The workplace has changed and evolved dramatically during the last 25 years. With a shift in the economy and a new generation prioritizing personal and business values alternatively to those of previous generations, employees today are much more comfortable blending the lines of their personal and professional lives. This shift has caused significant change and disruption in the workplace, manifesting itself in the reduction of boundaries and a corresponding increase in interoffice romance.
With the concept of artificial intelligence (AI) rapidly becoming a significant conversation in every industry, human resource executives are paying close attention. The wide appeal of AI represents the promise of increased efficiency (performing monotonous tasks more quickly than a human) and with zero mistakes. However, while the idea sounds great provisionally, rushing to adopt a new technology can create added stress and challenges.
We face difficult conversations in the workplace nearly every day. Here are three tips to keep in mind the next time you need to address a conflict or issue in the workplace.
Walk into an office today, and odds are, the employees vary in age from recent high school graduates to Baby Boomers ready for retirement. That’s a lot of different personalities, generational differences, and skill levels to juggle, and very much a real-life concern of many workplaces.