leadership types

Two Leadership Types, But Only One Successful Leader

The workplace is changing dramatically. The heart-centered leadership types who are willing to let go of their egos, have high emotional intelligence, and try to do the right thing will succeed faster, and it will be easier for them to make the transition. Why? Because they understand the real purpose behind these changes. Their leadership will be more authentic, and their stakeholders will follow them willingly knowing their leaders have everyone’s best interest in mind. … Read More»

employee commitment

10 Rules for Recognition That Increase Employee Commitment

Management malpractice, managers’ actions that don’t lead to positive outcomes for the company and its people, can be overcome. Practicing recognition that incorporates the above rules will position you to achieve greater results in your business and increase employee commitment. Your employees will appreciate it, too…. Read More»

role clarity

Role Clarity: Why Role Setting Should Always Precede Goal Setting

Growth has many wonderful consequences – more opportunity, more reach, more influence, more volume, and more! The truth is, there are also more challenges with a rapidly growing enterprise. The systems, methods, processes and even the structure of a simpler day can falter under growth. These are good problems to have, but they are problems nonetheless. Sometimes people lose role clarity…. Read More»

peer recognition

Peer-to-Peer Recognition and It’s Effect on Employee Motivation – Part 2

In part one of our analysis of peer-to-peer recognition, we discussed how we use the concept of Merit Money to recognize team members at Happy Melly. Compared to traditional, management-based bonus systems, Merit Money encourages peer-to-peer recognition. Team members reward each other with points based on pre-defined company values. The Bonusly tool converts points into tangible rewards. When evaluating this system, four overarching themes surfaced repeatedly…. Read More»

rewarding employees

When It Comes to Rewarding Employees, Is Cash Really King?

When it comes to rewarding employees for going above and beyond, it’s time to recognize that cash isn’t always king. You may need to rethink your reward program to treat your employees for their incremental efforts, with memorable experiences and gifts linked to thoughtful recognition…. Read More»

peer-to-peer recognition

Peer-to-Peer Recognition and It’s Effect on Employee Motivation

Employee motivation is hard to quantify, but our company never shies away from a challenge. As a global business network dedicated to happiness at work, Happy Melly is backed by an 11-person team focused on helping people increase job satisfaction. We live and breathe experimentation, so we take ideas and test drive them on each other. And so in the spirit of our culture of adventure and analysis, a few months ago our founder Jurgen Appelo suggested we see if we could draw any tangible data from our peer-to-peer recognition program, one of our ongoing experiments…. Read More»

meaningful employee recognition

Creating Meaningful Employee Recognition that Motivates and Resonates

Like the TSA announcements at airports – “see something, say something”, you might think when you see positive behaviors by your peers or employees, you should automatically recognize them for great work. Put the brakes on before you steamroll your good recognition intentions! It’s mission critical to learn your employees’ and colleagues’ likes, preferences and needs before you acknowledge them for their wonderful achievements. Your focus should be to create meaningful employee recognition that motivates and resonates…. Read More»

employee coaching

Employee Coaching: The Missing Factor from Your Talent Strategy [Infographic]

Employees who receive effective training and development are more engaged and equipped to perform at their best. That’s why Quantum Workplace , a company with an employee feedback platform designed to make work better each day,  created this infographic to help employers understand the benefits of implementing a coaching strategy…. Read More»

pro-employee movement

Why the Pro-Employee Movement Matters to Your Business

Let’s get one thing clear up front; too many companies today fail to be pro-employee. The traditional, ubiquitous mindset regarding the employer-employment arrangement has been a barrier to humanizing and modernizing the workplace. Advancements in this area, however, would promote a pro-employee movement and would bring mutually beneficial advancements that are both pro-employee and pro-company…. Read More»

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