Category: Training & Teambuilding

Caring it Forward at Work: The Employee-Driven Heart of BigSteelBox

Thinking back over my time in HR, there are many stories that come to mind about colleagues coming together to help each other in times of need. Working where I do, as HR manager at BigSteelBox, I don’t have to look back any further than last spring—but the roots of that story reach deeper.

Five Steps to Fix a Toxic Team

In the world of business it’s safe to say all work is done in teams. Ask anyone and they’ll tell you most of the teams they’ve been on are average or mediocre, or good but not great. And sadly, many can tell you in dreaded detail about the toxic teams they’ve been on where gossip, sabotage, and finger-pointing were the norm.

Individual Motivation: The Future of Employee Engagement

The motivation that drives us each is very intrinsic and individualistic. Employee engagement and culture building should be intrinsic and individualistic too. Here are four ways you can make this happen in your workplace.

Does Conflict Improve Decision-Making?

Does a collaborative environment require team interactions to be harmonious? Can good decisions even be made in an environment where everyone is supportive, in agreement and non-confrontational? Conversely, does friction and disagreement improve decision-making or hinder it?

Conflict Resolution for a Politically Polarized Workforce

We’ve seen sharp polarization of political beliefs in universities and the public at large to the point where groups simply shout at each other with no ability to listen. This becomes a problem when it bleeds into the organization.

Learning & Development: The Advantages of Being a Slow Learner

Do you feel like a slow learner? Is it a good or bad thing? Is there a deep lesson in this topic that can affect how we approach leadership development?

Resilience: A Teachable Skill for Navigating Change

Persevering in the face of adversity is critical to getting ahead. It has the power to take us farther than IQ, education or experience alone. It’s applicable across all roles and all lines of business in every industry around the world. And yet, we don’t spend nearly enough time developing resilience in our workforce.

Are You Prepared For Change?

Change is constant and occurs whether we like it or not. Understanding its components on a personal level can help us translate that understanding to the organizational level; an important thing as organizational change typically affects many different areas of that organization. Maybe even more important is the effect that change has on the individuals within the organization, and the impact the change has on them.