Tag - Motivation

360 Degree Feedback for Employees

One of the latest methods for development and critique of employees is through “360 degree feedbacks” or “360 degree assessments.” According to CustomInsight.com, a 360 Degree Feedback is a system in which employees receive confidential, anonymous feedback from their co-workers and managers. Questions regarding workplace competencies and behaviors are asked, and the worker rates himself and is rated by his peers as well. The sample size is usually around 8-12 people, which is broad enough to cover substantial points [...]

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Christmas Party Game Ideas

An English poet, Thomas Tusser, once said, “At Christmas, play and make good cheer, for Christmas comes but once a year.” It’s that time for the office Christmas party again and, anytime soon, you might be finding yourself dusting off last year’s decorations, booking a venue in your favorite hotel, and calling your usual caterer for the food. There are, of course, no issues with holding on to traditions and doing the same things all over again. But if, [...]

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Secret Santa during the Holidays can Motivate

“I have always thought of Christmas as a good time; a kind, forgiving, generous, pleasant time; a time when men and women seem to open their hearts freely, and so I say, God bless Christmas!,” Charles Dickens once said. Kanken Big It’s the most wonderful time of the year and since it’s the perfect time to exchange gifts, why not arrange an age-old Secret Santa or Kris Kringle party for the office? Depending on the size of the [...]

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Strategic Value in Giving a Career Growth Path

One of my favorite martial artists, Bruce Lee, once remarked,” Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one’s potential.” I believe that this duty of a quality human being to develop a person’s potential must not stop with himself or herself. Development of a person’s potential must trickle down from the owners [...]

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Managing Great Employees with a Chronic Flaw

Some employees stand out more than the others. Perhaps an employee can compile great reports in a short amount of time, manage to get a ton of paperwork done, or reach the sales quota like no one else’s business. It may be embarrassing to admit, but sometimes the office just can’t stand losing a quality employee. It would involve hiring and training again just to hire that quality employee who is really an asset to the company. Thus, what [...]

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Creating a Company Culture

John Mackey, founder of the American supermarket chain Whole Foods Market, once said, “If you are lucky enough to be someone’s employer, then you have a moral obligation to make sure people do look forward to coming to work in the morning.” How can this be possible? Employees will look forward to making the company great if the corporate culture encourages them to do so. Not only that, clients will keep coming back if a great company culture, through [...]

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