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»

Ted’s Top 10 Posts of 2012

  You’d think it would be a cinch to identify your top posts of the last year for a year-end “Best Of” post, right? Not so fast. As we were discussing our respective lists, we had to decide: are we talking about most-read posts? Most retweeted? Most shared on LinkedIn or Facebook? Most liked on […] Read moreRead More»

The Neglected Culture

Without intentionally cultivating and nurturing your company’s culture, you’ll get what emerges from neglect. And it won’t be what you or your employees want. Your customers will know that something is “off” with your company. Ugly things grow from neglect. Discontent settles in. An aimless anger grows. Counterproductive behaviors dominate. Slowly, imperceptibly your culture devolves […] Read moreRead More»

An Unseen Culprit Draining Workplace Morale

Do you dread going to work? Given a myriad of research findings in low employee engagement, disenchantment with pay for underperforming executives, even absence of employee passion for their work, it’s not hard to conclude employees dread their workplace. Dread is an unseen culprit draining workplace morale. What a disturbing sight: an army of talented, […] Read moreRead More»

Employee Engagement? Let Them Know You CARE

  It all starts with CARE. Communicate, Appreciate, Respect, Encourage. This is for everyone. Not just CEO’s and management. All employees. Communicate. Don’t hesitate. Reach out your hand. Introduce yourself. Say Hi. To everyone. Wear nametags. Learn all or as many names of employees as possible. Everyone loves to be addressed by their name. Smile. […] Read moreRead More»

Better Than Waiting Tables

  I’ve been pursuing a new direction in my study of the enterprise lately, something I’ve cleverly dubbed “The Engagement Project” because it’s a project all about employee engagement. (Ehem). The project is based on a two-part questionnaire. Here it is: How do you like working at your present employer? Why? Even just the first […] Read moreRead More»

Video: The Value Zone

Are you supporting your workers in The Value Zone, or are you holding them back? Ted riffs on the invaluable place where employees interface with the company’s customers. Also, after you watch the video, let us know what you think of Ted’s “performance.” Oscar worthy? Perhaps a Razzie in Ted’s future?     Photo courtesy […] Read moreRead More»

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