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Knowledge Worker: Taking Aim at Management Practices

Knowledge Worker: Taking Aim at Management Practices

One of the major issues in today’s world of work is often referred to as “engagement,” which refers to a supposed characteristic or quality of certain employees that accounts for why they go the extra mile, why they contribute more of their discretionary effort. We are told engaged employees work harder and they work smarter.

Knowledge Worker: Employee Engagement: Enticing but Elusive

Knowledge Worker: Employee Engagement: Enticing but Elusive

A recent report from Deloitte suggests that organizations have spent $720 million in pursuit of this enticing but elusive goal and will more than double their spending to $1.5 billion (see the link at the end of this column). The same report also suggests that most if not all of that money has been wasted. It seems employee engagement eludes us still. In this brief column I will speculate as to why employee engagement is wanted and why it remains beyond our grasp.

March Madness Might Be Over, but Office Competition Is Not

March Madness Might Be Over, but Office Competition Is Not

The NCAA basketball tournament is an exciting time for sports enthusiasts, and March Madness pools have become an integral part of office culture for many companies today. Even for non-sports fans, the hype around the games can be a great way to build energy in the office and motivate employees during the lull that often settles in at the end of winter.

Coaching for Talent Development and Employee Engagement

Coaching for Talent Development and Employee Engagement

Sustained improved performance is a good thing, right? As leaders, we all want our employees to continually improve, to remain engaged, and to love their work. So, how do you get all that? We have all read how money is not a prime motivator for performance; paying someone more does not result in sustained improved performance. If money is not it, what is?