In The News This Week…April 2

You Built Great Culture, Now How Do You Leverage It for Great Work?

by Scott Schoeneberger

“Whether your culture is rocky or fertile, you can’t produce an enviable harvest without a little old-fashioned elbow grease. Keep a pulse on the direction of your culture so you can pivot, like Automattic did, or even start anew, à la NeoMam. You never know what you really have until you dig beneath the surface.”

 

Do Your Clients Trust Your Team? 3 Ways to Ensure They Do.

by Ben Kirshner

“A stable team results in a stable company, with renewed business and more client referrals. Those factors can have major positive effects on a business.”

 

People Don’t Want to Be Compared with Others in Performance Reviews. They Want to Be Compared with Themselves

by Jinseok Chun, Joel Brockner and David De Cremer

“…managers should remember that employees have individual identities, and they want those identities to be recognized at work. By emphasizing how their performance has changed over time instead of how it fares against other people’s performance, organizations can offer what the employees want — individualized treatment — and thus achieve the goal of offering fair evaluations, which are much more likely to be embraced rather than met with scorn.”

 

Women Entrepreneurs: How To Hire Employees Wisely

by Kerry Hannon

“In every aspect of your hiring process, communicate what you can offer. Examples might be growth and development opportunities, the ability to work closely with leadership, interesting projects, flexibility to do things differently and work-life integration that allows work and personal life to combine and become more effective. When you do this, you’ll find that negotiating with your prospective employees is easier because you’ve set expectations from the beginning.”

 

Emotionally Intelligent People Use These Key Strategies to Beat Stress and Burnout Every Time

by Wanda Thibodeaux

“You might not be able to remove all the stressors in your life. But you can choose how to react to them, and emotional intelligence isn’t static. You just have to commit and make the choice to keep learning.”