Archive for Category: Organizational behavior
According to Trello contributor, Kat Boogard, here are a few signs that your team may be overwhelmed:
- Energy levels are dipping. Studies show that “work-related stress is directly correlated to fatigue.” When employees who are normally energetic and proactive are more reactive and disengaged, “it’s time to take a closer look at what’s happening.” When we are pushed to our limits, it’s common for us to feel tired.
- Work quality is decreasing. When your team or individual employees deliver work with more errors than usual or the overall quality is decreased,
In this TED feature of The Way We Work, Patty McCord shares her HR wisdom through quick, direct lessons to build a company people enjoy working for.
McCord is the former chief talent officer of Netflix, an American technology and media services provider. Under her leadership, Netflix adopted a dynamic culture and philosophy based on freedom and responsibility. This organizational culture was routinely assessed and updated and it allowed the organization to thrive.
These eight lessons are intended for managers and HR leaders to adopt in order for their organizations to quickly adapt to the evolving environment.
Dr. Linda A. Hill, business professor at Harvard Business School, reveals how organizations with effective leadership can generate group creativity in this TEDxCambridge Talk, “How to manage for collective creativity.” Through years of research and analysis on innovative leadership, she uncovers unexpected results of what it takes to lead organizational innovation.
If we want to build organizations that are consistently innovative, Dr. Hill says we must practice new approaches to leadership.
There is rarely one person responsible for widespread innovation.
“Culture, whether good or bad, is just the product of the values and behaviors of our leaders,” writes Harvard Business Review (HBR) author Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic.
Toxic organizational culture does not happen immediately. It is often the result of the quality of the company’s leadership team and repeated behaviors over time. We recommend this article summary of HBR’s, “How To Spot an Incompetent Leader.” In it, Chamorro-Premuzic offers ways to identify incompetent leaders who contribute to toxic culture;
Warren Buffett Says Integrity Is The Most Important Trait To Hire For. Ask These 12 Questions To Find It
Warren Buffet is an extremely successful American businessman and someone who has high moral character. Marcel Schwantes, Inc. contributor, explains Buffet’s hiring philosophy in his article that we have summarized, “Warren Buffet Says Integrity is the Most Important Trait to Hire For.”
Buffet believes that integrity is the most important quality to look for when hiring an employee. He states that when someone has integrity, a manager can be confident that they have good judgment,