At times, producing and achieving growth in the workplace can seem complicated, even daunting. Often we find ourselves chasing abstract theories to increase sales or production, but really, getting back to the basics is all it takes. Have you ever heard of the additive effect? It’s a scientific concept emphasizing that each element of a compound has a unique role and it’s own added value in predicting an outcome. Basically, each piece is critical in order to get the desired outcome, so how is this concept applied to the professional world? Many studies have found the key elements to achieve significant natural growth in the workplace are effective managers, talented employees, an engaged workforce, and an environment built around employee strengths. Check out these key concepts to see what changes you can make in your company to naturally grow your revenue.
According to World Emoji Day, over 700 million emojis are used every day in Facebook posts, and more than half of all Instagram posts use at least one emoji. These little guys have won their way int0 every form of digital communication, and the marketing world is taking notice! 56% of brandsthat incorporated emojis in their email marketing saw higher response rates. Emojis allow consumers to connect with a brand at a more emotional level than compared to just text. Take advantage of the opportunity to reach your target audience at a deeper level!
Have you ever worked on a dysfunctional team? Morale and production are usually pretty low and watercooler chatter tends to only kindle the negative environment. It’s not enjoyable for anyone and is detrimental to a company. Luckily, with a little TLC, teams can turn from lackluster to brilliant functioning units. Check out these 10 ways to make your team stronger and more successful than ever.
Internal communication is an essential function in every company. Without efficient communication, executive decisions and direction never make it to employees, and progress stalls. In companies of any size, middle management is often responsible for communicating strategy from executives to their direct reports. If the direction that is given by upper-level management is miscommunicated, the manager in the middle may pass incorrect or misguided instruction, delaying progress. This plight of the middle manager is often called the frozen middle.
This delay in transferring information can impact company success and cause frustration for employees. So what can a middle manager do if they get stuck in the frozen middle? JobHero outlines some of the best ways for managers to tackle this communication issue. From providing upward and downward feedback to identifying communication gaps, managers can learn to thaw the frozen middle and propel their company forward.
What is brand? How do you create it? There are lots of pieces that go into forming a successful, recognizable, and lasting brand. It is more than a logo or a slogan. More and more, successful companies are finding ways to attach their clientele to their brand in such a personal human way that brand loyalty is instilled for life. How do they do it? Check out the infographic below to see how the best in the business tie human voices to their brands.
According to Gallop, millennial employee engagement is at a dismal 30%. They define engagement by an employee’s enthusiasm and commitment to their work. That means the other 70% of employees are either not engaged or actively disengaged. Those are pretty staggering figures, and those figures have a direct impact on the success of their corresponding workplaces. What can companies do to change this? The company-employee interaction must change for the better if workplaces want to save hard earned revenue from being wasted by constant turnover and less than fruitful work hours. Check out the infographic below describing the major contributors to employee satisfaction.
Are you confident in the look of your company logo? Does it tell a story consumers want to listen to? Your logo is often the one piece of information consumers remember about you, so its performance is of the utmost importance. Make sure you are giving the proper attention and resources it deserves. A good logo can help you succeed while a bad one will drag you down. Check out this infographic to see if your logo is up to the task or in need of a refresh.
So what is a responsive website? Is it important? Yes! Having a responsive website means that your site adapts to any screen size, platform, or orientation your consumer is using. Optimizing your website will keep those hard earned click responses on your site. 81% of consumers browse the internet using their phones, so make sure your site is up to standard. Check out this infographic to see more stats.
38% of employees would rather do unpleasant activities than sit next to their micromanaging boss. Although intentions may be meant well, micromanagers hurt employee morale and can stifle productivity. Yet the line between being a leader or a manager can be a bit blurry. Check out these six ways to recognize if you may be showing symptoms of micromanaging your team and see a couple of tips on how to improve those tendencies. Not only will you be happier but your team will be too!
Motivation is one of the greatest responsibilities a leader has. How do you effectively motivate your team or workforce to not only produce results but also retain satisfied employees? 30% of executives say this is the most difficult part of their job. If you think there is a simple straight forward solution, think again. Check out what really motivates people and how to best go about it and how not to.