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Employee Engagement

How to Know if You've Been Blindsided by Data

David Hassell | Posted 07.28.2014 | Business
David Hassell

To paraphrase the Scottish poet Andrew Lang, don't use data as a drunken man uses a lamp post -- for support rather than illumination.

Horrors When Corporate Culture Goes Bad

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 07.24.2014 | Business
Chris Komisarjevsky

Are some bosses, senior staff and chief executives are so isolated from the day-to-day that they really don't know what's been going on for so long?

4 Areas Critical to Engaged, Happy Employees

David Obrand | Posted 07.22.2014 | Business
David Obrand

It's important to find ways to have fun that your employees agree upon. For us, it's rock climbing, table tennis, mud runs, off-site happy hours and regular philanthropic activities.

Bringing Your Passion to Work

Karin Volo | Posted 07.15.2014 | Business
Karin Volo

Think about when you've fallen in love in your life or the first time you held your newborn child in your arms. The colors looked brighter, the sounds were clearer, and it felt like your heart was going to burst with love and joy.

It's Not Just About the Bagels: Building Employee Engagement (Pt. 2) -- To Understand Where You Want to Be, You Need to Know Where You Are Now

Charles J. Alaimo | Posted 07.09.2014 | Business
Charles J. Alaimo

No amount of bagels could make up for the incredible lack of leadership and engagement that existed at this company. I found it an odd contrast that one of the items touted was "Bagel Wednesdays" when not much attention was paid to anything else meaningful.

3 (Free) Motivators That Work

Gina DeLapa | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Gina DeLapa

As a kid, you were probably offered all sorts of motivators that didn't work: money, candy and gold stars, for example. How did those incentives feel to you? How did they drive, or not drive, the desired behaviors?

Taking the Hate Out of Work

James A. Cusumano, Ph.D. | Posted 07.01.2014 | Business
James A. Cusumano, Ph.D.

The need for employees to be more efficient and do more in less time and with fewer resources will not go away any time soon. How do we deal with this in a way that not only gets the job done well, but also provides value and fulfillment to employees?

Voice of the Millennial: Workplace Culture Analysis of the Retail/Customer Service Sector

Crystal Kadakia | Posted 06.25.2014 | Business
Crystal Kadakia

Burnout in the sales industry is always an issue, regardless of generation. But as 15 executives shared this week regarding their first jobs, you've gotta start somewhere.

The Company You Work for Is Destroying Your Morale and What You Can Do About It

Heather Martin | Posted 06.19.2014 | Business
Heather Martin

Employees are the largest non-financial drivers of success in a company, and that if leadership was attuned to their employee needs and the culture they have built, it would result in better performance. Bottom line, if they treated you better, they would be even more profitable.

Discovering Your Purpose

Karin Volo | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact
Karin Volo

Discovering your purpose is probably the most important work you'll do in your life and career. The same holds true for discovering a company purpose. It is essential to know why you do what you do.

It's Not Just About the Bagels: Building Employee Engagement (Pt. 1)

Charles J. Alaimo | Posted 06.10.2014 | Business
Charles J. Alaimo

Employees are engaged when they feel fully involved and enthusiastic about their jobs and their organizations. They are emotionally connected to the success of their organization and are committed to contribute towards this success.

The Workplace Revolution: Adding Company Culture to the Mix

Josh Stevens | Posted 06.10.2014 | Business
Josh Stevens

As more companies create inspired, innovative and hands-on environments, the demand for additional workplace benefits in the form of flexible hours, onsite daycare options and expanded healthcare provisions grows.

Thrive Through the Workplace Experience

Despina Katsikakis | Posted 06.05.2014 | Business
Despina Katsikakis

Technology has given us choices of where and how to access information and be connected and has enabled a shift from work being "somewhere you go" to work being "something you do" anytime, anyplace.

Where's the White Space?

Nora T. Akins | Posted 06.04.2014 | Business
Nora T. Akins

The work world is smaller and spinning faster than ever. Many of us keep up by moving faster, doing more work with fewer people and modifying processes to minimize cost. That is what makes profits grow. But it may not distinguish us from others.

Excellence in Executing: Business Owners' Code of Conduct

Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders | Posted 06.03.2014 | Small Business
Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders

I firmly believe that if these general rules are applied on a daily basis, growth and success are inevitable for your company as well.

Stop Assigning Numbers to People!

Nora T. Akins | Posted 07.28.2014 | Business
Nora T. Akins

Performance appraisals may finally be a human resource system of the past. Tons of evidence and our guts tell us they are ineffective measures of performance. Often, the best performers do not get the highest performance scores.

Digital Voices and Corporate Reputation

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 07.30.2014 | Business
Chris Komisarjevsky

In just one click and a nanosecond, social media have a lot to say about corporations, their behavior and, ultimately, their reputations.

Is Your Team Too Scared to Succeed?

Daniel Goleman | Posted 07.21.2014 | Business
Daniel Goleman

Secure bases are environments that protect, nurture -- and most importantly -- provide motivation. They allow us to take intelligent risks and challenge ourselves. During childhood, parents are responsible for establishing a secure base at home, and teachers are expected to do the same in the classroom. It shouldn't end here, though.

Why You Should Hire for Zest

Frank Niles, Ph.D. | Posted 07.20.2014 | Small Business
Frank Niles, Ph.D.

The verdict is in. Americans are bored with their jobs. The numbers are staggering. Seventy percent of employees report being not engaged or actively disengaged from their work and it's costing U.S. companies $550 billion each year in lost productivity.

COMANDS: Seven Skills/Traits of Effective Leadership

Manijeh Motaghy | Posted 07.16.2014 | Business
Manijeh Motaghy

Research shows mindful awareness practiced regularly can become a trait. Here are seven skills/traits combined as the COMANDS model for great leadership with effective results. Here is a brief summary.

'Employee Engagement' Is Great, But Will Charities End Up Losing?

Steve Delfin | Posted 07.12.2014 | Impact
Steve Delfin

Over the 14 year history of the Charities@Work Conference, which took place this Spring in New York, we've seen the workplace giving discussion move f...

The Surprising Secret to Employee Engagement

Matt Tenney | Posted 07.01.2014 | Business
Matt Tenney

Most of us are aware of the importance of having actively engaged people in our organizations. The State of the American Workplace report makes it clear just how vital this is.

Can Business Help Bring Civic Engagement to Scale?

Michael Brown | Posted 06.24.2014 | Impact
Michael Brown

The spirit of young people, their idealism and desire to serve have been a source of inspiration since I co-founded City Year 25 years ago.

Top 5 Reasons Why 'The Customer Is Always Right' Is Wrong

Alexander Kjerulf | Posted 06.15.2014 | Business
Alexander Kjerulf

The phrase "The customer is always right" is typically used by businesses to convince customers that they will get good service at this company and convince employees to give customers good service; however, I think businesses should abandon this phrase once and for all.

Abolish Bureaucracy and Count Real Output

Edward Muzio | Posted 06.09.2014 | Business
Edward Muzio

Wait a minute -- Consultant Brain cries -- I know this! It's bureaucracy. It's that form you're required to submit, to indicate that you're already doing what you're already doing.