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There’s No Such Thing as a One-Size-Fits-All Office: Tips for Creating a Workspace that Suits Your Organizational Culture
Open office floor plans are all the rage, but not all leaders should be so quick to embrace the trend for their organizations. The Clearing’s work on organizational culture and workspace design has led to some interesting insight into what really works for modern offices. Here are five tips for creating a functional workspace that works […]
As we’ve previously discussed, disengaged employees aren’t just wasting an organization’s time. In the United States where a staggering 70% of employees report being disengaged from their work, 19% are going one step further and actively sabotaging their employers’ efforts. Gallup estimates that disengaged employees cost the economy $450 billion annually. Today’s organizations frequently implement […]
By Sean Follin
In our second episode, Democracy As We Know It: Going, Going, Gone, we take a look at how current events, specifically the Brexit, can be seen as catalysts for larger shifts in the way government works.
By Jennifer Rosa
Some fun facts about meetings – courtesy of a blog on LinkedIn: Every day, there are 11 million business meetings in the US, and 50% of these meetings are deemed a waste of time Most professionals spend 62 hours per month in meetings Most employees feel they waste 31 hours every month in unproductive meetings, almost one full week […]
By Tara Carcillo
As we are all glued to the television this week watching the riveting performances of the 2016 Olympics in Rio, it is a perfect opportunity to reflect on the latest insights on leadership and peak performance coming from premiere athletes and coaches in the world. We love the Olympics because everyday people push themselves to […]
By Ron Ivey
In our recent Leadership Development blog series, we’ve touched on a few relevant topics related to developing leaders in the current complex global environment. We have shared how organizations can develop leaders through strategic experiments and how leaders can play the role of coach in today’s workplace. But what if you yourself are going through a […]
By Laura Hershon
In 2010, Congress passed the Telework Enhancement Act (“the Act”), which required federal agencies to put official telework policies in place. The history and statutory framework for telework grew out of a need to tackle transportation issues and served as a powerful recruitment and retention tool for the Federal Government. Telework has the potential to improve […]
By Ron Ivey
Why is employee engagement important? Why does disengagement matter? The Gallup organization, in systematically and comprehensively surveying workers across the United States in their State of the American Workplace, discovered an alarming insight: 70% of American employees – almost 70 million people – are disengaged in their work, leading to $319 billion in lost productivity […]