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Jesse Jacoby

Many believe that organizations have to continually reinvent themselves in order to keep up with all that is changing around them. They point to the fact that those who cling to the status quo eventually die or are acquired by those who don’t, and they often – quite proudly – point to themselves as the poster child of what effective organizational change looks like.
All is not what it seems, however.
The truth is that whether organizations …

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Social Recognition: Harnessing the Power of Social Media to Engage Employees

Paul Gadie
Social Recognition: Harnessing the Power of Social Media to Engage Employees

Social media has become an important, daily part of our lives. Think about it for a moment: you, your friends and colleagues have smartphones, tablets or laptops, which are used to access Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter or other social media accounts. While use is not uniform – and never will be; and whether you like it or not, …

Use an Employee Volunteer Program (EVP) to Drive Engagement

H. E. James

Every organization must work to keep employees engaged. For some organizations, the work of employee engagement is a breeze. For others, it’s a struggle. When organizations are struggling with employee engagement, increasing satisfaction through efforts like pride in the company, empowerment to enact change, and appreciation that goes beyond the …

An Underappreciated Motivational Method

Jesse Jacoby
An Underappreciated Motivational Method

Motivating employees seems to be a constant struggle for many leaders and managers. Try as they might, it seems to be a losing battle.
They’ve tried carrots – pay increases, bonuses, stock options, fewer hours, more days off, and just about every other perk they can think of. They’ve tried sticks, …

Capitalizing on a Creative Culture

Jesse Jacoby
Creative Culture

In the book The Competitive Advantage of Nations, Michael Porter suggests that differentiation is one way that companies can set themselves apart from competitors. While some advantage may be possible at a national level due to inherent natural resources, for example, we now know that this, as well as all …

Getting Past Re-Engagement

Jesse Jacoby
Employee RE-Engagement

Nearly three out of four Americans say that they’re bored at work.*  They feel that their knowledge, skills and abilities aren’t being used, and that their companies don’t care.
To give you an idea of the size of the problem, imagine that instead of boredom, they were all too sick to even …

Treating Employees Like Shareholders

Jesse Jacoby

Much is made of delivering value to shareholders. Ask any senior director, manager or member of the board what his or her goal is in the company, and that will be the most likely response. It’s predictable, and it’s a cop-out. More on that in a moment.
The term shareholder refers …

Why You Should Care About Your Employees’ Happiness

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Do you care if your employees are happy? Does it matter to you if they like what they’re doing? Are you the least concerned that they would rather be working for someone else?
Your answers to these questions reveal more than you know. They explain why your employees are or are not productive.1
Did you …

Work-Life “Balance” Isn’t the Point

Jesse Jacoby

[Excerpt from HBR Blog Network]
Climbing the organizational ladder often requires employees to work long hours and deal with difficult and complex issues. Some days on the job are likely fun and positive and other days are tension-filled and stressful. A common dilemma for many people is how they manage all …

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