Why Now is the Best Time to Survey Employees 

Anonymous employee surveys are an efficient way to get your finger on the pulse of company morale and employee feelings about their jobs. This type of feedback is essential for identifying strengths and weaknesses in management and building a strong company culture. Surveys can be conducted at any time, but they should be conducted in… Read more »

Why is Team Building Important for the Agriculture Sector?

Teamwork is extremely important in the agriculture sector, especially in sales and marketing. These critical employees have a direct impact on revenue, so it is important that teams work well together, get along, respect one another and resolve conflict constructively. Great teams don’t come together by magic, it takes work, which is why team building… Read more »

A Note From Morris Bixby Group

The COVID-19 virus is dominating the news cycle, and it is dominating everyone’s personal and professional conversations. Morris Bixby Group is no different; we are actively implementing our response to this situation while operating in an environment of considerable uncertainty. We draw on 20 years of experience in helping our clients navigate through their most… Read more »

How Does Gen Z Differ From Millennials?

Congratulations – you finally got into the swing of attracting, managing and retaining and Millennial talent! But you can’t rest on your laurels because Generation Z – people born starting in 1995 – are now entering the job market. While there are some similarities between Millennials and Gen Z, there are also some important differences… Read more »

What Can You Do to Stop Burnout From Affecting Your Team

If you think burnout only impacts senior leaders or people in fields like medicine, think again. It is estimated that nearly $200 billion per year is spent treating the physical and mental health impact of employee burnout at all levels. Burnout also impacts turnover. According to a 2017 study, anywhere from 20 to 50 percent… Read more »

Five Habits That Can Ruin Your Professionalism

Have you wondered why you aren’t advancing in your career? Are you overlooked when it comes to raises, promotions or getting assigned great projects? Before you blame the biases of your boss, you might want to take a look in the mirror. You could be holding yourself back by engaging in one or more of… Read more »

Company Culture’s Impact on the Tight Market

According to data from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Gallup, strong company culture is directly tied to increased productivity, improved employee retention and overall better hiring. In other words, great company culture can help a business attract and retain great talent, even in a tight labor market. Tips For Building a Culture… Read more »

Embracing Small Talk to Build Connections

Networking is extremely important for career development. However, it is also extremely stressful. Walking into a room full of strangers can be overwhelming, even for outgoing people. However, there is a way you can learn to overcome your fears and become a master of small talk, even if you’d rather get a root canal than… Read more »

What Separates Great Teams From Mediocre Teams

It’s easy to spot the differences between underperforming teams and great teams. But what about the differences between mediocre teams and great teams? Those differences can be more subtle, and many leaders are content to let mediocre teams forge ahead, since they are meeting their goals. However, if you want to build teams that consistently… Read more »

Go From a Follower to a Leader

Do you want to go from a contributing team member to a leader? If you want to grow your career, it’s important to take charge of that goal and engage in the necessary steps and strategies to stop being seen as a follower and start being seen as a leader. The Good News? Leadership Can… Read more »