

As a leader in your organization, you have the authority and responsibility to improve your policy to better support employees. wrote an entirely new mental health policy and openly discussed it with our team — and how you can do the same: Step 1: Define Your Goals.

You Don’t Write Community Guidelines and Abuse Policies for ISIS

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Why Your Company Needs a Cell Phone Distracted Driving Policy – Infographic

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The Obama Administration’s Roadmap for AI Policy

Harvard Business Review

AI policy should be an urgent concern. government is not designing policy for general intelligence or “strong AI.” Alternatively, perhaps the real policy response — an aggressive international recruiting campaign for top AI research talent — is not meant for public consumption. On October 12, 2016, President Obama’s Executive Office published two reports that laid out its plans for the future of artificial intelligence (AI).

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.

4 Steps for Implementing Your Remote Work Policy

Chart Your Course

But successfully implementing a remote worker policy takes some adjusting to maintain clear workplace policies and procedures while still allowing employees the autonomy and flexibility they desire. Here are four steps for implementing an effective remote work policy.

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A No-Layoffs Policy Can Work, Even in an Unpredictable Economy

Harvard Business Review

We support these policies through three key practices: A preference for insiders. Labor Social responsibility Personnel policies Healthcare In today’s economy, organizations are supposed to treat employees almost as free agents, with low expectations of loyalty on either side.

How to Design a Return Policy

Harvard Business Review

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.