Month: September 2018

Boost employee morale by offering a stress-free zone

Today’s post is another instalment in our video series on specific tactics and approaches leaders can use to build employee morale.  Last week was to allow employees to personalize their workspaces.  Today’s strategy is to create a stress-free zone in your workplace. Create a stress-free zone in your workplace This tactic produces positive results in […]

Yet another sure-fire way to create disengaged employees

Last month, I blogged about two different scenarios demonstrating how otherwise-reasonable managers do stupid things that lead to demotivated and disengaged employees.  Specifically, I wrote about managers who short-sightedly block their employees’ internal transfers and promotions, and those who erroneously mistake attendance for productivity.  Both those posts generated several emails (and even a phone call), […]

More workplace motivators that work – allow personalization of workspaces

It’s been almost three weeks since I last did an instalment (Strategy #23: volunteer together) in our video series about specific ideas on workplace motivators to build morale and employee engagement.  So I figured it was time for another one!  Today’s idea is to allow for creativity and fun in decorating and personalizing individual workspaces. […]

Strengthen social bonds at work by using music

Back in July, music therapist and my professional colleague Jennifer Buchanan guested on the blog with a post on boosting productivity at the office by using music.  Because this is an area that not many people are knowledgeable about, I was delighted to give our readers an opportunity to learn more about how music therapists […]

Dealing with adversity – wisdom from mom!

Dealing with adversity is a subject that I often address in my blog posts.  Two that come to mind right away are A mental approach to coping with irritants and An ageless folktale about dealing with adversity.  Here is yet another thought on this subject. Face your adversity head-on When you turn and face the […]