Communication Articles

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...

Season’s greetings

Season’s greetings

The team at OLAM Group wishes you, your team and your loved ones Happy Holidays. May you find health, happiness and peace during the festive season and through the coming year.

5 ways to celebrate year end with your team online

5 ways to celebrate year end with your team online

Recognise your team’s achievements during your year end celebrations. These celebrations offer a great opportunity to reflect on the entire year and acknowledge the accomplishments. Throughout the year, your employees have contributed to the survival and growth of...

Prepare for the future – Now!

Prepare for the future – Now!

Companies have adjusted, possibly multiple times, their business models this year. Understanding the customer challenges and their priorities has been key in this process. What if your business model, products and services, processes have changed but your employees haven’t?

Leading with empathy

Leading with empathy

In 2017, Apple CEO Tim Cook shared with MIT graduates: “People will try to convince you that you should keep empathy out of your career. Don’t accept this false premise.” If you didn’t follow Cook’s advice then, you hopefully changed your approach this year. At a time...

Supercharge your job search

Searching for a job has often been compared to a full time job. In a year, when redundancies are a daily occurrence, it requires mental strength to stay positive while the pressure of unpaid bills is building up.

Are you ready for the new equal pay law?

On 25 September 2020, the new Law on Equal Wages and Salaries for Men and Women has come into operation. Whether you are in a large organisation or in an SME in the private sector, you will have to adhere to the new law and compensate equal work with equal pay.

4 Ways to strengthen your remote team

Create a daily and weekly routine You may already have a weekly meeting where your remote team is discussing the current and upcoming projects. That’s great. Are you using these meetings to focus and tackle those issues team members have identified? Not only can these...