Inspiring workplaces are places where people feel motivated to perform at their best potential and to contribute their ideas for the betterment of the organization. Inspiring leaders understand that there are no motivational shortcuts. Pep talks, team building activities and salary perks all have their place, but creating a highly motivated workforce is not the result of a one, ten or even twenty times a year event.
For the rest of the summer, we will feature Respect Tips inspired by the Why Respect Matters section of the recently released Respect Effect by Paul Meshanko. As the old saying goes, "praise pays." And what's better than private praise is giving public recognition for a job well done. Oh, and I am not talking [...]
Yesterday, over on Twitter, I tweeted a link to this poster on 10 Free Ways to Reward Your Employees. Now, I realize that rewards and recognition is a hot topic. There are too many organizations that are doing it wrong and simply not enough organizations that get it right. But, I was not prepared for [...]
Yesterday I spent a good deal of my day struggling with an article for my monthly client e-newsletter. I had what I thought was a good idea. However, as sometimes happens, the more I wrote, the less I wrote, and the less I progressed. By about 4 pm I was feeling quite frustrated and discouraged. [...]
According to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the same percentage of employers who held holiday parties last year are planning to hold them again this year. Unlike last year, fewer organizations are cancelling their end of the year parties due to the economy, which seems to indicate that employers are slowly recovering. Read [...]