Daniel Bobinski, M.Ed. is a best-selling author and a popular speaker at conferences and retreats. For more than 30 years he’s been working with teams and individuals (1:1 coaching) to help them achieve excellence. He was also teaching Emotional Intelligence since before it was a thing. Reach Daniel on his office phone, (208) 375-7606, or through his website, www.MyWorkplaceExcellence.com.
A recent study showed some interesting numbers regarding social media at work. Apparently, 80 percent of workers use social media in some way in the workplace, but only 27 percent use it actively for their jobs. That said, fully 50 percent of people make posts about...
We live in the age of expediency. We love our 10-minute oil changes, drive-through restaurants and microwave ovens. We want what we want, and we want it now. That works for some things, but when it comes to making changes in either ourselves or our companies, changes take time.
When you find yourself in hot water, what effect do you have on the environment? In other words, “What flavor is your management tea?”
Not long ago my company did some research on the importance of soft skills in middle managers. We surveyed frontline workers, middle managers, and senior managers at several facilities, each with an average of about 300 employees.
We hear it all the time: “If you can measure it, you can manage it.” Unfortunately, a danger exists in focusing only on numbers, as this philosophy ignores the intangibles of human nature. After all, it’s people that make a workplace function.