Taking Ownership of Your Workspace

If you want to feel empowered at work, an easy way to do so is to take ownership of the space you call 'home' in your workplace; that may be an actual office, a cubicle, a counter, cash register, or even a broom closet (not unheard of). You may work from home or a remote …

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How Important are Values within an Organizational Setting?

If you ever find yourself feeling out-of-line with your job and/or workplace, you might want to check yourself and see where you stand on your values as this is one of the biggest problems I see when I hear discontent in the workplace. When values clash, problems result. Values can be defined as "important and …

The Psychological Contract is Formed When You Hear “Hired!”

The term, 'psychological contract' is not a new concept but is one that needs revisited.  I think it can give a better understanding to what happens from the time one gets hired by an organization and those often unexplained assumptions that sometimes can lead to some type of conflict between the two.  The psychological contract …

How Satisfied Are You With Your Organizational Life?

I find that the majority of clients I work with are not unhappy with the job they do but they are miserable with their organizational life.  Work-overload, deadlines, personal problems and worries over potential job loss all impact the workplace environment and can contribute to job dissatisfaction.  One can be very involved in the job they …