Inside the Ring

Well-being programs will not achieve their full potential without support from front-line managers. Front-line managers are keys to activating enthusiastic employee participation and play a dominant role in reinforcing cultures of well-being.   Jim Purcell: How important are front-line managers in employees’ overall health and well-being? Laura Putnam:...

Before the pandemic, there were no playbooks for how to convert a co-located team to 100% virtual in a matter of days and we’re finding in our research that the conversion process — and the results — has differed substantially from team to team, even...

While the Covid-19 pandemic hits and reshapes companies, industries, national economies, and our society in previously unthinkable ways, business leaders need to think beyond survival to the opportunities this crisis might create, not only for their own organizations but the greater good. Chief among these...

Unexpected, dramatic change can be a huge hindrance on employee morale. Just ask any business leader trying to keep a team motivated during the COVID-19 pandemic. What makes this major change event especially challenging is all the uncertainty around it. When will the crisis subside?...

It’s impossible to predict what the job market will have in store over the next few months. Even as economic data continues to trend downward, it is hard to guess in what ways hiring demand for the rest of the year will be shaped by...

With anxieties riding high and job security precarious, there has never been a more crucial time for strong leadership. But directing, calming and inspiring fragmented teams that have had change thrust upon them, is not easily done from afar without planning and infrastructure. As such, those...

"Should I keep looking for a new job with all of this going on?" If this thought has crossed your mind at some point since the coronavirus pandemic began, you’re not alone. In the middle of all the chaos, fear and uncertainty, it’s normal to wonder...

There’s plenty of confusion, fear, and anxiety surrounding the recent outbreak of the Coronavirus. And, that uncertainty doesn’t just include how the pandemic will impact our health and economy. The fact is, many leaders have been presented with new challenges—like how to lead people during challenging...

When you’re walking into a job interview, you don’t want to wing it. Preparation leads to confidence, so knowing what to expect can help you to meet expectations when the stakes are high. It’s natural to be nervous. Prep work is the antidote: having the...

Are you holding yourself hostage? It can be tempting to get caught in autopilot: working hard, paying your bills and living for the weekends. This slowly starts to feel “normal,” as if it’s all that there is, and there are no other options. But, what if I...