Managing remote teams has been an UNPRECEDENTED challenge for most leaders in the past year. Until now, we still can’t put a date to when it is safe for some of us to go back to the office. While it is always preferable to establish clear remote-work policies and training in advance, in times of crisis or other rapidly changing circumstances, this level of preparation may not be feasible. So,… Read More »How to Connect and Manage Remote Teams the SMART way
In any organisation, it is pivotal for employees to be connected to the company’s direction, values as well as each element of the business operations. Because only then, connected employees are able to contribute the most value to the organisation’s success. So how can leaders connect employees? How can this ‘connection’, a.k.a. a high level of engagement be facilitated? Now, what does it mean to have Connected Employees? Connected employees… Read More »7 Small but Important things about Connected Employees
Without a doubt, collaboration among employees is the foundation of all successful businesses and organisations. When employees are collaborative, they work with one another to complement each other’s weaknesses, amplify their strengths, and get things done to the best of their abilities. While many companies think that their employees are collaborative, more often than not, that collaboration is only restricted to an existing team and colleagues you are already close… Read More »How to Unlock Collaboration Among Employees Globally
For years, we have been saying that it is important to have an equitable and fair working environment. Yet why are we still so far from making it a reality? How does discovering opportunities for employees has anything to do with it? So, What Do We Mean By Discovering Employee Opportunity Discovering employee opportunities is to give employees the autonomy in choosing which opportunity they would like to pursue in… Read More »Why Discover Opportunities for Employees, Not the Other Way Around.
8 months ago, we were told to absorb what we would typically do in a communal office space into our comfortable homes. I think most of us can say that, we don’t REALLY need to be together in the same space to be doing our work. We can perform well under a dispersed arrangement. Now, how about taking it a notch up? Have you thought about working from anywhere? Can we… Read More »Working from Anywhere – Everything You Need to Know
Organisational HR processes are designed to attract, develop, motivate, and retain productive, engaged employees. One common way companies take to develop their talent is through providing employee training – whether it be sending them on formalised courses, or even to acquire a degree at the top business school. It is a great initiative to retain and engage valuable employees, but not enough to ensure the long-term success of the organisation. In fact,… Read More »How to Develop Talents without Forced Employee Training
Employee Development, Traditionally. “Why should we develop people when our competitors are willing to do it for us?” CEOs were asking that question in the 1990s to demand justifications on a employee development budget, to understand why it is important to the company. Traditionally, employee development is a small element, tucked away from the wider HR strategy. Organisations send their best staff to complete training courses, or business schools. In… Read More »Top 5 Reasons Why Traditional Employee Development is Failing
Workforce Management is a popularising notion in the office. What started out as a method of staff scheduling has since grown into a framework that can help businesses improve time management, forecast workloads and required staff, bring employees into the scheduling process, and offer analytical insights into the workforce. But what exactly is workforce management? Why is it important and why should you care? What are some common pitfalls? How is… Read More »What is & How to Workforce Management? With Essential Tips.
Why should we design a digital workplace now? A digital workplace is necessary to ensure that all employees thrive when they work remotely. Research from the United Nations International Labor Organization found that remote working can leave employees more susceptible to working longer hours when they work remotely. Therefore, a higher chance of burnout and more stress. In fact, many workers actually rely on the office for structure and connectivity.… Read More »How to Design Digital Workplaces Post-Covid19
What is Employee Engagement? Employee Engagement is not a novel concept but it has a spectrum of definition. Some say that it is the equivalent to employee satisfaction, and some say that it is how happy employees are. Those are the common myths about employee engagement. In reality, employee engagement by definition surpasses their happiness and their satisfaction. Because being satisfied is simply not enough. A satisfied employee might show… Read More »What is the ‘New’ Employee Engagement & Why it Matters