In the same way an athlete's goal is always to run faster, throw farther, and score more points, the facilitator's goal is always to host meetings that are relevant, time-efficient, and impactful. One of the best ways to ensure your meetings are productive and creating meaningful results is to consistently evaluate them when they are done.
Workplace stress has been cited in studies as a significant source of stress for American adults and it appears to be escalating with each new decade and costing U.S. industry an estimated $300 billion a year in sick days, turnover, lost productivity, and insurance, legal, and medical costs.
The importance of strong leadership within an organization becomes evident when you look at the impact it has on employee engagement and improved company culture.
A recent Gallup survey showed that only 31.5 percent of U.S. employees were engaged in their jobs last year.
Here are the training trends for 2014 in budget outlays, staffing, and programs among U.S.-based corporations and educational institutions with 100 or more employees.
In our industry, I think of "moving frogs in a wheelbarrow" as the challenges we all face in these do-more-with-less times. It’s hard to feel like you’re making progress when your frogs keep jumping out. Wouldn’t it be nice if they all took a nap at the same time for once?