Street Talk #033 – What are you doing to build team culture and engagement?

If your were stopped in the street – what would be your response?

Question: What are you doing to build team culture and engagement?

Street Talk #033 – What are you doing to build team culture and engagement?

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Street Talk #032 – Is it possible to have the perfect team?

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Question: Is it possible to have the perfect team?

Street Talk #032 – Is it possible to have the perfect team?

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Street Talk #031 – What are your words of wisdom to an emerging leader?

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Question: What are your words of wisdom to an emerging leader?

Street Talk #031 – What are your words of wisdom to an emerging leader?

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Street Talk #030 – What do successful leaders invest in?

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Question: What do successful leaders invest in?

Street Talk #030 – What do successful leaders invest in?

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Street Talk #029 – What creates fear in leaders at work?

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Question: What creates fear in leaders at work?

Street Talk #029 – What creates fear in leaders at work?

Corporate Learning Solutions presents “Street Talk” by Greg Kinnaird. Question: What creates fear in leaders at work? If you were asked that question, what would be your response? – Check out what other people said. *** Make a COMMENT and/or LIKE this post.

 

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Corporate Learning Solutions - Greg Kinnaird - Developing High Potential Leaders - People - Take advantage of the older workforce

Take advantage of the older workforce

Why is it important to take advantage of the older workforce ?

Corporate Learning Solutions - Greg Kinnaird - Developing High Potential Leaders - Team - Creating corporate paradigm shifts - Strategies for ageing workplaces - Avoid the vacuum at your peril - Get the balance right - It's a demand by all - Value of Generational Diversity - Take advantage of the older workforce

Innovative managers are beginning to see the benefits to take advantage of the older workforce by developing strategies for a more flexible working environment as well as creating roles to be mentors and trainers.

Whilst the older generation may not have the technological skills of the up and coming generations (and may not wish to be trained in them), they still have a wealth of knowledge that businesses must retain so that you can take advantage of the older workforce and wisdom that they offer.

It is said that adversity can often reveal strengths people never knew they had. The same can be said of business. Rather than looking at the impending exodus of baby boomers from the workplace as a problem, businesses can use the situation to their advantage.

A systematic approach dealing with this issue can produce a clear competitive advantage over organisations that simply pay lip service to the worn out – “people are our greatest asset.”

Those who rise to the challenge find it not only easier to attract but also to retain team members.

Flexibility is the key

We need to learn the lessons from today to hold us in good stead for the future. The best strategy take advantage of the older workforce is to establish a flexible working environment.

It is absolutely critical that today’s managers develop their up-and-coming leaders and teams to champion innovation. Especially, if your organisation is experiencing a shortage of workplace labour.

Employers who want to attract or keep staff will have to offer something that sets them apart from their competitors.

The exiting from the workplace of the baby-boomer generation threaten to take the gloss off the good times for businesses that don’t have enough employees to operate to capacity. This is why approaches such as conducting a skills audit, developing leaders and teams is vital in creating a workplace of confidence when taking advantage of the older workforce.

Today’s managers develop their up-and-coming leaders and teams to champion innovation. Especially, if their organisation is experiencing a shortage of workplace labour skills.

Wisdom doesn’t automatically come with old age. Nothing does – except wrinkles. It’s true, some wines improve with age. But only if the grapes are good in the first place.

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Manager’s today are focusing on streamlining workplace systems and processes and will learn not to become as reliant on people to get the job done.

Both the employers and employees need to be able to identify development opportunities and to identify positive leaders who will help them achieve their goals.

Businesses flexible enough to cater for all their staff would weather any Ageing Workplace Population issues better than those that use traditional human resource models involving policies applied to the entire workforce when taking advantage of the older workforce.

Many companies aren’t aware of the skills that many of their employees have. An audit of those skills may reveal that there are people already in the organization with the skills that the company is looking for.

It is vital that all workplace leaders understand the importance of consulting with the staff, especially Gen-Y’s, because they tend to have a natural willingness to embrace technology solution as a drive for change.

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Street Talk #028 – What are the key characteristics of an effective leader?

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Question: What are the key characteristics of an effective leader?

Street Talk #028 – What are the key characteristics of an effective leader?

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Street Talk #025 – How can you make the day exciting for your people at work?

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Question: How can you make the day exciting for your people at work?

Street Talk #025 – How can you make the day exciting for your people at work?

Corporate Learning Solutions presents “Street Talk” by Greg Kinnaird. Question: How can you make the day exciting for your people at work? If you were asked that question, what would be your response? – Check out what other people said. *** Make a COMMENT and/or LIKE this post.

 

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Corporate Learning Solutions - Greg Kinnaird - Developing High Potential Leaders - Coaching and Mentoring

Optimising Human Resources – who really cares?

Why is optimising Human Resources important?

Corporate Learning Solutions - Greg Kinnaird - Developing High Potential Leaders - CoachingOrganisations must come up with solutions to meet the expectations of internal and external customers by offering high-quality products and services, with limited people resources.

This article primarily looks at the situation in Australia.

The current and predicted labour shortage is being felt across the majority of industry sectors in Australia, South East Asia and other parts of the world.

It is interesting to consider that almost 15 years ago, most chief executives, managers, and leaders were faced with the challenge of how to responsibly and ethically reduce the number of employees due to restructuring, right-sizing, and downsizing. Even as recent as 4 years ago with the mining sector (ie Iron Ore) within Australia and America.

Today, they face an equally daunting challenge. Organisations must continue to meet the expectations of internal and external customers by offering high-quality products and services, with limited people resources. Take for example the health sector, which seeks to provide high quality and affordable patient care in the face of current skilled staff shortage. This situation often leaves them with vacancies in many primary positions because they can’t find enough of the right people to fill them.

On a daily basis, most industry leaders are facing associated issues arising from the tightness in the current labour market, like developing appropriate compensation and remuneration strategies to overcome a difficult problem for which there are few easy solutions.

Leaders also have an ethical and moral duty of care to ensure that vacancies within their organisations do not overburden existing staff with unacceptable workloads, and that customer service is not compromised.

Managers and leaders at the coal face need to develop workable action plans for delivering products and services.

Some strategies could include:

  • Corporate Learning Solutions - Greg Kinnaird - Developing High Potential Leaders - LeadershipTackle stress levels to reduce burnout
    It is important for workplace leaders to prevent burnout in employees who face extra work due to staff vacancies. It is imperative to develop a workplace culture of trust, teamwork, and commitment by providing opportunities for people to have input into problem solving and decision-making where appropriate.

 

  • Deal with management and development issues
    If your workforce is under pressure, it is crucial that the organisation develops a proactive strategy to attract and retain qualified people. The retention of current staff can be improved by improving flexibility through job enrichment activities to develop new skills sets.This can be done through formal and informal initiatives such as on the job training and off the job training, mentoring, coaching, and multi-skilling.Professional leaders support and promote the use of cross functional project teams, embrace continuous improvement processes, and identify opportunities to provide fair and equitable remuneration and compensation packages.They also develop flexible scheduling of staff rosters and seek to provide people with the time and space needed for training and professional development activities.

 

  • Restructure to reduce workloads
    Organisations may need to consider delaying projects, closing business units, outsourcing functions, or diverting internal or external customers to other providers if skill shortages become more severe. Some international companies are looking at shifting functions and project work to their offices overseas.

 

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    It may be useful to cultivate strategic alliances with similar businesses or service providers in your industry to reach a workable solution. Industry leaders should work together with schools, colleges, and universities to promote the benefits and challenges of career pathways in their industry, as a means of attracting potential job candidates in future.Flexible graduate trainee programs and career development initiatives are set to increase as companies seek creative and sustainable solutions. Industry bodies are also working with government on the areas of research, education, and skilled migration.

Remember that today’s widening skills shortage may be a glimpse of the future, when the baby boomers retire and take their skills with them. Over 35 per cent of today’s working population is over the age of 55 years.

 

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Street Talk #022 – When are people comfortable, focused and motivated?

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Question: When are people comfortable, focused and motivated?

Street Talk #022 – When are people comfortable, focused and motivated?

Corporate Learning Solutions presents “Street Talk” by Greg Kinnaird. Question: When are people comfortable, focused and motivated? If you were asked that question, what would be your response? – Check out what other people said. *** Make a COMMENT and/or LIKE this post.

 

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