Get In The Game: Unleash Winning Performance

By Steven Green Gamification has everyone talking. This year it will also have 20% of Global 2000 organizations playing, and by 2014 this number is expected to rise to 70%.1 Surprisingly, this is good for business. In a perfect world employees...

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It’s Kudos Not Cash: How Non-Monetary Social Recognition Delivers More For Less

By Steven Green Monetary incentives don’t buy workplace happiness. The age old methodology of motivation, using monetary ‘carrots’ – such as perks or financial remuneration – has a weak exchange rate with today’s knowledge worker, for whom the most valuable...

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Gallup Reveals Recognition Matters

By Steven Green You might think that individual performance is at one end of a spectrum and collaboration is at the other. But both styles of working have one thing in common – engagement. You can’t collaborate without engaging others. And...

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Group Recognition Really Works

By Steven Green Praise and recognition are powerful motivators, outstripping cash in their effectiveness. Talk may not be as cheap as we’ve been told it is. Now, thanks to a column by David Brooks, it seems that we have solid evidence...

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Is Your Culture Collaborative?

By Steven Green When MIT’s Technology Review asked tech author Evan Rosen about ways to facilitate collaboration within an organization, the answer was that technology alone won’t drive collaboration. Effective collaboration is not a technology problem, it’s a cultural problem....

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Social Recognition Programs: Why They Matter

By Steven Green Fifty-four per cent of organizations involuntarily lost high-performing employees during the first half of 2010, reports T&D Magazine. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the number one reason people leave their jobs is lack of appreciation....

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