Brennan McEachran's Blog (49)

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.…

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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

Avoid these barriers to innovation

When most think of innovation, they think about high-tech pieces of technology and gadgets. These products may be described as innovative, but true innovation goes much deeper than that. True innovation is about the process. It’s about discovery and the path taken to…

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Added by Brennan McEachran on July 25, 2016 at 20:30 — No Comments

How to give employees performance-based feedback

Providing performance-based feedback to employees isn’t always easy, but it’s essential to their learning and critical in establishing a high-performance culture. Without offering timely and accurate feedback, employees won’t know which behaviours they’re expected to improve.…

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Added by Brennan McEachran on July 18, 2016 at 20:30 — No Comments

Trust at work is core to high performance

Employees and leaders recognise the importance of trust at work. It’s a key characteristic that high performance teams are built…

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Added by Brennan McEachran on July 12, 2016 at 20:30 — No Comments

How to engage employees in an idea program

Innovation is a top priority in Australia, according to this article by KPMG. Given its importance, leaders naturally desire all employees to be part of the company’s…

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Added by Brennan McEachran on July 5, 2016 at 20:30 — No Comments

Understanding the Employee Engagement Hierarchy

More and more studies reveal that positive workplaces are the key to driving productivity, reducing employee turnover, and preventing disengagement. Where the real dilemma lies, however, is how to create those positive workplaces that engage…

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Added by Brennan McEachran on June 27, 2016 at 20:30 — No Comments

How to use brainstorming effectively

Brainstorming is a technique for finding the best solution to a known problem or challenge.

However, it’s often used for all ideation attempts, despite the limitations and challenges associated with it. It can be a very effective technique for creative…

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

The problem with anonymous feedback

Think about all the anonymous surveys you filled out throughout your lifetime. Or those you’ve administered to others. Imagine if your responses were attributed back to you. Would the information you share differ? Would theirs?

Whether you’re looking to solicit feedback or ideas…

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

How to ask great questions at work

Are you getting the right information at work? The information you need to do your job well? It’s possible you may not be asking the right questions.

Some professionals are reluctant to ask questions because they see it as a sign of weakness; as if admitting…

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Added by Brennan McEachran on June 7, 2016 at 20:30 — No Comments

Establishing a culture of ownership and accountability

One thing I’ve learned (the hard way) from founding a rapidly growing company is without ownership and accountability you literally cannot grow your business. In fact, without employee ownership and…

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

How employee feedback impacts engagement

Feedback is at the cornerstone of SoapBox's culture and the heart of what we do. Employees who get helpful, continuous feedback will not only work better, but will be much…

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Added by Brennan McEachran on May 24, 2016 at 20:30 — No Comments

The importance of employee feedback loops

Employee engagement is challenging to measure and even more challenging to connect to bottom line results -- but it has a significant impact on the success of an organisation.…

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Added by Brennan McEachran on May 17, 2016 at 20:30 — No Comments

Promoting “collaborative collisions” at your organisation

On Earth, hydrogen atoms rarely collide, creating a safe environment for the sustainment of life. On the sun, however, billions to trillions of these atoms cluster with little room to move. This causes high-speed collisions between atoms that are confined and…

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Added by Brennan McEachran on May 11, 2016 at 20:30 — No Comments

Reducing turnover with mentorship programs

"My job is not to be easy on people. My job is to take these great people we have and to push them and make them even better." - Steve Jobs

What is a mentorship program?

A…

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Added by Brennan McEachran on May 3, 2016 at 20:30 — No Comments

Putting employees at the top of the org structure

Last week, our company SoapBox was named the best small business workplace in Canada by…

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Added by Brennan McEachran on April 26, 2016 at 20:30 — No Comments

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