For Some Employees, It’s Valentine’s Day All Year

Fortune’s 2019 100 Best Companies to Work For list was posted on Valentine’s Day. That’s highly appropriate, when you think about it, because to get on this list your employees really have to love your organization. The winners are selected according to a rigorous application process that includes an employee engagement survey, which counts for […]

Know Which Employers Are Most Supportive of Aging Workers? Neither Do I!

Isn’t it time for a “best employers” list that puts older workers front and center? Think about it. There are lists of best companies for women, for millennials, for supporting diversity. For people with disabilities, for dads, for parents generally. So where is the list for employees who are nearing the end of their careers—or […]

This New Year, Resolve to Improve Your Employee Communications  

We’re told that employees in mission-driven organizations are more engaged.  But surely this applies only if the employees, themselves, feel they have a role to play in achieving that mission—which can’t happen if they are routinely kept in the dark. A robust, mission-driven organization requires robust employee communications. Today, when Google, smart phones, social media […]

Three Things Jigsaw Puzzles Can Teach Us About Problem-Solving

I often keep a jigsaw puzzle going on a side table when I’m working. I’ve got a 1,500 piece one sitting here right now, just finished—after five months. Working on the puzzle is a calming exercise when I’m thinking, or on hold, or taking a breather as I transition from one project to the next. […]

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