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Fight Like You're Right, Listen Like You're Wrong and Other Keys to Great Management. Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid. Twitter, Women and Power. The Most Powerful Habit You Can Imagine. 14 Ways to Boost Employee Morale. We’ve all been there: A project or task doesn’t go the way you thought it would. This can affect not only the business result, but also employee morale. So how do you pick up the pieces?

We asked members of the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an organization comprised of the country’s most promising young entrepreneurs, the following question to find out how they recover from a company mistake: “How do you boost employee morale when a project or task isn’t going according to plan?” Here’s what YEC community members had to say: 1. Turn It Into Opportunity “When something doesn’t go as planned, which happens nine times out of 10, it’s best to remind everyone involved in the project that it’s OK and that no one is to blame. 2. “The best thing you can do is get a change of scenery and build a bond among your team members. 3. “As the president, I’ll often make assumptions about why a project has taken a turn. 4.

“I emphasize to my team that everything we do is an experiment. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Big data in the workplace. Debra Meyerson: How Companies Can Increase Safety and Boost Gender Equity. Can a macho workplace shed its machismo? It happened on an oil rig, that most macho of work environments, say researchers who found that crew members on an offshore platform toned down their bluster and macho as they concentrated on a company program to improve workplace safety.

The scholars — Stanford's Debra E. Meyerson, and Harvard's Robin J. Ely — say that based on the changes they saw on the oil rig, maybe the same can happen in any workplace. If so, companies could drastically alter their work environments and boost gender equity as well. To study two offshore oil platforms, Ely and Meyerson conducted extensive interviews over 19 months with male employees of two rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, and sent a female member of their research team to work side by side with them for several weeks. Ely and Meyerson said there is nothing wrong with exhibiting typically masculine traits. Many of the workers were company longtimers who remembered the old days.