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Have Employees Track Their Own Successes to Raise Engagement

John Wanamaker

This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates!

“I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee’s potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Investments in human development raise productivity from current levels, so the increased contribution rate is the metric to use when assessing its impact:

“What measurable additional output is the employee generating?”

“What ideas have come from them that led to cost savings or revenue gains?”

“Has morale improved – Are sick days down, for instance, and disgruntlement rarer?”

“When a problem is identified, is a solution proposed in the next breath?”

“Do other departments report that your team is productive to work with, helping them get projects done and issues resolved?”

You do not need to wait for expensive investments in software systems to track employee contribution and/or productivity. You can start asking these questions today, and have everyone keep a log of their results in something as simple as excel spreadsheet files. The most critical success factor in tracking the power of employee engagement initiatives is simply embedding a mindset of personal tracking and reporting within each employee. Compound this productive “tracking mindset” by embedding the collection and reporting of this data as a manager’s top leadership responsibility.

The magic is in getting that personal tracking and reporting mindset fully embedded in each employee’s routine. That’s where leadership comes in. Communicate the value of the activity in both words and deeds:

  • Use the logged information as the basis for performance reviews: Develop plans of action for development and set goals with each employee based on the information captured.
  • Capture and act on good ideas worth developing

This personal results log can also serve as a great motivator for the employee to stay engaged and raise his or her contribution level when the successes start to add up!

Does this make sense? Do you agree that this could be a sustained activity that gets embedded in each employee’s at-work mindset? We have seen it succeed hundreds of times: Call us to get more insights in how that is achieved through training. We know it can work in your workplace, too.

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[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

To Manage or To Lead – That is the Question

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Break Conversational Habits to Break Out of Ruts

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Schedule that “Thirdly Review”!

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Make Spring Fever a Productive Force at Work

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Change Happens Inside Out – Driven By Middle Managers

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Hiring Outsiders Costs Money. Save it by Investing in Human Development.

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

How Quickly Does Your Culture Sub-Optimize New Talent?

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

How Do You Fix a Jerk at Work?

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Valentines Day Marks the Halfway Point in Q1 – How Are Your Leadership Resolutions Fairing?

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

More Grist for the “Why Are Employees Not Engaged” Chat Mill

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Dave Tighe Joins Writers on LinkedIn as Employee Engagement Expert

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Leadership Tips for Kicking Off 2015

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

In 2015 Employee Engagement Will Look Like It Did in 2014…and 2013…

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Employee Engagement Must Address Professional and Personal Performance Factors

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

January Leadership Advice Deluge has Begun! Resist the Urge to Read It All.

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

McKinsey Offers Evidence: Senior Executives Still Struggle With Leadership Habits

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Happy Holidays from Bovo-Tighe!

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

2014 is Done – Time to Kick-Start January

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Sweat the Small Stuff Says Rory Sutherland in a TED Talk – This is What Bovo-Tighe Does for You

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Happy Thanksgiving from Bovo-Tighe

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Just Twenty Working Days ‘Till Christmas – What Can You Get Done???

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Defend Human Development Investments Strategically

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Be Great to Work With

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Leaders Must Still Manage. You Don’t Get Off That Hook!

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

It Takes Time to Change Employee Habits – And Lots of Support.

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Employee Recognition – Easy to Say, Hard (it seems) to Do

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Misguided Advice from Monster about Aspiring to a Leadership Role

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Honda Waigaya and Outward Bound – Lessons in Patient Leadership

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Master the Art of Questioning (and Listening) to Better Raise Productivity

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Kick-Start Your Team’s Productivity Push for Autumn

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Leaders Master the Art of Questioning to Raise Employee Engagement

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Halogen Software Offers Sample Comments for Performance Reviews. We Disapprove!

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Asking Silly Questions Makes You Smarter

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Employee Engagement is Personal, So Personalize Your Approach

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Maslow’s Hierarchy and Employee Engagement – Make the Connections!

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

The Case of the Market Basket CEO – Leaders Who Care Get Strong Employee Support

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Leaders: Spend More Time Leading People and Less Time Doing Stuff

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Take Steps to Run Better Meetings – Walk While You Talk

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Confident Leaders Keep Arrogance at Bay With a Dose of Humility

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Employee Engagement is Really Simple – But Does Take Energy and Focus

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Great Leaders See Themselves as Others See Them – And Engage Better

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Sayonara June! Hola July! Time for Mid-Year Resolutions.

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Leaven Your Positive Leadership Outlook With Real-World Negativity – Pursue the Truth!

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Reset Your Leadership Mindset for the Next Six Months

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Great Leaders Make Life Better for Their Followers

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Defend No Process – Defend the Mission Against Old Processes

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

How to Maintain Workplace Productivity During the Summer Vacation Season

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

A More Productive Mindset for Work in Six Steps

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

A Great Set of Productivity Tips – Read This Instead of Facebook at Lunch Today

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Honor the Last Full Measure of Devotion on Memorial Day

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

As a leader, you will get angry – How you handle that anger is critical to team productivity

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Middle Managers Can All Lead – If You Show Them How

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Never Assume: Pursuit of Truth Makes Decision-Making Better

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

The Last Mile of Employee Engagement is the Hardest to Travel

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

We Love the Energizing Month of May

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Transformational Leadership Skill Spring Shape-Up

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Still Pushing Employees to the Brink: A bad habit from the Great Recession.

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Toyota Agrees: Machines Don’t Innovate – People Do.

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Leadership Development Gaps Expose a Lack of Strategic Commitment

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

“Overnight” Organizational Change Takes Great Long-Term Leadership

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

A “Lucky Seven” Set of Tips for the Freshly Minted Leader

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Does Your Online Presence Promote You?

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Leaders Don’t Pick Winners: Develop All of Your Team Members

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

May the Wind be at Your Back this St. Patrick’s Day

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Leadership Lessons for the Ides of March

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Our Foundations of Excellence Refresher

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Great Conversations Build Employee Engagement

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

i4cp Research Isolates Six Key Employee Engagement Factors

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Tap Untapped Talent You Have Already Hired

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Each Great Leader is Unique, But They All Engage

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Bovo-Tighe Supports Shell in Launch of New Gulf Platform

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Annual Performance Reviews Should be the Icing not the Cake

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Resources We Rely On for New Ideas about Employee Engagement

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Machines Don’t Innovate: People Do.

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Hide From Your Manager to Get More Done!

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Leadership Quotes to Get Your Mind Set for February

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Leadership Development Does Not Have to Cost an Arm and a Leg

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Brooke Bovo at TTI Winter Conference: Love Your Clients, Not Your Expertise

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Why Does Leadership Development Fail to Create Great Leaders?

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

New Year Resolution: Make a Habit of Your Productive Mindset

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

OSHA Discloses Most Common Workplace Hazards – The List Remains the Same

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Leadership Lessons from Scrooge and the Grinch

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Merry Christmas from Bovo-Tighe

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

McKinsey Highlights Slow Adoption Rate for Intra-Company Social Networks

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Holiday Employee Gifts that Cost Little More Than a Bit of Your Time

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Books to Inspire Great Leaders Include Goodwin’s “Team of Rivals”

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

A Culture of Agility Requires a Commitment to the Pursuit of Truth

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Lean Manufacturing Demands Fully Engaged Employees

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Happy Thanksgiving from Bovo-Tighe

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Rob Markey of Bain and Co.: Employee Engagement Rocks!

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Flexible Job Schedules Can Win Employee Loyalty

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Employee Engagement a Strategic HR Imperative for 2014

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Maintaining Work-Life Balance During the Holidays

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

The Paradox of Employee Engagement: It Works Yet Few Companies Try

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Remember Veterans on Veterans Day with a Heartfelt Thank You

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Defuse the Gunpowder Barrel with Sustained Employee Engagement

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Happy Halloween from Bovo-Tighe!

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Minga Foundation Ups Productivity by Raising Awareness of Personal Motivators

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

How Pessimists Keep Optimists in the Black

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Gallup Employee Engagement Results Not Budging

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Stop Being Nice at Work? Not So Fast!

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Aberdeen Report Finds Competitive Advantage for Companies that Improve Hiring Processes

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Three Leadership Tasks That Unleash Team Productivity

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

What Prevents Teamwork From Adding Value?

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

How Can You Make a Vacation From Work Truly Stress-Free?

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Time Off is Restorative – Organizations that Don’t Encourage It Lose Out

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

A Quick Cost/Benefit Analysis of Employee Training and Development

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Bovo-Tighe Participates in 2013 CLO Forum

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Labor Day in the U.S.: A Connection to Employee Engagement

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Great Employee Engagement Starts by Asking a Lot of Questions

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Leadership Inspiration for a Hot Day in August

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Employee Engagement Remains Elusive: You Are the Problem and the Solution

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

More Thoughts on the Great Value of Middle Management Leadership Training

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Working from Home Does Raise Employee Engagement, if Done the Right Way

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Define leadership more broadly. Anyone can lead, at any level.

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Engaged Employees Accumulate Business Acumen

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Engaged Employees Honor the Pursuit of Truth – And You Should Value That Trait

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Bovo-Tighe Presents Dole Case Study at HR Star Conference

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Build a Corporate Culture that Embraces Change

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Happy Independence Day

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Celebrating Failure? You Bet! How Else Can You Learn New Stuff?

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

CEOs Must Foster Culture Based on People – Not Process

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Gallup Confirms the American Worker Remains Unengaged

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Bovo-Tighe Senior Consultant Steve Eddy Honored at the University of Nebraska

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Is it possible to be overworked and underutilized?

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Create Great Leaders in Your Organization

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Retain Talent by Fostering Professional and Personal Growth

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Leadership Starts with Engagement

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Take the Time to Say Thank You to Those Who Died Defending Us

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

When Should You Micromanage Employees?

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Leadership in Public Management

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Time to Rehire Yourself?

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Of Lollipops and Leadership

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

HubSpot and Netflix Offer Insights on Building Productive Organizational Cultures

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Why We Love May at Bovo-Tighe

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Are Millennials Really Different About Job-Hopping?

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Bovo-Tighe and Harvard Business School Are On the Same Page

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Lessons on Leadership from Britain’s Royal Navy

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Raise the Meaning Quotient for Employees to Raise Productivity

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Employees Can Only Manage Their Time if the Organization Lets Them

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Social Media Collaboration is Shaking Up How Employees Engage with Each Other

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Goal Alignment Takes Work and Communication that Counts

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Our Philosophy about the Pursuit of Truth Includes Your Health

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Three Key Drivers of Employee Engagement

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

March Madness is a Leadership Moment

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

May the road rise to meet you on this St. Patrick’s Day.

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

QBQ works well with the Bovo-Tighe Foundations of Excellence philosophy

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Leadership Tales from Top People – Courtesy of LinkedIn

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Marissa Mayer Should Focus on Employee Engagement

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Accelerative Learning Article Now Posted on eZineArticles.com

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Drop Your Information Filters to Boost Engagement with Fellow Employees

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

More Thoughts on How to Engage Employees

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Challenging “Accepted Wisdom” Unlocks Creativity and Productivity

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Quotes that make you think – Are you open to the truths you need to hear?

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Passion at Work: Nurturing it Starts the First Day of Employment

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Stephen Covey: A Truly Inspirational Force for Innovation in Human Development

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Summer Thoughts on the Pursuit of Truth

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Employee Dissatisfaction Still the Norm in 2012 – Therein Lies Opportunity!

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Exploring 8 Rules for Creating Passionate Corporate Cultures (Round Three)

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Stop Hating Meetings: Fix Them Yourself!

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

New Bovo-Tighe Article on eZineArticles.com about Better Meeting Practices

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Employees are Consumers of Corporate Culture: They won’t “buy in” until you earn their trust!

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

101 Steps Towards Better Leadership

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Transformational vs. Transactional Leadership: A Worthy Distinction

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

The Cure for Bad Meetings: Pay Attention and Contribute!

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Caring for Your Employees Unlocks Great Productivity

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Leadership Behavior Can Stifle Productivity – Even Unintentionally

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Leadership: Its Trappings Lead Good People Astray

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Information Underload: Bad for Employee Engagement

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Zen and the Pursuit of Truth at Work

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Client News: Shell Sets Record for Deepest Oil and Gas Well

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

How Kingsford Charcoal Taught DuPont a Thing or Two about Employee Engagement

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Bovo-Tighe Client Newsletter – November 2011

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Workplace Time Wasters: Facebook vs. the Two-Martini Lunch

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Dumb Things Bosses Do

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Dumb Things Bosses Do

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Bovo-Tighe Client Newsletter October 2011

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Steve Jobs: A Born Visionary Who Learned to be a Leader

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Old United “Speech” Ad Still Resonates Strongly in the Digital Age

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Power Breeds Overconfidence in Leaders

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Do You Know All the Facets of Employee Engagement?

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Coaching for Senior Executives Must Come Up From Subordinates

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Bovo-Tighe’s September Client Newsletter – 2011

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Bovo-Tighe Client Newsletter – Summer 2011

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Presenting at the National Property Management Association Annual Education Seminar

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Bovo-Tighe connects with the HR community at the HR Star Conference

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Book Review: How to be Happy, Dammit!

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Bovo-Tighe Client Newsletter June 2011

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

One-Foot-Out-the-Door Disease is Bad for Productivity

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

How best to make leadership training truly work? Never stop!

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Bovo-Tighe shares a snap-shot of its ongoing work on Alaska’s North Slope

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Leadership: It all starts with you

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Bovo-Tighe Newsletter May 2011

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Bovo-Tighe at the Offshore Technology Conference

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

We applaud our client, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, on their Webby Award

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Technoserve extends its initiatives in Africa by leveraging Bovo-Tighe expertise.

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Irrational Decision-Making: Embrace the Human Factor!

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Performance Management Needs to Recover its Mojo

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

A standing ovation for an active client, Technoserve, which helps poor communities thrive worldwide!

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Bovo-Tighe’s March 2011 Client Newsletter

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

The Bombardier Case Study: Successful Commitment to Employee Engagement

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Talent Management: All agree we need it. Few act on it.

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

On Performance Reviews: The Urge to be Better-than-Worst Raises Productivity

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Influence Competence: Effective Employee Engagement Skills Under a New Name

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Talent Management: How It Helps With Crisis Management

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Employee Engagement: Have you thought about ice cream?

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Tasked with Corporate Training? Seek Outside Help

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Corporate Communications: Keep an Equal Balance Between Ethics and Achievement

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Changing Corporate Mindsets is the Critical Path to Cultural Change: Now We Have Research to Prove It!

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Bovo-Tighe explores Kazakh Psychologies of Achievement

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Corporate Cultures: Bottom-up change is best.

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Are people truly your company’s best asset? Can you prove it?

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Compensation Plans vs Employee Emotion

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Pay-For-Performance versus Full Engagement

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

On Leadership: Would you work for yourself?

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Employee Engagement is simply the Foundation for Excellence

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Why doesn’t employee training work better?

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Change Management: The entire organization needs to participate

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Fostering Innovation: HR Must Lead the Way

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

About that left brain-right brain split: It doesn’t happen.

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

With Leadership Development: Are We Smarter that Fifth-Graders?

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Bovo-Tighe’s January 2011 Client Newsletter

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Corporate Flu Epidemics: What Sort of Infectious Attitudes Do You Spread Around?

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Bovo-Tighe December Newsletter

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Change employee behavior by changing their bad habits.

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Be the first on your block to re-engage your employees.

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Performance Reviews done well require great communication.

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

No One Was Ever Motivated by a Meeting

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

No One Ever Improved by Having Their “Performance Reviewed Annually”

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Corporate Mission Statements die on Plaques

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

Inhibit Intellectual Growth and Innovation in Your Company

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

How to incorrectly use ‘Management By Objectives’

[caption id="attachment_963" align="alignright" width="240"]John Wanamaker This is a universal lament. Solve it by focusing on improvement rates![/caption] “I know half the money I spend on salaries is wasted; but I can never find out which half!”

~With apologies to John Wanamaker

Measuring employee contribution rates has been a universal challenge for managers since businesses outgrew cottages in the industrial revolution, and managerial oversight stopped being constant:

“What percentage of my employee's potential contribution is truly being dedicated to achieving our goals?”

You can’t get a definitive answer to that question, because you can never measure what 100% contribution would look like for each person you employ. But you can answer this question:

“How much more contribution can each employee give?”

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