Business in Action, 8th Ed.
Chapter 10: Employee Motivation
"We took a look at how American work habits have changed over the past 10 years.
"Though you may have had both good and bad bosses, you've most likely walked away with valuable lessons that have stuck with you from a memorable boss.
"This manager has worked with remote team for 10 years, and has learned that in order for remote teams to be successful–you need to set them up to do so.
"In the new CNBC|SurveyMonkey Small Business Survey for the fourth quarter, business owners desperate to fill positions are shifting resources to entice potential employees, including taking a financial hit in order to staff up.
"Looking for commitment over compliance?
Susan Fowler weighs in on the topic at SmartBrief.
"Our leadership team recently got into a conversation about product selling versus consultative selling.
A reader to the Ask a Candid Boss column at TheMuse.
According to John Baldoni (photo, left), "A leader’s legacy is a sum of pluses and minuses.
"Open board meetings may seem extreme, but they are part of a strict code of transparency that I believe factors heavily into our innovation and rapid growth.
Here's a quick read on the topic by the nice people at Farnam Street.
"Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don't: Traditional rewards aren't always as effective as we think.
"The workforce is changing and learning leaders are on the front line.
"What happens after companies jettison traditional year-end evaluations?
"The key to employee happiness is creating positive experiences your employees won't find elsewhere.
"Most leaders (the less than great ones) can become afraid of learning their employees’ true feelings towards the company and its overall structure.
"Tolstoy famously wrote, “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
"Career analyst Dan Pink [photo, left] examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don't: Traditional rewards aren't always as effective as we think.
"For companies interested in building work cultures that support all personality types, there are a few simple steps you can take before deciding where that new couch should go or how many cubicles to disassemble and carry to the curb.
"Workers aren’t always to blame for distractions.
"If you're in any leadership capacity, take note: These four uncommon behaviors are known to command great respect and unprecedented employee loyalty, and lead to clear, competitive advantage.
"We believe work should make you happy every second of every day.
"Want to do something that will launch you into the new era of HR?
"Most importantly, leaders should be asking these questions before their best people mentally and emotionally check out.