Dynamics Of Highly Productive Teams

Dynamics Of Highly Productive #Retail Teams In a previous post I have written about Celebrating Top Performers In #Retail and about how we need to recognize and appreciate the “A” players on our teams. I have been very lucky and honored to work with some teams where everyone was a contributing “A” player and wanted to share some of those team qualities that make a successful and highly productive (and profitable) team. The individuals who made up these amazing teams all understood a few things: (1) where we were going, (2) wanted to join each other on the journey, (3) were committed to perservering when there were obstacles, and (4) were kind and supportive of each other along the way – always! (1)Read More

Developing Talent In Retail

Developing Talent In Retail Very often I am asked to define my current role of “Director of Culture and Organizational Development”. It is not a role that is found very often in Retail and the going assumption is that it is a Human Resources function. It is not a compliance role (which HR typically is) – it is a creative role that is designed to improve workplace happiness, elevate employee engagement, and ensure employees are challenged and intrigued by their work. My job is almost exclusively to serve the employees of the company and ensure their growth. Unfortunately, in most retail organizations, even though it is not, inherently a HR function…HR takes the reins on coordinating employee hiring and training. In my opinion,Read More