Giveaway & Contest Ideas to Improve Workplace Morale

Today’s post comes from my friends at SocialMonsters.org It’s not just your imagination. Your employees seem to be shuffling through the day and just don’t seem engaged in their work. It’s highly likely your team struggles with motivation and engagement and could use a boost of morale. According to Gallup’s study on the State of …

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How to Play the Good Guy While Being the Bad Guy

  Businesses are often accused of being the bad guy. Pay attention to cartoons (e.g., Dilbert), movies and television and you will often see business portrayed in a negative light. My experience has generally been that most businesses are not intentionally mean or evil. Many things we consider “bad” are not really intended that way. …

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Are Growing Waistlines a Sign of Diminishing Employee Attitudes?

Yesterday I heard a radio commentary by Clark Howard. He was talking about his post Recession enabling Americans to make unhealthy food choices. He was discussing a piece of research that said that Americans are saying that the recession is making it more difficult for people to buy healthy food. The premise was that healthy food …

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Telecommuting: Diminishing Due to Job Cuts?

I heard a report on the radio the other day that many people who work from home as telecommuters are giving up the opportunity to do so in order to protect their jobs. The people interviewed thought that without the office “visability” they would be considered expendable. One quote was that “Having the jacket on …

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Do You Want Happy Employees?

“Everyone wants happy employees, right? Happy employees are productive, inventive, and supportive of all you do.” I saw this stated in an article and it got me to thinking. Do I really want happy employees? Or do I want satisfied employees? Or do I want motivated employees? It all depends I guess on how you …

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Performance Appraisal: "Your Performance is Going to be Terrible"

Imagine taking an employee aside and saying “All signs point to the fact that you are probably going to falter in your performance. You are going to be flat and it may take sometime for you to recover.” Then you publish it in his email everyday and you let everyone else in the company know …

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