Organizational Behavior

California's Stalled “Right to Disconnect” Law Proves We Still Have Much to Learn About Work-Life Balance

The lines between work-life balance are constantly blurred in today's remote and hybrid workforce, especially as modern technology has given rise to around-the-clock accessibility. Employees demand schedule flexibility and respect for their personal lives, while employers expect teams to prioritize their jobs, regardless of the time. The result is often burnout, stress and a decline in productivity. 

California's "Right to Disconnect" bill sought to remedy the issue by limiting communications during off-work hours, much to corporate dissatisfaction. However, the bill didn't pass, leaving many wondering what's next for ensuring work-life balance and supporting employee well-being. 

How to Identify a Scam Call

In today's fast-paced business environment, professionals are constantly bombarded with phone calls, emails and messages. Scam calls have become a growing concern, targeting companies with increasing sophistication. There are many ways to identify them and protect businesses from potential threats.

Recognize Suspicious Caller Behavior

Understanding common scammer tactics is the first step in safeguarding businesses. Here are some typical behaviors organizations should watch out for:

Leaders, Here's How to Smoothly Discuss AI Implementation With Your Employees

AI (artificial intelligence) has quickly become a staple in employees' daily work across various industries. From automating routine tasks to providing insightful information, AI is changing how employees work. It helps them reduce workloads and focus on more meaningful tasks in their jobs. As such, AI has become the tool needed to combat burnout and save time, giving workers more breathing room in their day-to-day work.

Navigating the Coming Leadership Shortage in Middle Management

In the workforce, career management has always been a major goal for many people. Climbing the corporate ladder meant success, with each promotion being a milestone in their professional journey. However, a recent discussion around an anticipated shortage of middle management leaders is arising. Middle management is crucial to any organization, but the coming shortage poses a serious challenge for businesses.

Many companies struggle to find talent willing to step into these roles. With a strong middle management team, businesses can succeed in decision-making and overall productivity.

7 Strategies to Smooth the Classroom-to-Corporate Transition for Your New Graduate Hires

Going from a school setting to the full-time corporate world can be jarring for new hires just entering the workforce, to say the least. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to smooth the transition and make them feel like a valuable part of the team.

1. Prepare Leaders

Generation Z has different experiences and expectations than those that came before. Leaders should work to understand how to communicate with Gen Zers better and what to expect regarding rules and tasks. The generation is highly technological, having grown up with cell phones, computers and automation.

Incentivizing Ongoing Learning in Today's Rapidly Evolving Organizations

In today’s fast-changing industries, staying relevant is a constant challenge. Skills employers highly value now were irrelevant only a few years ago, partly due to the rapid evolution of technology. Companies must actively encourage ongoing learning to keep up to date.

Yet, what can employers do to ensure future innovative success? One way they guarantee growth and commitment to upskilling is through incentives. By making continuous learning attractive, professionals can achieve long-term success with today’s in-demand skills.

Is Your Management Style Meeting the Needs of Your Younger Employees?

Younger millennials and Gen Zers are taking over the workforce, and their entry is reshaping workplace dynamics. They are colorful, lively generations full of professional qualities that demand change. However, this shift brings a challenge for today’s leaders.

Traditionally, management styles have prioritized hierarchy, a consistent office presence, and a clear separation of personal and professional life. However, these conventional approaches often clash with the preferences of younger employees. Recognizing those expectations can help you adapt management practices to attract and retain top talent.

Are Company Events Still an Effective Employee Engagement Strategy in 2024?

For small businesses to achieve success, company leaders must make employee engagement a high priority. This engagement directly impacts your team’s satisfaction, and can boost productivity and talent retention. One way enterprises try to nurture employee engagement is through company events. While work parties can be enjoyable for team members, they can also be a double-edged sword.

Building Trust in an Age of Increasing Employee Monitoring Software

As remote work has surged, so has employee monitoring software. These tools go by many names and serve many purposes, but they all share the same overall function — to keep an eye on what workers are doing. They also share the same questions about privacy and ethics.

Managers need to be able to keep their teams on track. At the same time, they need their employees’ trust, but it’s hard for people to trust someone they feel is looking over their shoulder 24/7. Addressing this balance is key to success in modern workplaces.