Author Archives : Chee Tung

Employee Engagement Recognition

The Right Way to Praise Your People


One of the core pillars of employee engagement is appreciating your employees for good work. Why do so many Asian managers find this hard to do? You know what is cheap? A word of praise, evidence that you’ve noticed one of your employees doing good work. Costs almost nothing, except some attentional resources and a couple of breaths. You know…

Why it’s time to embrace People Analytics


Factory workers at the Western Electric Company, based just outside 1920s Chicago, were found to be more motivated and productive because of social factors than monetary incentives and good working conditions. These factors included choosing their own co-workers, working as a group, being treated as ‘special’, and having a sympathetic supervisor. Fast forward almost 100 years after the Hawthorne Studies,…

The Ultimate Guide to Being a Great Boss in Bad Times


I published an Op-Ed in the Business Times on this recently (27 Apr 2016, for those that keep these things lying around at home), and more have written on this since then. Click here to download this post as an eBook There isn’t much each individual leader or manager can do about the overall economic conditions. But there are things…