Employee experience — it’s similar to employee engagement. It includes perks and casual Fridays, and also how performance reviews are run, and the quality of the working relationship with the boss. How do you do employee experience?
You want to eliminate an unhelpful habit, address a hot-button issue or negotiate a change at work. You find yourself hesitant and don't know where to begin. There's no substitute for firsthand experience.
It can be frustrating when you're waiting for a response from someone, and they're not meeting your self-selected timeline. You may need an answer, but don't make things worse in the process.
You’re tired of dreading work, and an annoying discomfort is setting in. It's easy to say it's only a job and the pay and benefits are good, but the situation is painful. Here are some tips to help keep your head and heart in the game.
Your work objectives and project deliverables are gaining on you. Your supervisor is nowhere to be found to help you prioritize. How do you go about increasing the likelihood of your success?
Old habits die hard. Sometimes they over-complicate our days because we don't take the time to look at them. Real professionals look at the little things and how they can leverage them for big results. Some methods may seem counter-intuitive. It could be about how you use your communication tools, plan for time-off, or respond to requests. With little effort, you can use these tactics to focus on what's important to you, your boss and the organization. In the meantime, you are getting noticed and taking your performance to the next level.
Don't let a lack of preparation on your boss's part stop you. There are a myriad of ways to get feedback on your performance. You deserve to know how you are doing and where you stand.
A round of physical therapy reminded me of the importance of engaging my core when facing challenges. The core of our physical selves and our character can keep us grounded and confident when navigating tough terrain at work.