Being a seasoned manager ain’t easy — but being a first-time manager brings its own set of unique challenges. At SoapBox, we’ve been doing one-on-ones…Continue
Added by Brennan McEachran on June 20, 2017 at 20:30 — No Comments
Last week I took a closer look at what ownership in the workplace looks like, why it matters, and how to achieve it.
Now I want to discuss the role culture, responsibility, and ideas play in…Continue
Added by Brennan McEachran on June 6, 2017 at 20:30 — No Comments
Last week I wrote about getting employees to take ownership in the workplace and defined the difference between accountability,…Continue
Added by Brennan McEachran on May 31, 2017 at 20:30 — No Comments
There's a strong link between employees who take ownership, having a culture of accountability, and having a high trust workplace in high-performance workplaces. These elements must be embedded into the value and culture of a company in order to see the benefits.
This is post one of a three-piece series on building a culture of ownership, accountability, and trust in the workplace.…Continue
Added by Brennan McEachran on May 24, 2017 at 20:30 — No Comments
Innovation remains a key focus and stated priority for many organisations, and for good reason. The world is enamored with disruptive companies success stories because they create a desire to a) create their own equally disruptive offerings and b) a fear of becoming obsolete. But with disruption leading the conversations around innovation, have we lost sight of the value of…Continue
Added by Brennan McEachran on May 8, 2017 at 20:30 — No Comments
Academic research into suggestion systems highlights a huge variance in the impact that the average employee suggestion box has vs. a high performing program for managing employee ideas. In fact, the average employee suggestion box may be doing more harm than…Continue
Added by Brennan McEachran on April 25, 2017 at 20:30 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Brennan McEachran on April 19, 2017 at 20:30 — No Comments
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 to 25…Continue
Added by Brennan McEachran on April 12, 2017 at 20:30 — No Comments
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 a whole.
Scientists at Stanford were the first to discover a correlation between willpower and success, while further…Continue
Added by Brennan McEachran on April 3, 2017 at 20:30 — No Comments
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 that …Continue
The change we need to make is to redefine engagement beyond an annual HR measure to a continuous, holistic part of an entire business strategy. Here are a couple things we all…Continue
Added by Brennan McEachran on March 21, 2017 at 20:30 — No Comments
There’s a ton of content out there about it, but much of it isn’t based on research. My team and I dug into some…Continue
Added by Brennan McEachran on March 15, 2017 at 10:00 — No Comments
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 GoodTalk on Product Hunt to improve one-on-ones between…Continue
Added by Brennan McEachran on March 1, 2017 at 20:30 — No Comments
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 person is to evaluate or implement an idea difficult. Idea management software can scale a company’s…Continue
Added by Brennan McEachran on February 23, 2017 at 20:30 — No Comments
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 world differently than others and think outside the box, making them…Continue
Added by Brennan McEachran on February 16, 2017 at 20:30 — No Comments
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 directly with decision-makers.
In part one of…Continue
Added by Brennan McEachran on February 6, 2017 at 20:30 — No Comments
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 ideas per employee per year and can hurt employee engagement.…Continue
Added by Brennan McEachran on January 31, 2017 at 20:30 — No Comments
Download the Goal Setting Guide here: http://info.soapboxhq.com/Soapbox-goal-setting-guide
Personal growth and professional growth are intertwined. Most people set goals…Continue
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What makes a workplace great? Is it a cool office, perks, or unique benefits? These qualities may be important to talent at the beginning, but to make them…Continue
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