10 Phrases You Should Start Saying More Often at Work

The wisdom in the management literature suggests that trust is one of the prime motivators that can get you: Great collaboration; Increased employee engagement; and (Lead to) positive business results. So, what is the starting point for trust? Well, in a word, ‘words’ – or more precisely, the words that you use. Within the context… Read More

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10 Phrases You Should Start Saying More Often at Work

The wisdom in the management literature suggests that trust is one of the prime motivators that can get you: great collaboration; increased employee engagement; and (lead to) positive business results. So, what is the starting point for trust? Well, in a word, ‘words’ – or more precisely, the words that you use. Within the context… Read More

Mindsets: Progress versus Change…

“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their mindscannot change anything.” George Bernard Shaw (1856 to 1950, an Irish playwright, film and theatre critic, and polemicist). He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1925. Reference The Nobel Foundation (1925) George Bernard Shaw. Available  from World Wide Web: http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/1925/shaw-bio.html. [Accessed: 24 July, 2016].

Motivation: Money & Yellow Ribbon!

“We can not pay people to do their best, nor can we order them to excel.” Unknown “Money motivates neither the best people, nor the best in people. It can move the body and influence the mind, but it cannot touch the heart or move the spirit; that is reserved for belief, principle and morality. As… Read More

Quantity & Measured versus Quality & Judged

“In fact, quality, not quantity, becomes the watchword. But quality must be judged, not measured.” (Bleecker, 1986, p.98). Reference Bleecker, S. (1986) Taking the Factory out of the Office. Computerworld: The Newsweekly for the Computer Community. XX(24), pp.95-104.

Military Tradition vs Evolution…

“‘The younger men, in opposition to the older, believed that there was no time to be lost; the representatives of tradition wanted, and so far as they were able to do insisted, on a slow and gradual evolution.” (Guderian, 1990, 459). Heinz Guderian, a World War I junior officer and World War II General. Creator, trainer… Read More

Performance Management: Amazon Performance Tools & Business Practice Osmosis

Real-time performance management enters a new era. At first glance, Amazon’s now infamous Anytime Feedback Tool – which employees can use to submit reports to managers about each others’s performance – might look like a hi-tech way to gossip about your colleagues. But, when you combine it with the online retailer’s Organisational Level Review performance… Read More