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What You Missed in November

Dec 1, 2021 10:36:00 AM

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In November, we saw a theme of Giving Thanks to Give It Your All.  With the holidays and the new year coming up, it is time to take stock of what we appreciate most in our day-to-day.  Reflecting on the positives can help to bring a lighter perspective on our experiences and boost morale, motivation, and engagement.  Practicing gratitude can even improve our relationships! When we take a moment to reflect on what we are thankful for, we are able to return to our work, refreshed and refocused, with a clear sense of our purpose.  As we enter the final push of the year, that sense of purpose can carry us through successfully.  

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Truvelop’s Spark feature is a great way for managers and employees to engage in a continuous and flexible goal-setting model where frequent touchpoints are encouraged throughout the year versus a "set it and forget it" approach.

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Managers are a key component to increased productivity and company success. They not only set goals and a vision for their employees, but they also offer structure to the company. If a manager lacks in any areas such as organizing, delegating or mentoring, it can hurt the productivity, efficiency, and engagement of their team.

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With the holidays quickly approaching, our team wanted to take a moment to reflect and give thanks. Practicing regular gratitude has been shown to improve physical and mental health, strengthen relationships, and decrease stress. With so many positives associated with expressing gratitude, we decided to highlight some examples of how Managers can express gratitude to their team, to their organization, and to themselves.

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According to studies, 57% of employees report not being given clear directions and 69% of managers are not comfortable communicating with employees in general. Add in a remote or hybrid work environment with schedules that make it difficult for face time or even knowing which colleagues are in-person or virtual, and fostering ongoing communication can be a real challenge.

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In order for feedback to be effective though, managers need to provide it frequently, otherwise, employees get frustrated. If too much time goes by, and the employee continues to perform poorly without any feedback from their boss, the manager misses an opportunity to help the employee improve. If the employee is performing well without feedback, morale can decrease if they feel overlooked or unappreciated.

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Here at Truvelop, we’re incredibly thankful to all of our dedicated users. Our fundamental purpose is to create the best possible experience for our Truvelop community. Creating meaningful relationships and encouraging positive development opportunities is what inspires us, and hearing what our customers have to say is what motivates us to strive to be the best.

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Performance without context is meaningless and can only lead to further frustration and decreased motivation if not addressed early. This is when a manager takes on the role of a coach. The primary job of any manager is to help people be more effective in their job.

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As employers source new talent to combat the Great Resignation, they are overlooking the growing burden and stress on current employees left to pick up the extra work. As these employees burn out, the turnover grows, increasing the talent recruitment challenges for employers.

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Last week, Truvelop CEO and Co-Founder Lisa First-Willis and Customer Success Team Member Juliana Withers had the opportunity to attend the BSCAI Contracting Success Conference.  Thanks to the introduction from Truvelop customer Greg Buchner, President and CEO of CleanOffice, we were able to meet so many incredible members of the Building Service Contractors Association International as a new Affinity Partner.

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The holidays can be a joyful time filled with celebration and time to unwind at year’s end. But with all the preparation for the holidays can come added stress in the workplace as employees frantically wrap up projects and plan for the new year before taking a much-needed holiday break.

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Up Next...

Going into December, we're shifting our focus to meaningful reflection.  Whenever we come to the end of another year, we find ourselves thinking back on all that occurred.  What were the major highlights?  What milestones did I hit?  Were there any obstacles that I overcame?  What would I have done differently?  That last question is what is going to be the most important conversation we have to close out 2021.  Determining what went well this year and what we want to improve in the year ahead can shape our futures and help us to make lasting positive changes. 

As always, we would love to hear your ideas and feedback! Please reach out to us at support@truvelop.com to share.

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