“Everything is changing, as you know, Dr. Sharkey. What we know as the future of work today could be different tomorrow. This intimidates many of my employees. They fear a robot will take over or a better-trained candidate will move in to claim their role. I’ve heard a lot about lifetime learning mindsets, but I don’t know how to make it a true part of my employees’ experiences. Can you guide me on this?”
Leadership communication is pushed to the back of the ‘urgent’ to-do list more frequently than most want to admit. The complexity of verbal and non-verbal cues, mixed with employees’ vast emotions can be challenging to grasp. Still, the standard of leadership communication is viewed as having general conversations and sending scheduled emails.
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Many of your employees are likely waiting to receive a promotion they’ve worked so hard to earn. They’ve proven they’re good at their jobs, are hitting goals, and collaborate with co-workers well.
Creativity is an employee experience must-have for every organization. In fact, employees in all roles benefit from creative thinking. It opens the door for problem-solving and innovation for the company as a whole.
"It's up to you to learn the skills that cannot be automated,” Jeanne Meister explained in a recent Forbes interview. And our team at EmployeeChannel couldn’t agree more, especially when it comes to leadership communication skills.
Leadership advice is floating around everywhere. Some of it’s good, and some it is, well, not so good. Following the best advice and ignoring the worst is critical to effective leadership. Advice doesn’t just impact a leader’s career -- it affects their employees’ careers, too.
Promotions are earned. This is something most leaders and employees have a mutual understanding of. What sends this communication off the rails is when an employee believes they’ve earned a promotion before you feel they’re ready.
Whether it’s a quick email, an informal chat by the watercooler, or an official company announcement, every employee communication counts. Unfortunately, bad habits have the potential to slip their way into all forms of employee communication. These are powerful enough to harm the employee experience, performance, and even cause employees to leave.
"Hi Dr. Sharkey! I’ve been reading various articles lately that say companies are no longer requiring employees to have a college degree. Apple, Google, Whole Foods, and Hilton are among the trendsetters. Do you think this is a positive movement going forward?"