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10
Apr

The Effects Of Conflict At Work And How To Prevent It

New research by CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development has identified conflict at work as a major cause of stress amongst employees. The report Getting Under the Skin of Workplace Conflict found that one in three UK employees have experienced some sort of conflict during the previous year. Of these 29% experienced …

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10
Apr

The Absent Leader – Agreeing to Improve

The story so far… Ken has to write an urgent report on an important project for his MD. Due to his neglectful leadership style his key project worker has been signed off sick for two weeks. He has replaced her temporarily but still needs to speak to Miranda, her lazy colleague, who was also part …

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3
Apr

The Absent Leader – Preparing a Difficult Conversation

The story so far…. Ken was in trouble, he had to get an urgent report to his MD in three days and had lost his key member of staff, Jane. He’d assigned someone to stand in for her, but needed to speak to Miranda, Jane’s under-performing colleague and get her back on track. Ken started reading …

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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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27
Feb

The Absent Leader – Defining Solutions

The story so far… Ken has a problem. His MD wants a report on an important project urgently. He has no idea how it’s going and, to make matters worse, the HR manager tells him she wants to speak to him about the way he’s treating his staff… Ken picked up the paper Jane had …

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20
Feb

Employee Wellness – Concepts

The OED provides this handy definition: ‘Well-being – the state of being comfortable, healthy or happy.’ I’d like to suggest all three are often possible. If you are considering introducing a wellness program to your organisation, you may be baffled with all the new terminology, definitions and concepts you have to get your head around. …

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