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3 reasons your company should begin succession planning

Does your organisation have a succession plan in place? If not, you may want to consider developing one. Based on a recent report from Software Advice—an online reviewer of talent management technology—organisations that have succession plans in place tend to yield great results including: A higher number of identified, well-developed leaders on board A long-term commitment […]

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What the top-rated companies have in common

Want your company to attract the best and brightest team members? In a recent study, Software Advice, an online reviewer of HR technology, combed through employee-written reviews of companies (as hosted on the website Glassdoor, which helps job seekers determine the best companies to work for) and found that out of the over 147,000 companies […]

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How to effectively motivate your employees, Part 4

In his book Drive, Pink uses 50 years of behavioral science to overturn the conventional wisdom about what truly motivates us. This is the same conventional wisdom many businesses, organisations, and companies have been employing for generations but which has only proven to be unsuccessful and counterproductive. Pink argues for a more effective path to high […]

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How to effectively motivate your employees, Part 3

As Daniel H. Pink says in his book Drive, “Management isn’t about walking around and seeing if people are in their offices. It’s about creating conditions for people to do their best work.” Using 50 years of research, he presents a trifecta of elements that must be in place to effectively motivate employees: autonomy, mastery, […]

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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 […]

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What individuals are looking for in a company culture

Since 1980, the phrase “company culture” has been used in organisational literature more than any other time in history. The graphic below shows just how steadily the phrase “company culture” has been on the rise. In our digital age, companies and organisations have been using “company culture” liberally in everything from career postings and websites […]

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Building a positive culture in the workplace, Part 5

We have spent the past several weeks discussing positive psychologist Martin Seligman’s “PERMA Model”. It’s a model for lasting well-being that was widely published in Seligman’s influential book “Flourish” and serves as the foundation for principles that can lead to a more positive environment and culture in any workplace. We have discussed… Positive Emotions: Positivity […]

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Building a positive culture in the workplace, Part 4

Productivity. Teamwork. Happiness. Wellbeing. These are all things we want in any workplace. When we find ourselves in a work environment that embodies these attributes, we thrive. Creativity soars. Collaboration takes place more regularly and does so at enhanced levels. Team members build health relationships with each other and thereby make the workplace enjoyable. For […]

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Building a positive culture in the workplace, Part 3

Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve been discussing positive psychologist Martin Seligman’s PERMA Model, which was widely published in his influential 2011 book Flourish. The PERMA Model represents five essential elements that must be in place for us to achieve lasting well-being. In terms of organisations and the workplace, these five elements additionally represent […]