Carrots and sticks: Future proof?

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Carrots and sticks: Future proof?

How do you get people to perform certain actions, and more importantly, how to get them to do what you want them to do? At some point in your life, you’ve probably either asked yourself or have been the subject of this question. Most times we revert to the simplest of reasoning: You don’t get something for nothing. So this simple trade-based thesis results in a straightforward solution. You either give them something they want or give them something to fear.
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Extend the engagement of your extended workforce

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Extend the engagement of your extended workforce

The extended (or contingent) workforce are the people in your company that work for you but are not actually your employees. We’re talking about interns staying only for a short period, freelancers working project-based and remotes executing their assignments without actually being present in the office. This new type of workforce also implies different relationships with these employees. For companies to stay agile regarding this changing work trend, organizations will have to find nimble ways to keep these non-traditional workers engaged!
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Yawn-proof E-learning: 6 tips to keep the boring stuff interesting

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Yawn-proof E-learning: 6 tips to keep the boring stuff interesting

E-learning lets people learn at their own pace, but that's not a guarantee for engaging courses. Because let’s face it, no matter which industry you’re in, there is some pretty boring stuff out there that has to make it into a lot of brains. Here are some tips on how to succeed in doing so.
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4 possible ways to screw up your company culture

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4 possible ways to screw up your company culture

Before you start thinking “dude, my company's culture’s solid,” do consider some stats that are relevant to any (growing) company, indicating that “culture” is more complex than merely purchasing five extra ping-pong tables, and treating your employees to 25 pizzas once a month.
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Increase your level of job satisfaction by 25%

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Increase your level of job satisfaction by 25%

Lea Water found that feeling grateful predicts 25% of your job satisfaction. By "feeling grateful" Waters refers to "you being grateful" and/or "working in a workplace that has a culture of gratitude." Read on for three simple "Do It Yourself" tricks to move your team and organization towards a culture of gratitude...
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6 Tips on how to provide career perspective without ladders, titles or belts.

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6 Tips on how to provide career perspective without ladders, titles or belts.

Great, you’re willing to throw out the existing career frameworks for whatever reason. But before you do, take into account that without the typical career frameworks your employees will end up having fewer certainty, perspective and even status. Here are 6 tips to overcome those transition problems.
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6 New Year's Resolutions for your Workplace

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6 New Year's Resolutions for your Workplace

It’s that time of the year again. Christmas is over so now it’s prime time to reflect on the past year and make some New Year’s resolutions. You can probably recognise yourself in one (or more) of the following resolutions; "lose weight", "spend less money", "enjoy life to the fullest"... But a lot of people also make some resolutions in the workplace. “New year, new job,” is the motto of more people than you think...
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One simple idea to transform your management

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One simple idea to transform your management

We all have that one friend who can’t stop talking about stuff they get to do at work. They come home happier than they left in the morning, even though they’re not the founder nor CEO of the company. What could possibly be so different over there?
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