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Utilizing An Internal Community To Improve Your Collaboration ...

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Becoming familiar with your company's internal community is key to improving your own collaboration skills and productivity at work. ...
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Networking should first start within your organisation to maximise knowledge, skills, innovation, to realise solutions and teamwork

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TOP TIPS: The 10-point guide to effective employee communication during a company crisis

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These following tips are designed to help decision makers at all levels manage potentially crippling business crisis and actively preserve, and even enhance, the company’s reputation and competitiveness. Oliver Schmidt tells us more.
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Perennial guidelines to follow...but so often when IC practitioners find themselves in the midst of a crisis.. some of the rules go by the wayside. A good one for the pinboard!

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An Overview of Employee Motivation (Part 2): A Modern Look at Motivating Employees

An Overview of Employee Motivation (Part 2): A Modern Look at Motivating Employees | Employee Engagement | Scoop.it

Following on from the last blog post where I presented some of the traditional, 'old school' theories around motivation, we can now delve into some more recent thinking around motivating employees in the workplace...

Firstly, let's look at Daniel Pink's 'third drive' approach to motivating employees:


The Third Drive

Scientists have long known that two main drives truly power human behaviour - the biological drive including hunger, thirst and sex, and the reward-punishment drive already discussed in my previous article. However in 1949, Harry F. Harlow, professor of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin, argued for a third drive - intrinsic motivation - the joy of the task itself...


Why the Carrot-and-Stick Approach Doesn’t Always Work

The ‘carrot-and-stick approach’ worked well for typical tasks of the early 20th century – routine, unchallenging and highly controlled. For these tasks, where the process is straightforward and lateral thinking is not required, rewards (the carrots) can provide a small motivational boost without any harmful side effects. But jobs in the 21st century have changed dramatically; they have become more complex, more interesting and more self-directed, and this is where the carrot-and-stick (rewards and punishment) approach has really become unstuck. Pink demonstrates that with the complex and more creative style of modern jobs, traditional rewards can actually lead to less of what is wanted and more of what is not wanted.

He provides ample evidence to support the notion that this traditional approach can result in:

Diminished intrinsic motivation (lowered third drive);

Lower performance;

Less creativity;

‘Crowding out’ of good behaviour;

Unethical behaviour;

Addictions; and

Short-term thinking

A New Theory of Motivation

Daniel Pink proposes that businesses should adopt a revised approach to motivation which fits more closely with modern jobs and businesses, one based on self-determination theory (or SDT)...


Via WorldsView Academy
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This is the second blog in the series on An Overview of Employee Motivation: Modern Frameworkds

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2014 will be the year of personalisation as brands try to take a piece of the $1.4trn e-commerce pie

2014 will be the year of personalisation as brands try to take a piece of the $1.4trn e-commerce pie | Employee Engagement | Scoop.it
2014 will see retailers offer a richer, more personal, online shopping experience as retailers gain more access to their customer’s...

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As we wait in anticipation for increased connectivity CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT will become a critical factor. What are your opinions on how brands can capitalise on PERSONALISATION to increase online retail in Africa?

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Paul Squirrell's curator insight, December 4, 2013 7:38 AM

I think this is going to be a really interesting area to watch next year.  When social media and the retail experience start to come together in a coherent way, consumers will start to see a much more personalised and individual retail experience - it's already started with sites like shopcade.com 

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How Will Campbell Soup Achieve 100% Employee Engagement in Sustainability? - Sustainable Brands

How Will Campbell Soup Achieve 100% Employee Engagement in Sustainability? - Sustainable Brands | Employee Engagement | Scoop.it
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How Will Campbell Soup Achieve 100% Employee Engagement in Sustainability?
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Part of measuring and increasing engagement at Campbell Soup involved integrating it into the performance management.
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The role internal communications need to play to help drive ...

We've noticed internal communications are becoming more involved in driving employee engagement. The following are five areas that internal communicators need to give attention to in order to improve employee ...
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It seems that organisations are finally understanding how much of a benefit to their business an engaged employee is.  The following are five areas that internal communicators need to give attention to in order to improve employee engagement levels.   

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What should you be focusing on to acbieve sustainable Employee Engagement in 2014?

What should you be focusing on to acbieve sustainable Employee Engagement in 2014? | Employee Engagement | Scoop.it
Such an important & relevant aspect that warrants more communication attention:Are your employees equipped with information and engaged in your company’s business sustainability programmes to communicate the right message to your stakeholders? Are they aware of the responsibilities around the use of social media for sustainability communications? Read more to find out
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Sigma-Aldrich® Recognized for Commitment to Community by Bloomberg ... - 3BL Media (press release)

Sigma-Aldrich® Recognized for Commitment to Community by Bloomberg ...
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“This effort continues to grow through the dedicated efforts of our Global Citizenship team and our more than 9,000 employees around the world.
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A valuable article to highlight the need to elevate the role of internal and employee communications

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South Africa Honors Mandela, An 'Incomparable Force Of Leadership'

South Africa Honors Mandela, An 'Incomparable Force Of Leadership' | Employee Engagement | Scoop.it
Joyful, mournful and soulful, South Africans gathered to celebrate the country's emancipator.

Via Simon Barber
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He was and remains the greatest leader of our times... able to move the world to unite in honouring his life lived by simply being human.

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Utilizing An Internal Community To Improve Your Collaboration ...

Utilizing An Internal Community To Improve Your Collaboration ... | Employee Engagement | Scoop.it
Becoming familiar with your company's internal community is key to improving your own collaboration skills and productivity at work. ...
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Networking should first start within your organisation to maximise knowledge, skills, innovation, to realise solutions and teamwork

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Beyond Employee Engagement | Look-Solutions

Beyond Employee Engagement | Look-Solutions | Employee Engagement | Scoop.it
A prominent topic for many of us involved in employee communications is engagement. Engagement has become a proxy for everything from evaluating the effectiveness of internal communications to assessing the psyche of ...
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TOP TIPS: The 10-point guide to effective employee communication during a company crisis

TOP TIPS: The 10-point guide to effective employee communication during a company crisis | Employee Engagement | Scoop.it
These following tips are designed to help decision makers at all levels manage potentially crippling business crisis and actively preserve, and even enhance, the company’s reputation and competitiveness. Oliver Schmidt tells us more.
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Perennial guidelines to follow...but so often when IC practitioners find themselves in the midst of a crisis.. some of the rules go by the wayside. A good one for the pinboard!

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Worldsview Academy for Organisational change | An Overview of Employee Motivation: (Part 1)

Worldsview Academy for Organisational change | An Overview of Employee Motivation: (Part 1) | Employee Engagement | Scoop.it

30An Overview of Employee Motivation, blog by Ross Hooper


Via Margaret Driscoll, Learning Organization Librarian
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Associated with Worldsview Academy, a highly recommended read, and part of Q1 2014 theme Frameworks of Motivation to be discussed further @1st 2014 Customer Cafe: 18 Feb 2014 8:00-10:00 www.worldsviewacademy.com

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The top six reasons why your internal communication fails ...

The top six reasons why your internal communication fails ... | Employee Engagement | Scoop.it
Despite the rise of available channels and the opportunities these channels provide, internal communication is likely to fail for some of the reasons outlined in this article – all of which stem from the rise of digital communication and the principles that govern effective communication.
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Why You Should Discuss Content Marketing Strategy Before Tactics - Business 2 Community

Why You Should Discuss Content Marketing Strategy Before Tactics - Business 2 Community | Employee Engagement | Scoop.it
Business 2 Community Why You Should Discuss Content Marketing Strategy Before Tactics Business 2 Community Once you know why you want to engage in content marketing, you must convince a disparate “who” group of internal stakeholders, including...
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Most marketers fail in generating RoI from content marketing because they dive into creating content before creating an overall content marketing strategy. Little effort is invested in why, what for or whom they’re targeting.Read more:  http://www.business2community.com/content-marketing/discuss-content-marketing-strategy-tactics-0737978#d6GHJ3L5e3llsHFV.99

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Internal Reputation Management – Why it matters and what you ...

Internal Reputation Management – Why it matters and what you ... | Employee Engagement | Scoop.it
Indeed, the topic is gaining importance. 3 global trends will force employers to pay more attention to employee engagement and thus, to their Internal Reputation Management. ... Don't forget: People trust people.
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According to the Gallup Employee Engagement Survey 2013, disengaged employees caused an annual loss in productivity worth $300 billion in the US alone.Indeed, the topic is gaining importance. 3 global trends will force employers to pay more attention to employee engagement and thus, to their Internal Reputation Management.

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The Future of Social Media: 60 Experts Share Their 2014 Predictions - Business 2 Community

The Future of Social Media: 60 Experts Share Their 2014 Predictions - Business 2 Community | Employee Engagement | Scoop.it
The Future of Social Media: 60 Experts Share Their 2014 Predictions Business 2 Community Social media will always remain a channel for relationship management, driving awareness and engagement but programs that drive to purchase or absorb customer...
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A good take on predictions for social media trends in 2014

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Five tips for championing social media adoption in business - The Guardian (blog)

Five tips for championing social media adoption in business - The Guardian (blog) | Employee Engagement | Scoop.it
The Guardian (blog) Five tips for championing social media adoption in business The Guardian (blog) Set up regularly internal communications – blogs, articles and competitions to enable employees to become more involved in social and help humanise...
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This artilce provides sound rationale why organisations should allow employees to public social media for a percentage of their time @ work, with due consideration to policy and protocol

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10 Tips for Sustainable Change Management - Voices on Project Management

10 #Tips for Sustainable #Change #Management http://t.co/qLbemFhnsc #pmp #pmot #vca

Via Adel Ben Youssef
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In order for change to be embeded change needs to be achieved in an effective and healthy way. While change and the management thereof requires a necessary programmatic approach, if people do not respond to adopt change.. change efforts become futile and their benefits redundant

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Harry Cannon's curator insight, February 1, 11:28 AM

For all you PMs who feel you need to do more on the people side.

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HR and marketing can link up to good effect - Scotsman

HR and marketing can link up to good effect - Scotsman | Employee Engagement | Scoop.it
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Recruitment Process: Has effective hiring been balanced with internal promotion with professional processes and communication with candidates from interview to induction?
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There seems to be a lack of integration between Human Capital and Resources and social media... this articles explains how this can be improved 

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