Is Job Dissatisfaction Worse Than Overwork?

While work overload can cause burnout, being under-satisfied in a job can destroy hope.  Which do you think is more detrimental:  overwork or job dissatisfaction?  (I'm looking forward to your thoughts.) Dr. Geri Puleo, SPHR, is the President and CEO of Change Management Solutions, Inc., an eLearning and Coaching company focused on eradicating workplace burnout … Continue reading Is Job Dissatisfaction Worse Than Overwork?

Workplace Compassion: What It Is, Why It’s Missing, and How It Contributes to Organizational Success

Should we expect to find compassion in our workplaces – or should we check our emotions at the door in order to be more productive at work?   Is workplace compassion a “nice to have” bonus at work – or is it an organizational imperative for innovation and profitability?  According to recent research, compassion may be … Continue reading Workplace Compassion: What It Is, Why It’s Missing, and How It Contributes to Organizational Success

10 Elements of a Strong Career Development Program [VIDEO]

Career development programs are necessary if organizations want to build their employees' competencies and commitment. In fact, these programs provide win-win outcomes for the company and its workforce. Employers with active career development programs experience greater loyalty, productivity, and retention as well as decreased turnover.  Because company-sponsored career development activities increase employees' awareness of promotional … Continue reading 10 Elements of a Strong Career Development Program [VIDEO]

6 Cultural Characteristics of Innovative Companies (Infographic)

Innovation in business is defined as moving forward by implementing new, more effective processes, products, and ideas.  But such innovation cannot simply be demanded by organizational leaders.  The employees charged with the duty to innovate must be motivated and empowered to do so.  Unfortunately, that's where many of the challenges of innovation emerge. Employees will … Continue reading 6 Cultural Characteristics of Innovative Companies (Infographic)

Hiring for Competencies [VIDEO]

The world of work is changing rapidly and affecting both employees and the managers who must find the "right fit" in the hiring process.  Many of us feel overworked as we constantly strive to complete projects faster in the name of "efficiency." But this can lead to a major recruitment dilemma:  when you're in a … Continue reading Hiring for Competencies [VIDEO]

Who Needs Sleep? How Work Overload Burns Out Employees [VIDEO]

This is the final video in my 10-part series focusing on the 10 ways that organizations burn out employees.  I'll discuss how two types of work overload burn out employees -- plus the actions you can take now to prioritize projects and help employees create a better work-life balance. Dr. Geri Puleo, SPHR, is the … Continue reading Who Needs Sleep? How Work Overload Burns Out Employees [VIDEO]

“I Hate My Job!” How Negative Coworkers Contribute to Burnout [VIDEO]

This is video #9 in a 10-part series focusing on the 10 ways that organizations burn out employees. I'll discuss how negative co-workers can burn out employees -- plus actions you can take now to overcome assumptions as to WHY workers are so negative as well as how to create a more positive work environment. … Continue reading “I Hate My Job!” How Negative Coworkers Contribute to Burnout [VIDEO]

7 Time Wasters That Destroy Work-Life Balance [VIDEO]

It's tough to balance the conflicting responsibilities of our work and personal lives. Maybe it's because we're exhausted, but we all waste time.  I'll identify 7 time-wasters that contribute to work-life imbalance In this quick 2-minute video, I'll discuss 7 time-wasters that contribute to work-life imbalance AND can lead to burnout. Dr. Geri Puleo, SPHR, … Continue reading 7 Time Wasters That Destroy Work-Life Balance [VIDEO]

The Impossibility of Giving 110%

In business, we all know that if our expenses (what we give out) are 110% of our income (what we take in), then we will run a deficit and face potential bankruptcy.  Why can we understand this simple mathematical concept when it comes to money…but ignore it when it comes to our own lives? In … Continue reading The Impossibility of Giving 110%

Finding Your Passion: 5 Ways to Turn Your Professional Dreams into Reality

Are dreams the same as goals?  If not, what do you absolutely need to do to transform an idealistic dream into tangible reality?  This is a challenge facing many professionals.  But why? Perhaps many people live lives of quiet desperation due to today's hyperactive, 24/7, constantly "connected" lifestyle.  When you're constantly "on," it makes it difficult … Continue reading Finding Your Passion: 5 Ways to Turn Your Professional Dreams into Reality