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HRO Today: Making Teams Work

HRO Today: Making Teams Work

In a new article on HRO Today by Amy Leschke-Kahle, vice president of performance acceleration for The Marcus Buckingham Company®, an ADP® company, she discusses strategies to help managers enable their employees to succeed. Leschke-Kahle says, “At work, a team can mean many things. Organizations can have a team of executives or a team of frontline workers. They can have a hierarchical team, a flatter team, or a dynamic team that brings together contractors and full-time employees from disparate groups or practices depending on the project at hand. Whether it’s in the field of hospitality, technology, or on the shop floor, teams are where work lives. But increasingly, more and more work gets done in groups outside of the organizational chart.” She goes on to explain that there’s no universal blueprint of what makes the perfect team—or even what the average team looks like. But there is an X factor in what makes it successful: the leader. And to further this concept, according to ADP Research Institute®’s study Fixing...

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Helping Employees Excel at Work with StandOut

Helping Employees Excel at Work with StandOut

By Sreeni Kutam, Interim Chief Human Resources Officer Wouldn’t it be great if you came to work each day knowing that you’d be able to tap into your strengths and focus on activities that you can truly excel at? How engaged and excited to come to work would you feel? When you consider that job hopping is at an all-time high, it’s now more important than ever that organizations focus on ways to develop and engage their top talent. Think about what’s at stake. According to 2017 Gallup® research, high employee engagement leads to 21 percent higher profitability, 20 percent higher sales, 70 percent reduction in safety incidents, and 24 percent lower turnover. So how do we help employees feel excited and engaged? From my vantage point, personal engagement is a combination of what I contribute to the organization and how the organization contributes to my success. Because of its dual nature, it’s important for employees to understand their own contribution to this cycle. My contribution doesn’t necessarily have...

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