A recent article in the Wall Street Journal says NO. In fact only 10% of adults thank their colleagues every day. Is it any wonder that 71% of workers feel unappreciated? Saying “Thank You” is important because it “doesn’t just acknowledge someone’s effort, thoughtfulness, intent, or action. It acknowledges the person”. Failing to say “Thank [...]
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Digital badges are beginning to flourish and have the potential to reinvent how we view credentials. As Kevin Carey of the New York Times reports, Gamification is spreading beyond the digital world to “bricks-and-mortar” businesses and post-secondary institutions including Purdue, Carnegie Mellon, the University of California, the Smithsonian, Intel and Disney-Pixar. Carey reports, “digital badges [...]
When I checked Facebook Sunday morning, my eye caught a Giants post, “25 Guys…one common goal. Win today!!!” And they did! It got me thinking about how really working together to reach a common goal is essential to success in sports—and is just as important in the workplace. The Giants have something special going. It [...]
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.
Last fall, Facebook senior executive Molly Graham spoke to a closed-door session at the HR Technology Conference and Expo in Las Vegas about the social network’s approach to engaging and managing its rapidly expanding workforce. In her presentation, she emphasized how personal work should be — and why Facebook has chosen to foster an open [...]
Recent studies have shown that some of those pesky stereotypes about Millennials — that they're entitled, demanding, and impatient — are true. But all this entitlement and these high demands may not be a bad thing: in fact, they may be able to improve corporate culture.