The High Price of Overly Prescriptive HR Policies
September 22 | Sue Bingham | Comments (0)
Too many companies’ HR policies are overly restrictive. Such policies are often convoluted and overly paternal, and attempt to control the behavior of regular people through rules designed to rein in the “bad apples.”
Developing a Strategy for a Life of Meaningful Labor
September 22 | Brian Fetherstonhaugh | Comments (0)
On Labor Day, Americans celebrate the value of work, community, and the activists who earned the rights and protections that U.S. employees enjoy today. But as Americans — and people everywhere — look ahead to a world of constant disruption, they will undoubtedly see both opportunity and uncertainty. All of us need a new way of thinking about work and taking personal responsibility for our careers, which last 45 years and beyond.
How to Get People to Collaborate When You Don’t Control Their Salary
September 22 | Heidi K. Gardner, Assistant Professor, Business Administration , Harvard Business School | Comments (0)
People in industries as different as commercial real estate, pharma, biotech startups, hedge funds, and public school districts worried about how to transform a competitive, star-driven culture into a collaborative one when they had no power to juggle financial rewards and no influence over promotion decisions.
The Benefits of Peer-to-Peer Praise at Work
September 21 | Shawn Achor, Author, The Happiness Advantage | Comments (0)
However, a meta-analysis of the relationship between pay and job satisfaction shows that there is only a small correlation between the two, and that there is much more to the high performance equation than merely income. We know that recognition and intrinsic motivation are important to our success, but the key is finding ways to effectively operationalize them.
The Hidden Benefits of Short-Term Business Travel
September 21 | Andy Molinsky, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior, Brandeis International Business School | Comments (0)
Despite the inherent fatigue and the surface appearance of monotony, business travel can be more than just getting work done in a new location. Yes, it can be exhausting — both physically and emotionally. But it can also be stimulating — so much so that some people return from business trips energized with a new set of knowledge and a different perspective on their work.
Playing Office Politics Without Selling Your Soul
September 21 | Rob Kaiser, President, Kaiser Leadership Solutions | Comments (0)
Politics is a dirty word. But office politics are unavoidable; as Aristotle noted, “man is by nature a political animal.” Whether you participate in them or not, politics have a big influence on what happens to you, your projects, and your team, so it’s hard to be indifferent to them.