Create Eagles – Not Ducks When it Comes to Policies

Great Leadership By Dan

Chris Edmonds : Most stupid policies don’t start out that way. In organizations, ducks are those employees who are bogged down in the stupid policies, i.e. rules that no longer serve. Years ago I discovered something about organizations and policy creation. Stupid policies: ?

3 Problems with Your Open Door Policy and What To Do Instead

Let's Grow Leaders

An open door policy doesn’t get you what you need to lead. The intent behind your open door policy is good: a door that is figuratively always open to encourage transparency, open lines of communication, a standing invitation for your employees to […].

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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. Guest Posts culture leadership policies strategy talentThe following is a guest piece by Brynne Kennedy. The company has a large amount of employee mobility, driven by a headquarter in a second-tier city, and a corporate culture that values. Click to continue reading.

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

Workplace Mask Policy & Return to Work Templates

Paycor’s comprehensive checklist and customizable letters will help you re-start your business and welcome your team back to a new normal.

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

Breastfeeding at Work Policy

HR Digest

A breastfeeding policy at work refers to the provisions for breastfeeding employees. A proper breastfeeding policy can help show the company supports their employees whenever they need it. Breastfeeding Policy & Purpose.

A Short and Effective Cell Phone Policy

HR Digest

If you don't have a cell phone policy at work, this guide from The HR Digest will help you create one. . The invasiveness of the device in the workplace has led many companies to come up with a workplace cell phone usage policy.

What’s Your Policy?

Kevin Eikenberry

Sorry if the title sounds like an insurance commercial – I promise that isn’t want this post is about. Today’s quotation is from a famous leader – one of my favorites – and a guy who is getting more popular than ever. A book about his life (well, his death), is a recent bestseller. That [.]. Leadership Learning Personal Development Quotations Uncategorized Abraham Lincoln

Leading the New, New Corporate Vacation Policy

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Change Management Workplace Issues Many of us do this. We carve out the time. We plan the family vacation. As we hit the road or jet way, our workplace disappears into the background, yet it is still right next to us in our digital devices. The new reality is we never really, completely, wholeheartedly leave work behind. Work is [.]. Change Management Workplace Issues Change Leadership people management trust

Inclusive and Innovative HR Policies for Disabled Workforce

HR Digest

Companies should have best practices included in their company policies for people with disabilities. Most importantly, involve the dibbled workforce in chalking out future policies and welcome their input in the implementation of the same.

5 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. 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. Don't write a policy longer than one-page, no matter how large your organization may be.

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

Deodorant | 4 Ideas to Take the Stink Out of Bad Laws & Policies | Pt. 2

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Change Management Leadership Coaching Light Your World This is the second and final part in quick series called ‘Deodorant’ I hope with these simple ideas we can serve our organizations more effectively by recognizing that laws and policies don’t have to stink. Change Management Leadership Coaching Light Your World Culture law policies Responsibility

The Importance of Human Resource Policies and Procedures

HR Digest

Human Resource Policies and Procedures are an integral part of present-day organizations. HR policies and procedures manual and employee handbook are the basic foundation of an organization. HR POLICIES AND PROCEDURES CAN ASSIST THE ORGANIZATION IN….

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 [.].

Why Your Open-Door Policy Doesn’t Work – and What to Do Instead

Let's Grow Leaders

The intent behind your open-door policy is good: a door that is figuratively always open to encourage transparency, open lines of communication, a standing invitation for your employees to bring you issues that affect them or their work. The post Why Your Open-Door Policy Doesn’t Work – and What to Do Instead appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders.

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. Define the Scope of Your Remote Work Policy. Create policies for how to handle key hiring and managerial issues, such as whether new remote workers will be subject to a trial period.

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

Five Tips For Writing Company Policies

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. Don't write a policy longer than one-page, no matter how large your organization may be.

5 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. 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. Don't write a policy longer than one-page, no matter how large your organization may be.

Women-Centric HR Policies Pay Dividends for Companies

HR Digest

A diverse workforce and a gender-neutral recruitment policy is the need of the hour for any good organization. It has become an essential requirement for a company’s cultural ethos to be diverse and inclusive in its policies to survive in the marketplace.

Cell Phone Distracted Driving Policy Template to Protect Your Company and Employees

Women on Business

Human Resources Issues Legal and Compliance Issues cell phone distracted driving cell phone policy company cell phone policy employer liability human resources We''ve Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] If you haven''t already done so, update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. link].

EICC tears into EU’s GSP policy on Pakistan as it contradicts founding principles of FATF

CEO Insider

Europe India Chamber of Commerce (EICC) has asked the European Commission to review its GSP policy on Pakistan as it contradicts founding principles of Financial Action Task Force. In a letter addressed to the EU Trade Commissioner Mr. Phil Hogan, EICC Secretary General expressed his concern about policy deviation by EU on GSP and expressed […].

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. I hope to help you navigate the changes to your workplace with a few tips about how to move forward using good communication […]. Blog Communication tactics Leading change

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. Don't write a policy longer than one-page, no matter how large your organization may be.

Who Supports Diversity Policies? It Depends on the Policy

Harvard Business

Diversity Policy Digital ArticleA survey of 1,862 workers breaks down attitudes by race and gender.

A Checklist of HR Policies and Procedures to Have in Place

HR Digest

Before starting any new business, it is imperative to have human resource policies in place. It is very tempting for a new business or entrepreneur to concentrate more on the physical aspect of a new business, but the more prudent route is to have some form of HR policy in place even if it is a bare-bones one, one-page format. Get a lawyer or any consultant to give a once- over to the written HR policies format to avoid any legal hassles ahead. Vacation policies.

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. Don't write a policy longer than one-page, no matter how large your organization may be.

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. 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. Don''t write a policy longer than one-page, no matter how large your organization may be.

The Secret to Trade Policy Success

CEO Insider

University teaching is again in session. As in past summer and fall semesters I teach international business at both Georgetown University in Washington D.C. and at Kent University in Canterbury, U.K. With students I note three different categories of sentiments, quite telling of voting tendencies. Two virtually equal blocs boast firmly established perspectives with little […]. CEO Insider

Red Lines and Policies – A Last Resort for Leaders

N2Growth Blog

Leaders take the same approach with people they control and call their ultimatums policies using language like, “you will,” or, “you will not.” Red lines and policies are imprecise weapons. By Brian Layer , Chair, Organizational Development, N2growth. The U.S. response to Syrian chemical weapons dominates this week’s news.

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? By Brian Layer , Chair, Organizational Development, N2growth.

What’s Your Anonymous Criticism Policy?

Ron Edmondson

I never really had an official policy of how I handle anonymous criticism, but I often felt I should establish one. The post What’s Your Anonymous Criticism Policy? I’m curious what you do with anonymous criticism. . I realize that growth in any organization and just being in a position of leadership welcomes critics. The larger the organizations I led grew, the more criticism I received. That’s natural. .

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. 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. Don''t write a policy longer than one-page, no matter how large your organization may be.

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. Don''t write a policy longer than one-page, no matter how large your organization may be.

Your Open Door Policy Needs to Be Closed for Good

Management Excellence

Art of Managing First Time Manager Series Leadership open door policy power gapWe've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.

Five Tips For Writing Company Policies

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. Don't write a policy longer than one-page, no matter how large your organization may be.

Hey Boss, Your Policy is Stupid!

Women on Business

As business owners we often set policies and procedures from a reactive point of view. But is this the best way to create policies? If you have a sense that your staff is rumbling about a policy or the way you do things there are some techniques you can use to evaluate the usefulness of your strategies and save the sanity of your staff. To evaluate a policy fairly you are going to have to remove your ego and ask yourself ‘Is this the best way to do this’?

Creating an Effective Cell Phones at Work Policy

HR Digest

And the most promising solution is an effective cell phone policy. But while creating an employee cell phone policy , there is a need to strike a balance – accepting when it should be allowed or completely restricted. A poor version of the policy can compromise productivity. To a large extent, some employers want to believe they have sold their policy rights to the need for personal cell phones at work to increase communication, mostly with the remote workers.

A Personal "Don't Do" Policy

Chris Brady

The following article comes from Jack Canfield, co-author of the record-breaking Chicken Soup for the Soul books (see the official credit at the bottom of this posting). I like most of what he's. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. LLR Daily Application

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. Don''t write a policy longer than one-page, no matter how large your organization may be.

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? The post The Secret to Productivity: Why Every Leaders Needs a Closed Door Policy to Reveal Greater Productivity in Every Day appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. There are many things that “all leaders do” (or should do) that might not get the best or intended results.