Tag: employee motivation

Q&A Battling Interference at Work

Employee engagement clearly plays a critical role in the success of a company. Many have attempted to understand how engagement is created. Recent research into the causes of engagement, as well as the barriers, found some interesting results.

Most Employees Want Their Bosses to Give Them More Responsibility

How would your employees rate their leaders? A recent survey of 1,000 full-time employees in the United States sought to understand precisely how employees feel about their boss in a very detailed way. The report, called the “The Boss Barometer Report US 2019,” was created by Kimble Applications. I recently had an opportunity to go […]

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The Power of Positive Actions

There is a well-known phrase that says people don’t leave companies—they leave managers. Let’s take that notion a step further: People don’t leave companies—they leave environments where energy absorbers thrive under poor managers. Or even worse, they leave energy-absorbing managers.

How Caring About Employees Translates to Business Success

It’s safe to assume that most companies want happy employees. Unfortunately, for many businesses, profits often take priority at the helm of the ship and employee satisfaction takes the stern. Moreover, even fewer companies know what it takes to actually make their employees happy. What if happy employees directly translated to larger profits and business […]

Why Good Employees Lose Motivation

In times of low unemployment, employers are especially wary of losing good employees to other opportunities. Almost as risky is facing a situation in which the best employees lose their motivation and, thus, become less productive; eventually, they may also look for other jobs.

How to Use Humor to Boost Human Effectiveness

As an engineer, I am obsessed with efficiency. Even my name is efficient: My full name is Andrew, but I go by Drew because it’s only one syllable. But through my work with organizations around the globe, I’ve learned that you can’t be efficient with humans because they have “emotions” and “feelings” and get “sick” […]

5 Tips to Protect Your Productivity and Your Performance

Carmen is a new hire with lots of potential. Her last employer described her as a star performer, even right out of college. “She can handle anything,” her previous manager raved. “Whatever we threw at her she accomplished—and she did it well.” While her new position is a stretch-role, she’s confident she can do it […]