Bring out Your Employee’s Best and Increase Productivity

It can be challenging to give up control and trust your employees to get the job done. Some leaders need to be the smartest, best and most capable person in the room. Unfortunately, this approach can sometimes cause business owners to underutilize their people and talents, stifle creativity and restrict great ideas. On the other hand, good owners recognize that when their employees are doing well, they are too. Here are six things every good leader strives to do:

Avoid micromanaging. Empower your employees by allowing them to make key decisions related to their role. Many managers waste time worrying about the little details that should be left up to your team.…

Leading a Healthy Workplace: Part 3

Do you want healthy employees who are more productive, happy and full of energy? As a manager or leader, you not only set an example for your employees, but can also have a great impact on their behaviour.  Creating a healthy work environment starts from the top down. 

Most people don’t usually associate their workplace with good health. In fact, many would probably say their job is the source of many unhealthy habits including a lack of exercise and weight gain—especially as work hours increase and free time becomes more and more of a luxury.

In the final part of our “Leading a Healthy Workplace” series, we’ll tell you how you can help increase your team’s fitness and energy by encouraging healthy lifestyle choices at work, making it easier for them to reach their personal fitness goals.…

Leading a Healthy Workplace: Part 2

Do you want healthy employees who are more productive, happy and full of energy? As a manager or leader, you not only set an example for your employees, but can also have a great impact on their behaviour.  Creating a healthy work environment starts from the top down. 

Most people don’t usually associate their workplace with good health. In fact, many would probably say their job is the source of many unhealthy habits including a lack of exercise and weight gain—especially as work hours increase and free time becomes more and more of a luxury.

In Part 2 of our “Leading a Healthy Workplace” series, we’re going to talk about boosting productivity by increasing your team’s loyalty to you and to each other.…

Leading a Healthy Workplace: Part 1

Do you want healthy employees who are more productive, happy and full of energy? As a manager or leader, you not only set an example for your employees, but can also have a great impact on their behaviour.  Creating a healthy work environment starts from the top down.

Most people don’t usually associate their workplace with good health. In fact, many would probably say their job is the source of many unhealthy habits including a lack of exercise and weight gain—especially as work hours increase and free time becomes more and more of a luxury.

Learn how to inspire your employees to get healthy and avoid common workplace health hinderers, by following the tips below.…

Employee Communication Part 2: 9 Steps to Turn Feedback into Action

In the old days, hanging a suggestion box in the lunch room was how companies gathered employee input. And while an idea box can still be an effective tool, it may not always generate the type of detailed information you need. It may also prevent you from targeting the conversation toward a certain issue or item of interest.

Ease the flow of information amongst your team, and turn the ideas of your employees into action by:

  1. Meeting regularly. Use regular staff meetings (i.e. weekly or monthly) to gather input on specific topics or issues.
  2. Going out.