Articles on: Employees

7 Effective Ways to Boost Employee Motivation and Productivity

This is a guest post from Peter Rossi (see bio at end of post) – thanks Peter. Motivation and productivity go hand in hand but are difficult to achieve. We’ve seen different tactics, too. The productivity show. Employee engagement books. Achievement motivation, a motivation assessment scale, and even 100 days of productivity. But the center […]

Employee Education Supporting Small Business Growth

This is a guest post from Jori Hamilton (see bio at the end of the post). Thanks for the interesting ideas Jori…! Starting a small business is an ambitious endeavor. You likely have goals in mind, and you may have set out plans for your company’s ongoing growth as a key part of your business […]

Are you tapping into the Power of Ignition?

A single event or moment in time that changes everything; the point of no return.  At different times in our lives we’ve all experienced them.  Certainly, this year we’ve got plenty of examples where events created ignition.  We’ll leave history to judge the outcomes, but the power of ignition is real. As we observe Labor […]

The Challenge is what you’re not doing…

I was talking with a business owner recently and it was clear they had a significant challenge with their business. Overall things are good from a day to day operations basis, but their growth is stalled and if something doesn’t change, there will be a major problem in the near future. What really stood out […]

No More Hoarders – Getting Employees to Share Knowledge

How do you get employees to share knowledge?   There are few businesses that don’t struggle with this issue even though most research overwhelming supports that sharing knowledge is one of the best paths to increasing productivity, improving creativity, and overall performance.   So what fuels the knowledge hoarder? What drives this type of behavior?   It’s the […]

Create your own talent pool?

With unemployment continuing to hover near historic lows, just getting applicants is hard enough.  Finding applicants skilled for the position you are hiring, is even more difficult.  If you’re challenged with finding skilled employees know that you are not alone!  In today’s business climate, that challenge is nearly shared by all.   One solution: Code your […]