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Employee Engagement

At The End Of Each Day, This Office Disappears

Fast Company | Adele Peters | Posted 09.18.2014 | World

During the day, this Amsterdam design studio looks like a typical workspace. But at 6 p.m., someone turns a key, and all of the desks suddenly lift up...

There's a New Sheriff in Town: Your Employees

Ryan Scott | Posted 09.17.2014 | Impact
Ryan Scott

Not interested in spending an eternity to see your engagement levels improve? Then get employees who "get it" to lasso in the laggards and steer them along an easy path to involvement.

Managers' Stress and Their Relationships With Employees: Lessons From Norway

Douglas LaBier | Posted 09.12.2014 | Business
Douglas LaBier

Many studies in recent years show the connections between positive, collaborative relationships at work; a positive, supportive management culture; and higher levels of creative, productive work.

You Can Be Invisible, Even in a Visible Role

Great Work Cultures | Posted 09.09.2014 | Business
Great Work Cultures

Have you or someone you know been personally impacted by disengagement? Do you manage someone (or more than one) who isn't engaged? Is a loved one struggling to reconnect and reengage in all facets of their life?

In Search for Leaders Who Lead

Ayelet Baron | Posted 09.08.2014 | Business
Ayelet Baron

The 21st century organization requires bold leaders who understand they live in a world of opportunity to create and lead others around a shared purpose. Unfortunately, the system is still massively broke.

Don't Fix Management; Replace It

Great Work Cultures | Posted 09.05.2014 | Business
Great Work Cultures

Some of us took advantage of that freedom and blew off some of our classes or even entire courses. But most of us learned how to make the choices that gave us both a good time and a good education.

How B Corps Might Slay the Dragon of Maximizing Shareholder Return

Dan Pontefract | Posted 09.04.2014 | Business
Dan Pontefract

Maximizing shareholder return is not sustainable, nor is it the way in which a corporation should be run. B Corps, however, just might provide a little levity if not innovation to curbing this financial only fallacy of shareholder return myopia once and for all.

Millennials Are Defining the Workplace

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business
Chris Komisarjevsky

Social media, of course, are the favored form of communications. With smartphones, tablets and other digital devices, each tap matters greatly as they share thoughts and concerns or read what friends and others have to say.

5 Support Systems Entrepreneurs' Staff Need to Thrive

Marissa Brassfield | Posted 08.26.2014 | Small Business
Marissa Brassfield

Imagine if every entrepreneur had at least one key team member who could self-manage, continuously become more effective, communicate efficiently and excellently and still have the time and energy to lead a fulfilling life.

Engagement Is the Motor to Our Economy

Karin Volo | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business
Karin Volo

Recently, I've been in several conversations with business leaders regarding employee engagement vs. employee satisfaction: Why does it matter?

4 Tips for Entrepreneurs to Avoid Burnout

Lorna Borenstein | Posted 08.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Lorna Borenstein

Spurned on by passion and impatience, entrepreneurs push ourselves and our teams as we strive to change the world. This all-consuming drive often inspires others to action, yet simultaneously creates the very real danger of burnout.

Are You Ready for the Naked Truth? Lessons from an IPO Offering

Judith E. Glaser | Posted 09.11.2014 | Business
Judith E. Glaser

Going for an IPO isn't easy. It requires difficult, honest conversations and responding to tough questions. But nothing worthwhile is easy, right?

Cultural Fit: 5 Reasons Why I Shouldn't Work at Buffer

Imriel Morgan | Posted 08.19.2014 | Business
Imriel Morgan

The purpose of this article is not to criticize Buffer, their team or their culture because it works for them and they are doing very well. The lesson to be learnt here is you need to really think about where you apply as a cultural fit.

6 Ways to Kill Your Employee's Productivity

Jill Keto | Posted 08.18.2014 | Business
Jill Keto

Wondering how to improve your team's employee engagement and productivity at work? An engaged, productive workforce is the lifeblood of company success. But sometimes leaders take the wrong approach and end up harming their workforce culture instead of nurturing it.

Is This Your Car?

John Malik | Posted 08.12.2014 | Technology
John Malik

Your social media may be someone else's first impression of your company. And when a prospect interacts with your social media, what will their first impression be? Make sure it counts. And if your team isn't accurately representing their employer, perhaps it's time for some counseling.

From Cubicle to Classroom: Corporate Volunteerism in a Purpose Economy

Michele Kotler | Posted 08.11.2014 | Impact
Michele Kotler

Companies that give their employees time to volunteer and bring greater meaning to their careers are doing it with purpose.

4 Reasons You Need to Share Your Vision With Your Employees

Josh Patrick | Posted 08.08.2014 | Small Business
Josh Patrick

When your employees understand the purpose of your company and why you started in the first place, it's easy for them to opt in or out. Those who opt in become valuable employees and those who opt out shouldn't have been there in the first place.

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 09.14.2014 | 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 09.08.2014 | 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 09.02.2014 | 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 08.30.2014 | 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 08.25.2014 | 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.