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Positive Workplace Raises Productivity in Employees

This would then translate to improved quality of care given to clients

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Want better output from your employees? Promoting an environment of growth for all would lead to higher satisfaction, innovation, trust and retention among workers, say researchers.

When employees feel valued for their personal characteristics and are recognised as important members, employee engagement, trust, satisfaction, commitment and retention improve, said Kim Brimhall, Assistant Professor at the Binghamton University in the US.

The findings showed that leaders who encourage every worker regardless of their educational background or job responsibilities are more likely to increase the feelings of inclusion.

This then leads to increased innovation, employee job satisfaction and quality of services in organisations.

If your workplace is supporting its employees by reducing their job strain, it may boost in preventing new cases of common mental illness from occurring up to 14 per cent, a new study suggests.
Stress at work place is linked to mental illness as well. Pixabay

“Leader engagement, that is, a leader’s ability to actively engage all organisational members in critical decision making, may foster a climate for inclusion and positive organisational outcomes, such as a climate for innovation, job satisfaction and perceived quality of care,” said Brimhall.

The results have been published in the journal Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly.

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Brimhall hopes to develop economically practical, evidence-based tools that leaders can utilise to create work environments where employees feel included, thereby leading to overall improvement towards their job.

This would then translate to improved quality of care given to clients. (IANS)

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‘Pride Protests Against Company’s Code of Conduct’, Google Warns its Employees

The platform is looking to re-evaluate its harassment policies in the wake of the ongoing situation

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A man walks past a Google sign outside with a span of the Bay Bridge at rear in San Francisco, May 1, 2019. VOA

In what seems like a saturated outburst against criticism, Google has warned its employees that Pride protests are against the companys code of conduct.

According to internal memos sent to Google employees, anyone who chooses to walk the parade as a representative of Google and voice any protest would be considered in violation of the search engine giant’s code of conduct.

The discussion came out of a broader conversation among one of Google’s LGBTQ groups called “Gayglers listserv” that petitioned San Francisco Pride to remove the the tech giant’s float from the parade, The Verge reported on Monday.

As part of the Pride parades, some of Google’s workers planned to march with the company, some chose to demonstrate against YouTube’s recent policy decisions with signs and t-shirts.

Earlier tis month, it was revealed that homophobic remarks were not considered to be in violation of YouTube’s platform policies.

After the LGBTQ community called out the company for its insensitive decisions, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki apologised, the report said.

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FILE -Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks during the keynote address of the Google I/O conference in Mountain View, Calif., May 7, 2019. VOA

Wojcicki’s apology comes in the wake of the company’s failure to take more definitive action against conservative pundit Steven Crowder who made homophobic and racist comments about Vox publications writer Carlos Maza, calling him “lispy queer” and “gay Mexican”.

In response to Maza’s complaints, the Google-owned video sharing platform admitted that despite the language used by Crowder was clearly hurtful, the videos did not violate their platform policies.

In a recent letter to Google’s LGBTQ employees, CEO Sundar Pichai said that he echoed Wojcicki’s apology to the community, and vowed that the company would be taking “a hard look” at its harassment policies, the report added.

For now it remains unclear how the search engine giant plans on punishing the employees who violate the company’s code of conduct.

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Although employees are allowed to do so outside of company groups, some employees say it is too late for them to participate in official Pride parades in any other capacity.

Earlier in March, US-based LGBTQ civil rights advocacy group — Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation — suspended Google from its 2019 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for failing to remove a “conversation therapy” app from its PlayStore.

The platform is looking to re-evaluate its harassment policies in the wake of the ongoing situation. (IANS)