I have employed thousands of people over the years. And every time one resigned, a little part of me died. (OK, I lie. I have actually danced a celebratory jig around my desk on the odd occasion, but that’s another blog!)
Mostly, my natural reaction has always been a human one I suppose. “What possible reason would they have to do that?” or “What’s wrong with them?” or even, “She must be leaving for money. The fool!”
But I grew wiser as the years rolled by.
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Almost every organisation, big and small, maintains a true desire to help people achieve and maintain a ‘work/life balance'.
But, it's an almost impossible task, and here's why....
The very name itself…Continue
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"The ability to motivate employees is one of the greatest skills an entrepreneur can possess; however, the path to motivation isn't paved with $100 bills. Employees are looking for emotional support and understanding more than financial benefits."
Mark is the General Manager of Power2Motivate APAC, delivering world class employee recognition and B2B loyalty programs…Continue
In the world of business...
We often face situations that can make us feel like we have to pat our heads whilst rubbing our stomachs ... and clicking our heels all at the same time!
... A very common cry from leadership:
"We must fundamentally change as an organisation!"
"We must continue delivering on our existing business at the same…Continue
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“A new app for Apple and Android claims to help employees learn what will make them happier at work, and how to make it happen.”…
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More from Tedx, this time in Philadelphia, where Adam Grant discusses the most effective method for motivating employees, and it’s free.
Adam Grant spent some time in a call centre in the Midwest. He arranged for a group of trainees to meet an “internal customer” or an employee from another department whose job depends on the sales brought in by these trainees. The result was a 20% increase in revenue per shift. Of course, the meetings were combines with inspirational talks from the…Continue
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...WHAT'S THE WEATHER GOING TO BE LIKE TODAY?
How often have you thought or asked this question at the start of the day?…Continue
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At the beginning of every year a stream of research appears, claiming a decline in engagement levels, a lack of job satisfaction and grim tales of ever-decreasing retention rates, also known as employee New Year Blues.
For example, particular piece of research conducted by Seek Learning reveals widespread New Year Blues, after a survey of over 1200 Australian working adults. Seek…Continue
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...HAPPY NEW YEAR!
OF COURSE, THIS YEAR WILL BE DIFFERENT...…Continue
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“Effective reward and recognition programs are an important strategic move that can strengthen your brand and achieve ultimate business goals by fully engaging your workforce.”
This month, Singapore’s Southern Star magazine features an interview with our very own Nathan Kitchner, Executive Director of Power2Motivate, Asia.
Here’s the full article:
Mark is the General Manager…
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...IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR, AGAIN
I love Christmas Day.
For me it's a general feeling of calm which envelops surrounding streets like no other time of year.
The roads go quiet, shops are shut, music…Continue
Added by Michael Hall on December 13, 2012 at 12:30 — No Comments
Two years ago when I worked in a large corporate, I had an outrageous idea that risked $25 million in sales revenue completely on the trust of our front-line employees. It was so phenomenally successful that it got me thinking that trust itself might be the new business currency:
When our long-standing sales manager announced her impending maternity leave, it left me with a decision to make on how to drive sales for a year without her. Conventional…
… And 82% say that recognition motivates them, another survey from Gallup highlights the importance of employee engagement. Have a look at more of the results in the infograph below…
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...A sight to behold
Each year at lunchtime on Boxing Day I religiously watch the start of the world famous Sydney to Hobart yacht race.
It's famous because it's one of the toughest ocean races in the world and can take days to complete... crossing one of the roughest stretches of ocean in often appalling conditions.
Added by Michael Hall on November 29, 2012 at 12:30 — No Comments
Charalambos A. Vlachoutsicos, a Professor at Athens University of Economics and Business shared an experience of the benefits of staff engagement. In this article for HBR, he describes a situation he witnessed in a sawmill in Russia, which shows that the importance of employee…Continue
Added by Mark Robinson on November 29, 2012 at 10:00 — No Comments
A common question we are asked when it comes to developing a recognition culture is:
“Where do I start?”
This is a common problem that many will come across, as knowing your intentions is one thing, but rolling out a strategy is something else altogether, and to be able to act, you need a structure or plan in…Continue
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WHY WE MUST CHANGE!
Leaders must fundamentally change the way they lead their businesses and engage their people.
The world is rapidly evolving through technology, markets, politics and social interactions. Faster than ever before.
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