Aug. 6, 2018: This Week's Best Business-Building Articles

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Aug. 6, 2018—To better assist shop owners with their production management, marketing tactics and leadership styles, Ratchet+Wrench has compiled a short list of essential business-building material from some of its favorite sources.

 

How Managers Can Prevent Their Teams from Burning Out — Harvard Business Review

When Deloitte recently surveyed 1,000 full-time employees in the United States, it found that that 77 percent had experienced burnout at their current jobs, and more than half said they’d felt it more than once. This was true even though 87 percent of respondents said they “have passion for their job.” In fact, among those highly engaged workers, 64 percent said they were frequently stressed. At the same time, nearly seven in ten people said they feel their employer “does not do enough to minimize burnout,” while one in five said they don’t believe their employer offers any stress-reduction programs.

 

5 Steps to Being a Leader Who People Want to Follow — Hawaiian Business Magazine

In today’s tight job market, retaining great employees is more difficult and more important than ever. Kaiser Permanente Hawaii’s Linda Puu, who has led teams of more than 2,000 health care providers and staff, shares her tips for cultivating a leadership style that makes employees want to stay and contribute.

 

How to Set Up a Marketing Calendar That Actually Works — Business.com

Every blog post, social media status or other promotional message you put out should be timed just right. Set your business up for success with a fine-tuned marketing calendar.

 

Business Success is a Journey, Leadership is the Compass — R News

In order to remain competitive and relevant, business leaders must start by aligning their talent strategy with their business strategy. This is critical because talent strategies translate the company’s vision and values into expected employee behaviour and define how they will contribute towards the company’s success. Misalignment is likely to result in strategic goals not being met.

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