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4 Shocking Charts About Millennials At Work

Our research team at Leadership IQ recently conducted a study involving over 3,000 employees from virtually every industry. And among the hundred-plus survey questions, we discovered several areas where Millennials (aka Generation Y) really differed from all the other age groups.  Here are 4 big differences...
Posted by Mark Murphy on 16 January, 2017 Millennials, Research | 0 comments | Read more →

The Cheapest Way To Make Your Employees More Inspired

Employees whose bosses recognize their accomplishments with praise are 63% more inspired to give their best effort at work. Simple, right? Just pay attention to your employees’ accomplishments and when you notice great things happening, praise the employees responsible. And that free activity can create huge increases in employee effort and engagement. So why don’t we do it?
Posted by Mark Murphy on 05 January, 2017 Communication Skills, Forbes, Interpersonal Skills, Research | 0 comments | Read more →

The Gender Gap and Goal-Setting: A Research Study

For years, men and women have been setting goals the same way. And the failure rates for both have been staggering (for example, the overwhelming majority of New Year’s Resolutions get abandoned within 90 days).
It’s not a question of equality between men and women(our goals can be the same), but rather differences in how we approach and carry out our goals.

Posted by Mark Murphy on 27 December, 2016 Goal Setting, Research | 0 comments | Read more →

Interruptions At Work Are Killing Your Productivity

If you’re like most people, you get interrupted way too much at work. Over the past two months, more than 6,000 people have taken the online quiz “How Do Your Time Management Skills Stack Up?” As I’ve been analyzing the results, one of the most striking findings has been just how many people suffer from interruptions throughout their workday.
Posted by Mark Murphy on 12 December, 2016 Forbes, Research, Time Management | 0 comments | Read more →

Working In An Office Could Make You Miserable, Especially If You Have A Remote Personality

Some people have the personality to work remotely. These remote personalities are hard-charging go-getters with a self-motivated mindset. They’re fine working with fewer rules and more all-nighters. And they’re not fazed by the isolation, diminished emotional and administrative support, or the reduced collaboration and recognition of remote work.
Posted by Mark Murphy on 22 November, 2016 Forbes, Research, Telecommuting | 0 comments | Read more →

Research: Fewer Than Half Of Employees Know If They're Doing A Good Job

Around nine out of ten managers have avoided giving constructive feedback to their employees for fear of the employees reacting poorly. Well, is it any wonder that an employee would react badly to getting constructive feedback when less than half of them know if they’re doing a good job? 
Posted by Mark Murphy on 07 November, 2016 Communication Skills, Forbes, Leadership Skills, Research | 0 comments | Read more →

New Data Shows That Leaders Overestimate How Much Their Employees Want To Change

The key to successful change management is getting people to let go of the status quo and reach for something bigger and better. If you ask top executives, this should be pretty easy because right now only 37% of them say that people generally like to remain in the status quo. 
Posted by Mark Murphy on 24 October, 2016 Change Management, Forbes, Research | 1 comment | Read more →

How To Bring Out The Best In Your Middle Performers

There’s a common assumption that middle performers are universally maxed out, already operating at peak efficiency, and with no hope of improvement. It’s a big reason why so many middle performers (who often make up roughly 70% of the workforce) get the least amount of performance coaching from leaders. But only a scant 10% of middle performers actually fall into the maxed out/no hope category.
Posted by Mark Murphy on 28 September, 2016 Forbes, Leadership Skills, Research | 0 comments | Read more →

New Data Shows How To Help Employees Be More Resilient

Has your company ever gone through a change effort where some employees got anxious while others stayed calm? Have you ever seen some employees freak out over a mistake they made, while others got right back on the horse?
The psychological skill that allows people to effectively handle stress and anxiety is called resilience.
Posted by Mark Murphy on 27 September, 2016 Change Management, Forbes, Research | 0 comments | Read more →

Fewer Than Half Of Employees Know If They're Doing A Good Job

One of our recent studies asked more than 30,000 employees to rate the statement “I know whether my performance is where it should be.” In an ideal world, every person in every job would say ‘I always know!’ But that’s not what I found.  Just look at this chart...
Posted by Mark Murphy on 27 September, 2016 Leadership Skills, Performance Appraisal, Research | 1 comment | Read more →
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