business morality

A Political Argument for Increased Business Morality

I’ve always been cautious about mixing social morality and business morality. This is in part because I’m cautious about the ways powerful entities like commercially successful enterprises can too-easily force the leaders’ narrow personal values on their employees, community and customers. But this presidential election has me rethinking my caution…. Read More»

employee experience

Wells Fargo: An Object Lesson in the Connection Between the Employee Experience and the Customer Experience

It’s been a tough few weeks for Wells Fargo, and that’s probably a colossal understatement. Once considered a pillar of the banking industry, Wells Fargo’s positive reputation is now as mythical as the phony customer accounts its employees created in order to meet sales quotas and keep their jobs. Instead of creating an employee experience aligned with Wells Fargo’s values, they created an environment where employees who missed their targets had to work overtime or on the weekends…. Read More»

business intelligence

3 Ways to Tear Down Silos and Boost Your Business Intelligence

Business intelligence departments are the visionaries of organizations. They’re focused on the next generation of products. So they often don’t feel a need to be in constant contact with IT or marketing teams. Likewise, the IT and marketing employees tend to stick to their own departments, preferring to work and socialize with those who are cut from the same professional cloth. Most leaders see this separation as a positive one; they think a little competition among departments improves performance. But that bias, grouping like with like, is also what drives us to create silos in our businesses, and it’s a habit we need to break…. Read More»

Employee Recognition Programs: A Guide [Infographic]

Every organization’s most valuable asset is the same: its employees. Motivating employees to do a great job is extremely important, but it is easier said than done. The following infographic offers an overview of building engagement and enhancing productivity. Recognizing employee performance is the best way to increase productivity, and improve workforce engagement and retention. The infographic is a complete guide to employee recognition programs…. Read More»

one-on-one meetings

How To Create Healthier One-On-One Meetings [Infographic]

Everyone is busy. And when people are too busy, the most necessary step to developing a strong organization often falls by the wayside. One-on-one meetings are a necessary step to fostering a strong organization. Yet, with busy managers and employees, the meetings are sometimes overlooked. Quantum Workplace, a company with an employee feedback platform designed to […] Read moreRead More»

relocating

Small Gestures Create Big Results When Relocating Employees

Moving is stressful and can limit the production capabilities of your workers. Assisting with housing, transportation, and culture shifts can make relocating employees easier, and get them back up to pre-move productivity faster. In fact, with a few small gestures, it’s possible they may even exceed their previous productivity levels. Here are some ideas on how to take an employee from Connecticut to the Corporate Offices without reducing the quality of their work…. Read More»

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