Make Your Employees Happy (Without Giving Raises)

Posted on September 5th, by Chris Hollins in on the job, Trends. No Comments

Millennials are changing the way workplaces approach company culture. As the first generation to grow up with the Internet, Millennials’ mobile lifestyles don’t understand the daily 9-to-5 grind. This year Millennials account for the highest percentage of the workforce compared to Gen X and Baby Boomers. Unlike previous generations, Millennials are looking for jobs that … Read More »

Playground Power

Posted on September 5th, by Stan Skipworth in on the job. No Comments

Very recently, I lead my four children (ages 9-14) on a brief excursion to the local park.  Just two blocks from our home, the park is one of the classic-styles we all know well:  Some eight to ten acres of open space that is adorned with trees, picnic tables, and a baseball field; an old band shell … Read More »

How Conflict Stunts Company Innovation

Posted on September 5th, by Joanie Connell in on the job. No Comments

I was in a meeting earlier this week where there was an invited speaker discussing a controversial topic.  Several of the meeting participants disagreed with his point of view.  Not a problem.  In fact, dissent is shown to increase divergent thinking and creative solutions.

The problem was the participants began personally attacking the speaker and making … Read More »

Performance Management: Shifting Organizational Culture

Posted on September 5th, by Marnie Green in Management Articles. No Comments

Performance management is becoming THE high priority for government entities nation-wide. In fact, a Time Magazine article by Amanda Ripley said, “If we really want more effective governance, we should tie these generous [public sector employee] benefits to meaningful outcomes.” The article goes on to say, “As anyone who works in the private sector knows, … Read More »