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Dan Ariely: What makes us feel good about our work? Treat Employees Like Business Owners. Employee loyalty and engagement are hot topics, and for good reason.

Treat Employees Like Business Owners

Companies want to attract and retain talented people who really dig into their work. But most employers ignore two of the most powerful tools for making that happen. Tool #1 is enabling employees to build real ownership in the business. Of course, many public corporations offer stock-purchase plans or the like as part of their retirement benefit. And everyone knows about the options collected by a select few in Silicon Valley and other tech centers. It doesn’t have to be. Just look at the supermarket industry to see such ownership in action. You don’t think that kind of generosity builds commitment and passion?

Tool #2 goes by different names: open-book management, economic transparency, ownership culture. If you work for a conventional organization, your job is to show up at the appointed time and perform certain tasks. The approach is easiest to understand in a small company. Empowered Employee Teams. As many organizations begin restructuring their corporate cultures with empowered employee teams, employees across the organization will be involved in the decision-making process.

Empowered Employee Teams

Truly empowered employee teams can help those organizations improve customer satisfaction, increase employee productivity, increase quality and lower costs. So what should be expected of empowered employee team members? How to Create an Open Organization - HBR Video. The Bossless Organization: From Bosses to Mentor Investors. Some of the organizational symptoms are unengaged and passive employees, high turnover, a lack of innovation, and high inertia against change and adaptation.

The Bossless Organization: From Bosses to Mentor Investors

But those problems stem from a deeper problem in the core relationship of the organization: a command-and-control hierarchy of bosses and subordinates. El futuro del trabajo. Hay personas que reciben la jubilación como una bendición, la oportunidad de disfrutar de un tiempo libre del que no dispusieron a lo largo de sus vidas, y otras que tardan años en acostumbrarse o no se acostumbran nunca.

El futuro del trabajo

Se levantan a la misma hora que lo hacían antes, buscan la compañía de antiguos compañeros de trabajo y se pasan el día contando al que quiera escucharles cómo era su vida pasada sin prestar atención a la nueva vida que ha comenzado. Nuestra sociedad es como ese tipo de jubilados. Durante ciento cincuenta años hemos sido una sociedad industrial donde la fábrica era el centro de todo. Y aunque hemos dejado de serlo, nos resistimos a abandonar los viejos hábitos y abrazar los nuevos.

Los inventos de Henry Ford La industrialización tuvo un paladín: Henry Ford. El modelo de trabajo industrial Teatro de lujo abandonado en Detroit, la ciudad que sirve como perfecto ejemplo de la decadencia industrial tras el siglo XX. Cada vez menos personas trabajan en la industria. Identify Your Thinking Style - HBR Video. Itay Talgam: Lead like the great conductors. Getting to Yes Across Cultures - HBR Video.

Motivating people: Getting beyond money. Companies around the world are cutting back their financial-incentive programs, but few have used other ways of inspiring talent.

Motivating people: Getting beyond money

We think they should. Numerous studies have concluded that for people with satisfactory salaries, some nonfinancial motivators are more effective than extra cash in building long-term employee engagement in most sectors, job functions, and business contexts. Many financial rewards mainly generate short-term boosts of energy, which can have damaging unintended consequences. Indeed, the economic crisis, with its imperative to reduce costs and to balance short- and long-term performance effectively, gives business leaders a great opportunity to reassess the combination of financial and nonfinancial incentives that will serve their companies best through and beyond the downturn.

A recent McKinsey Quarterly survey underscores the opportunity. Exhibit Three nonfinancial incentives are even more effective motivators than the three highest-rated financial incentives. Do You Have What It Takes to Help Your Team Be Creative? Competencies testing and training has proved invaluable in business ever since Harvard psychologist David C.

Do You Have What It Takes to Help Your Team Be Creative?

McClelland got the ball rolling in the 1970s. Engaging Your Employees Is Good, but Don’t Stop There. Interview Ricardo Semler. Ricardo Semler: Radical wisdom for a company, a school, a life. TEDxPugetSound - Simon Sinek - 9/17/09. Daniel Pink on the surprising science of motivation. Interview Questions and Answers. By Alison Doyle The best way to get ready for a job interview is to take the time to review the most common interview questions you will most likely be asked.

Interview Questions and Answers

Knowing what you're going to say can eliminate a lot of interview stress. You don't need to memorize an answer, but do take the time to consider how you'll respond. The more you prepare, the more confident you'll feel during a job interview. Job Interview Questions and Best Answers Review examples of the best answers for the most frequently asked interview questions in several different categories, and advice on how to answer.

Most Frequently Asked Top 10 Interview Questions and Answers Interview Questions About YouInterviewers will ask questions about you to gain insight into your personality, and to determine whether you're a fit for both the job and the company. continue reading below our video Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% Questions About Leaving Your JobEmployers almost always ask about why you left, or are leaving, your job.