Wednesday, January 30, 2013

When Rudeness Dominates Your Work Culture, Everyone Pays the Price

WOW! That was an article in my feed from the Harvard Business Review this week. I could not wait to click over and absorb that one.
What happens when you have bad behavior and you do nothing about it from an organizational perspective?
When you do not address it in the flick of a switch, this could become your culture. Yes, I’m talking about a culture of screamers. How long do you think you can keep that a secret?

When rudeness dominates, everyone pays a price

Friday, January 25, 2013

Are You Committed Enough to Invest in Yourself?

“I don’t read this crap. When someone gives me an article to read, I just say yes I will. I don’t read anything anymore. When I leave work, the last thing on my mind is HR.”
This was from one of my HR peeps.
My thought was, “boy they have checked out.” Not only that, but they have checked out and don’t even know it.
Do you “invest in the night?”

Thursday, January 17, 2013

What Message Do Your Organization’s Workforce Policies Send?

“I am glad I do not feel pressured and I have a job to come back to.”
Right on ABC! That was my response when I read that.
Robin Roberts, broadcaster on ABC’s Good Morning America,made that statement the other day in talking about her cancer and her career.
This reminded of a friend of mine who took a leave of absence to deal with her elderly parents. When it was nearing the time for her to return, she tried logging in to her company’s computer system, but for some reason, it was not allowing her to get in.

The message: “We take care of our own”

Friday, January 11, 2013

HR's Big Challenge for 2013: How Do We Help Our Organizations Succeed?

What did you learn today?

Morning Joe,” which is a show that I watch on MSNBC, always asks the most profound questions at the end of every show. Each guest talks about their learning moment for the show.
During the hiatus from work last week, I heard the question asked and thought about it in the context of what I do as a consultant, blogger, and social media enthusiast.

Given that it was the end of one year and the beginning of a new one, I looked back and thought about 2012 and what I learned.

What did you learn?