Every year during March Madness, fans unite to cheer on their favorite teams as they play in college basketball’s biggest tournament. Madness aside, fans look to one person to lead their team to the championship title — the coach. While March Madness takes place only once a year, coaching a winning team in the business world is a year-round job. Leading a team to victory means coaching employees through mistakes and applauding their successes, among other key strategies.
For many years now, we’ve been making conjectures about the impact millennials could have on the workforce as more of them begin their careers. The majority of millennials—those born between about 1980 and the mid-1990s—are now of working age. Their impact on the workplace isn’t just conjecture anymore: It’s here.
Sodexo’s 2017 Workplace Trends Report shows that, as expected, this generation is having a major impact on the way we work today. Our key findings about millennials in the workplace show:
You may have watched this weekend’s NBA All-Star game, but do you know why those players were picked to play? It’s not about points scored or minutes played, and it’s not about the dollars they earn for team owners. They’re chosen by the people most touched by their work. The NBA lets fans pick half of the starting players — and the rest are picked by fellow players and the media who cover them. Coaches pick the reserves.
Most of us spend at least half of our waking hours at work, so why not make it fun? In fact, research has shown that creating a feeling of optimism and happiness at work can improve employee performance. A survey of HR managers showed that the majority encourages fun at work because they believe it benefits both the individual and the organization.
The 24th annual event drew hundreds of EHS and sustainability professionals and industry leaders to the Mile High City for three days of inspirational speakers, incredible learning sessions and great networking.
SINGAPORE (Nov 22): As both a woman and a person of colour, Erika Irish Brown spent over 15 years of her career in the financial sector feeling fortunate to have been given what she saw as equal opportunities as everyone else in the US.
Her first stint at Wall Street was incidentally via a minority internship programme in 1990.
One of the most persistent, destructive myths stalling progress towards gender parity in the boardroom is a belief — held primarily by male directors — that there simply aren’t enough board-qualified women to fill available seats.
For the vast majority of us, having a boss is just a fact of life. Whether or not we get along with those bosses, however, can be much less of a sure thing—but it doesn’t have to be.
Other than being a friendly, intelligent and all-around all-star employee, which of course you are, there are steps you can actively take to better connect with your boss, and they’re not even that hard. Check them out: