Applied technology does raise productivity at work, if the people who need to apply the technology are part of the decision-making process, understand why it is valuable, and how they need to work it. Failing that human factor, technology will not help. Read more by clicking through.
May is a month of renewed energy and revived projects. Make the most of early dawns and longer evenings. Tap into that Spring energy at work with collaborators. It is a time of great creativity! How best to do it? We have a few ideas you can click into.
It is time to schedule your Spring team outing. Bonding is critical for unleashing every team member’s full contribution, to maximize team performance. The best bonding happens outside of the stress and hustle of the workplace.
n every season, flowers bloom. The bees need that to sustain their productivity until they go dormant for winter. Unlike bees, you and your team probably took time off over the summer to rest and recalibrate. You can apply the energy and recommitment you gained over the summer to make the most of your Fall work season. Click through for some ideas on how to do that.
Brooke Bovo explored Role Benchmarking in a presentation to the TTI Success Insights Winter Conference this month. "What are the habit changes a team needs to make to dramatically increase productivity?" Click through for a summary.
A leader's investment in employee engagement pays off quickly. We offer some engaging kickstarters that can foster fast improvement in employee engagement. Click through to find out what you can do this month to raise team productivity, often in as little as a week.
Middle management is where the rubber hits the productivity road for most organizations. Fully engage these leaders and give them leadership tools, and some flexibility in how to apply them. You will see more productive outcomes that align with your mission.
How do you measure the ROI of investments in team-based employee engagement? Engage the team in creating measurement methodologies that gather real data about innovation, time saved, FTE positions saved, and so forth. If a team is engaged in measuring its own success, there is a greater chance of the measurement actually happening!
I watched an informative CLO Media webinar recently on how to improve perfomance reviews as a development tool, an ongoing sore point with most HR executives. But work by a company called Alere gives us hope that a better performance review process that really does raise employee engagement and productivity is an attainable goal. Click through for more, and a link to the webinar.
Professor Christine Porath has now gathered welcome evidence that civility in the workplace pays off in higher engagement and greater productivity. She found the proof inversely, by measuring the damage done to engagement by boorish boss behavior. Welcome news, nonetheless!