How to Motivate Your Employees After a Disappointment

How to Motivate Your Employees After a Disappointment

    At one time or another we all suffer setbacks and disappointments, and sadly when this happens at work it can be hard to get motivated again. Not achieving something weve worked hard for, whether in the form of not meeting a target or deadline, losing a contract or not receiving funding, can be disappointing and demoralizing for individuals as well as the whole team.

    When situations like this arise its not unusual for employees to look to management for a morale boost and to lead the way in moving forward. Read more

Help Employees Avoid Job Burnout, Boredom and More

Help Employees Avoid Job Burnout, Boredom and More

    Signs and Symptoms

    Sometimes it is easy to diagnose job burnout and boredom. When an employee who is typically on top of every task starts missing deadlines, turning in substandard work or shrugging off responsibilities, you should consider whether he might feel exhausted and stressed out.

    A change in demeanor is another indicator. Read more

5 Causes of Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) & How to Prevent Them

    Sick building syndrome, or SBS, is an illness that affects hundreds of office workers each year, although for many it goes undiagnosed. A major cause of absenteeism, SBS can cost businesses serious money in low productivity levels and unfit workers. Headaches, nausea and difficulty breathing are all symptoms of SBS that are often mistaken for other illnesses. But what does all this have to do with heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC)?

    SBS can be triggered by a number of factors and one of these is poor air quality. Read more

Tips on How to Tell an Employee: No Bonus This Year

Tips on How to Tell an Employee: No Bonus This Year

    The Griswold Scenario

      In the movie, National Lampoons Christmas Vacation, Clark Griswold awaits his annual Christmas bonushis plans for the bonus are biga new swimming pool in the backyard! Clarks boss, Frank Shirley has a different plan for bonuses, however: a years subscription to a jelly-of-the-month club.

    Times are tough for small business owners and very often they seek ways on how to tell an employee, No bonus this year,” and thats difficult for both the employer and their employees.

    In the Christmas Vacation Movie, the boss (Shirley) is kidnapped with hopes hell cough up a bonus much as he did in other years.

    As an employer this would be the extreme where your employees kidnapped you demanding an annual bonus, but what if you cant afford them this year?

    Discuss the Situation

    Clark Griswolds boss’s solution to denying annual bonuses was simply not telling the employees and thats never a good idea. Read more