David Lee

About the Author

David Lee is the founder and principal of HumanNature@work and the creator of Stories That Change. He's an internationally recognized authority on organizational and managerial practices that optimize employee performance, morale, and engagement. He is also the author of "Managing Employee Stress and Safety," as well over 60 articles and book chapters. You can download more of his articles at HumanNature@work, contact him at david@humannatureatwork.com, or follow him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/humannaturework.

15 Factors That Impact How Your Employees’ Respond to Change


Here are 15 factors that can impact how your employees’ respond to change: 1. Control The amount of input and influence the employee has around the change, goals, processes, and outcomes. Research on stress shows that the degree of control a person has in a challenging or unpleasant situation is the No. 1…

It’s Not About The Beer When Your Workplace Has A Beer Fridge Culture


Editor’s Note: It’s an annual tradition for TLNT to count down the most popular posts of the year. This is No. 27 of 2015. Our regular content will return on Jan. 4, 2016. Joyeux Noël!  “Today’s workforce requires empowerment for inspiration and motivation more than money.” — Shannon Kinney, Founder and CEO of Dream Local “Everything matters” when it comes…

Stop Trying to Make Talent Management Chicken Salad Out of Chicken “S@#t”

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While the old saying reflected in the title is rather crude, in a Made to Stick “Make your point sticky by using analogies that pack a punch” kind of way, it describes the talent management strategy many employers employ. You’ve probably witnessed this “strategy” at least once in your career. Maybe you’ve worked…

It’s Not About the Beer When Your Workplace Has a Beer Fridge Culture


“Today’s workforce requires empowerment for inspiration and motivation more than money.” — Shannon Kinney, Founder and CEO of Dream Local “Everything matters” when it comes to decisions affecting a brand, according to Scott Bedbury, former Nike and Starbucks brand manager and author of A New Brand World. There are no insignificant decisions or interactions…

Using Storytelling to Challenge at Work Without Being Confrontational


Have you noticed how people often don’t respond positively to your well-meaning advice and professional opinion? What about when you challenge their perspective on an issue or their belief? It tends not to go very well, doesn’t it? When confronted, most people tend to: Get defensive; Become combative; Clutch onto their perspective even…