My massage therapist recently let me know she’s changing careers. She’s going to become a city bus driver. That’s quite the change for a woman in her 40s—from heated tables, quiet waterfall music, and lavender-scented oils to the driver’s seat of a city bus that weighs at least 20,000 pounds! After talking with her regarding […]
Corporate retreats: money wasted or well spent?
Early in my career I was part of a team responsible for putting on an annual employee event. It was huge; thousands of employees from around the United States attended. Our team was small and the workload—especially during the week of the event—was overwhelming. A few weeks after the event, our senior leader invited us […]
What to Consider with Employee Appreciation
I am a big proponent of employee appreciation. I’ve seen the positive impact — in my own attitude at work and in the attitudes of my colleagues. But I’ve also seen employee appreciation gone bad. My post at O.C. Tanner, Employee Appreciation: Think Twice Before Going Big, explores this issue and makes the case for […]
What Causes People to Create Great Work?
Thanks to O.C. Tanner, I had the opportunity to review an early copy of research from the Cicero Group. I was glad to see that research backs up one of my personal beliefs: recognition is a key driver in inspiring people to create great work. Here’s a link to my post which highlights some of […]