Want employee engagement? Start recognizing small things

Employee engagement is an urgent matter. Recognition offers a quick fix. Before inflicting major change initiatives, why not simply recognize and reinforce examples of where you want to head? Recognition provides an easy to implement and low-cost way to engage employees and shift your culture towards new values.   Recognition provides a low-cost way to […] Read moreRead More»

#SwitchandShift is the new Home of Theory Y

Welcome to the new home of Theory Y! We’re glad to have you. What is Theory Y, you ask? It’s an eminently forgettable name for a transformative new concept in leading humans. …”New,” that was, in 1960. If you went to business school, you probably had to read excerpts from Professor Douglas McGregor’s seminal book, […] Read moreRead More»

Humanity at Work

Humanity is ambiguous. Really, what does it mean? After some poking around and reading plenty of vague definitions, I’ve cobbled this together: humanity represents that best parts of being alive as a human being. Alright, so that’s not very clear either. Perhaps its better said with a picture. Below is what Wordflex says humanity is. […] Read moreRead More»

The Value of Meaningful Work

  Meaning and meaningful work are not common words in the workplace lexicon. Unfortunately management practices have carefully neutered such needs in a diligent pursuit of efficiency, cost-cutting, and scalability of operations.   Viewing work as an extension of one’s passion is the shift management must grasp   Don’t get me wrong the above items […] Read moreRead More»

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