Our brain is an expert at making logical connections when it encounters an issue; now this may work if you have previously encountered and tackled a similar situation. When you hit a roadblock with a new issue, a good starting point is to ask ?Why? five times and see how many causes you can come up with. This increases the odds of a better solution because you can see more connections

It is a well-known fact that established teams experience ?transition pains? under the leadership of newly appointed managers. The stress levels go up, and both the parties use moves and countermoves to outwit each other. New managers, insecure in their roles, often seek absolute compliance to orders from their subordinates, […]

The ingredients of a bad performance review are haste, lack of focus, a non-empathic attitude and a mechanical approach to the process. A good performance review obviously calls for a diametrically opposite approach. Here are some tips for managers whose duties include conducting performance reviews of their team members. Be […]

Returning to work after a long leave is not always an uplifting experience. The mind and metabolism are likely to have adapted to a more leisurely pace, and one may have taken active steps to dissociate from work pressures during the period of leave. This is especially true if the […]

Financial stress can adversely affect a persons? psychological state. This negative psychological state has a tendency to percolate down to the affected person?s workplace and ? in fact ? into all social interactions. Surveys have shown that financial stress is among the root causes of decreased performance at work and […]