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The Future of Work™ Generations in the Workplace
Each generation brings its own unique work styles and expectations to the workplace, based on common experiences many of them share. Generational influences - like parenting styles, the pandemic, war, the economy, global impacts, popular culture and other defining moments or events - contribute to generational characteristics that are brought into the workplace. To have an inclusive workplace, you have to be intentional and willing to listen to others, gain perspectives, and make adjustments, with the ultimate goal of staying connected… across generations.
Peer Today, Boss Tomorrow™: Action Steps for Success
World-Wide Best Seller! Making the leap from peer to boss is never easy. In addition to dramatic change, new managers frequently struggle to balance their old coworker relationships with their new management responsibilities. Designed to help participants make a successful transition from “coworker” to “manager” or “supervisor,” Peer Today, Boss Tomorrow presents four proven strategies that will help new supervisors navigate changing relationships and prepare for the most difficult situations they’re likely to encounter as they assume their new role.
In many organizations, the use of internet, intranet and other electronic media, such as voicemail and email, is restricted to business use. If personal use is allowed, the technology must be used in accordance with policy and the law - especially when it comes to possible cybersecurity impacts.
The Oh Series™ Everyday Diversity
Diversity in today's workplace is a given... and the value of that diversity allows organizations to draw on a fuller range of experiences - allowing them to think more creatively and avoid biased decision-making. But what if that diversity is causing tension? What if inclusion and equity are slow on the uptake? Treating others with respect is paramount to a successful and inclusive workplace.
Maximized Leadership™ The Power Of Positivity
This exciting new program is designed to teach people how to improve their relationships at work in order to become more productive and to achieve better results. We have to rely on and work with others in order to be productive and achieve results. The problem is that many work environments are not conducive to positive relationships. Instead, they are focused on the mistake, leading us to inadvertently reinforcing what we don’t want to happen - the negative behavior. This program shows learners how to improve workplace relationships and productivity by using the Positivity Approach.
Positive Redirection with a Co-Worker (from Maximized Leadership™ The Power Of Positivity)
A positive redirection response will work in 99% of the cases where you might be tempted to use a negative "gotcha" response on someone. And giving someone a redirection response can be done very quickly - often times in a minute or less. Here's an example of positive redirection with a co-worker.
Positive Redirection with a Team Member (from Maximized Leadership™ The Power Of Positivity)
A positive redirection response will work in 99% of the cases where you might be tempted to use a negative "gottcha" response on someone. And giving someone a redirection response can be done very quickly - often times in a minute or less. Here's an example of positive redirection with a team member.
Positive Redirection with an Employee (from Maximized Leadership™ The Power Of Positivity)
A positive redirection response will work in 99% of the cases where you might be tempted to use a negative "gotcha" response on someone. And giving someone a redirection response can be done very quickly - often times in a minute or less. Here's an example of positive redirection with an employee.
Responding to Mistakes (from Maximized Leadership™ The Power Of Positivity)
There's always a better way to deal with the inevitable mistakes that happen in the workplace. And that's where positive redirection comes in. The purpose of redirection is to refocus energy and attention either back to what someone is supposed to do; or, if necessary, on to something else.
The Positive Response (from Maximized Leadership™ The Power Of Positivity)
A positive response is a way to let an employee or team member know that not only are they doing a good job; but that you care about them as a person and appreciate their contribution. We've all gotten the little pats on the back before; the "nice goings" and the "good jobs." And there's nothing wrong with those. But a positive response is more than that.
Introduction (from Maximized Leadership™ The Power Of Positivity)
What's the most common response you get when you do something right at work? If you said - nothing - you're right. People usually only pay attention to you when you make a mistake. The fact is a "gotcha" approach is what most people experience on the job. Which basically means they never hear from anyone until they mess up. And when they do hear from someone - it's usually to point fingers and make sure they know it's their fault.
Say Something Positive Today (from Maximized Leadership™ The Power Of Positivity)
Nothing can match the power of positive relationships to deliver results for ourselves and our organizations. To foster those relationships, we all need to wake up and say something positive... especially when things are going right. That's why using skills like redirection and giving people positive responses are so important.
Everyday Diversity™ Three Strikes
Everyone is a combination of the many things different aspects of our lives. Daughter, engineer, team lead, brother/sister, type A personality, lover of jazz, etc. How all of these come together in the workplace is unique to all of us. Building an inclusive workplace means that people can be authentic and feel that they belong.
Everyday Diversity™ The Assertive Salesperson
When we think about other people, we need to be aware of how bias may come into play. This is particularly true when the same behavior is seen as positive or negative depending on the gender of the other person. As we think about how to put awareness into action, we must watch the words we use to describe others and strive to be fair and equitable in our descriptions.
Everyday Diversity™ Are You Speaking English?
Providing customer service over the phone can be hard, particularly when someone has an accent that is hard to understand. While it can be frustrating not being able to communicate easily, the reality is that everyone in the world has an accent. We only notice it when we are speaking with people who don’t share our native language.
Everyday Diversity™ Difficult Name
We all know the dangers that come from making assumptions based on one aspect of a person - such as their name. People want to be seen as whole people and our name is just one part of who we are. This kind of bias can be very subtle and we may not even realize that it is being done. So, as we think about putting this into action, let’s support all of employees in the appropriate pronunciation of their names and to watching any biases that start from someone’s name.
Everyday Diversity™ Happy Holidays!
When the holiday season comes around, many people - by default - wish others a "Merry Christmas." But for people who don’t celebrate Christmas, this can feel disrespectful... and even rude. A key component of being respectful includes using appropriate holiday greetings during the holiday season.
Everyday Diversity™ Hijab
People often have different religious practices based upon their faith. Some of these practices include wearing something like a crucifix. For others, it means wearing a piece of attire such as a hijab. Today’s inclusive and respectful workplace culture means that the ability to practice your religion is open to you.
Everyday Diversity™ His Husband
There are still many stereotypes and prejudices about LGBTQ+ people - and this can often make it hard to come to work depending upon the attitudes and behaviors of co-workers. While we may not agree with every aspect of all of our co-workers, what we can agree on is that people need to be treated with respect and dignity.
Everyday Diversity™ I Can Hear You!
People with disabilities live normal happy lives and most of the time are very independent and self-sufficient. Don’t offend someone by assuming that they cannot do something or that they have to have your help, but be willing to offer if it is desired.