If you’ve been around a while, you’ve probably noticed that the posts are getting fewer, Twitter more neglected and that the March (and now April) edition of the podcast never emerged despite me promising that it’ll all pick up pace. If there was ever a time to blame languishing, it would be now. But that … Continue reading Activating Purpose
In my previous post, I touched upon individuals investing in two (or more) careers in parallel not only to hedge financial income but also lead happier and more creative lives. While I am still toying with what my second career will be and the path to get there, I couldn’t help but wonder if organizations … Continue reading Will organizations ever invest in ‘two careers’?
Ever since I started working from home, I find myself hitting disengagement at an increased pace. I know I am not the only one. It is no wonder that new terms like dopamine fasting and rest ethics are making their way into everyday vocabulary at an increased pace. However, before we start looking for solutions, it is important to analyze the problem a little more closely. What does the cycle of engagement look like and why is it spinning out of control?
I wonder who came up with this bizarre concept of organizations focusing on making employees ‘happy’ and why it’s suddenly taken center stage. I stumbled upon a recent survey that claimed 61% of respondents say happiness at work is more important than the salary. I’d like to understand just how the respondents defined happiness. It’s … Continue reading The “Happiness” Hype
A few weeks ago, Paul Hebert wrote about the ‘The 1 Question That Will Blow up Your Employee Engagement Scores’ on Fistful of Talent. While I may or may not agree with including that question (it’s a conversation for a different time), I do think there are 2 other questions that you definitely need … Continue reading The 2 questions you need to include in your Engagement Survey
Pick your employees up and move them around; play checkers with them - give them a new space to call their own. Not a new idea! It's one that has been around for ages and one I'd like to repeat. Want more engaged employees? Give them new cubicles - hold cubicle decoration contests - watch … Continue reading Shuffle ’em around