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Harmonious and Balanced Workplace
This is a collection of articles, blogs, comments and research that features integral approach to business and how to cultivate and coordinate a workplace that harnesses today's society to meet tomorrow's needs.
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Seth's Blog: The truth about the war for talent

Seth's Blog: The truth about the war for talent | Harmonious and Balanced Workplace | Scoop.it
It's more of a skirmish, actually. Plenty of recruiters and those in HR like to talk about engaging in a war for talent, but to be truthful, most of it is about finding good enough people at an acceptable rate...
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Empathy skills: Showing more caring ways to employees - The Nation

Empathy skills: Showing more caring ways to employees - The Nation | Harmonious and Balanced Workplace | Scoop.it
Empathy skills: Showing more caring ways to employees
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I am a strong advocate of the principle "leave your personal problems at home" when you are at work.
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7 Ways To Keep Your Employees Happy (And Working Really Hard)

7 Ways To Keep Your Employees Happy (And Working Really Hard) | Harmonious and Balanced Workplace | Scoop.it
(image: Jessicahtam on Flickr) It doesn’t matter what you build, invent or sell; your organization can’t move forward without people.

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The answer isn't necessarily costly. The biggest driver of Employee engagement and satisfaction is how they are treated by their bosses.

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3 Simple, Powerful Things Leaders Can Do To Inspire People To Do Great Things

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Alchemy of Collective Intelligence: Money, Love or Glory – WHY Are You Doing It?

Alchemy of Collective Intelligence:  Money, Love or Glory – WHY Are You Doing It? | Harmonious and Balanced Workplace | Scoop.it
This is part four in a series of posts about collective…
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Alchemy of Collective Intelligence: Crowd or Hierarchy – WHO is Doing It?

Alchemy of Collective Intelligence:  Crowd or Hierarchy – WHO is Doing It? | Harmonious and Balanced Workplace | Scoop.it
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The Neuroscience of Employee Engagement

The Neuroscience of Employee Engagement | Harmonious and Balanced Workplace | Scoop.it
Using the latest findings in neuroscience, webcast explores our understanding of what engagement is, how to measure it and most importantly, how to increase it.
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Founder’s confession: How I lost and rediscovered empathy along the startup path | 4.0 Schools Blog

Founder’s confession: How I lost and rediscovered empathy along the startup path | 4.0 Schools Blog | Harmonious and Balanced Workplace | Scoop.it

But surely SOCIAL entrepreneurs are empathetic?

While social entrepreneurs like Ashoka’s Bill Drayton or Oxford Business School’s Pamela Hartigan are quite right that you cannot be truly profitable if you are not wired for empathy, this does not mean that it’s not hard.  It’s not just technology and social media that’s to blame. Based on my own experience, there is something that happens from that “road to Damascus moment” (essential to the foundational tales of many social entrepreneurs from Jacqueline Novogratz’s moment of finding a boy in Africa wearing her old blue sweater to John Woods discovering the need for libraries in the Himalayas) in which a stubborn, passionate person is confronted with the immediate and direct experience of an obstacle that they are determined to remove, come hell or high water. 

 

But now as people strive to create the most social change and demonstrate the data of their impact, does something still get lost? One of our queen word smiths, Monika Smyczek, asked over a late-night “Launchathon” (our own version of hackathons where we dissected and championed one another’s businesses) the key question that anyone must ask as they try to retain empathy in the DNA of an organization: “How do you scale Gandhi?”


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How do you scale Gandhi???  Great question...

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Don't Neglect Your Power to Bring People Together

Don't Neglect Your Power to Bring People Together | Harmonious and Balanced Workplace | Scoop.it
The fears that keep managers from convening and making real decisions.
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Givers take all: The hidden dimension of corporate culture | McKinsey & Company

Givers take all: The hidden dimension of corporate culture | McKinsey & Company | Harmonious and Balanced Workplace | Scoop.it
By encouraging employees to both seek and provide help, rewarding givers, and screening out takers, companies can reap significant and lasting benefits. A McKinsey Quarterly article.
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How Psychology Can Make You A Better Boss

How Psychology Can Make You A Better Boss | Harmonious and Balanced Workplace | Scoop.it
I reconnected this week with Dr. Elana Miller, MD, the Zen Psychiatrist.

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David Hain's curator insight, September 2, 2013 8:21 AM

Psychology can make you a better human being!

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Unhappy at Work? Change Your Job While Still In It

Unhappy at Work?  Change Your Job While Still In It | Harmonious and Balanced Workplace | Scoop.it
When we are dissatisfied with our jobs, often our first instinct is to say, “Get out!” The very next thought is, “I can’t!” Then we feel stuck, and the emotional downward spiral begins.
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Purpose and Meaning: Essential for Staff Engagement - Business 2 Community

Purpose and Meaning: Essential for Staff Engagement - Business 2 Community | Harmonious and Balanced Workplace | Scoop.it

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Prof. Hankell's curator insight, September 18, 2013 12:01 PM

PETER DRUCKER = 

 

Peter Drucker was a pioneer in exploring the field of management at a time when the concept had yet to be defined. Born in Vienna in 1909, he was the son of a high-level servant of the Hapsburgs. After graduating, he moved to Germany to work in journalism, and later worked in banking in London. In the 1930s Drucker and his wife Doris moved to the United States, where he went on to teach management at Bennington College, New York University, and Claremont Graduate University, where he was the Clarke Professor of Social Science and Management until his death in November 2005. Claremont honored Drucker by naming their management school after him in 1987.

 

Drucker authored 39 books in his lifetime, two of them novels and one an autobiography. His breakout book, Concept of the Corporation (1946), a social analysis on the inner workings of GM, was the first of his many bestsellers. In 1952, he published the seminal work The Practice of Management, leading him to be called "the man who invented management." He was a regular columnist for The Wall Street Journal and contributed frequently to management publications, including more than 30 articles for HBR.

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How To Pull Others Closer And Feel Better Together

How To Pull Others Closer And Feel Better Together | Harmonious and Balanced Workplace | Scoop.it
are good news in ways that pull others closer, bring out their better side, and boost happiness, camaraderie, reputation and mutual support. Mutuality matters. See how Huffington Post Good News section is benefitting in these ways, and you can too.
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Beyond Homo Economicus by Tania Singer - Project Syndicate

Beyond Homo Economicus by Tania Singer - Project Syndicate | Harmonious and Balanced Workplace | Scoop.it
Despite the devastating consequences implied by a failure to address global challenges like climate change, poverty, and food insecurity, humanity has not risen to the occasion.
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The Definition of Employee Engagement

The Definition of Employee Engagement | Harmonious and Balanced Workplace | Scoop.it
We all know what employee engagement means, right? Well, maybe not. There are lots of vague conversations about it. We need to define engagement.

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Employee Engagement And Your Operational Strategy

Employee Engagement And Your Operational Strategy | Harmonious and Balanced Workplace | Scoop.it

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Joanne Brooks's curator insight, September 10, 2013 6:48 AM

Employee enagagement whilst not easy it vital to any business ... you just have to look at how the benefits outweigh the work... loyalty, enthusiasm, productivity, profitability, motivated... and the list goes on!

Donna Karlin's curator insight, September 10, 2013 1:52 PM

Where operational strategy meets organizational culture.

Greg Lustig's curator insight, September 12, 2013 2:25 AM

To fully engage employees ,you need to make them feel that they are an 

intregral part of the process.

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By The Year 2020, Almost Half Of The Workforce Will Be Made Up Of These People

By The Year 2020, Almost Half Of The Workforce Will Be Made Up Of These People | Harmonious and Balanced Workplace | Scoop.it
Things that matter. Pass 'em on.
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Ten Steps to Building Employee Engagement

Ten Steps to Building Employee Engagement | Harmonious and Balanced Workplace | Scoop.it
Continuing on with our series on employee engagement, w… (Ten Steps to Building Employee Engagement http://t.co/JpJXom9xmI #humanbiz at its finest by @JustCoachIt)...
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Wikinomics - How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything (Expanded edition)

Wikinomics - How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything (Expanded edition) | Harmonious and Balanced Workplace | Scoop.it
Today, encyclopedias, jetliners, operating systems, mutual funds, and many other items are being created by teams numbering in the thousands or even millions. While some leaders fear the heaving growth of these massive online communities, Wikinomics proves this fear is folly. Smart firms can harness collective capability and genius to spur innovation, growth, and success.

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Why Are 70% Of Employees Disengaged, And What Can You Do About It?

Why Are 70% Of Employees Disengaged,  And What Can You Do About It? | Harmonious and Balanced Workplace | Scoop.it
According to the late comedian George Carlin, “Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit.” I have shared this statement with thousands of employees in many different companies and industries in...

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Melissa St Hill's curator insight, September 3, 2013 1:46 PM

Interesting article - how can you make sure your employees are engaged and are working hnarder than just enough to be pulled up on laziness? 

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Double Up On Happiness And Meaning With Others

Double Up On Happiness And Meaning With Others | Harmonious and Balanced Workplace | Scoop.it
Create a path to the specific kind of success that can bring you happiness and meaning with others, using a well-researched approach used in the popular “Success Course” taught by Wharton professor G.
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Is Your Company Resisting Employee Engagement? - Business 2 Community

Is Your Company Resisting Employee Engagement? - Business 2 Community | Harmonious and Balanced Workplace | Scoop.it

We hear the talk about “actively disengaged” employees. What about the organizations that actively resist providing an environment for engagement? When we’re not talking about the work itself, there are basically two directions from which employers should be addressing employee engagement:


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