Communication Articles

Eid Mubarak

Eid Mubarak

OLAM Group is wishing you and your loved ones Eid Mubarak!

Build connections

Build connections

Throughout the last year, employees have adjusted to their different work locations. Whether it was their dining table, couch or bed, they continued to work. Still, they raised their concerns about feeling isolated and removed from the team, too. As human beings, we...

7 ways to reduce the Zoom fatigue

7 ways to reduce the Zoom fatigue

Are you exhausted by the constant video calls? Are you experiencing Zoom fatigue? It’s not surprising. At our regular workplace, we had the much needed change for our eyes. The day may have started with a short conversation in the hallway before the laptop was turned...

Realise employee potential

Realise employee potential

Everybody has potential. Yet, companies have been struggling for decades. How do you identify it? For more than 50 years, consultancies like BCG and McKinsey are offering their views. Created in 1968, the growth share matrix prioritises business according to their...

5 Effective team activities for Ramadan

5 Effective team activities for Ramadan

Ramadan is soon upon us. As required by law, companies will reduce the daily working hours by 2 and historically, life slowed down during that time. Yet, this year, companies are looking to make a difference during the Holy Month. Just as businesses are focusing on...

How to find the right communication for your team

How to find the right communication for your team

As we entered lockdown about a year ago, communication went out of control. We didn’t know what to expect. The uncertainty brought up fears. Leaders and HR in many organisations worked around the clock to secure guidance. Yet, news quickly became old news. Employees...

4 tips to introduce financial well-being

4 tips to introduce financial well-being

The 8th International Day of Happiness took place this last weekend. This year’s theme“Happiness for All, Forever”underlined the link between happiness, health and well-being. Health is more than the absence of illness. It’s also more than just physical healthy....

How to lead difficult conversations

How to lead difficult conversations

The big wave of layoffs seems to be behind many of us. Still, difficult conversations are far from being over. An employee’s performance has dropped or there’s conflict amongst team members. While many leaders don’t want to hold these tough conversations, there’s no...

Micro-learning is here to stay

Micro-learning is here to stay

2020 accelerated digital transformations and there’s no stopping. Companies have to predict how their products and services are changing in the future. Constant agility is key and HR has to work with the business to set up their teams for success. L&D teams are...

Burnout

Burnout

We’ve heard it again this week. Zoom fatigue is real. Unfortunately, so is burnout and more and more individuals are heading towards it.   What is the problem? While the term “burnout” was coined in the 1970s, it wasn’t always clear what it is. The World Health...

5 tips to give feedback to remote employees

5 tips to give feedback to remote employees

Employees are starving for feedback, managers are longing for high-performance team and yet, communication around performance is one of the most often avoided topics. Nobody wants to be the bad guy when providing constructive feedback. While in recent times, sharing...

We need more human understanding

We need more human understanding

"Stop moaning!" This is what KPMG’s chair Bill Michael told the firm’s UK staff last week. It has cost him his job. It’s likely that you’ve read the articles around this town hall meeting. How could this happen? How could a few words lead to a resignation of the head...