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Employee Happiness

How to Kill Happiness at Work – Part 2

One of our most popular blog posts last year was titled, “How to Kill Happiness at Work.” Either HR people are really cruel or they’re genuinely concerned about the happiness of their employees (we’re guessing it’s the latter). In that post, I shared some interesting … Read full posting »

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Researcher and Storyteller Brené Brown Joins WorkHuman 2018

  Emotions are an innate part of the human experience. Just because you step foot into an office or a meeting doesn’t mean you automatically let go of the emotions you carry with you outside of work. Our workplaces wouldn’t be very human if that … Read full posting »

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6 Lessons Learned at WorkHuman 2017

Last week we held our third annual WorkHuman conference – an event that has grown five times in size since its inception in 2015. This year, 1,600 HR leaders gathered at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge to learn how social recognition, connection, and appreciation … Read full posting »

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Employees for Life

(Listen to our interview with Lee Burbage in the episode of WorkHuman Radio embedded at the top of this post.) Heading up the people team at The Motley Fool, one of my favorite self-appointed duties is to greet Fools (that’s what we call each other … Read full posting »

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My Job Could Have Been Great

It’s easy to remember the bad boss. The person who didn’t give you feedback or coaching. The leader who wouldn’t engage in ongoing conversations or feedback because she was too busy with her own job to stop and spend time recognizing good performance in the … Read full posting »

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Smiling, and Other Simple Ways to Show You Care

In some ways, it’s amazing that we even need to talk about being civil in the workplace. The three fundamentals of civility that WorkHuman speaker Christine Porath shares with us below were taught to us in kindergarten. But we could all use a refresher on … Read full posting »

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Finding Joy in the Chaos

The holidays are meant to be a time when we shift our focus to all the good in our lives – when we invite family and friends into our homes and spread the joy. For many, though, the holidays can feel like the opposite of … Read full posting »

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WEBINAR: Feel Good Moments + Win a Pass to WorkHuman 2017

In preparation for our webinar with John Baldino this week, we’ve been exploring this idea of “feel good” moments at work. What is a feel good moment? What is its business impact? How can we capture and amplify those stories across the organization? By the … Read full posting »

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The Dark Side of Collaboration

“Most of us now work in teams, in office without walls, for managers who prize people skills above all. Lone geniuses are out. Collaboration is in.” – Susan Cain, author and co-founder of Quiet Revolution Do you agree with Susan? Has your office succumbed to … Read full posting »

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[New Report] How to Make a Business Case for Social Recognition

We’ve all encountered people in our careers who are firm believers that workers are strictly motivated by money. Don’t you wish you could convince your stubborn colleagues of the business value of praise and recognition? Thankfully, there is a ton of research in this area. … Read full posting »

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