Common Workplace Challenges And How To Solve Them
You won’t believe what you can achieve when you solve these common workplace problems…
If your current team have a constant case of the Monday-morning blues and watch the approach of Friday afternoon like a hawk seeking prey, it’s time to invest in a little something called employee engagement. Scientifically speaking, Kingston Business School defined employee engagement as “being positively present during the performance of work by willingly contributing intellectual effort, experiencing positive emotions and meaningful connections to others.” It may sound ‘wordy’ but there’s truth there. We promise. Get everyone involved and engaged – team building, working together, collaborating – and chances are you’ll boost motivation.
Man the gates. The workplace as we know it is under attack. Departments have always traditionally been top-down hierarchies where Senior Management called the shots, but the rise of technology has brought with it a shift in the order of things and put powerful technological tools into the hands of junior members of staff. It’s time to up your game and get to grips with the latest apps, widgets, tech solutions and platforms! Get the ball rolling with our interactive GPS challenges, packed full of amazing tech and hosted on iPads – it’s time to re-align yourself with those Millennials.
Working from home or remotely has its benefits – teams may be more productive, have fewer distractions and by virtue of their physical absence from the office, mean that colleagues don’t contact them as much. These seemingly positive elements of remote working may eventually result in a disjointed work force though, so getting the balance right is key. The ideal solution would be a combination of remote working (a day or two each week) and office working – where conversations flow and in turn creativity breeds; collaborative projects evolve and colleagues are able to support each other. The reality is that this perfect combination isn’t always easy to achieve, so regular team building activities or social events designed to foster relations among teams are essential. Hosted at a venue of your choice, you can keep things casual at your local pub or explore some place completely new.
A recent report by online education platform Udemy found that Millennials are twice as likely to be bored at work than baby boomers. And it will only get worse with the rise of Generation Z (those born between 1990 and 2000). This group have never known a world without Google and are even more professionally promiscuous than Millennials. With this stat in mind, it’s imperative that the moment they step foot within the workplace, their attention is immediately captivated. Gamify the induction process and harness a culture that fosters learning and fun.
Great leaders should be able to recognise when management styles need to be refreshed, culture needs to be revived and have on hand the people and tactics to deliver inspiring training sessions and engaging learning activities when required. However, we know that in the real world with time as our enemy and often limited resource, this usually results in ‘death by PowerPoint’ – rows of disinterested, unengaged employees staring at slide after slide of content that is more than likely going in one ear and out the other! Coming up with creative, fun and engaging solutions for delivering essential training, learning and development topics can be difficult.That’s where Wildgoose come in! We know that experiential learning is king so can deploy our experienced Training, Learning and Development facilitators to devise a unique programme using a simple three step process to create a solution, to fit your brief, your purpose and your budget.