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Google Survey Connects Workplace Flexibility to Morale – No Surprise There!

In a recent survey by Google, 73% of executives agreed that high levels of collaboration and workplace flexibility foster innovation and raise productivity. Yet organizations struggle to consistently create that type of environment. The urge to control with quality and compliance standards is too great. The biggest irony? Success today is often the enemy of future creativity.

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Time to Act Civilly at Work? Professor Porath Says It Pays Off.

Professor Christine Porath has now gathered welcome evidence that civility in the workplace pays off in higher engagement and greater productivity. She found the proof inversely, by measuring the damage done to engagement by boorish boss behavior. Welcome news, nonetheless!

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When Motivating Employees, Do Words Get In the Way?

How you express yourself impacts how well listeners receive what you say. And in many instances, business-speak shorthand can confuse matters rather than present ideas clearly. Let's see how "goals," "Big Idea" and "strategy" can swap roles inadvertently, with the help of the Strategy& blog.

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To Manage or To Lead – That is the Question

A recent survey by SABA found that two thirds of employees consider themselves "leaders" within their organizations. We think those respondents may be confusing leadership with managerial responsibility. They are connected, but not the same! Let's define how a leader acts while managing.

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Schedule that “Thirdly Review”!

Monthly, quarterly and annual reviews are standard-issue performance assessments. Have you considered shaking up the routine with a "thirdly" review? Meet every fourth month instead of three. In other words, restructure how you interact to keep relationships fresh and people engaged. That could get you out of unproductive routines!

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