Groupthink

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Groupthink is a psychological phenomenon in which people strive for consensus within a group. They usually agree to decisions and opinions made by the group, even if it may override their personal beliefs. They will rather maintain the peace than to speak up to offer their point of view.

This can be attributed to a few factors:

  • They are afraid of being judged.
  • They are afraid of offending the group, especially the leader.
  • They go through motion and do not spend time to think through the matters.

The groupthink culture can result in poor and irrational decisions being made. Ideas are unable to be bounced off and assessment on the potential risks and benefits of a decision may be inadequate.

Learn how you can ensure psychological safety in the workplace so that the employees can voice out their thoughts freely. Contact Wise Hour to find out how you can maintain this healthy organisational culture.


Staff Retention

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Train people well enough so they can leave. Treat them well enough so they don’t want to. - Richard Branson

It is extremely exhausting having to train and re-train new employees. The turnover expenses are higher than you may think. Studies have shown that replacing an entry-level employee costs 50 percent of their annual salary. That figure rises to as much as 250 percent when replacing leaders or highly skilled employees. 

Other consequences include the impact on teamwork, and that your loss may be a competitor’s gain. 

Is your retention issue due to the hiring process being non-stringent? Or is it related to the organisation culture that is resulting in disengaged employees? It is important to nip the problem in the bud.

Speak to Wise Hour on how you can improve your staff retention here.


Types of Employees

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There is a Chinese proverb that goes “The same type of rice raises a hundred types of different people.”

You cannot expect every employee to be the same - Be it their personality, values, learning and working style. They may bring various sets of problems (and headaches) to you too.

Despite the difference, you can still maximise the team’s performance. How can you do so?

It is not about your resources, it is about your resourcefulness.

Learn to become a great leader who can inspire your staff to become the best version of themselves.

Wise Hour to your rescue. Speak to us to gain insights into how you can manage your staff effectively.