Archives March 2015

27
Mar

The Absent Leader – Learning to Start Difficult Conversations

The story to so far…. Ken has neglected his team. His MD is calling for a report on an important project, but Ken’s key staff member, Jane, has gone off sick. Maya, the HR manager, has told him it’s because he has failed to deal with Jane’s underperforming colleague, Miranda. He has to get this …

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20
Mar

Ten Easy Ways to Look After Staff Wellbeing

1. Get to know your staff as individuals. Remember their names and key facts about their lives that they have shared with you. For example, the names of their children, their hobbies, holidays, etc. If you have trouble remembering this information, write it down and remind yourself before you speak to them so you can …

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13
Mar

The Absent Leader – The 5 Rs

The story so far… Jim’s problems just get worse. His best project manager Jane, has been signed off sick with stress for two weeks, just when he needed her to write a report for the MD on the Freedman project she was co-managing. He’s talking with the HR manager about it, and feeling a bit …

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6
Mar

Engaging Staff in Wellness Activities

Looking for new ideas to encourage workplace wellness? Look no further… Seminars Hold monthly half hour lunchtime talks on health issues and make this available to all staff, even if you have to run them more than once. Ensure your speaker is engaging and motivating and make copies of their presentations available to all. Allow …

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2
Mar

Is Your Business Being Affected by Lack of Sleep?

March 2015 is National Bed Month in the UK and National Sleep Awareness week runs from 2 to 8 March in the USA. We all know that if you don’t get enough sleep you can be grumpy and less productive at work, did you also know that regularly missing out on sleep puts you at …

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