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“In God we trust; all others must bring data.” So said the legendary analytical mind of W. Edwards Deming.  Despite the vast improvements in both the concept of process improvement, and the supply of data to the workplace, the performance review still seems to be a rather subjective affair. For instance, a recent report by… Read on »

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Those early days are perilous ones indeed for any new hire. Research suggests that your first 100 days in a job are when you are at your most likely to walk out on your new job. Aside from the fact that someone you previously thought was an essential hire might leave, there is also the… Read on »

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Great post from the Havard Business Review, discussing the importance of positive reinforcement and self-assessments and how it affects employee performance. With performance reviews in full swing it might be a good idea to take a look at your companies management practices. “If everything worked out perfectly in your life, what would you be doing… Read on »

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Giving regular feedback is a wonderful means of both improving performance and also boosting employee engagement. This is especially so amongst younger employees that have grown up in an environment swamped with feedback in various forms. Having said that, it is important that the feedback is delivered appropriately. Some new research has explored the consequences… Read on »

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Employee engagement is widely believed to be in dire straights throughout the world. Nevertheless, figures from a new Gallup survey should shock and alarm managers. It shows an alarmingly low 13% of employees are actually engaged in their jobs. This isn’t just an American problem either, as you can see from the map below, employee… Read on »

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Whilst much of the last century has seen organizations trying to stockpile talent inside their walls under the belief that having the best brains is a surefire way of securing the best innovations.  You’re sure to stay ahead of the curve so long as you have the greatest minds available to you.  This brains arms… Read on »

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Turning the dream into a reality is the challenge of anyone deploying a product. At Work.com we have customers that are living this dream today. Watch this Work.com Dreamforce session replay to learn about their six lessons learned when they deployed Work.com across the organization. We’ll talk about best practices, pitfalls, mistakes, and successes. Each of these… Read on »

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The national survey on gratitude, commissioned by the John Templeton Foundation, researched the benefits of gratitude and how grateful Americans are today. Find the best stats from the survey below, and let them help you understand what a large difference Work.com on Salesforce can make in your organization when it comes to recognition. More than 90… Read on »