Employee Motivation in the Workplace This is an excellent video outlining the key components of employee motivation based on Dan Pink’s book, “Drive.” Many current motivation practices in world today tend to do more harm than good. In some cases rewards have the opposite effect such has limiting creativity and innovation.
reward and recognition
In today’s small business world, employee recognition revolves around monetary bonuses. Nothing rewards a job well done like extra cash and, while every boss should have a bonus structure in place if they can afford it, don’t underestimate the value of sentimental recognition. Sentimental recognition is a way to promote employee accomplishments that are known […]
“Work is either fun or drudgery. It depends on your attitude. I like fun.” —Colleen C. Barrett President Emerita of Southwest Airlines. Can you put in eight to 10 hours at work every day and still have fun? Many experts say, yes. In fact, more and more agree that a workplace filled with laughter increases […]
Happiness at Work Zappos is a true American success story. Not only are they a financial powerhouse, but an amazing place to work. Zappos is an online retailer that sells shoes and other merchandise. They have approximately 1500 employees and are located in Las Vegas and at their distribution center in Kentucky. For several years […]
AVOID GETTING LAID OFF: HOW TO KEEP YOUR HEAD OFF THE CHOPPING BLOCK A reporter from the Washington Post asked me to answer questions for a story they are working on this month. Visit my Blog and provide your comment on my opinions. Here is one of the questions: Should an employee try to stand […]
Employee of the Month Programs Don’t Work Here is a question someone sent to me: I attended your session in Philadelphia called, “The Care and Feeding of Staff: Energize, Engage, and Motivate Your Work Force.” It The timing was just right. Our firm is beginning an ‘Employee of the Month Award’. We hope this will be a morale […]