What Formula One racing taught me about effective, high-speed teamwork
When I watched Formula 1: Drive to Survive, the Netflix docuseries offering a glimpse into the world of Formula One racing, I was immediately hooked by the stories of the teams, their drivers, and the triumphs and tragedies on the track. Formula One racing appears to be just another high-octane sport with a rabid fan base, but…
How to Build Trust as a Foundation for Innovation
Digital transformation requires trust and buy-in from employees to have any chance.
How to Balance Good Workaholism with its Evil Cousin
It’s time to rethink workaholism. The urge to work harder and longer is far too often blanketed as a negative trait. Though workaholism born out of economic worries, aggressive bosses, “imposter syndrome,” or fear of failure certainly isn’t positive, some aspects of workaholism can be a boon to employees and teams.
Why a Promotion Means you Actually Have More to Learn
Shut up, listen, and observe Listening, not talking, is imperative when you take on a different professional role. Being attentive while you shadow people above and below your pay grade or expertise level and taking notes of your observations — on everything from exceptional (and poor) operational styles to preferred meeting methods and venues —…
How to Improve Company Culture as a New Employee
Culture intersects with every aspect of a company, so much that even employees with divergent or corrective ideas may feel pressure to conform to alleviate the stress of not bonding with their workplace. But even when a company’s current culture is functional and pleasant, you should consider challenging it if it doesn’t support your most…
How to Cultivate a Positive Workplace That Keeps People Around
The word is out about the lack of retention, and it’s scary: Talented workers expect to stay with their employers fewer than two years. It takes time, skills, effort, and money to attract top talent, but these statistics tell us that the best and brightest workers are moving on almost before they go through their…
3 Keys to Effectively Tackling a Change in Team Structure
If you’re fortunate enough to have a successful business, you’re going to face a restructure at least once — probably several times. From tech giants to startups, the need for change eventually hits home.
Transition, Change, Disruption, New Stuff: How to Lead Your Team Through
Change is hard. Maintaining the status quo can seem so much easier than pushing an entire system into the turmoil that change can entail. When it comes to running a successful startup or small business, however, embracing transition is vital. It can be tricky to recognize the need for changes before it’s too late, but…
How to Cultivate Autonomy In Your Organization
Micromanaging employees can be the bane of a small business. Not only can it reduce employees’ confidence in themselves and in the leader’s ability to lead, but it can also devalue workplace appreciation, making workers feel unmotivated in their jobs and undervalued by their bosses. Delegating, on the other hand, might be both the least-practiced…
4 Keys to Ensuring Your Remote Workers Don’t Feel so Remote
The power to choose how, where, and when they work has kept our remote team members satisfied with their jobs, creating low turnover. While keeping our friends around is enough, 87 percent of businesses consider retention a critical concern, especially with the economy steadily improving. But you can’t enjoy these benefits if your remote workers…