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Posted by Insightlink on 06/01/20
How Can Small Businesses Get Through Tough Times
Even when the economic waters are still, any businessperson will tell you that running a business is not a walk in the park. It becomes much more difficult when tough times come. While some small businesses sail through the murky waters successfully, a good percentage bow to pressure and call it quits. There is a thin line between your business surviving or dying in such tough times, and what you do makes all the difference. Here are some strategies that small businesses can adopt to stay afloat through the tough times.
Posted by Insightlink on 05/18/20
How to Manage Workplace Disruption During The COVID-19 Pandemic
As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across the world, workplace disruption is inevitable. Some of the measures recommended to slow the spread of the virus are to observe social distancing and avoid crowded places. In this length, there is a need for organizations to send workers home and to adjust the workplaces to reflect these measures. Managing this disruption has been quite a challenge even to the most experienced of managers. If this has been an uphill task for you, read through for some tips on how to effectively manage workplace disruption at this time while still keeping productivity at optimal levels.Read full post
Posted by Insightlink on 05/12/20
Now Is Actually The Perfect Time To Measure Employee Engagement
If we were to tell you that the COVID-19 pandemic is an ideal time to measure your organization’s level of employee engagement, you might think we were absolutely bonkers. But some of you out there (that is, the astute ones) will undoubtedly realize this is actually a smart thing to do.
Why? Because managers at high-performing organizations know that employee surveys are not simply yearly “beauty contests” or check-the-box exercises meant to cover up underlying organizational problems with one-size-fits-all engagement scores. The real value in employee surveys is to uncover the truth about your employees’ experience in multiple areas in order to fix the things that confuse, bother or hurt them and do more of the things that help them.
If you fail to take the opportunity to gauge employee engagement during difficult times, you throw away the chance to get their real unvarnished opinions. If instead, you try to schedule your survey at a time when employees might be less stressed and happier, you are literally sabotaging your ability to get to the truth and to really understand what is driving your employees.Read full post
Posted by Insightlink on 05/06/20
Six Tips for Keeping Your Team Connected While Quarantined
There is no doubt that these are challenging times. With only essential businesses open for face-to-face transactions during the pandemic, other businesses have closed or are operating on a remote basis.
Those working remotely must reimagine their positions and adjust to the lack of immediate interaction, direction, and oversight that is readily available in a physical workspace. Employees used to an informal, collaborative office environment must pivot 180 degrees and function individually while mastering the various technologies that allow them to communicate with coworkers and clients.
Posted by Insightlink on 05/04/20
Boosting Employee Productivity During Remote Working
Technological advancements have engineered many changes in the labor market; workers are now able to work as freelancers and employers are able to set-up remote teams with little to no hitches. Remote working allows employees the much-needed flexibility to work when they feel most productive without needing to abide by the traditional 9-5 timeline. Employers, on the other hand, are now able to outsource skills overseas, especially talents that aren’t available in their local labor market. Remote working also helps employers to save on overhead costs by eliminating the need for physical offices. Remote working is clearly a good trend for business.
There is a challenge that plagues remote working, though: How do employees boost employee productivity for a remote workforce? Well, a recent market study by FlexJobs showed that with the right management techniques, 66% of professionals are happier and more productive working from their homes than in an office. Many workers argue that they get less distracted when working from remote locations because there are no unnecessary impromptu meetings, no office drama or politics, and no bosses breathing down their necks.
But while that could be true, managing a remote team’s productivity isn’t as easy or straightforward as some studies make it seem. Employers live with the constant fear that their remote workers might relax and fail to deliver services efficiently or up to the needed standards. That is why you need to learn the following proper management tips for leveraging the flexibility of a remote workforce without sacrificing productivity.Read full post
Posted by Insightlink on 04/28/20
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