Bell Oaks Business Forum: How To Effectively Eliminate Workplace Dysfunction

HR and talent leaders are constantly looking at ways to positively guide their company’s culture and improve workforce engagement. As part of Bell Oaks Executive Search’s ongoing efforts to provide business insight and foster engaged dialogue between local professionals, the firm recently hosted one of their semi-annual Bell Oaks Business Forums. “The Workplace Therapist” Brandon Smith, of The Worksmiths, LLC, led an active discussion with over 30 HR and talent executives in attendance on workplace dysfunction and methods to anticipate and counter potential issues – How To Effectively Eliminate Workplace Dysfunction.

“From inefficient meetings to challenging work teams and difficult direct reports, we question why do workplace cultures become dysfunctional,” says Brandon. “This forum tackled the most common workplace dysfunctions and how a leader can stop these patterns in their tracks, along with what you can do to spot dysfunction and eliminate it before it derails your plans.”

Lori Swope, a partner at Bell Oaks, says it’s important to help clients figure out ways to work through these difficult business issues. “No matter how great a placement is at our client companies, ultimately everyone has to be able to work together. At Bell Oaks, we want to not only find perfect-fit candidates for our clients, we also want to help them with their existing team members. We are invested in each client company’s success, so it is vital to support their internal initiatives with expert advice like Brandon’s.”

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