Employee Engagement

The Importance of Connecting with Your Employees

Not everyone has to be best friends at your workplace, but the better people get along with each other, and – perhaps even more importantly – the more people respect each other, the better your office will function. Employee satisfaction is a multi-faceted beast. It involves satisfaction from the work itself, satisfaction from the effect…

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Simple Ways to Increase Employee Productivity in the Workplace

There are plenty of things that you can do as a manager to get more out of your employees, but many of those options can end up being demotivating and ultimately counterproductive. For example, being more available to your team could help foster productivity, but if “leadership” crosses over to “micromanagement,” that’s going to destroy…

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How to Set Goals That Align with Your Employee’s Passions

In a perfect world, every employee would be completely self-motivated, able to set their own goals, and able to achieve their highest potential without any outside guidance. Unfortunately, that’s not the world we live in. In our current workplace culture, employees generally both want and need their bosses to be more akin to coaches –…

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How Does Celebration Create a Motivational Workplace Culture?

At this point, we’ve all heard the statistics about employee engagement and how engagement relates to motivation, productivity, loyalty, and profits. But for anyone who hasn’t heard, here are a few highlights: Highly engaged teams are, on average, 21% more profitable.Highly engaged teams have 59% less turnover.Employees who feel that their voices are heard are…

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Work Wins Worth Celebrating as a Team

Celebrating work victories is an essential part of remembering why you do the work you do, and staying motivated. Team celebrations help remind everyone that each team member has something important to contribute, and just how much that work is appreciated. Of course, not every little victory can be celebrated in equal measure. If you…

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The Mental and Emotional Benefits of Gratitude

The health benefits of gratitude are well documented by a wide variety of studies. Focusing on negativity negatively (no surprise here) hurts your health, discourages healing, and can isolate you emotionally.A positive outlook, on the other hand, can help you live a fuller life with more confidence and greater joy. Here are just a few…

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Gratitude’s Role in Fostering Positive Work Relationships

Giving thanks to employees isn’t just a nice thing to do – it could be the thing that completely turns around your office culture and makes your company healthier, happier, and more lucrative. Robert Emmons is a professor of psychology at UC Davis, and he has been researching gratitude and its effects for a long…

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Cultivating an Engaged Workforce: Your Role as a Leader

Getting employees to be engaged in their work can feel a lot like herding cats if approached in the wrong way. Some executives make the mistake of putting the blame for disengagement on the employees. If they don’t give 110% at work and show loyalty to the company, they must just be lazy people who…

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5 Top Causes of Employee Disengagement

In 2015, data from Gallup showed that 68% of US employees are unengaged at work, with 50% simply unengaged and another 17% actively disengaged.  However, recent findings from Gallup show that employee engagement is on the rise.  In fact, in March of 2018, Gallup released a new report indicating the percentage of engaged employees in…

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