The Corporate Soul needs to be People-Oriented

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The corporate soul is alive and well in the 21st Century – or is it?

The corporate culture or soul of a naked organization made it to number one challenge in the business community according to Global Human Capital Trends 2015, Deloitte University.

Edging out leadership as the number challenge (2014), it is clear that understanding your organization’s culture or soul is key because of the direct impact it has on employee engagement and empowerment, both of which impact productivity and profitability.

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Everyone Needs Employees Like Dan

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In our country, workforce engagement is at 30 percent, those not engaged is at 52 percent, and actively disengaged is at 18 percent (Gallup, 2012). Creating a multi-dimensional focused workforce environment is key to increasing engagement, buy-in and performance — for both employees and the company itself.

Employee engagement can often make or break a company’s reputation and sustainability. Recently I experienced firsthand an incredibly good example of a fully engaged employee who understood the significance of his role as it ...

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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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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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Eliminate Distracted Focus – Improve Performance

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Distractions are rapidly becoming enemy No. 1 in the workplace. In fact, 45 percent of employees work only 15 minutes or less without getting interrupted, and 53 percent waste at least one hour a day due to all types of distractions according to recent research by harmon.ie, a provider of social email software. That un-engaged hour translates to a loss of productivity exceeding $10,000 per person per year.

The report concludes that two‐thirds of companies and technology users are pursuing tools ...

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