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Why do team leaders lose credibility, and what does this do to staff engagement?

In a group of human beings leadership is not fixed.  It passes automatically to whoever the group sense will best help them get their needs met at the time.  It…

Employee Engagement : How Is It Defined?

It’s official – employee engagement is low, and getting worse.  If your company is able to work out how to improve it your employees put in more effort, are more…

Employee Engagement – 1 in 3 Are Truly Engaged!

Did you know that social media use at work costs employers over 2.25 Billion dollars a year in lost productivity?  Or that employees who smoke are away from their workstations…

What is staff engagement and why is it such a mystery?

Browse the web for ideas on ‘staff engagement’ or ‘how to motivate a team’ and you’ll come across a lot of phrases like ‘discretionary effort’ – the extra enthusiasm and…

What do the Olympics tell us about what motivates people?

Of all the thousands of hours of broadcasting and millions of words written about the 2012 Olympic Games, I think one paragraph stands out as having something really important to…

Throw out the annual review and improve employee engagement

One thing that stands out from our discussions with employees is the near-universal dread of the annual performance review.  And many managers hate it as well.  ‘The annual rigmarole of…