Are you all professional at work? No chit chat, no small talk, not sharing private stuff? Well, you’re not the only one. In most projects and environments I’ve worked, there’s not much sharing of private stuff; and the most “coffee talk” I hear is about work-related topics. Then again, I do ask how was my colleague’s weekend, and if anything special happened? Frankly, do you know your colleagues, your teammates?
In organizations, most often responsibilities and the level of authority are not clear (cf. difference between Responsibility and Authority). This concerns who’s responsible for what – who has the authority to perform certain actions, to take ownership of specific tasks, etc? Most often, one has to discover or figure out along the way what level of authority he/she has. People who are proactive may take more ownership and proceed with actions, till that moment a […]
Imagine you’re having a meeting, a workshop, a retrospective, a training, … do you know how your attendees are feeling, how do they evaluate their experience? The goal is to collect feedback of people both on a quantitative (what’s your rating, your score?) as a qualitative level (how do you feel, what do you like, what could be improved?, etc). Usually this is done via “feedback forms”, which works quite well at the end of […]
Receiving a thank you is great, but actually showing appreciation to colleagues, friends, family for something they’ve done for you is even more satisfying! In a professional context, showing gratitude is happening too less – because of different reasons: it’s uncommon (regarded as ‘not done’, it’s not part of the culture, etc). Although said and proven in research, showing gratitude is a great intrinsic incentive: this is essential to keep your employees motivated! Organizations should […]