Employee Recognition Creates Positive Workplace Communities

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Engaging employees requires more than directing them in what to do; they also need to receive credit for their accomplishments. Such recognition helps to improve the employee experience according to Ventana Research: Five Reasons to Use Social Recognition in Business, 2014. The research states that recognition of employees has many more benefits than simply motivation. The recognition contributed to creating a positive employee culture where they feel:

  • Encouraged to perform better
  • Motivated to achieve more
  • Respected and appreciated

Ventana research shows that employees who ...

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Leadership’s Secret Strategy Fuels Change

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Change: it can be good or bad, exciting or frightening, welcomed with open arms or objected to and rejected. The dictionary definition is to “make the form, nature, content, future course etc. of (something) different from what it is or from what it would be if left alone.”
But what if change is transformative, innovative – never done before, could revolutionize operations or require everyone in the organization to eliminate everything they’ve learned about a specific subject?
How do you ...

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Leadership to Fuel Sustainable Engagement

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Towers Watson’s 2014 Global Workforce Study states, “In today’s global workplace, leadership is a driver of not only sustainable engagement overall, as revealed in their 2012 research, but also all the components of sustainable engagement.”
The report exposed that 24 percent of employees were regularly disengaged, 17 percent detached and 19 percent unsupported – they would normally be engaged but lack either enablement and/or energy from leadership. That leaves only 40 percent of the workforce sustainably engaged.
In which category ...

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Three Tools Fuel Leadership Innovation and Sustainability

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Most leaders still use the Newtonian model of cause and effect as a leadership style. In other words, this is the building that needs painting, now go paint it. The concept of this model has been around since 16th Century – does it provide the results you want in the 21st Century?
Leaders are not hardwired with the Newtonian cause and effect model; it is not the only option and it certainly is not the most “employee friendly” option. Nor ...

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Three Strategies Fuel Innovation Success

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Innovation, creativity and leadership are three of the most written-about topics in the business community. In fact a quick review of one online bookseller shows that they currently have over 150,000 titles on these subjects. Are they just buzzwords or do they play an important role in the success and sustainability of a business?

The answer is yes to both questions. While they are current buzzwords, they also must be part of a business’ strategic plan in ...

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