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Jesse Jacoby

In his book, Seeing What Others Don’t, Gary Klein retells the story of a seminar attendee. It illustrates perfectly the contrast between what managers should and should not do if they want to be fully engaged with their employees.
The person in question said that when she went into her boss’ office, he was focused on his computer screen; but as soon as he saw that she had come in, he stopped what he was doing …

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What Does Employee Engagement Look Like?

Jesse Jacoby

In his book, Seeing What Others Don’t, Gary Klein retells the story of a seminar attendee. It illustrates perfectly the contrast between what managers should and should not do if they want to be fully engaged with their employees.
The person in question said that when she went into her boss’ …

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, …

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, …

How a Higher Purpose Motivates

3 Comments | Jesse Jacoby

In 1959, Frederick Herzberg published his now famous two-factor theory of motivation. It articulated two categories of activities that occurred in organizations, and which defined what compelled people to be productive.
To this day, it continues to surprise organizations, managers, and scholars.
The factors were named hygienic and non-hygienic.
Hygienic factors were those …

Surefire Ways to Demotivate Your Employees

3 Comments | Jesse Jacoby

The business of business has always been to provide products and services to customers. Throughout the ages, plans have been made, resources organized, people recruited (or conscripted), and everything coordinated together so that as near as possible the desired outcome was realized.
Of all these elements, however, there is one on …

Why You Should Care About Your Employees’ Happiness

2 Comments | Jesse Jacoby

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 …

All for One: Fostering a Passionate Workforce

Miles Hall
Passionate Employees

It should be no surprise that passionate employees are more productive than employees that are just trying to climb the corporate ladder. A great employee should be first and foremost passionate about his or her work, and then be passionate about the company he or she works for. So how …

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