This week, we answer your questions about paternity leave, explore the value of onboarding employees before their start date, hear from Gallup about how to motivate employees, and learn from a CEO about the power of your company’s personality.
This week’s growth quote:
“In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety.”
– Abraham Maslow
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Companies have the opportunity to lead the charge when it comes to paternity leave. Read about how to implement paternity leave and give fathers more flexibility at work. It includes some hard evidence to offer to your C-Suite the next time the subject comes up for debate.
If you want new hires to succeed in a fast-paced industry, your onboarding process should kick off as soon as they accept the job. This can be as simple as making them feel welcome by asking new hires to join groups like the company’s fantasy football league. Read more about this and how Mark Robinson, Co-Founder of Kimble Applications, created a 30/60/90 day plan to productivity.
So you want to motivate your team? Above all, avoid infantilizing employees by dictating what they should do. Instead, make sure you’re giving them enough opportunities to learn. This is one simple tactic outlined by Gallup on how to keep employees productive, along with setting clear goals, and giving consistent feedback.
The term “company culture” can feel abstract. Instead, Doug Dennerline, Betterworks’ CEO, suggests thinking about your company’s personality. Then you can ask the question: What kind of person do employees want to be around? The answer: Someone approachable and motivating. Create a workplace where feedback flows freely and where employees have a shared sense of purpose.
If you missed the last recap, read it here: Battling Groupthink, Putting the OK in OKRs, and Hiring For 2020