Invest in them.
Following on the heels of our rebrand – rooted in our vision to be the Best Agency You'll Ever Work With – our entire team participated in up to two days of training to support our professional development. It's not easy to juggle that big of a chunk of time disconnected from emails and calls with a full work load. But the investment will pay off in dividends and help us fulfill our brand vision.
The frantic pace of agency life makes it easy to neglect slowing down enough for self reflection. But taking time to brush up on communication skills, and learning strategies to lead change management will move us miles ahead in soft skills so important to what we do daily.
So if you talk about how much your organization values its staff, make sure you walk the talk and invest in their growth. The impact will be exponential.
Positive emotions, like being happy, can help with particular kinds of thinking and particular kinds of work. But negative emotions can help us in the workplace to be more effective thinkers, to dig into the facts of what may go wrong. To mandate that we should just be positive at work takes away from the idea that emotions have evolved to help us adapt.