Tag Archives: Performace Effectiveness

The 6 Ways to Grow a Company

The term ‘innovation’ is often associated with geniuses turning startups into gold mines — the next Google, Apple, or Amazon, with products no one even knew they needed. Every company aspires to be as innovative as them, while many companies may overpay to invest or buy start-ups, others may be uncertain of the what they’ll yield

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Brainstorming a Waste of Time

To grow and innovate, organizations have to come up with creative ideas. At the employee level, creativity results from a combination of expertise, motivation, and thinking skills. At the team level, it results from the synergies between team members, which allows the group to produce something greater than the sum of its parts. The most

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What Motivates Employees More: Rewards or Punishments?

The 18th-century polymath Jeremy Bentham once wrote, “Pain and pleasure govern us in all we do, in all we say, in all we think.” Modern neuroscience strongly supports Bentham’s intuition. The brain’s limbic system, which is important for emotion and motivation, projects to the rest of the brain influencing every aspect of our being, from

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Great Corporate Strategies Thrive on the Right Amount of Tension

After expending considerable effort on formulating a strategy, most executives would like to see their company’s strategic plans fully executed. Deviations from the strategic plan are often assumed to be detrimental to corporate performance. However, compliance with the strategy doesn’t necessarily correlate directly to performance. The gap between strategy and the execution of that strategy

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Work-Life Balance: How to end the workday

When work is stressful, it can be difficult to disengage at the end of the day. With your mind churning, thinking about the mountain of tasks back at the office and distracted by work emails at the dinner table, it can be a challenge to turn off. According to a seven-year study on ‘workers’ performance’,

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How to Tell Your Boss That You’re Not Engaged at Work

Many people think of employee engagement as a relatively new idea, though scientists have been studying it for years. William Kahn first introduced the term in 1990, defining it as “the degree of psychological identification employees experience with their job role or work persona.” He noticed that organizations tend to overlook the influence that everyday

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How and Why to adopt citizenship behavior

Research shows that when employees are willing to go beyond their formal roles by helping out coworkers, volunteering to take on special assignments, introducing new ideas and work practices, attending non-mandatory meetings, putting in extra hours to complete important projects, and so forth, their companies are more efficient and effective. As a result, a critical

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What Sets Successful CEOs Apart

At the top of the ladder, the stakes are high and the demands intense. The chief executive’s role is a tough one to fill. Too many CEOs falter at the job; about a quarter of the Fortune 500 chiefs who leave firms each year are forced out. Clearly, boards do not always get their hires

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Why Organizations fail in Motivating Employees

Motivation, defined as deliberate attempt to influence employee behavior with the goal to enhance their performance & organizational effectiveness, is the key driver of job performance for it determines the level of effort and persistence employees will exert. Top performers tend to stand out as much for their motivation as for their talent. A global survey,

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