What Do I/O Psychology, Foot Pedal Trash Cans, Refrigerator Door Shelves, and the Movie Cheaper by the Dozen Have in Common?

I O Psy 210Funny you should ask. The title topic links back to one person, Lillian Gilbreth, who earned the first Ph.D. in I/O Psychology. She was also an engineer whose consulting led GE to create the foot pedal trash can and put shelves in refrigerators. She and her husband had 12 children, two of whom wrote the movie Cheaper by the Dozen. So what does an I/O Psychologists do and why do you need one?

Business Growth, Talent Management,, I/O Psychology

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Good Teambuilding Builds Good Cultures Post Pandemic and Beyond

Good Team Good Culture 210When immigrants come to America, they often see opportunities, and many become extraordinarily successful entrepreneurs. Many Americans who grow up with these same opportunities fail to see them and therefore neglect taking advantage of them. One thing we do have in common is resistance to change. While an immigrant might find success, the idea of being on time, for example, is a difficult idea to change for some cultures. The changes dictated by the pandemic have given us all change challenges to wrestle. How will these changes, many of which are here to stay, affect our work culture and what changes do we need to embrace for success?

Engagement,, Talent Management,, Teambuilding,

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Six Ways Leaders Can Prepare for Continuing Changes and Challenges

6 Ways to Plan 210jpgLeading is difficult enough in the best of times. Leading in chaotic times challenges even the most seasoned leaders. Now with a new year on the way, it’s time for planning. Some typical planning organizations engage in during these times involve strategic planning, establishing goals, addressing talent requirements, budgeting, and analyzing a plethora of other business needs. The one thing we know leaders can’t plan for is the perfect business scenario. So how do leaders plan in and for chaos?

Leadership,, Change Management; Business,, Planning, Chan

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7 Ways to Build a Better Team

Better Team 210Your favorite sports team takes the field, court, or ice. Team members are dressed in their respective team uniforms and colors, coaches are on the sidelines, referees are watching every move, the crowd supports their favorite, the sports casters call and analyze every play, and there are great rewards awaiting the winning team. What more could a team want? The better question is, does YOUR have all this?

Teams,, Teambuilding,, High Performing Teams

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Hiring Yesterday, Today, and For Tomorrow

Yes Today Tom 210Ahhhh the good old days. Job seekers would send their resumes either by mail or post them online, you would select the best two to three candidates out of the 200 and call them in for an interview. Sometimes the choice was difficult because most all the resumes were good, and the three candidates you bring in to interview are stellar .Finally you make your decision, you hire the best of the best, they prove to be a great hire, stay with your organization for 15 or 20 years and become an top executive.  Well, you can toss that outdated VCR in the trash. Some readers will need to Google “VCR”. What’s different today?

Hiring,, Hiring,HR,

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10 Tips for Helping New Managers Succeed

New Manager 210When front line high performers receive recognition for their good work, it is frequently given through receiving a promotion to management as a first line supervisor. The premise is, of course, that because they are high performers, they are well equipped to handle the next step in a career. It is also true that when these high performers receive these promotions, failure is all too often the result. Why is this?

Performance,, Employee Development

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