Employees!

Employees!

Employees!

 

If you are like most CEO’s, you often have a love-hate relationship with your employees. Here are a variety of blogs that I found about employees that might help improve your relationships with them:

Help Your Employees Maintain their Sanity

Employees can’t appreciate the “extras” that leaders may offer through enhanced skills and abilities if they are distracted by irritants. Read about the 4 things that drive employees crazy in this blog from ceo.com.

Don’t Tell. Ask.

Many CEO’s struggle with giving employees the answers instead of helping them to discover them on their own. Here are some questions to ask when employees want the answer, written by Vistage Chair, Beth Miller.

Checklist for Happy Employees

Of course you want employees who are happy, motivated, and productive–who doesn’t? Following each of these simple steps in this Fast Company checklist may help.

Break Those Constraints

How are employees like turtles?  When they are confined in a small space, they stop growing!  Read this Fast Company Blog, “How Treating Your Employees Like Turtles Can Smother Innovation” for ideas on how to tap into your employees’ potential.

Is Your Work Environment Outdated?

Is your work environment keeping pace with societal changes?  Find out why that is important in this Fast Company blog, “How to Harness Change for Success in The Workplace and In Business”.

Are Your Employees Looking For Another Job?

Many of my CEO members are worried about retaining good employees.  For good reason, a recent HBR blog post stated that “40% of workers are planning to look for a new job within the next six months and 69% say they’re already passively looking.”  Read about 5 things that you can do to retain employees in this HBR Blog post.

Unions and the Twinkie?

One of the past week’s top business stories was the demise of the Twinkie, Wonderbread and other products made by Hostess Brands.  Some blame greedy management and private equity firms that have owned the company; others point to the multiple unions and restrictive health, pension and work rules.   One writer suggests that both the owners of the company and the unions forgot what business they were really in and that their preoccupation with each other blinded them to the realities of the their respective marketplaces.  Read the New York Times Blog here.

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