employees motivation

8 Habits of a Highly-Effective Customer-Focused Culture (Part 1 of 2)

The passing of Dr. Stephen Covey in July was one of those moments that caused a lot of people to reflect on their lives and on how effective they are, both personally and professionally. I was moved to reread his book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

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"Real" Competitive Advantage

According to the Deloitte Centre for the Edge, under 25% of the workers it surveyed are passionate about their work. Worse, the level of passion in the workforce turned out to be inversely related to the size of the company. Unsurprisingly perhaps, the self-employed were the most passionate, but the findings indicated that the larger the company, the lower the level of passion among the workers.

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To Motivate Front-line Employees: Don't Just Thank Them, Use Their Insights

Sylvia Ann Hewlett blogged at Harvard Business Review that leaders need to inspire lower-level employees. She writes:

 

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Sam Adams Happy Employees Commercial

by: David Polinchock

Saw this commercial this morning while watching TV and thought it had a great message for all brands to hear. It's about how all of the employees are passionate about beer and that everyone learns how to brew beer, no matter what their position in the company. We always talk about the importance of putting your employees first and happy to see someone putting it front and center.

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Hire Education: Do Greener Employees Make Greener Companies?

by: Joel Makower

employees - JMa.jpgWho's greener, your employees or your company?

This isn't just some idle query. The answer can have a significant impact on the success of your company's environmental commitments, initiatives, and progress.

Consider:

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Creation, Rome, Chrysler

by: Jonathan Salem Baskin

God created all of existence in seven days, Rome certainly wasn't built in a day, and Bob Nardelli plans to change Chrysler’s corporate culture somewhere between (in three days, to be exact).

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Ask more of, and raise rewards for, employee idea-generators

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Working Purposefully

by: Jennifer Rice

I haven’t written in a while, I know. I find that when I’m resisting something, it’s a sign that I need to do some thinking and reevaluation. So that’s exactly what I’ve been doing, and it’s time to start sharing my thoughts.

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Peanut Butter Wisdom

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Engaging Employees

by: Jennifer Rice

John Moore at OurHouse posts an article on lack of employee motivation. A Gallup poll found that 80% of British workers lack any real commitment to their jobs, and there have been similar findings in the US. John comments:

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