Brennan McEachran's Blog (43)

Foster a culture of ideation using a whiteboard

Since whiteboards were first introduced to offices in the 1990s, they have become an essential tool for every organisation — how they are being used, however, can have a huge impact on the success of your company.

One of the most beneficial ways is as an idea whiteboard, ideally in conjunction with brainstorming exercises.

Idea whiteboard systems come with a host of benefits like being the start to building…

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Added by Brennan McEachran on April 19, 2017 at 20:30 — No Comments

How to facilitate a successful brainstorming session [workbook]

This post will help you facilitate a great brainstorming session. Use it in conjunction with the Brainstorming Workbook as a basic plan for conducting an effective session lasting two hours to a full day for up…

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Added by Brennan McEachran on April 12, 2017 at 20:30 — No Comments

An Employee's Sense of Control Can Improve Engagement

Giving employees a sense they have some control over their work and environment has the ability to drastically improve the level of motivation they bring to their jobs and engagement as…

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Added by Brennan McEachran on April 3, 2017 at 20:30 — No Comments

How Employee Feedback Impacts Engagement

Employees who receive helpful, continuous feedback from managers not only work better and are more motivated, but they’re also much more engaged.

A survey conducted by leadership trainers Zenger Folkman…

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Added by Brennan McEachran on March 27, 2017 at 20:30 — 1 Comment

What Should Replace the Employee Engagement Survey?

It’s time to rethink the employee engagement issue.

The change we need to make is to redefine engagement beyond an annual HR measure to a…

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Added by Brennan McEachran on March 21, 2017 at 20:30 — No Comments

The top 5 articles on brainstorming

Chances are you've led or participated in a brainstorming session. Brainstorming is, after all, one of the most common tools for creative problem-solving. 

There’s a ton of content out there about it, but much of it isn’t based on research. My team and I…

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Added by Brennan McEachran on March 15, 2017 at 10:00 — No Comments

Why you should focus on the manager/employee relationship

Do you do one-on-one meetings with your employees? You should. Employees value the one-on-one time they have with their managers and these meetings are imperative in building strong relationships in the workplace. Our company just launched a new tool called…

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Added by Brennan McEachran on March 1, 2017 at 20:30 — No Comments

Capturing Employee Insight

As a small company or startup, ideas flow naturally. If you have a good idea, it’s easy to talk to the right people. But as organisations become larger and more complex, this becomes much harder. Size, geographical, departmental or functional silos make knowing who the best…

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Added by Brennan McEachran on February 23, 2017 at 20:30 — No Comments

Developing employee creativity on demand

They take risks. Connect the dots. Observe everything. Turn obstacles into opportunities. These are just some of the qualities that differentiate people who are creative with those who are not. Creative people see the…

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Added by Brennan McEachran on February 16, 2017 at 20:30 — No Comments

How to Turn Your Organisation Into an Idea Factory: Part II

The most effective way of driving innovation at an organization, while ensuring employees are engaged, is by providing them with a platform where they can share their feedback and ideas…

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Added by Brennan McEachran on February 6, 2017 at 20:30 — No Comments

How to Turn Your Organisation Into an Idea Factory: Part I

Up to 80 percent of an organization's improvement potential could come from frontline employee ideas. However, the average employee suggestion box or idea program gets less than 10 percent adoption, has fewer than .5…

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Added by Brennan McEachran on January 31, 2017 at 20:30 — No Comments

How to Set Goals on Purpose

Download the Goal Setting Guide here: http://info.soapboxhq.com/Soapbox-goal-setting-guide

Personal…

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Added by Brennan McEachran on January 23, 2017 at 20:30 — No Comments

5 non-negotiables to make your company a great place to work (Part 2)

In…

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Added by Brennan McEachran on September 20, 2016 at 20:30 — No Comments

5 non-negotiables to make your company a great place to work (Part 1)

What makes a workplace great? Is it a cool office, perks, or unique…

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Added by Brennan McEachran on September 14, 2016 at 20:30 — No Comments

Do your employees trust you?

Trust at work affects engagement, collaboration, and an organization’s ability to achieve its goals. It’s the relationship between managers and employees that is most correlated with higher levels of trust and performance.

Without trust,…

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Added by Brennan McEachran on September 6, 2016 at 20:30 — No Comments

How to make millennials stay long-term

We know employee engagement is critical to retaining employees. And millennials are no different. Tons and tons of articles point to the “what” — What do I have to do to retain the millennial talent. What many of these articles fail to do, however, is provide the…

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Added by Brennan McEachran on August 31, 2016 at 20:30 — No Comments

Making your company a great place to work

More than ever, companies are placing an emphasis on making their workplaces as great as possible to attract and retain top talent. Although perks, benefits, and flexibility are enough for some, the growing number of employees, particularly…

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Added by Brennan McEachran on August 23, 2016 at 20:30 — No Comments

Building influence at work: Part 2

Gaining influence isn’t merely about transactions (i.e. you do this for me), but should be about the relationship between influencer and the target influencee. Your influence with them will be built on the underlying relationship.

So…

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Added by Brennan McEachran on August 15, 2016 at 20:30 — No Comments

Building influence at work: Part 1

Influence is one of those invisible workplace resources that, when used effectively, can make things go smoother, get done faster and increase a worker’s or team’s effectiveness.

Wanting more influence on the job doesn’t…

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Added by Brennan McEachran on August 8, 2016 at 20:30 — No Comments

Curing the “superbug” of the healthcare industry: disengagement

We’ve all heard of imperishable “superbugs” that wreak havoc in our bodies. But one type of superbug that is rarely spoken of — but that is as hazardous to the healthcare industry — is disengagement.

Disengagement may be plaguing your organisation

The…

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Added by Brennan McEachran on August 4, 2016 at 20:30 — No Comments

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