Guest Post by Patrick Del Rosario
It can be tempting to turn a blind eye to pesky employee squabbles and hope they simply work themselves out. Unfortunately, though, workplace disputes rarely work themselves out on their own, and even the smallest disagreements can escalate into more serious problems if left to fester for too long.
According to recent research, between 24 and 60% of management time is spent on dealing with conflicts and anger in the work place.
While it may seem like all this time would be better spent on some other aspect of running a business, it is important ... Wed, 31 Aug 2011 03:28:00 +0000: HR in an age of austerity - HR FUNDA
Debbie Meech, HR Director, Cable & Wireless and Graham White, HR Director, Westminster City Council discuss some of the issues facing HR personnel in a difficult financial climate. Interesting observations about Human Resources functions on generating positive sentiments about organizations during times of downturn and job cuts.
Sun, 14 Aug 2011 16:07:00 +0000: What really motivates us - HR FUNDA
Adapted from Dan Pink's talk at the RSA, illustrates the hidden truths behind what really motivates us at home and in the workplace. Interesting research work showing how higher rewards not always leads to higher or better performance for knowledge workers.
Makes you wonder if we need to review and redesign performance management philosophy and Organizations reward approach. Higher performance need not always be driven by higher rewards, economic behavior is also a function of purpose of work and inherent satisfaction which a job provides.