Ways to preserve employee morale during cost-cutting
Layoffs, offshoring and other cost-cutting measures affect morale longer than most companies realize, challenging assumptions that shifts in job attitudes are temporary. Companies that invest in their remaining employees are less likely to see a plunge in morale.
Powerful people are less likely to be understanding when mistakes are made
Although they have more choices, those with more power still see others as having lots of choice, regardless of their situation. Powerful people assign more blame when people make mistakes or have shortcomings, thereby justifying the current hierarchy.
Big name corporations more likely to commit fraud
Household name companies are more prone to engage in financial fraud - fudging the numbers, lying to investors - but by the time the fraud is discovered the CEO has probably long moved on.
Abusive bosses 'fake nice' instead of 'make nice'
Supervisors are often driven by simply repairing their social image rather than making genuine amends and changing their behavior. Breaking the cycle of toxic behavior requires organizational leaders to implement zero-tolerance policies. Sanctions, rather than forgiveness, are more likely to change behaviors.
Building your professional brand in a prestigious job
In most professions, the whole concept of a brand is undergoing change. In the future, for most professionals, “brand” is going to be more about relationship ability and what were dismissed as “soft skills” than about just knowledge and expertise.
Pandemic-related stress leads to less employee engagement
Companies play an important role in helping their employees cope with the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic - leaders who keep their employees’ well-being as a top concern can help their anxious workers stay engaged at work and encourage them to contribute to the broader community.
How narcissistic leaders infect their organizations' cultures
Like carriers of a virus, narcissistic leaders “infect” the cultures of their organizations, leading to dramatically lower levels of collaboration and integrity at all levels—even after they are gone.
Disruptions like the corona crisis create new business opportunities
We increasingly need to expand the range of our ideas and get rid of old assumptions. We need to challenge not just our thinking, but how we think.
Older entrepreneurs as successful as their younger counterparts
From Steve Jobs to Mark Zuckerberg, the stories of prosperous, young innovators drive the American economic narrative. However, the truth is that older business entrepreneurs may be just as well suited to success.
Toxic personality but still successful professionally?
Toxic personality is a term used to describe people who behave greedily, immodestly and unfairly and take the truth very lightly (again, no DT jokes). Researchers have now found out why such people can still succeed in their careers. The trick that leads to the top is social skill. The results were published in the journal “Personality and Individual Differences”.
Complex effects of contact between minority and majority groups
The job of the leaders of an organization is to provide a sense of safety and belonging and a system of values, together with an overarching sense of shared purpose.
Inequality is bad for society, economic prosperity good
In a cross-national comparison, countries with a bigger income gap between rich and poor indeed have more social ills. Inequality is bad for society as it goes along with weaker social bonds between people, which in turn makes health and social problems more likely. At the same time, richer countries have fewer social ills. Economic prosperity goes along with stronger social bonds in society and thereby makes health and social problem less likely.
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