12 Ways to Stop Surprises on Your Team

Here are 12 ways to stop surprises at work, before, while, and after they happen. Learn how to address small problems early.

Offer Specialized Training

Invest in the professional development of your people to increase their job satisfaction. Offer specialized training to maximize your employee ROI.

Let Me Think a Minute

Ask for a moment before giving a response if something has caught you by surprise. Saying "let me think" ensures you eliminate knee-jerk reactions.

Glint and Qualtrics Acquisitions: What's Going On?

Glint was recently acquired by LinkedIn. Shortly thereafter, SAP acquired Qualtrics. This is a big deal in the employee engagement space.

Go to Lunch

Build rapport and hear new perspectives by inviting an employee to go to lunch. Focus on connecting with each other as people.

How to Show Employees You're Thankful

The holiday season is a great time of the year to show your gratitude. Here are some ways you can show employees you're thankful for their great work.

Go for a Walk

Go for a walk with someone on your team to discuss how things are going. This informal setting equalizes the supervisor-report dynamics.

Ways Your Boss Makes You Average

Even well-meaning bosses can unintentionally discourage employees from reaching their true potential. Here are ways that your boss makes you average.

Ask for Their Thoughts

When faced with a difficult problem, give your people an opportunity to assist. Ask for their thoughts or recommendations.

Ask for Feedback on Your Performance

Ask for feedback on your performance from your employees, either face-to-face or through a note depending on your mutual comfort level.

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