Safety training in the workplace is important. It can be, however, a little boring, so employees don’t pay enough attention. By mixing together a few stick people, a little humor and music by the Rolling Stones, a memorable safety training program can be created. So, the picture to the left should say something like, “Humor me, so I’ll remember to be safe.”
Do you have pranksters in your workplace? Most employers do. The problem with office pranksters, particularly those in cubicles, is that they go overboard. They don’t have an inner filter to separate appropriate pranks from inappropriate pranks. They think they’re funny, but they’re not. A prank is a difficult form of humor to pull off at work. See what you think about the following examples.
No matter what happens, some managers will put the best face on the situation. Everything’s fine. No need to worry. Cutbacks don’t affect our employees. We don’t need any help with humor at work; we make our own. Don’t worry, be happy — unless you’re an employee.
I routinely post a YouTube video that has something, usually funny, to do with work, human resources or employment law. I recently found one already posted on Cultural Offering. Enjoy.
Have you noticed that the kinds of office space in use now are much more varied than they used to be? How’s your office space?
All of us experience stress at work. Sometimes, we experience a lot of stress at work. The key to stress is learning how to handle stress — or learning how not to.
At most workplaces, creativity is synonymous with technology. To be creative, employees must have the latest in technology. What if the system goes down?
Anger management is important in all workplaces. Let’s face it. We all get angry. Oddly, we may get more angry during the holidays than at any other time. I mean, there’s sometimes more stress than usual. Progressive employers provide anger management counseling for their employees through Employee Assistance Programs or on their own. There’s always debate on whether anger management sessions help or hurt. Debate is okay, as long as you don’t get angry. Check out this session.
We often talk about how to train managers. Unfortunately, the way these two guys do it has been adopted by too many trainers, or so it would appear.
High brow, beautiful music for the season, thanks to Bach, Bernarda Fink, John Eliot Gardner, the Monteverdi Choir, and Cultural Offering. Sleep well.
Training routinely occurs on dealing with strengths and weaknesses. It’s important for executives, human resources professionals, managers and supervisors, any employee. See if you can get your head around this approach.
All employers want their employees to be more productive. Though there are various approaches on how to help them achieve this goal, you might consider that old tried and true method.
As a human resources professional, how patient are you when you interview someone for a job? Patience is ordinarily a good quality, but some interviews can test one’s patience.
We hear a lot about motivation of employees. A radical new approach of employee demotivation is edging its way into human resources management. Check it out.
Some of you scoffed when I let you know about the Animal Employment Protection Act, a law that allows employers to replace employees with animals. We now have proof that it’s occurring.
All workers want to be noticed. But alas, some are doomed to go unnoticed. They now have an anthem to be sung and shared and sobbed.
Not everyone thinks that innovation and progress are our saviors. Where have innovation and progress really led us? Listen and learn.
Executives are described in a variety of ways. We want to understand them, to please them, to survive them. Here’s a helpful video that advises employees to think of executives as being animals in a zoo.
As the health care reform debate rages on, one thing that most people seem to agree on is that we need more exercise. It’s a way of preventing serious health care problems, thus saving health care costs. Of course, exercise isn’t always easy, as the following video clip shows:
Cultural Offering posted a song by Patsy Cline for Monday evening a week ago. All songs by Patsy Cline are right for any Monday evening. Enjoy.