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During this week’s Dr. Patty Ann’s Tuesday Tips for Success a viewer asked how to handle her concern that she will “dumped” on with extra work when several people retire from her department. Watch to hear my answer.


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During this week’s Dr Patty Ann’s Tuesday Tips for Success, a viewer wanted to know how his work can get noticed by the boss, since he works in a pretty big division of his company. Watch below to hear my response.


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The Place For Relationship Tools For Success In Business and Life,

Dr. Patty Ann
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This week’s viewer on Dr. Patty Ann’s Tuesday Tips for Success wants to know how to stay relevant in her career! Click below to hear my response.


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The Place For Relationship Tools For Success In Business and Life,

Dr. Patty Ann
www.relationshiptoolbox.com
www.relationshiptoolbox.com/blog
www.twitter.com/drpattyann
www.facebook.com/relationshiptoolbox

 

During this week’s Dr. Patty Ann’s Tuesday Tips for Success, a new college graduate who recently began his first job wants to know if he should join any of his firm’s social groups because he has so little time. Watch my answer below.

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The Place For Relationship Tools For Success In Business and Life,

Dr. Patty Ann
www.relationshiptoolbox.com
www.relationshiptoolbox.com/blog
www.twitter.com/drpattyann
www.facebook.com/relationshiptoolbox

 

During this week’s “Dr. Patty Ann’s Tuesday Tips for Success” a viewer asked about how to secure their job when they get a new boss -who was an outside hire. Watch my answer below.

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The Place For Relationship Tools For Success In Business and Life,

Dr. Patty Ann
www.relationshiptoolbox.com
www.relationshiptoolbox.com/blog
www.twitter.com/drpattyann
www.facebook.com/relationshiptoolbox

 

As the economy slowly but surely begins to improve, companies will need to invest more in their key asset – their people. If your company has failed to invest in their employees with the appropriate training, they will surely jump ship when the first opportunity presents itself. Investing in your employees is smart business because, quite frankly, it is the only way you will be able to stay in business and lead the pack in a competitively global environment.

Following are three (3) key reasons to invest in your employees by training and developing their relationship skills in the following ways.

  1. Investing in the training and development of your employees relationship skills will make them feel valued and appreciated. These employees are more likely to be fully engaged and committed to both the company and their fellow employees – leading them to contribute above and beyond their job description.

  2. Dedicated employees will not only separate your company from its competition but they will also lead company innovation. Why? Providing relationship tools for your employees will enhance their overall individual productivity and this will directly increase the performance of each employees group.

  3. Investing in your current employees by providing relationship skill training will foster positive feelings about the employee themselves and how they feel about their company. All this positivity will make employees want to come to work everyday. This creates a positive company culture that fosters good will among employees while getting the creative juices flowing – all at the same time. Promoting and encouraging a positive and healthy work culture has the added benefit of increasing employee loyalty – helping to retain high performers, while also increasing the ability to recruit new talent. Who doesn’t want to work for a company or small business owner that has the reputation of investing in their employees?

Providing relationship tools for your employees is not a luxury to be acquired when there is money left to spend in the budget – it is a necessity in today’s global environment where the competition is fierce and there is a shortage of talent. Remember, all success begins with relationships. And most people and companies – want to do business with people and companies they know and trust.

 

The Place For Relationship Tools For Success In Business and Life,

Dr. Patty Ann
www.relationshiptoolbox.com
www.relationshiptoolbox.com/blog
www.twitter.com/drpattyann
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All businesses experience employee turnover; with this turnover being a costly proposition. It includes time and financial resources for screening, interviewing and vetting a new employee. Then – once a new employee is hired, it costs a company at least 2 times (give or take) the new employee’s salary to thoroughly train them.  During this training process, the new employee’s productivity rate is low because they are just beginning to learn the ropes.

Contrary to what people assume, many employees do not leave their current employment situation because they feel they are underpaid – although this might be a contributor.  Research shows that employees overwhelmingly leave companies because they feel they are not valued – not just as an employee but as a person.  This is related to the fact that many companies have not invested the time and/or money to develop and sustain an authentic relationship with their employees – making them feel not only undervalued but also – easily replaceable.

Following are 3 simple relationship skills needed to develop a relationship with your employees that will decrease employee turnover.

1. Listen and learn so you can develop a positive healthy work environment for your employees.  Learn where the toxic employees are and weed them out.  Regardless of how much capital some toxic employees produce, these negative people are not to be tolerated! Period!

The way to do this is to have consistent informal communication with your team that gives you a sense of everyone’s morale. If you find low morale, rather than ignoring this situation, take the time to dig just a little bit deeper to see if you can find the source – and then take swift action to eradicate it. If morale is related to your team being overworked – acknowledge that you are aware of this situation and let them know it is temporary (if it is) and that you appreciate their efforts.  Do not under-estimate how far it goes to let someone know you appreciate him or her.  Provide team building exercises and lunch and learn activities related to the employees interests that are not specific to their work function – helping to boost morale.   Doing this little bit extra will go a long way in retaining your employees.

2. With three to four generations working collaboratively together, make sure you understand what motivates each of them and how to best communicate with them.  It would be a fatal mistake to think the Millennials value the same thing from work as Baby Boomers do – because this is not true.  For example, Millennials care deeply about their work having purpose and meaning – they do not just work for monetary gain – as the Baby Boomers might.  Learn the differences among the values and motivations of these generations and then act accordingly to meet their needs beyond financial compensation.

3.  Respect everyone and foster a respectful work environment where bullying is not tolerated.  You might not have to like everyone you work with but it is important that you nurture a company culture where everyone respects each other.  Employees don’t have to necessarily like each other, but it is imperative that they respect each other if you want each employee and team to reach its greatest potential.

Stephen Covey, the best selling author of: “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” stated that all success begins with relationships. In our highly competitive global economy, the ability to develop and sustain authentic relationships is tantamount to keeping your career- and your company – ahead of the curve!

The Place For Relationship Tools For Success In Business and Life,

Dr. Patty Ann
www.relationshiptoolbox.com
www.relationshiptoolbox.com/blog
www.twitter.com/drpattyann
www.facebook.com/relationshiptoolbox

 

Most businesses and all relationships experience tension,  conflict and fighting. Whether these fights destroy your business or your relationship is found in one little secret. Differences of opinion in all areas of your business, from leadership style to strategic business plans, lie at the heart of many business fights. The secret to whether these differences destroy your company, or slow its growth is found in how you handle these differences  when they arise that counts. This is as true for your success in business as it is for success in relationships. In a healthy marriage, a couple views their relationship as a partnership – they are on the same team. In the pursuit of victory, what is good for one team member is good for the entire team. When conflict transforms your relationship from being on the same team and turns it into a competition, the relationship becomes adversarial and perhaps even toxic. You know you are in a toxic relationship if either partner has to win an argument or disagreement at all cost, taking priority over the integrity and intimacy of the marriage. Conflict within a competitive relationship creates a winner and a loser. In business, if conflict turns the relationship among team members into a competition – the company loses.

Conflict is an opportunity to grow your business by formulating creative ideas in search of a resolution to a problem; and in your relationship it is an opportunity to develop a deeper more meaningful relationship with your spouse based on the ability to understand and respect differences. Conflict handled in a productive, respectful, positive manner provides an opportunity for growth which eventually strengthens the bonds among business relationships and interpersonal relationships. Therefore, conflict is a necessity in business and life – rather than something to be avoided.

The Place For Relationship Tools For Success In Business and Life,

Dr. Patty Ann
www.relationshiptoolbox.com
www.relationshiptoolbox.com/blog
www.twitter.com/drpattyann
www.facebook.com/relationshiptoolbox

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