Embracing Change in the Workplace

It’s very important for team members to learn how to embrace change in the workplace.  With technology and processes always changing, learning how to adapt to these challenges is critical to success. Here are six ways to embrace change in the workplace: 1 – Stay open-minded and demonstrate flexibility. 2 – Showcase your skills to accommodate work demands. 3 – Be willing to adapt your work style in new and positive ways. 4 – Learn to communicate with your co-workers by changing your communication style. 5 – Approach challenges with fearlessness and drive. 6 – Stay positive and resist the urge to say “no.” If employees can meet job challenges head-on, adapt their work styles, and see change as a growth opportunity, then companies will thrive.  They will not only be seen as a valuable team member, but their positive attitude and winning spirit will help play a role in the rise of their career.   rsz_2018-headshotActionCoach-logo
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Being an Effective Team Leader

Team leaders need to manage teams who have been brought together to focus on specific projects, due to their individual skill levels and expertise.  They must recognize the different contributions each team members brings, and allow all members to work out their differences. Team leaders need to lead their team towards a common goal. Here are a few essentials a team leader must posses to lead a successful team:
  1. Team leaders must look ahead, for their teams and their companies.  They must set clear objectives and find the ideal team members with the right skills.
  2. Team leaders must develop cultures where ideas and arguments are accepted.  Team members should be allowed to have a significant impact on the team, with leaders recognizing qualified individuals for problem solving.
  3. Team leaders need to use conflicts as constructive criticism.  They need to be approachable, be prepared to listen, and know when to back off.
  4. Team leaders need to be involved.  They need to be sensitive to the pressure and the needs of their teams.  And they need to reward and recognize individual accomplishments.
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How to Hold Yourself Accountable

Many business owners, or managers, support their teams, helping them hold each other accountable and to ultimately be a success.  But, what about holding ourselves accountable? When you hold yourself accountable, you have greater success in reaching, or exceeding, your goals. 1 – Write everything down.  This is especially helpful if you’re a visual person.  Make a to-do list, a list for short-term goals, a list for long-term goals, etc.  Look at them consistently and focus on one at a time.  Use sticky notes and put them in places where you’ll see them often throughout your workday. 2 – Reward your own accomplishments.  After completing a certain number of goals, or after reaching a specific milestone, reward yourself with a vacation, or just take some time off. 3 – Review your own performance.  It’s important to be honest with yourself.  You are responsible for your own success and/or failure.  Tell yourself when your performance is not up to par.  Own up to your lack of performance, and commit to making a change. 4 – Ask your team how you’re doing.  If your business has a strong company culture, employees will be honest with you when giving you feedback on your performance.  Your team should provide complete unbiased feedback. rsz_2018-headshotActionCoach-logo
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How Successful is Your Onboarding Process?

Onboarding isn’t just an orientation, it’s an event.  It’s a process.  It’s allows you to convey your organizational brand and values.  It helps to explain your company culture and aligns expectations and performance.  It provides tools for the new hire to successfully enter his or her new position. The onboarding process is ongoing.  It includes communication, feedback, performance measurements, mentoring, development, consistency, and transition.  New hires are more successful when they are transitioned through an onboarding experience. If a company has a poor onboarding process, it can lead to an increased turnover rate.  Some resources claim that turnover can be as high as 50% within the first 18 months of employment. So, if you’re losing employees, have dis-engaged staff members, expect your new hires to leave within 12 months, or have an annual budget for turnover expenses, then you need to develop a more successful onboarding process. PJ's New Pic (smaller)ActionCoach-logo
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