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The Rise of the Home-based Workforce: Lessons to Manage and Motivate Remotely

The use of home-based workforces are on the rise, but they need to be managed is specific ways if they are to be effective.

Rick Owens Engagement , Talent Management January 6 2012

Design for Conflict: Why You Should Have a Few Fights in Your Company

In a complex, multi-divisional company, managing brands across several products and geographies can get complicated. Learn to love it. And sometimes a little tension can produce more creativity and productivity — harmony is often the wrong goal. When there is no tension among businesses and functions and geographies there’s a good chance value is being left on the table somewhere.

Greg Kesler and Amy Kates Culture , Engagement , Leadership & Strategy , Talent Management August 17 2011

Storytelling: A Tool to Engage and Align Employees

Strategic planning language can be the same for a number of businesses. The words “optimize,” “integrity” and “innovation” are words that most CEOs will use when discussing their brand. In order to stand out, and to really define your purpose and strategy, you need to think out of the box. Storytelling is a way to do that — you will engage your employees and customers in ways that branding buzz words can’t.

Bill Baker Engagement , Leadership & Strategy , Talent Management June 30 2011
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The Price of Employee Disengagement

There is a direct correlation between a company’s level of employee engagement and its revenue. If you’re not focusing on your employees’ engagement, you could be losing money. Here are some examples of employee disengagement (what NOT to do) and an exercise to get you started on increasing your employees’ engagement.

Richard P. Finnegan Engagement , Talent Management , Talent Management June 28 2011
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Engaged…and Headed for Divorce

Just because an employee is working hard at their current job doesn’t mean that they aren’t looking for a new one. A recent study says that only 42% of people are satisfied with their jobs and a huge 96% would take a call from a recruiter about a new career opportunity. What are you doing to keep your employees at your company?

Richard P. Finnegan Engagement , Retention , Talent Management May 27 2011

Go Beyond the Annual Performance Review

It’s time to rethink the practice of evaluating your employees only once a year. A continual feedback loop will lead to great success and engagement. Here are some painless and productive ways to critique your employees.

Morey Stettner Engagement , Talent Management , Talent Management May 3 2011
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Lessons from the Engagement Frontlines

At a time of corporate belt-tightening, employees are still a smart place to invest.

Jennifer Pellet Culture , Engagement February 23 2011

The Innovation Imperative

How to flush out the entrepreneur in the cube next door.

James S. Turley Culture , Engagement , Innovation , Strategy , Talent Management January 11 2011

Drive Profits By Sharing Financial Data

Apply open-book management to boost employee ownership

Morey Stettner Communication , Engagement , Leadership & Strategy , Small Business December 24 2010

It Pays to Have Fun at Work

Away from the serious every day news of the trials and tribulations, success and failures of CEOs are stories of [...]

Francis Adams Culture , Engagement , Talent Management December 17 2007

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