Investing in Your People Is Investing in the Future of Your Business

Cultivate human capital carefully with thoughtful approaches to wellness, open communication and ties to the larger community. February 11, 2019 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. A workplace without red tape, unwritten rules and politics is as mythical as a unicorn. However, today’s business leaders are beginning to look inward to analyze how people experience their workplaces. Inclusive leaders want to know how their team members work and respond to their environments, from human interactions to corporate culture. Now more than ever, leaders must engage and invest in their people. Last May, consulting group Work Institute released the 2018 Retention Report. Its findings predicted that 42 million employees — one in four — would leave their jobs by the end of 2018, costing employers an estimated $600 million in turnover costs. Work Institute also forecasted those annual costs will climb to $680 billion by 2020. Company leaders long have speculated […]

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To Build a Resilient Culture Stop the Blaming and Shaming and Start Showing People Respect

Everything you’re trying to accomplish with your team is much likelier to happen if people are emotionally safe. November 1, 2018 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Workplace humiliation is far-reaching and spreads like wildfire. Digital stones are being thrown, and shame campaigns are drowning in social media. Real-life consequences are imprinting the lives and livelihoods of many and what is posted, shared or boosted has implications for everyone involved. Blaming, gossiping, name-calling and harassment are a reflection that shame has permeated your culture. What about the public shaming of staff in front of colleagues, delivering public reprimands or reinforcing that humiliating people are tolerated by the eye rolling, the back-door conversations or when no one does anything? Related: A Critical Leadership Problem Many Companies Don’t Even Know They Have When leaders embrace shame as a management tool, the tapestry of your organization has been […]

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