Archive for the ‘Motivating Employees’ Category

Progress as Promised!

Monday, May 13th, 2019

Researchers are learning more all the time about the importance of feeling progress toward our workplace goals. It’s called the Progress Principle, and it’s fast becoming a big part of the conversation about employee engagement. In fact, the Harvard Business Reviews research shows it is the most important motivator.

Multiple studies have shown that a feeling of progress in our work is at or near the top in motivation—way ahead of traditional incentives like raises and bonuses.

But not everyone is paying attention. In a survey that asked managers to rank five employee motivators, the feeling of progress came in dead last.

Let your competition pour money into more expensive motivators. A feeling of progress costs little or nothing. Break large projects into smaller benchmarks, and celebrate each step as it’s achieved. It’s as simple as that.

It’s yet another opportunity for those who are paying attention to pull ahead of the pack.

Do You Have a Good Relationship with Your Boss?

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

The relationship you have with your boss is one of the most important relationships you will ever develop for the advancement of your career. Discover how you can:

– Move up in an organization
– Get a raise
– …and many other great things

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How to Maintain Integrity on Your Team

Monday, January 16th, 2017

In today’s video discover how you can maintain integrity and accountability on your team and do it in a way you’ll feel good about. Watch the video now…


Getting Yourself In The Right Seat

Monday, May 18th, 2015

Good to Great author Jim Collins argues that the most successful companies put massive focus not just on bringing good people in, but on getting them all in the right positions. The most successful employees are those who seek and stay in positions that match their skills and interests.

This not only ensures that jobs are done well but that the people IN the jobs are happy and engaged in their work. Though constant growth and acquiring new skills are good things, Gallup research shows that people are most engaged when they apply the strengths they already have to the position they are in.

That’s where you come in. Are YOU currently in the right seat for your skills and your passion? Don’t wait for management to see a poor fit and fix it. No one is impacted more by your disengagement than you and your downwardly spirally career that comes with that attitude.

Then there’s the flipside. Sometimes employees who love what they do and where they are seek “the next thing” and end up being promoted into misery. If you’re climbing the ladder yourself, make sure you aren’t leaving the perfect seat on the bus to climb out a window! Understand your emotional intelligence scores and align your career to the work that best fits you.

Jack Welch on employee engagement

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

The legendary Jack Welch once named three keys to business success: cash flow, customer satisfaction, and employee engagement. And guess where he put engagement?

Right on top.

He said, “No company, small or large, can win in the long run without energized employees who believe in the mission and understand how to achieve it.”

All the shiny products and dazzling services in the world fade into the background in comparison to a workforce that is engaged and fully on board with the company’s mission and vision.

As a member of your workplace community, you can’t assume that smiles in the hallway mean your colleagues are engaged. Companies need to measure employee engagement through regular anonymous surveys in which people feel completely safe to speak their minds.

Our clients show definitive improvement in the culture scores using our assessment every year without exception.

An anomaly? I don’t think so.

It’s because they use their assessment as an action plan to make things better the next year and to get all team members to understand that THEY create the culture and own the improvement of that situation.