Can Teams Have too Much Positive Attitude?

A positive attitude is often considered to be an important aspect of team performance. The right attitude can boost confidence, effort, and persistence—many times resulting in better outcomes.   Plus, people like this guy are just really charming.   In short, positive attitude is generally a good thing for teams. But here’s the question at hand: Can you have too much of […]

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Have You Been Tricked by the Line Crossing Illusion?

Imagine this situation: a manager asks an employee if they can come in to work on Saturday. The employee might take offense to the request. “Why did you ask me? Is it because of [fill in the blank]? You don’t think I have a life outside of work?” The manager might then take offense to a no. “You think you’re […]

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The Bottom Line: Effective Employees are Worth Money

Employees impact the financial success of organizations. Decades of data have been collected from thousands of organizations across virtually every industry, and the results are clear: The average value that an employee adds to their organization varies by about 40% of their salary. In practical terms, this means that high-performing employees add more value to an organization than the typical […]

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