Tag Archives: #employee motivation

Is your job still offering you learning opportunities?

I’ve really enjoyed Michael Robinson’s recent series on BBC Radio 4 in which he’s been exploring the trends and challenges of the UK’s work environment – The New Workplace. In the last of the series he invited spokespersons representing different aspects … Continue reading

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‘Tell me’ versus ‘show me’ – overcoming the limitations of the spoken word.

Sally Magnusson’s book Where Memories Go is the story of her mother’s fight to retain her grip on her articulate self. Mamie Baird Magnusson was regarded as one of the finest journalists of her generation. Her daughter’s book combines an … Continue reading

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Is honesty always the best policy?

Anyone who reads my blog regularly knows that I’m a firm advocate of honesty in the workplace. I think honesty is the least we should expect from our leaders and, to be frank, in these days of hyper-transparency, the chances … Continue reading

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‘Us’ and ‘Them’. An unavoidable reality?

I’ve just read a blog post by Ian Buckingham entitled Internal engagement? Us vs Them? As a regular blogger in an area of great interest to me – business and brand culture transformation – I often read Ian’s posts.  This … Continue reading

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How do you recover employees’ trust after the troubleshooter has gone?

Undoubtedly there are times when an organisation or function needs a shake-up. One approach is to bring in an outsider. Someone with no legacy loyalties, no history, no baggage, but with a clearly defined agenda: whether it be to deliver … Continue reading

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Walking the talk of employee engagement

Employee engagement is the Holy Grail we internal communicators seek to deliver.  Engaged employees are “fully involved in and enthusiastic about their work” (Wikipedia).  They “…act in a way that furthers their organisations interests” (ibid) thus boosting productivity and profitability. Despite the … Continue reading

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