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Thank Different. Employee engagement is a key element to any successful business. In today’s knowledge economy, your most valuable assets are your people. All organizations need to have a strategy to engage & align their team to achieve their business goals. In a highly competitive world - the ability to retain, attract & engage your staff can be the difference between success & failure. Kudos is a corporate social network with a peer-to-peer recognition system designed to engage your teams with enhanced communication, collaboration, appreciation & recognition.
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The Business Case for Employee Recognition | Amplify Exellence

The Business Case for Employee Recognition | Amplify Exellence | Employee Engagement Made Easy! | Scoop.it
The Business Case for Employee Recognition. Posted on April 4, 2013 by meritshare. Achievers to the rescue with this great infographic presenting the case for employee recognition. RecognitionToTheRescue ...
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Employee Engagement: It’s Getting Workers to Think Like Owners

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What, exactly, is “employee engagement?”

After checking the Internet, I learned that “engaged employees” are those staff members who feel good about the company they work for.


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6 Distractions Leaders Need To Resist

6 Distractions Leaders Need To Resist | Employee Engagement Made Easy! | Scoop.it
Do you get distracted? Everyone does. You do. I do. Distractions are everywhere. Social media has made distractions the norm.
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Work. Distraction. Work. Distraction. Work. Distraction. Distraction.

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What's Your Green Goldfish? Beyond Dollars: 15 Ways to Drive Employee Engagement and Reinforce Culture: Stan Phelps: Amazon.com: Kindle Store

What's Your Green Goldfish? Beyond Dollars: 15 Ways to Drive Employee Engagement and Reinforce Culture: Stan Phelps: Amazon.com: Kindle Store (Free eBook 'What's Your Green Goldfish?
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How to create a happy workplace - Smart Business Network

How to create a happy workplace - Smart Business Network | Employee Engagement Made Easy! | Scoop.it
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How to create a happy workplace
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Appreciating employee value through reward and recognition.
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The Five Employee Recognition Best Practices You Need to Know About

The Five Employee Recognition Best Practices You Need to Know About | Employee Engagement Made Easy! | Scoop.it
In this webinar, Bersin & Associates Principal Analyst Stacia Garr will reveal the five best practices of employee recognition – based on what employees say works, not just HR. (Missed it the first time around?
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Great presentation to watch by Bersin & Associates. Lots of tools out there like Achievers and Kudos to help you create a recognition and rewards program. 

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Want Better Employee Engagement? Change May Be The Answer.

Want Better Employee Engagement? Change May Be The Answer. | Employee Engagement Made Easy! | Scoop.it
Two decades of solid research have connected quality employee engagement to a stronger bottom line. Change can be the catalyst that can improve your engagement levels.

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Change starts at the top. If you feel your team is lacking engagement and commitement - first check how you are helping or holding back the team and change. It is like the old saying, if you wnat something done right, do it yourself. If you buy in, the team will buy in. If they don't, maybe they are not right for the team. 

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Make Your Company Top-of-Mind and Your Employees Proud - Forbes

Make Your Company Top-of-Mind and Your Employees Proud - Forbes | Employee Engagement Made Easy! | Scoop.it
few companies tap the scalable, brand-building power of their employees. In fact, it may be their biggest missed opportunity in our increasingly connected yet complex era.

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You’re Not a Real Leader Until You Can Admit to Screwing Up

You’re Not a Real Leader Until You Can Admit to Screwing Up | Employee Engagement Made Easy! | Scoop.it

Eric Schmidt, the former CEO of Google, said he and other managers didn’t do enough to challenge Facebook when he led the company. “I screwed up,” Schmidt said.

 

There is nothing more exciting for me to see someone fess up to making a mistake. For a leader to do that, it is just awesome.


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Yep :) There seems to be a theme in teh recent artcles. No Managemnet required, No fear. Hire good people. Have passion and focus. Sounds like how all good companies are created. Kudos to the entrepuenuers out there.

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John Michel's curator insight, March 25, 2013 1:27 PM

Leaders should embrace mistakes, not only for themselves but for their team as well. If you as the leader will admit you’re wrong, and then walk your team through a process of what you learned and what you would do differently, you will have raised your entire team to a new level.

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David Hain's curator insight, March 27, 2013 4:24 AM

Nobody learned to ride a bike without screwing up first - why should leadership be any different?

Tom Hood's curator insight, March 27, 2013 8:13 AM

Just saw General Petraeus speech where he opened and close iwth a heartfelt apology for his personal "failure". My most powerful learning experiences have been when I "screwed up", admitted it and learned from it. Our new mantra is Fail fast and fail forward when innovating.

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Scott Adams Blog: The Management-free Organization 03/25/2013

Scott Adams Blog: The Management-free Organization 03/25/2013 | Employee Engagement Made Easy! | Scoop.it
Recently I heard that Valve, a highly successful video game company, has four hundred employees and no management structure. According to all reports, they make that model work.

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I agree. If you have good people that make good decisions (90% of the time) and are passionate about what they do, it almost seems as things take care of themselves.

 

You do need a leader though. Someone who makes a final decision when there is a choice to be made. We do not always end up at a place where we are all sure and have 100% agreement. There is always choices and managemnet by committee usually does not prduce the best product but it is a great place to start.

 

And don't be afraid of making mistakes. The path to good ideas and the right answer is often found after you have tried a few things and failed. Then all you should need to do is tweak and improve the ideas. That process is the natural order.

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Jean-Philippe D'HALLUIN's comment, March 27, 2013 12:41 AM
From article : Management exists to minimize the problems created by its own hiring mistakes.
David Hain's curator insight, March 27, 2013 4:28 AM

Radical but maybe inspired and inspiring?

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Beyond Dollars: 9 Little Extras for Employees that Make a Big Difference « 9 INCH MARKETING

Beyond Dollars: 9 Little Extras for Employees that Make a Big Difference « 9 INCH MARKETING | Employee Engagement Made Easy! | Scoop.it
Beyond Dollars: 9 Little Extras for Employees that Make a Big Difference in Employee Engagement - http://t.co/4B2o8JNWtl #TChat #e4s #in
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5 Structures that Shaped Zappos’ Culture

5 Structures that Shaped Zappos’ Culture | Employee Engagement Made Easy! | Scoop.it
Lack of focus wastes energy, squanders resources, and defeats hope. Focus, on the other hand, eliminates the superfluous in order to grasp the essential. Success requires focus. Ask Tony Hsieh, CEO...
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The power of THANK YOU - Employee engagement

The power of THANK YOU - Employee engagement | Employee Engagement Made Easy! | Scoop.it
Recognition is key to employee morale. The power of THANK YOU - Employee engagement.
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Employee Engagement - From Buzzword to Business Value

Employee Engagement - From Buzzword to Business Value | Employee Engagement Made Easy! | Scoop.it
"Any company trying to compete … must figure out a way to engage the mind of every employee.” -- Jack Welch. Topic: Social Business

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Morale-Lifting Secret: 5 Factors That Surpass 'Balance' Or Pay - Forbes

Morale-Lifting Secret: 5 Factors That Surpass 'Balance' Or Pay - Forbes | Employee Engagement Made Easy! | Scoop.it
The secret to great employee engagement doesn't involve pay or work-life balance, says CultureAmp. Instead, strong leadership and the chance to make a difference is crucial.

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, April 3, 2013 2:18 PM

Very interesting insight here, some of it is a bit hard to believe and I wonder if it changes with age.

 

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Strikingly, CultureAmp found that good work/life balance was among the least important factors in creating employee engagement. Team members may like flexible hours, full weekends and time off for family situations. But such accommodations didn’t appear to translate into a deeper commitment to the job.

 

CultureAmp popped another balloon with its finding that employees’ perception of how well-paid they were ranked only 25th among the 45 factors that are considered possible drivers of on-the-job engagement. Once again,  employees might enjoy generous pay packages — yet remain relatively disconnected from the company’s projects and goals.

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4 Quick, Easy and Fun Ways to Improve Employee Engagement Now

4 Quick, Easy and Fun Ways to Improve Employee Engagement Now | Employee Engagement Made Easy! | Scoop.it
Did we mention fun? A few outside-the-box ideas for engaging your team.
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Who Owns Employee Engagement? - MonsterThinking

Who Owns Employee Engagement? - MonsterThinking | Employee Engagement Made Easy! | Scoop.it
According to Modern Survey’s research, only 13% of the U.S. workforce is fully engaged and another 22% are moderately engaged. That leaves 65% of U.S. employees either under engaged or disengaged.
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What is Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)?

Published on Sep 30, 2012

What is Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)? This video clip tries to give competent but also entertaining answers to this question. The video is part of series "in a little green bag" at the University of St.Gallen, Switzerland.


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Ma. Caridad Benitez's curator insight, February 25, 2014 12:44 PM

La Milla extra, RSC mucho más que el cumplimiento legal. 

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This video does a great job at explaining the term, corporate social responsibility. Simply put, it states that CSR is the way businesses make their profit, and not how they spend it. 

It contrasts the current methods of distributing profits through charitable contributions, also known as corporate philanthropy. compared to the idea of the systemic change necessaryin the way our current market economy supports those within it if we choose to use this system to support future generations.
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A Fond Farewell: Make sure your employee recognition program has a plan for terminations.

A Fond Farewell: Make sure your employee recognition program has a plan for terminations. | Employee Engagement Made Easy! | Scoop.it
Saying goodbye to a team member? Make sure you have planned how to handle their employee recognition program points! (How does your employee recogntion program handle terminations?
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How Criticizing in Private Undermines Your Team

How Criticizing in Private Undermines Your Team | Employee Engagement Made Easy! | Scoop.it
To increase accountability, don't only deliver criticism behind closed doors.

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David Hain's curator insight, March 27, 2013 4:44 AM

Great teams have developed great norms.  Bringingthe best from each other is one.  Thisis a great way to do that...

donhornsby's curator insight, March 27, 2013 5:09 AM

(From the article): Leadership isn't about being comfortable; it's about being effective, even when you're uncomfortable. Smart leaders address ineffective team member behavior in the team setting when it occurs, or when the behavior affects the team. In the team: that's where the information, solution, and accountability are.

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The New Rules of Leadership - Forbes

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Spring is in the air, the days are getting longer and the crocuses are poking up their hopeful heads. Yet, these remain bleak times for too many job seekers, even leaders and managers with impressive resumes.

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Treat your people well and lean into the opportunities (aka change). Learn baby learn. The world is moving pretty fast out there.

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Tom Hood's curator insight, March 27, 2013 8:17 AM

Lean into the opportunities and learn - keep your L>C. I love the curator's insights about this article, "Treat your people well and lean into the opportunities (aka change). Learn baby learn. The world is moving pretty fast out there."

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7 Reasons You Can't Learn Leadership on Your Own - Small Business News from Richard Turcott

7 Reasons You Can't Learn Leadership on Your Own - Small Business News from Richard Turcott | Employee Engagement Made Easy! | Scoop.it
Very few entrepreneurs, board members, or investors give much thought to leadership development. That's a huge mistake.

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Nathalie Desrosiers's curator insight, March 26, 2013 7:07 PM

Many of us are inherent leaders-vocal, expressive, and assertive.  Yet in order to become an effective leader, you must be able to develop that skill.  This article lists 7 Reasons You Can't Learn Leadership on Your Own.  

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Leading an "Employee Engagement" Revolution - Alan Allard

Let's start an Employee Engagement Revolution! http://t.co/j8DdGkOumA
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Setting Company Culture means Understanding Employee Motivation | Leader's Beacon

Setting Company Culture means Understanding Employee Motivation | Leader's Beacon | Employee Engagement Made Easy! | Scoop.it
People in the business community love their clichés.
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Why Neuroscience SHOULD Change the Way We Manage People

Why Neuroscience SHOULD Change the Way We Manage People | Employee Engagement Made Easy! | Scoop.it
Most organizations and their leaders take pride in updating their systems with the latest technology and equipment. They devote significant resources to ensure their employees are using state of th...

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Really intersting artcile applying science to what we all inituitively know. Whay is it then that so many businesses and leaders / managers operate in a contrary way. Food for thought.

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, March 16, 2013 10:30 AM

While some bosses may be a lost cause, there is hope that the next generation of managment will pay attention to all this science.  

 

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Emotional Contagion is Real – Studies in the past decade have shown that emotions can be “infectious.”

 

The moods of others, especially those in positions of power, can have a real and lasting effect on individuals and groups.

 

Toxic bosses, bully environments and aggressive cultures can “breed” more of the same.  Leaders play an important role in their ability to influence the spread of certain types of emotions over others.

 

 

The evidence shows that while all emotions can be contagious, “negative” emotions have greater power to influence.  That makes sense because when we are negatively “triggered” emotionally, the  amygdala in the brain’s limbic system is activated and the “fight or flight” system kicks in, draining energy from the pre-frontal cortex (the “reasoning” part of the brain). 

 

All of this can happen unconsciously, unless we develop the tools to bring it into awareness and mitigate the responses.

AlGonzalezinfo's comment, March 16, 2013 10:31 AM
Gracias Jose Luis!
John Michel's curator insight, March 16, 2013 8:58 PM

The mysteries of the brain are unfolding.  Only a generation ago, we believed that our brains were static and fixed, prone to inevitable atrophy.  Now we are beginning to understand that the brain can rewire itself in remarkable ways. And we are the catalysts!

The not-so-good news is that what often remains – as stagnant and immobile as our brains are not – are the ways we still cling to old ideas about organizational systems that do not maximize human performance.

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John Michel, experienced leader, humanitarian, visioneer, and renown status quo buster, is the author of the ground breaking book, Mediocre Me: How Saying No to the Status Quo will Propel you from Ordinary to Extraordinary. Check out his blog at www.MediocreMe.com or drop him a note at johnmichel@MediocreMe.com