Everyone wants to be more productive, but no one has a time machine. When there aren’t enough hours in the day to do everything, how do you set priorities, so that you can increase your productivity without the quality of your work or life suffering? Could it be as simple as a new assessment that helps identify the low value tasks you perform every day?
You can’t like everyone. Even as a leader, it is difficult to treat all your employees equally. Some share your interests, have been with you for longer, or are just plain more likable. Others you don’t know as well or don’t like as much. It happens. But if you allow relationships with your subordinates to become too different from one another, job performance in your organization will suffer.
Flex-schedules, work from home, modified hours, alternate office locations – lately the news is full of debates as to whether or not idiosyncratic deals and atypical work arrangements really, well, work. A recent study suggests that not only do such idiosyncratic deals, or i-deals, work – they actually improve job performance and inspire employee gratitude.
Does a candidate’s feelings about a company’s selection testing process affect their job performance, if hired? According to a new study, the answer to this question is: Yes. Does that mean you need to redesign your selection tests? Probably not. However, there are factors to be aware of when developing or administering a selection test.
Is the belief in one’s ability to succeed, also called self-efficacy, tied to past job performance or a cause of future success? Does self-efficacy lead to or come from successful job performance? This study looks at 38 studies with over 5,000 participants in an effort to answer these questions.
Are you satisfied with your job? If not, the answer may be to look inward. This study includes an important note for employers regarding employee’s perception of success/failure. Fortunately, the right type of intervention may improve job satisfaction and ultimately job performance.
Most of us eventually encounter situations at work where we have to pretend to be cheerful even when we’re not. Research shows that how you fake a smile at work makes a big difference in job performance and job satisfaction.
Effective decision-making is critical to successful leadership. However, not all decisions are created equal. Military leaders make their best decisions by taking into account the whole view of a situation, not just following rules or repeating past choices.
We all have limited amount of stress and pressure we can take. Many studies have established the strain resulting from the threat to employees’ resources that layoffs or possible income losses represent. However, how do employees handle stress when a job furlough is what’s on the table, or when an employee has, in fact, been furloughed?
Helen of Troy. Keeping up with the Joneses. Green with Envy. Envy is a power force with many names, manifestations, and forms. It has caused conflicts, large and small, since humans first began to gather together. Envy at work can cause great difficulties or motivate in unexpected ways.