Adam Kahane’s book “Power and Love: A theory and practice of social change” looks at the concepts of power and love and how, in any healthy society, they are in a constant state of tension. Both are required, and the culture becomes unhealthy if they get out of balance. A workplace is a micro social structure with traditions, norms and culture, so why not embrace the workplace as a society to keep healthy? Taking this approach, leaders should work to ensure that power and love are present in the workplace and equalized.
Pandemic Survival Skills
While 2020 was a challenging year, at ACTivate Hr we have much to be grateful for and are excited to look ahead to 2021. Here are some of our favourite numbers of 2020.
This engagement is part of our ongoing commitment to ACTivate our community. ACTivate HR specializes in workplace investigations and Human Resources Consulting and provides services to clients all across Alberta. As part of this community initiative, we are digging into our HR Consulting toolkit to provide tips and advice to those in the logistics industry.
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There is much debate these days as to whether annual goal setting and performance evaluation programs are effective or should be eliminated altogether. These programs can be highly effective and achieve great results – but they rarely do. As a result, many companies are considering scrapping their program.
I can remember, in my first leadership role, telling my direct reports that they needed to get better at multi-tasking. Critical pieces of work weren’t done when they needed to be. I required staff to complete parts one project and then move to a piece of a different project rather than finishing one project from start to finish. In retrospect, what I really wanted was for them to work on things in priority order. They didn’t need to multi-task; I needed to communicate what the priorities and deadlines were.
Your annual satisfaction survey results are in and once again the culture and engagement scores are dismal. What’s going on? You’ve brought in open work spaces, flexible working hours, even frozen yogurt Fridays! So, why are employees so dis-engaged? CEOs, it’s time to take a good, hard look at what you may be doing to unconsciously kill the organizational culture in your organization.
We live in such a rapidly changing age when it comes to technology, there are now a multitude of ways for us to stay connected and communicate with each other. With so many options on how to communicate, it can be tempting to choose one that reaches the most people, as opposed to one most effective for your message.
By Jena Rhydderch Everything is an equation. Post a job + prescreen candidates + interview candidates + reference checks = You are Hired. Bases are covered, i’s are dotted, t’s are crossed, and we have done our due diligence. So, if we apply the math, that must mean: Great candidate + Great Interview + Great
It’s a debate all good investigators have found themselves in; should you record your interviews when conducting workplace investigations? A number of organizations still have a policy of not recording interviews for several reasons. In many organizations, HR personnel are developing and have various levels of expertise in the area of investigations. In these cases,
Demystifying Bill C-65 and Other Harassment and Violence Protection Legislation: What Alberta Employers Need to Know
Unchecked employee issues are the death of any workplace. Here are peaceful resolutions to the most common issues you'll face.