Tired of eye rolls and heavy sighs when you mention "team builders"? Maybe you just need some better ideas. These activities promote collaboration, idea sharing, group problem solving and better team performance - without making employees cringe.
Three basic factors contribute to a perception of fairness: an even distribution of rewards; consistency; and interaction with your workers. Each of these factors splits out into numerous characteristics that could, all by themselves, provide fodder for a whole book. Due to space limitations, I've funneled them down to the following four.
Optimism in the workplace increases productivity, customer satisfaction and profits. What can you do to cultivate an environment that inspires employees and gives them hope that good things will come from their work? Here are three steps to creating a more optimistic culture.
As a manager, team leader, department head or supervisor, you need to determine the individual driving forces of those who are in your team so that you can create a motivated workforce. Here are four great starting tips for more motivated employees.