Tag: employee motivation

How to Manage 14% Better

September 20, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

Many organisations now use surveys to see how they are doing. Some are focused at customers and clients, whilst others look at how the employees think their workplace is. The majority of employee surveys fell out of a brilliant piece of work by two researchers at Gallup – Curt Coffman and Marcus Buckingham – and […]

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What Do You Believe?

September 14, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

As many of us find out during the course of our management career, we can’t do it all. Yet there are times when we find the workload that we have is such that there is no-one else but ourselves who can do those parts of the work that are left to do. As managers, we […]

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Keeping Your People Happy

August 23, 2010 | By | 2 Comments

A manager’s role is to build successful teams that deliver the business. We aim to seek for higher and higher performances from those we encourage, cajole and develop. How do we keep them all happy? We strive to create refined, capable people to inhabit our teams. The results we seek cannot be delivered by us […]

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Scrooged – A Dickens of a Way to Manage Change!

December 24, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

Managing change in our lives and in our businesses is vital in the modern environments in which we live. There is much to learn from that old and cantankerous Dickens character, Mr Ebenezer Scrooge himself…

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Employee Motivation – Why It Makes Sense

December 11, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

There are many different ways that you can motivate the people in your business. It is worth trying a few different activities (some formal – others less so), to ensure that you are responding to the needs of as many of your staff as possible. Another tactic may be to present your staff with a […]

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Motivated Employees – What Are They Really Worth?

November 11, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

A business is really only as good as its employees. When you find good employees it is worth valuing them, investing in training them and grooming them for bigger and better things. It takes far more money and time to keep finding new employees than it does to work on the ones you already have […]

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Transparently Clear

May 2, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

When you are in management, much of the time, you know, it’s an OK job. In fact, despite the pressure, it’s nothing like as challenging as compared with doing a day-in/day-out job at the sharp end. This came to me once when I became an employee rather than a boss. In fact I was an […]

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Getting the Best from Your People

April 30, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

Enjoying the benefits of truly ‘turned on’ people in your business, makes a huge difference. They are your lifeblood – your representative in front of the hundreds and thousands of customers you deliver to daily. Finding out what they need to be successful for you can be more challenging. But wait! What steps have you […]

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Employee Motivation – Accessing Their Unique Talents

March 28, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

How well do you truly understand the people you have working with you in your team? Why would you want to know? They show up, do what you tell them, take their pay and go home. It’s as simple as that. Or is it? In fact, is there a trick you are missing? Your people […]

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Feedback is a Gift

March 21, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

Feedback is a gift – when done properly. The very word strikes fear into the hearts of millions of workers every day, because the only time they get feedback is when it is delivered by a manager who wants to criticise – yet put a bit of positive spin on it. Ever been there? I […]

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