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5 more ways to troubleshoot workplace stress

Today, we’re finishing up our miniseries on workplace stress. We’ve covered a great deal of ground these past few weeks when it comes to this incredibly important yet often overlooked topic. Despite how pervasive an epidemic it is (approximately 40% of employees experience persistent stress or excessive anxiety on a daily basis), not enough workplaces […]

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4 ways to empower your employees

You’ve probably heard the expression before that your team is only as strong as your weakest link. This is especially important to keep in mind when it comes to companies and organisations. After all, employees are the building blocks of your business. The stronger the team you’ve assembled, the more robust that business will be. […]

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Why more autonomy leads to a more adaptive team

This is the fourth installment in our ongoing series about highly adaptive teams. The more adaptive companies are, the more financial gains that company generates. They also consistently outperform their industry peers and sustain superior performance over time. There are five traits in particular that are instrumental toward forming and nurturing a highly adaptive team. […]

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How to effectively motivate your employees, Part 2

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us In his book Drive, Pink uses 50 years of behavioral science to overturn the conventional wisdom about how to effectively motivate your employees. Last week (read the article here), we discussed how the underlying theme to Pink’s book is the clash between extrinsic motivation and intrinsic motivation. […]

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How to effectively motivate your employees

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us “Most people believe that the best way to motivate is with rewards like money—the carrot-and-stick approach. That’s a mistake, says Daniel H. Pink. In this provocative and persuasive new book, he asserts that the secret to high performance and satisfaction-at work, at school, and at home—is the […]