Extroverts vs Introverts in the Workplace

When the vast majority think of introverts and extroverts, we think shy or outgoing. The opinions usually aren’t all that sophisticated.  Considering that almost all people are classified as one or the other, it’s time we understood them a bit more and the difference they can make to our workplace. What is important to note… Continue reading Extroverts vs Introverts in the Workplace

What is Gallup’s Q12 Survey and does it still matter?

What we know now as Gallup, the world’s biggest analytics and management advisory firm, was started 89 years ago with one man trying to do a favor for his mother-in-law.  To his credit George Gallup did successfully predict a landslide win for Ola Babcock Miller, the first Secretary of State for Iowa. From there he… Continue reading What is Gallup’s Q12 Survey and does it still matter?

Disengaged Employees Cost Money

Do you know that allowing employee disengagement to go unchecked costs your business thousands each year?  Disengaged employees are losing the US economy between $960 billion and $1.2 trillion in productivity losses, poor management, and floundering engagement initiatives every year.  Companies are throwing money at a problem they don’t seem to grasp.  Employees are not… Continue reading Disengaged Employees Cost Money

10 Virtual Team Building Activities

Disconnection and disengagement are costing your business money.  If you are getting the sense that your remote team is uninspired, you need to act quickly because bored people quit.  And if they don’t quit, they cost. Gallup estimates disengagement costs the US economy $350 billion per year. This equates to approximately $2,246 per disengaged employee. … Continue reading 10 Virtual Team Building Activities

People Don’t Leave Companies They Leave Managers

Always remember the difference between a boss and a leader. A boss says “Go” and a leader says “Let’s Go”. George E.M. Kelly. 49% of people have voluntarily left a role they enjoyed because of a bad manager. In cities like Sacramento, Miami and Tampa that figure ascends to over 60%. Workers are leaving their… Continue reading People Don’t Leave Companies They Leave Managers