As companies become increasingly distributed between different offices, travelling employees and remote contributors, old ways of keeping a workforce connected are no longer effective. Annual parties and quarterly, in-person all-hands meetings aren’t possible—or are very expensive—for a workforce spread across an entire state, country or the globe.
However, that doesn’t mean that connectedness and engagement aren’t a vital part of a modern company. Connectedness is just as important as it ever was, if not more, now that employees may not work at the company headquarters or even in a company office at all. Connectedness leads to an engaged workforce, and engaged employees are more productive and less of a risk for turnover.
A little nervousness is a good thing, because it keeps you on your A-game. But feeling too much of it comes across as discomfort, which makes your audience uneasy too, and hence they’ll be hesitant about your message. What’s more, intense nerves hinder your thinking, which makes it harder to convince people about your message. So, here are six tips to keep your nerves under control.
Workers tap into their network of friends on LinkedIn or Facebook for business advice. Someone might upload a marketing video onto YouTube, using a non-companyissued smart phone, while waiting for a dentist appointment. The modern worker blends personal and work lives in all sorts of ways; and it’s now the job of the IT department to keep up with this “consumerization” movement.
With budgets and time still tight and ‘doing more with less ‘ high on the agenda, motivating your team might not be top priority. A motivated team, however, is a powerful force that can actually change workplace culture and positively impact the entire company. Motivated employees are happier, more productive and have a strong desire to do the best job possible—even for less. This brief explores seven quick and easy ways to motivate your people.