Knowledge Worker: The New Breed of Employees

We’re now into an age of hiring what we like to call a new ‘breed’ of employees, specifically called ‘knowledge workers. Way back in 1959, management expert Peter Drucker coined this phrase to describe people whose main skillset was to ‘think for a living rather than wait to be told what to do and when to do it. They’re highly independent, confident in their abilities to do their job well, and need little supervision in…

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Workplace Engagement: How to Reconnect with Remote Employees

In a world reshaped by a pandemic, companies are forced to shift to remote working to keep operations running while ensuring that all employees stay safe and healthy. Remote working gives employees more control, improves productivity, gives companies better access to top talent and enables employees to maintain a better work-life balance. Despite the numerous advantages of remote working, it has challenged workplace engagement. And has many managers new to this environment wondering how to…

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Engage Employees Faster by Removing the Barriers to Courage

Have you put yourself in the shoes of your most disengaged employees? If you did, you would likely see that they’re not challenging themselves at a personal level. What are the barriers that are preventing them from being their best, most courageous selves? Offering a company benefit that removes barriers to courage could be the key to re-engaging employees. If you had no barriers holding you back from doing something you’ve always wanted to do,…

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How to Create Amazing Company Culture by Watching Ants

Ants are fascinating creatures. What I’m about to propose may make you itch and squirm a little in your chair, but I hope it’s because you are itching and squirming your way to make a change in your company culture! I’m sorry in advance if this blog post makes you feel uncomfortable, but here is what ants teach us about amazing company culture. According to a recent report, 1 in 3 (28%) of executives report…

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Organizational Psychology 101: The 6 Traits of Dynamic Company Culture

Your job is more than just a place to make money. You put time into your work, hoping that at some time, your efforts will make a meaningful impact. To make time at work meaningful, your community at work has to feel right. Organizational psychology has to be a priority and a commitment to the six traits of dynamic company culture. Key takeaways: 71% of employees are not engaged in their work. Bad company culture…

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