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When it comes to feedback, there’s a huge discrepancy between managers and their teams. A growing number of organizations are acknowledging the importance  from the old traditional performance reviews to real-time, constant feedback.  A recent poll explained the feedback gap: 65% of employees said they wanted more feedback, while 58% of managers think they give enough.… Read on »

happywork

Does motivation lead to satisfaction or does satisfaction lead to motivation? It’s the classic chicken or egg debate. Is the onus on the employee to be motivated or on the employer to satisfy? Thousands of job advertisements looking for “ambitious, highly motivated” employees indicate that the popular belief is that motivation leads to satisfaction (for… Read on »

This post is part of The Future of Work, a series exploring the changing nature of work through articles, interactive media, and social discussion. There is a silent assumption in corporate America that employees left to their own devices will abuse their social networking privileges. But is it true? Pew Internet recently analyzed the social-emotional aspect… Read on »

Quit

According to a recent Forbes article, the top reasons people leave all boil down to one: Top talent leave an organization when they're badly managed and the organization is confusing and uninspiring. In order to retain your best people, everyone in the organization needs to understand what their individual goals are, and how these goals connect with the larger goals of the organization. Read on »

Get lucky

Do you ever wonder how some people always seem to have luck on their side? Whether you believe in luck or not, there is something to be said for being in the right place at the right time. Imagine if you could harness the power of luck to make good things happen in your life? For… Read on »

work-from-home

The benefits of working from home have been well documented, spurring jealousy from many an office worker. Telecommuters can set their own work hours, work from wherever they choose, avoid long commutes, and enjoy some semblance of work-life balance. But what are the downsides of telecommuting? Here are some of the ugly truths about telecommuting — and how you can prevent them. Read on »