Employee “Stress Tests”: Invest Now in Human Capital

The recent banking Stress Tests just revealed that an infusion of $74.6 billion in capital will be necessary for banks to withstand the recession. Shrewd managers might be well advised to follow suit with their employees and conduct a “stress test” of their own. The goal? To similarly determine how their staff is withstanding the […]

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Build Trust and Counter the Office Skeptics

As a manager, you may be alarmed if you read a recent independent national survey we commissioned on bosses. It reveals that 86% of U.S. adults believe that public failures of large companies are similar to the much less conspicuous, yet far reaching, poor daily decisions of bosses in general. It adds that both go under the radar […]

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Calming Job Jitters In Your Office

Although the unemployment climate has given nearly everyone job jitters as underscored in Inc. and our national survey, you can do your part to ease the concerns of your staff. Beyond the basic approach of open, honest, and direct communication, there are additional steps you can take that will help keep your team motivated and […]

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How to Allay Job Fears

An article in The Washington Post recently addressed a national job related survey commissioned by my firm, Lynn Taylor Consulting, on how a boss’s closed door can trigger immense job insecurity. The survey showed that one-third of workers these days often gets nervous when they see their manager in private conferences, worrying about possible layoffs. […]

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Boosting Morale in a Down Economy

Human energy is the fuel of business. So what if everyone around you is dragging? Current economic pressures can make anyone depressed, and the effect is reverberating throughout the hallways of corporate America. In recent HR related studies, the biggest category cost cutting category is in the area of team building and morale. Yet it’s […]

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How to “Humanize Your Workplace™”

I am often asked about my mantra, “Humanize your Workplace.” I’ve talked about with many managers and in articles before wanted to elaborate on it. And what better place than in a blog? First, we’re all “human beings,” right? Yes and no. Sometimes humans in the workplace get so focused on doing the work that […]

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Time Management: The Time is Now

Everyone in the workplace today feels the crunch of time. You probably have more on your plate now than you can remember in a long time (a lot to stomach!) A healthy does of time management could be a timely elixir to achieve some needed work-life balance. Here are some tried-and-true time management tips: •    […]

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