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Incentive schemes that work Is it all about the money? – Paul Weald talks us through what he thinks works. Many years ago a former boss of mine, who was a commercial manager, told me that you condition people by how you pay them. He had a simple philosophy regarding incentives schemes – for him it was “all about the money”. Some 10 years later, and with many call centre projects now under my belt, I would beg to differ. Yes, reward is about the financial element – but encompasses more than just cash;Then recognition is about staff knowing that they are doing a good job and feeling valued as a result;And finally, real-time feedback provides information to agents and teams so that they know how they are performing and what good things will happen to them if they raise their game – right here, right now! So for an incentive scheme to be successful it needs to address all three factors. Balancing effectiveness and efficiency In a sales environment, how do you ensure that the right behaviours are reinforced?

Leading Blog: A Leadership Blog This is a post by David Dotlich, Chairman and CEO of Pivot Leadership. He is a co-author of The Unfinished Leader: Balancing Contradictory Answers to Unsolvable Problems with Peter Cairo and Cade Cowan. To be a leader today in almost any organization means you are daily, if not hourly, bombarded with problems and challenges that don’t have clear-cut “right” answers. Or, even more confounding, there are many “right” answers, depending on your perspective. Such challenges include meeting contradictory needs (for example, tending to your “stars” while building the team as a whole), delivering quarterly results while investing for the future, maintaining consistent standards and policies while accommodating unique customer requirements, or staying focused on results while adhering to your company’s purpose and values.

All About Team Building The reader might best be served to first read the topic the Group Dynamics to understand the basic nature of most groups, their typical stages of development and how to support groups to evolve through the early stages. That understanding, along with the guidelines in the following resources, helps the chair or facilitator of the team to support the team to fully develop. Sections of This Topic Include How to Build Highly Effective Teams Building -- Does Team Building Actually Work? Also seeFacilitationGroup Performance Management Group Skills Related Library Topics Also See the Library's Blogs Related to Team Building In addition to the articles on this current page, also see the following blogs that have posts related to Team Building. Library's Leadership BlogLibrary's Supervision BlogLibrary's Team Performance Blog How to Build Highly Effective Teams © Copyright Carter McNamara, MBA, PhD 1. The goals should be designed to be “SMART.” Specific Measurable Achievable Relevant and Time-bound.

Seth's Blog The Top 10 Ways to Create a Better Workplace ‘The forest shapes the tree..’ - Old French Proverb Introduction Having spent the past 20 years consulting with over 300 organisations ranging from Telstra to ANZ to TAFE to Mobitel Sri Lanka to Cash Converters to BankWest, Customs Department, Australian Defense Industries, several Local Governments and even a couple of wineries and Law Firms; I have come to the conclusion that if they all had implemented these 10 Ideas, we would have saved ourselves thousands of person hours and a lot of stress. This e-book captures the essence of those 20 years of consulting, and it’s yours for FREE. Spread the word. Let’s make work better for as many people as possible! The Top 10 Ways to Create a Better Workplace There is an old French proverb that says ‘the forest shapes the tree..’ The forest shapes the tree. The founder of the Total Quality Management movement, Edwards Deming tried to get this message through his whole life. Will a 100% return interest you?? “Edward Jones of St. 1. 1. 2. 3. 1. 4. 1.

Jon Gordon's Blog | Developing Positive Leaders, Organizations and Teams October 24th, 2011 Posted in General | 7 Comments and 23 Reactions I know I’m getting older when I step on a regional jet and the pilot looks like he just graduated from high school. Truth is, I want a pilot with experience not someone who learned to fly on the Sony PlayStation. : ) Yet, while I desire a pilot with experience it occurred to me that experience is not always a good thing. In fact sometimes experience can be a curse. I’ve noticed that in this economy a lot of people are inflicted with the curse of experience. The good news is that there is a simple antidote to the curse of experience and it is to Think Like a Rookie . Rookies don’t have experience. Rookies put their head down, work hard, stay positive, live fearlessly and are naïve enough to be successful. I recently spoke at a national sales meeting for a Fortune 500 company. Rookies aren’t tainted by rejection, negative assumptions or past experiences. Do you agree that experience can be a curse? -Jon

team building games, business games and activities for team building, training, management, motivation, kids activities and childrens party games. team building games - are games appropriate? Before you decide to use any team building games with a group of people, think about whether the activities are appropriate for the team members and the situation. Kirkpatrick's learning model is a good reference point for this assessment: team members should ideally enjoy the activity, learn something from it, which they can apply, and which will improve results. See the Team-Building Activities Evaluation Form and Outcomes Notes (xls file). It's useful also when assessing any team development needs to refer to Bloom's Taxonomy of learning domains, which provides a useful template or checklist for designing and evaluating training and learning activities of all sorts. Ensure that team-building activities comply with equality and discrimination policy and law in respect of gender, race, disability, age, etc. Age discrimination is a potential risk given certain groups and activities. On which point, see: free puzzles (and free answers) for quizzes

All Things Workplace bloom's taxonomy of learning domains - bloom's learning model, for teaching, lesson plans, training cousres design planning and evaluation development of bloom's taxonomy Benjamin S Bloom (1913-99) attained degrees at Pennsylvania State University in 1935. He joined the Department of Education at the University of Chicago in 1940 and attained a PhD in Education in 1942, during which time he specialised in examining. Here he met his mentor Ralph Tyler with whom he first began to develop his ideas for developing a system (or 'taxonomy') of specifications to enable educational training and learning objectives to be planned and measured properly - improving the effectiveness of developing 'mastery' instead of simply transferring facts for mindless recall. Bloom's (and his colleagues') initial attention was focused on the 'Cognitive Domain', which was the first published part of Bloom's Taxonomy, featured in the publication: 'Taxonomy Of Educational Objectives: Handbook 1, The Cognitive Domain' (Bloom, Engelhart, Furst, Hill, Krathwohl, 1956). explanation of bloom's taxonomy bloom's taxonomy definitions bloom's taxonomy overview

personality styles, types, theories and psychometrics models, personality tests and quizzes theory home » self/personal development » personality theories, types and tests personality types, behavioural styles theories, personality and testing systems - for self-awareness, self-development, motivation, management, and recruitment Motivation, management, communications, relationships - focused on yourself or others - are a lot more effective when you understand yourself, and the people you seek to motivate or manage or develop or help. Understanding personality is also a key to unlocking elusive human qualities, for example leadership, motivation, and empathy, whether your purpose is self-development, helping others, or any other field relating to people and how we behave. The personality theories that underpin personality tests and personality quizzes are surprisingly easy to understand at a basic level. There are many different personality and motivational models and theories, and each one offers a different perspective. personality models on this page The Four Temperaments/Four Humours