All posts tagged: Employee Motivation

Jumpstart Your Team in a Hybrid Working World

While remote and hybrid work are highly desirable for employees around the world, the reality of maintaining team cohesion is team leaders have to be even more intentional than they would have to in the office. Building authentic relationships with coworkers can end up getting pushed to the side when employees are dispersed and your only “face-time” is on stagnant video conferencing platforms. Yet, at the same time, relationship building and strong team cohesion is absolutely critical for increasing employee engagement, improving performance, and retention of top talent.

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How to Create a Healthy Work-Life Balance at Your Company

Depending on the nature of the company you work for, creating and maintaining a healthy work-life balance can be extremely difficult. When you work on the clock and have set hours, it’s a bit easier to mentally separate time at work and time for yourself. However, as many remote or hybrid workers can attest, when you aren’t going into the office on a regular basis, your working hours are bound to bleed into your personal life.

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The Ultimate List of 106 Team Building Ideas

Relationship-Oriented Team Building to Improve Company Culture Whether it’s planning ice breaker events for newly formed teams or freshening up engagement for groups who have worked together for years, team building can certainly be a challenge. Companies have a lot to think about, and sources of employee motivation can tend to get blurred by certain external rewards. If you’re an employee tasked with team building efforts at your company or someone who just wants to motivate your group, check out our list of 106 relationship-focused ideas to promote team bonding and engagement. 

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Recognition: The Secret Ingredient for Confidence and Ultimate Success

Whether you’re a business leader, student, or mid-level employee, you probably want to feel confident and be successful. Generally, leaders are already fairly confident and are trying to encourage their teams so they feel more self-assured. On the other hand, many individuals still grapple with a lack of self-confidence. No matter who you are, understanding the connection between recognition and confidence will help you find success. 

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Why Financial Employee Incentive Programs Can Reduce Motivation

Whether it be in the office or at school, people tend to think financial incentives would make them and their team work harder. If only they could get paid directly for putting in that extra effort, and perhaps their overall motivation and performance would improve as a result. And sometimes, especially when the reward is big enough, that is what happens. The opportunity to earn more money for improved performance presents itself, and thus, performance improves.

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Building Trust in the Workplace by Improving Employee Well-Being

Most of us are familiar with differing priorities among departments in an office and how that can impact the inner workings of a company. While management is more focused on developing practices that increase productivity and profit, Human Resources is often dedicated to employee well-being. Michael and Toby’s tumultuous relationship in the hit TV sitcom The Office demonstrates this dichotomy perfectly; it’s one we have seen time and again. It isn’t without reason that this parody exists. Oftentimes, new managerial practices can have trade-offs that are detrimental to certain aspects of employee well-being, whether it be psychological, physical, or social […]

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Happiness at Work: How to Improve Employee Morale and Job Satisfaction

You’ve most likely heard the commonly-held belief that work life and personal life should be distinct and separate. Why should it matter if you enjoy being at work and interacting with your coworkers as long as you can go home and relax at the end of the day? Well, since happiness has become an increasingly popular area of scientific inquiry, more and more research has been produced demonstrating just how important basic happiness can be in many areas of our lives, including at work.

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Act of Kindness — Altruistic or Strategic? Your Brain Knows.

You know that “warm glow” you feel when you demonstrate an act of kindness without expecting anything in return? Well, a team of researchers discovered that that particular feeling is quite different than when you expect a reward for your kind act. Our brains are designed to be social. And social relationships have always been at the heart of our survival and our happiness. From humans’ earliest days, we have relied on one another and helped one another and our bodies evolved to reward us for these acts of kindness. Kindness is one of our biggest strengths as humans and […]

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