The world today, as we know it, is Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous (VUCA); and this will continue to create opportunities and challenges in the years to come.
It is almost that time of the year for the “dreaded” Annual Review - dreaded not just by employees but also by management. But should it truly be so?
Consulting your employees directly is indeed the best way to ensure the effectiveness of your HR strategy… given that you ask the right questions!
The insights from the Central Test HR study have allowed us to better understand the concerns organisations may have regarding talent assessment and management in 2021 as well as the strategic and operational transformations they have in mind for the future.
Employees are in the search of kind, supportive managers to keep motivating them to reach professional goals and to reassure them. When employees feel supported and know that guidance and help is right by when needed, they can work efficiently.
To keep your teams motivated, it is essential to communicate well at all levels in order to meet the expectations of the greatest number.
Faced with the effects of the current pandemic, most companies have had to change the way they work, including by adopting teleworking. To take up this unprecedented challenge, managers must find new ways to communicate with their teams, keeping staff motivated while also reassuring them about the possible impacts on the company.
Christmas... The richly decorated Christmas trees, carefully wrapped gifts, excited children and a touch of magic in the air... But what would Christmas be without the legendary “Santa” ?
Team cohesion, give employees recognition, provide regular feedback, be trusting: Game of Thrones, the famous TV series, delivers management lessons to be applied- or not - at work. Charismatic leaders, visionary strategists and crisis management specialists... The heroes and heroines of the show displayed good management skills throughout the 8 seasons. There are only a few lucky characters left - the last episode of the series will be released next Sunday - but the conquest of the Iron Throne is still raging. Among the favourites to win we have 3 charismatic leaders, all with their own unique style of management: Jon Snow, Sansa Stark and Daenerys. Time to bet!
Leadership should come with the ability to communicate well. Without a certain level of charm and skill in the spoken word, it would be hard to connect with the rest of the team. In any case, communication is always the key towards better cooperation, meeting expectations and encouraging improvement.