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Is Lack of Employee Engagement Dragging Down Your Financial Performance?

Is Lack of Employee Engagement Dragging Down Your Financial Performance? | Culture | Scoop.it
Employee engagement is one of those buzzwords that has become synonymous with productivity, loyalty, and an overall sense of belonging to an organization.
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Interesting post about using your organization's intranet to foster engagement in your employees. Good takeaways include how to use the intranet to improve communication and how employee engagement can improve your revenue.

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How Well Designed Office Furniture Can Improve Employee Performance | My Decorative

How Well Designed Office Furniture Can Improve Employee Performance | My Decorative | Culture | Scoop.it

Here Are Some Top Office Furniture Tips You Must Consider.

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Interesting perspective on using furniture to foster employee performance. Check out some considerations when evaluating furniture for your office.

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What Are Healthy Organizations Doing Right in 2016?

What Are Healthy Organizations Doing Right in 2016? | Culture | Scoop.it
RT @OracleHCM: What are healthy orgs doing right in 2016?
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Healthy employees are happy employees? This post from Oracle explains why focusing on health may be the right way to go in 2016.

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The Worldwide Employee Engagement Crisis

The Worldwide Employee Engagement Crisis | Culture | Scoop.it

In the U.S. and globally, employee engagement numbers haven't budged in years. Is there anything leaders can do?

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Worthwhile read from Gallup about "employee engagement" and the stagnant numbers US companies see year after year. They offer 5 potential approaches to engagement with proven track records of improving engagement.

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Employee Engagement? It’s Just a Meaningless, “Feel Good” Business Metric

Employee Engagement? It’s Just a Meaningless, “Feel Good” Business Metric | Culture | Scoop.it

My company helps customers decrease turnover or increase employee performance using predictive analytics. During these assignments we identify existing emplo

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Great counter-post to all those "employee engagement is a number 1 priority" posts out there. Brunt and to the point, the author argues business performance trumps employee engagement, which, despite the figures thrown around by many articles, may not contribute to performance in a meaningful way.

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Becoming irresistible: A new model for employee engagement

Becoming irresistible: A new model for employee engagement | Culture | Scoop.it

Employee engagement is paramount for retaining and attracting today's top talent. Five elements and underlying strategies can make organizations “irresistible”.

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Interesting, and meaty, post about driving employee engagement through five core elements. These elements aren't new, but the details the author provides are useful and specific.

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The 10 Biggest Killers of Employee Motivation

The 10 Biggest Killers of Employee Motivation | Culture | Scoop.it
Imagine the last time you were happy and content at work. Hopefully it’s not once in a year type of thing, but let’s imagine it was two days ago when yo
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Good post about 10 big motivation killers in the workplace. Many can easily be undone with a little cultural structure and strong management leadership.

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How to Be Good at Managing Both Introverts and Extroverts - blogs.hbr.org (blog)

How to Be Good at Managing Both Introverts and Extroverts - blogs.hbr.org (blog) | Culture | Scoop.it
Regardless of which one you are.
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Important post about managing the two large personality types--introverts and extroverts. So many things in business tend to be made for extroverts, but engaging introverts, and making them comfortable, is just as important.

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Telecommuting - Employees Enter Sharing Economy? (Part 1) - The National Law Review

Telecommuting - Employees Enter Sharing Economy? (Part 1) - The National Law Review | Culture | Scoop.it
As onrushing technological changes continue to disrupt our society, the concepts of how we work and, more particularly, where we work, are not immune from that disruption.
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As more jobs move out of the office and into the home, understanding the laws and issues surrounding telecommuting should be reviewed and understood by company leaders. This article provides a couple must-consider problems.

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How to create a dynamic company culture - Deseret News

How to create a dynamic company culture - Deseret News | Culture | Scoop.it
How do you create a strong company culture? And how do you keep it vibrant over time?
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Interesting post about company culture. Although some points, such as setting company values, are talked about time and again in articles, other points, such as hearing out ideas from anywhere are great ideas to consider.

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Twenty-Eight Keys to Unlocking Organizational Culture - Huffington Post

Twenty-Eight Keys to Unlocking Organizational Culture - Huffington Post | Culture | Scoop.it
There are myriad reasons to investigate an organization's culture. A job seeker may want to check out a prospective employer.
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Great list of culture points to look at within any organization as a litmus test to how hostile or friendly a culture is.

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The surprising power of being nice to your employees - The Boston Globe

The surprising power of being nice to your employees - The Boston Globe | Culture | Scoop.it
In certain fields, companies are finding bottom-line benefits to making employees happy.
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It isn't surprising that treating employees well translates into great benefits for your company. This article sums up the most recent news articles and culture studies to explain how treating employees nicely means good things for your organization.

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If Employees Won't Listen, Could YOU be the Problem? - Contracting Business

If Employees Won't Listen, Could YOU be the Problem? - Contracting Business | Culture | Scoop.it
Of course you’re going to say no, but you would benefit from other contractors in your association, mix group or best practices group giving you some straight talk.
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Great post about evaluating high turn over or employees who act without regard for consequence. For organizations facing these problems, looking at the managers may be needed to identify why the problems are happening.

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One Simple Move That Will Empower Employees and Make Them Better at Their Jobs

One Simple Move That Will Empower Employees and Make Them Better at Their Jobs | Culture | Scoop.it
The smartest employees always want to improve their skills. The smartest employers let them.
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Great post about the importance of "betterment" to employee productivity and company retention. For organizations thinking about how to keep employees around longer, looking at how to integrate betterment may be one way to do so.

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6 Surprising Insights Of Successful Employee Engagement

6 Surprising Insights Of Successful Employee Engagement | Culture | Scoop.it
Employee engagement can never be bought; it must be earned. The culture you create or the culture you destroy will determine the success of your business.
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Good article about culture and engagement, including a real-life example from Quicken Loans. Both culture and engagement go hand-in-hand, but what may be the biggest factor for both? The article details...

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4 Early Warning Signs an Employee Is Losing Interest

4 Early Warning Signs an Employee Is Losing Interest | Culture | Scoop.it

Watching for indications of burnout or apathy is part of taking care of your team and your business.

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Great points about monitoring employee motivation. Although, the final point may point to personality more than disengagement, so tread cautiously.

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Quantifying Your Company’s Emotional Culture

Quantifying Your Company’s Emotional Culture | Culture | Scoop.it

Why you should track employees’ feelings over time.

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Interesting concept from HBR about measuring culture through emotional responses of employees. The overall emotional undertone to your organization may tell you more than any cultural survey.

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Solving the Employee Engagement Equation

Solving the Employee Engagement Equation | Culture | Scoop.it

Explore the different variables you can use to solve the employee engagement equation and answer the question of how to engage employees at work.

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Great post about the "employee engagement equation." While many articles suggest measuring engagement with surveys and other tools meant to "get the truth out of employees", these often backfire. This post offers some potential solutions to the engagement equation.

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Can we treat employees like grown-ups?

Can we treat employees like grown-ups? | Culture | Scoop.it
More relaxed work rules bring new freedoms, but also raise deeper concerns.
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Almost everyone has encountered the "one person ruins it for everyone" mentality at some organizations or even in college or high school, so it make sense that companies worry about whether they can treat employees like grown ups and give them freedom. Read how the start-up culture is starting to expand to other kinds of companies.

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4 Ways to Train Employees Effectively - Entrepreneur

4 Ways to Train Employees Effectively - Entrepreneur | Culture | Scoop.it
Without the right combination of technology, hands-on attention and follow up you can't be confident what is taught today will be remembered tomorrow.
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Training is a crucial component to any business. This post from Entrepreneur provides a couple great tips to consider when reviewing your current training practices.

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Employees Only Meet Expectations When They Know What's Expected - Entrepreneur

Employees Only Meet Expectations When They Know What's Expected - Entrepreneur | Culture | Scoop.it
Survey data reveals employees want managers to tell them how their work fits into company strategy but those conversations are the exception, not the norm.
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Great post that brings up some important ideas--with lagging employee engagement numbers, one step toward rising those is setting clear, defined expectations. Only when those expectations are set, in a clear manner, can employees engage and meet expectations.

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How a Fast Casual Chain Shows Employees Their Work Matters - blogs.hbr.org (blog)

How a Fast Casual Chain Shows Employees Their Work Matters - blogs.hbr.org (blog) | Culture | Scoop.it
Visibility and values.
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Interesting story about how one small business owner kept employee morale and engagement high, even with the company expanded over several states. Showing your employees how their work effects customers can make the difference between a disengaged employee and one who tries their hardest.

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The Leadership Behavior That’s Most Important to Employees

The Leadership Behavior That’s Most Important to Employees | Culture | Scoop.it
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Great article about the most important leadership behavior for employee engagement. Civility plays an important role and the article provides real-life examples.

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What Job-Hopping Employees Are Looking For - Gallup.com

What Job-Hopping Employees Are Looking For - Gallup.com | Culture | Scoop.it
Employees seek jobs with new companies because they want to do what they do best at work.
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More employees, particularly Millennials, are job hopping. Survey results from Gallup offer up at least a potential reason for why they are hopping and what companies can do about it.

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How Technology and Work Culture Drive Each Other - Huffington Post

How Technology and Work Culture Drive Each Other - Huffington Post | Culture | Scoop.it
There's a ton of research showing that a happy employee is a more engaged employee (and more productive, too), and technology can play a big role.
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"Improving work culture begins with awareness and transparency, and ushers in a new era of employee engagement." Interesting post about how technology can work hand-in-hand with culture to create the right environment for employee engagement.

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