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Social Recognition

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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How Crowdsourcing Changes the Game for Performance Management

If even traditional companies are doing away with annual reviews, what is replacing that process? How can you leverage crowdsourcing to get a better picture of an employee’s performance? And what role can social recognition play in humanizing performance management? These are a few of … 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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3 Practices Replacing the Annual Review

One of the most obvious reasons that so many companies are re-thinking traditional performance management processes is because the term itself has become outdated—performance management. Are we really trying to manage performance? Or are we looking for the most effective ways to motivate, coach, and … Read full posting »

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[Last Chance] Case Study Webinar: How Recognition Drives Engagement at Baystate Health

How can two words—“thank you”—transform a work culture? And what happens in the absence of true appreciation and gratitude at work? This is perhaps best illustrated through a story. David Novak, co-founder and retired Chairman and CEO of Yum! Brands is a firm believer in … Read full posting »

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5 eBooks on Building a Top-Notch Culture

Spencer Rascoff, CEO of Zillow Group, recently launched a podcast called Office Hours, where he chats with other CEOs about what leadership means in the digital age. His first guest was Dick Costolo, former CEO of Twitter. They both agree that there’s “no such thing … Read full posting »

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WorkHuman is the Future: Andy Swann Q+A (Part 2)

  In the first part of our Q&A with WorkHuman speaker Andy Swann, we discussed organizational purpose—how to find it and why it contributes to a thriving culture. Andy also shared a bit about his work driving organizational change with a people-first mindset. Even as … Read full posting »

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Gratitude–You’re Doing It Wrong

  “Gratitude is the key to happiness in the workplace and everywhere else,” WorkHuman speaker and UC Davis professor Robert Emmons told us in an interview last year. Indeed, the personal benefits of cultivating more gratitude are well documented—including improved sleep, self-esteem, psychological and physical … Read full posting »

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[Last Chance] Webinar: Recognition as the Foundation for a More Human Workplace

Last week Kevin Walling, Chief Human Resources Officer at The Hershey Company, wrote a LinkedIn post titled, “The Goodness We Share.” It’s an important reminder of the incredible impact HR can have on business results. As Kevin and his team focus on developing, “a remarkable … Read full posting »

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The Art and Science of Coaching

People at Google love data. They measure everything. A few years back, they launched a research initiative called Project Oxygen, in order to measure and improve key management behaviors at Google. This initiative is highlighted in a 2013 Harvard Business Review piece by David A. … Read full posting »

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