Has social media changed your HR? Maybe it should.

As I’m writing this blog post, the social infrastructure of the digital age is quite the wild west. What I mean by this is that only “some” organizations have fully – or partially – grasped the ways in which social media can impact their human resource departments.
In many of our blogs, and through our services, we spend a lot of time discussing instincts, but today we’d like to look at it from a different angle. The point this blog […]

The 3 misconceptions leaders are missing about instincts.

Successful organizations are able to break free from the conception of their own truths. What I mean by this is that they are able – and willing – to look at truth outside of the lens of what they create (or what their belief is). When it comes to instincts, we as leaders too often aren’t willing to look beyond our own perspectives. Instead, we come to our own conclusions – and assume – ideas of what instincts mean and […]

How important are New Year’s resolutions to your team?

As the excitement of the holiday season winds down and the reality of a new year begins to set in, so does the reality of those resolutions you’ve set for your business. But what often goes unnoticed is the resolutions of your team members, and how those resolutions can impact your team’s overall performance and success.
Resolutions, when used within teams appropriately, are powerful.
So, this begs the question: are new year’s resolutions important to your team’s success, and if so, how […]

Bah Humbug, my culture.

It’s no secret, we live in a “facepalm” world, Bah Humbug.
Do you know what Bah Humbug means? It’s an expression used to reject something in a disagreeable way that has been said by someone else. Admit it, you’re already thinking of an example.
Sadly, this phenomenon is also present in the organizations we work for, and that’s a tragedy.

3 signs our organization’s causing a Bah Humbug
Much like our society, our organizations experience broken cultures, leading to Bah Humbug moments. So, […]

The reason that many teams fail. They weren’t built correctly.

Teams come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, cultural backgrounds and missions. Some are similar, some are very different. Most teams however have one thing in common. They don’t fail because of a lack of talent.
They fail because they weren’t built correctly.
In this blog post, we’ll look into the things that get missed in interviews, and the reasons that we must take a deeper dive into an applicant’s mind (and your current team’s too). These insights will change […]

5 ways to use your team’s instincts to your advantage.

Teams are built in many shapes, sizes, talents, personalities, and yes, instincts. The instincts within your team members are hardwired, meaning they won’t change with good leadership, the best process, or whatever unique plan you create.
Instincts are forever, but you can use your team’s instincts to your advantage.
In this blog post, I’m going to cover 5 ways you can immediately utilize the instincts of your team (no matter what size team you have). These 5 ways will change how you […]

The Power of Diversity

Diversity is a hot button topic right now.
Through conversations with various clients, the topic of diversity is entering their mindset on work.  Does it matter? Does it change anything? Is it possible? Here are some of our experiences with diversity, specifically in the workplace.
Does It Matter? 
The clear answer is yes, diversity very much matters. But the question remains – why?  At Affiance Coaching, we have dedicated our lives to teaching people how synergy is created in the workplace. Synergistic teams […]

That One Co-Worker

Let’s face it. We have all had that one co-worker that drives you crazy. Perhaps this person is always doing their work at the last minute, or they just need that one more piece of information before making a decision, taking that one project way too long to finish. Maybe they are always trying to change the plan. Just one person in your whole office can leave you reeling in frustration at the end of each work day. The problem here […]

Dealing With Conflict In The Workplace

Although many people might prefer an article about avoiding conflict in the workplace, that idea is far from realistic. If we trying to avoid conflict than one of two things is happening: either employees are not acting as their authentic selves, or there is no diversity (which opens many other challenges). At Affiance Coaching, conflict implies opportunity to learn to work together to move towards a solution.
People make decisions and react out of their natural instincts, and which can be […]

Why Happiness Matters in the Workplace.

The average American will spend approximately 80,000 working hours during their lifetime. People often associate their job or workplace as a place of stress, unhappiness, incompetence, and being invisible in their company. While not the case for everyone, some people perceive work as a reality they must face every day.
Is there a solution? You may believe that happiness in the workplace is a myth. Or, you may believe that everyone should get through the day doing the best that they […]