EES HR Blog
At times, workplace creativity needs to be unleashed in order to experience a professional culture of trust, productivity, and overall excellence! Being creative is how individuals, and ultimately societies, are able to move forward. We can all agree that without creativeness, we wouldn't have many of the niceties we have today. At Edwards Electronic Systems, we use creativity to identify unique solutions to problems, increase co-worker engagement, and distinguish our company from others through innovative workmanship. Here are 4 ways to encourage thinking outside the box in your business or organization!
As you continue on your endeavor to create a work culture of creativity, take into account other aspects that may limit one's ability to think outside the box. Perhaps work discipline and productivity is lacking, thus, leaving no time for extra cognitive activities. Maybe the expectations for production are unreasonable and should be reconsidered. It could be that there has been a long time culture of stagnation that needs some rekindling. Regardless of the circumstance, finding and removing obstacles are important as you discover ways to introduce more creativity into your work environment!
Surveys are essential to employee engagement, manager-employee relationships, and business growth. Happy and engaged employees create happy and engaged customers, both of which tend to stick around!
Nearly everyone has encountered individuals who hide behind the comfort zone of expertise. Not only is this fatiguing to others, it is professionally constraining to that individual. Thankfully these damaging behaviors can be defeated by simply being transparent, honest, and sincere as these permit an individual to lead others courageously and without fear.
Is compassion an action or an emotion? Some religions consider compassion an emotion, like feeling empathy for another person. In modern psychology, compassion is regarded as an action aimed at ridding others of their troubles or consoling them in their suffering (Chowdhury, 2019). Regardless of these two differing positions, compassion is not a give or take scenario. People who show compassion do not expect to receive the same or get something in return. Compassion is simply kindness in action!
Have you struggled to get employees engaged at work? Increased employee engagement has proven to be helpful with both work performance and organizational success. When someone is engaged at work, it shows in their workmanship, productivity, and communication. Engaged employees are more responsive as opposed to reactive. They are ready and willing to work individually yet with the team! Engaged employees will go over and beyond to do a great job as opposed to just meeting the minimum requirements. An engaged team will get your workplace running smoother and being more productive in no time! Read more to see a clip from our employee game day below!
Excellent leaders do not withhold information! Some people are limited by their own fear of promoting others under their management to a position above them. This is a debilitating fear that often ends in a self-fulfilled prophecy. Generously sharing knowledge and processes to those under one's management separates a good leader from an excellent leader.
Excellent leaders make those under their management excellent leaders! That's right, leaders don't create a following, they create more leaders. This can be done by involving the team and creating ownership in decisions made. People are more interested in the outcome when ownership is incorporated. Asking subordinates questions will increase engagement and appreciating positive work results will keep employees committed.
Technology allows us to communicate with one another at a whim’s notice. As with most things, there are both positives and negatives associated with privileges. Some negatives to this virtual workplace communication are that messages can be misunderstood, misread or even undervalued. It is important that employees know how to take advantage of this advanced form of communication and use it for productivity in the workplace! Here are 5 easy dos and don'ts for leading your office in an upward spiral towards effectively communicating with one another. Enjoy!
Jessica Saxton is a researcher, writer, business marketer, and musician who recognizes the power of positivity, faith in Jesus Christ, and gratitude as an essential part of life. She holds a masters degree in professional counseling and is experienced in human resource development. She loves to help others grow through information sharing, networking, and simple encouraging words!