Cameras In The Workplace - How Employee Engagement Might Be Affected By Video

Cameras In The Workplace – How Employee Engagement Might Be Affected By Video

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Here’s an impassioned LinkedIn post from a medical professional who is worried about people recording video in surgical theatres. Supposedly one of Joan Rivers’ surgical team took a selfie with her under anaesthetic and that prompted the post. (Rivers was under anaesthetic, not the selfie taker. They must have been on some other kind of drug because that is reprehensible.) She had other very…

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The Marshmallow Test For Grown-Ups

The Marshmallow Test For Grown-Ups

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I haven’t had a chance to more than scan this article yet but it’s on a subject close to my heart (and mind. And stomach.) It poses some modern parallels between adult workplace distractions and ill-disciplines and the classic self-discipline assessments and amusing video footage of the various Marshmallow experiments over the years, started out by Walter Mischel at Stanford back in the 60s.

I…

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Freedom In The Workplace – Employee Engagement

It’s probably easier for a boss in a big organisation to wax lyrical about empowering their employees and allowing them discretion and autonomy than it is for bosses who actually own their businesses.

Freedom In The Workplace – Employee Engagement

It’s probably easier for a boss in a big organisation to wax lyrical about empowering their employees and allowing them discretion and autonomy than it is for bosses who actually own their businesses.

Maintaining Rock Stars - Employee Engagement

Maintaining Rock Stars – Employee Engagement

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It’s all too easy to keep loading work upon the seemingly endlessly broad shoulders of your top performers. This article covers off some great ideas on balancing the act of providing them with challenge and purpose, without grinding them down or leaving them feeling taken advantage of. Much of it is Employee Engagement 101:

Employees who feel a sense of purpose are:

  • 3 times more likely to stay…

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The Dark Side Of Employee Engagement

The Dark Side Of Employee Engagement

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It’s a catchy headline. It’s not mine. It’s from this article.Virtuously, it quickly reveals that dark side: “The only reason that any of this employee engagement stuff happens, is because companies want you to make them money.” I’m not sure that is such a dark side, or that it would be much of a surprise. It also disregards the organisations that aren’t profit-driven like charities, volunteer…

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Long Distance Employee Engagement

In my career, I once managed teams in various locations and teams who also worked around the clock.

Long Distance Employee Engagement

In my career, I once managed teams in various locations and teams who also worked around the clock.

Employee Engagement - Affected By Gossip?

Employee Engagement – Affected By Gossip?

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Gossip is a disease. This articlemakes several sensible correlations between the spread and effects of behind-backs-chitchat and that of actual disease. In both cases, it is better to catch it and cure it early. I’ll add my own 2-cents’ worth to the imagery – it’s far better to immunize beforehand than ever have to cure anything at all. Prevention better than cure said someone’s grandmother, I’m…

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Top 10 Employee Complaints - How Do These square With Employee Engagement?

Top 10 Employee Complaints – How Do These square With Employee Engagement?

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What do you reckon the top 10 complaints from a survey of over two million employees of over 2000 organisations might be? This post lists that top ten. If ‘top’ is the right adjective.

The guts of much of the writing behind employee engagement rests on the primary motivational drivers of employee engagement being intangible, intrinsic people-things like personal development, a sense of…

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Is Employee Engagement A Load Of Bull?

This blog post , albeit a tad arrogant, makes one good point - that giving someone a raise…

Is Employee Engagement A Load Of Bull?

This blog post , albeit a tad arrogant, makes one good point - that giving someone a raise…