Human Resources used to be very simple. Hire employees. Train them. Make sure they get paid. Keep track of vacation. Around the time of World War I, the HR function was known as “personnel management.” The function was largely task-focused, centered on training workers and efficiently solving wage and working condition issues.Over time, research consistently showed that non-financial incentives were essential components of work. Managers began to realize that they needed to devote resources to their employees past task training and basic administrative duties.
Teamwork is a part of nearly every job. Chances are that wherever you work, you will have to work with other members to solve a problem or complete a project. And if you have ever worked on a team, you know that they aren’t always the most organized.
Unorganized teams can cause large problems for organizations and communities. Teams can miss deadlines, forget assignments, or create problems for a project if they are not carefully organized and prepared. But regardless of if you are leading the team or not, there are steps you can take to ensure that your team is organized and working efficiently and effectively. Here are a few ways to get your team started.
We all know that people don’t always get along. It’s a fact of life. And if you have ever worked on a project or with a group of other people, you know that problems can arise because of it. But if you are the leader of team or group that doesn’t get along, is there anything you can do? Sure, you can encourage and promote teamwork, but unfortunately that message rarely gets through to the parties who cause the problem.
But all hope is not lost. There are plenty of methods and strategies that you can implement to ease the tension and get your team back on track, whether there are idea differences or personal differences. If you are struggling to get your team to work together, try these methods.
The digital revolution has changed everything, from the way we talk, work, and even purchase products. To fuel the consumer’s insatiable demand for newer and better, companies have begun to take advantage of every actionable insight available, and they are willing to pay top dollar for talented individuals that can create value through digital assets.
We’ve all been in meetings where we have to fight the urge to fall asleep when it becomes unproductive and unnecessarily long. They leave you questioning why you showed up and if you learned anything about the project, team, or whatever the meeting was about.
But if you didn’t learn anything else, you probably learned how not to run effective meetings. Namely, if people are tuned into their phones, not paying much attention, and dozing off, it’s probably time to change up the basics.
The world is full of uncertainties. From plane delays to sick days, you can never know exactly what will happen, and there are no exceptions for business and organizations.
If you are the leader of a team or organization, you know exactly how threatening it can be when dealing with the unknown. It is important that company leaders are prepared to handle unexpected situations, but how can you prepare yourself if you are unsure of what’s going to happen?
Internships are becoming ever-more important in the career-search, especially for college students and people entering new careers. For the intern, they provide on-the-job experience, an opportunity to explore different career paths, and network connections for future jobs. Even more, they may be the golden ticket for a job offer with the company or organization offering the internship.
But how do you ensure that you are getting the most out of your experience? And what can you do to make your internship a successful step in your career development? Here are three ways to make your internship worth more than taking coffee orders and copying papers.
A company’s values are arguably some of the most important parts of the organization. After all, the values tend to be the reason behind the organization itself and the driving force behind why you do what you do. Even more, your company values tend to form first before everything else about the company is figured out.
Because the values can be the backbone of the company, it’s important to communicate them to external partners and the general public. Values give meaning to the work and can help get people on board with your company. Not only do values attract workers who would be a good fit with your organization, but they also attract potential customers, partners, and recognition.
When you are managing a big project, your nice, clean desktop is replaced with an overwhelming amount of sticky notes, reminders, and spilled coffee. Balancing everything that goes into a project is tricky, so it’s helpful to have some tips and tricks in your pocket to help you out along the way (and get rid of all those extra sticky notes).
Here are five ways to be a better project manager.
If you’ve ever struggled to locate paperwork or find a place on your desk to work, you’re not alone. We’ve all been there, promising ourselves to organize our workspace once the work slows down.
In the chaos of a busy week and overwhelming workloads, keeping your workspace tidy is usually the last thing on your mind. And while it takes time to organize your space, it saves you time in the long run. An organized space can be helpful in staying productive, focused, and on schedule. Keep your workspace organized with these simple tricks.