Category Archives: Management, Supervision & Leadership

Motivating Employees Through Employee Engagement Surveys

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There are many survey tools available to assess employee engagement in your organization. This article provides ideas and activities to engage your employees through two simple and interactive employee surveys. These surveys will provide you with feedback about employee motivation and offer paths forward for increased engagement. Survey 1: Defining Employee Engagement To build employee…
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8 Simple Activities that Build Employee Engagement

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Thoughtfully motivating and engaging employees takes a concerted and systemic approach throughout the organization. That said, there are also simple activities that also support employee engagement — make it a point to do one a day and you will see the benefits in both the short and long term. Say “thank you.” Be specific about…
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Ergonomic Engineering: What Managers Can Do

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Many supervisors and managers recognize the benefits of ergonomic workplaces and workspaces, but feel lost about what they can do, particularly when it involves physical investments.  Here are some ideas that can go a long way in helping your employees — it often just takes a manager to advocate on their behalf. Ergonomic Workstations. My…
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Change Management for a Healthier You – Incorporating Ergonomics in the Workplace

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I have a wonderful employee — Renée. Renée is bright, talented, driven and very aware of ergonomic design, given her recent surgery to address joint problems.  A few months ago, after completing an ergonomic evaluation, Renée installed a piece of software that alerts her when it is time to take a break. This helps her…
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Goal Setting Activities: From Process to Product to Outcome

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One challenge in creating goals is defining what the goal is. We generally have some sense that a goal is a future state or milestone, associated with some good thing. How do we translate that into goal statements that are specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timely? Here’s an example. The CS Company relies on subcontractors…
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Reflecting on Resolutions: How to Achieve Your Goals

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New Year’s resolutions are – for many – a repeated annual ritual.  This year, let’s pause for a process check. How many of those resolutions have you achieved?  If you can look back on past years and name the resolutions you have successfully completed, then good for you! For many of us, however, resolutions are…
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A Goal Setting Worksheet: 9 Critical Questions

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Checklists are wonderful tools for systematically completing tasks. Filling out a familiar worksheet or answering a series of repeated questions helps train our mind to anticipate the process, making intimidating tasks more accessible. With that in mind, here are 9 critical questions to help you with achieving goals. What’s the goal? What is this goal…
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How to Say It: Phrases for a Performance Appraisal

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Performance appraisals can create stress for supervisors, particularly when you need to provide corrective feedback. Even the most experienced managers can find themselves at a loss for words during the conversation.  Here are some phrases to help engage the employee in a two-way dialogue. “The ABC Project was a key area of focus for you…
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