Browsing Category : Motivation

7 Ways to Rock Your Performance Review


For many companies, it’s that time of the year again. Bonus season. It’s hard to decide which is worse: explaining a bonus payout to staff who think they should’ve done better, or listening to your boss giving you reasons why you didn’t qualify for a better payout. However, as much as everyone loathes doing performance reviews, they are a necessary…

Stop Targeting Employee Retention – Do this instead


With the realisation that most products, services and technologies can be copied and even refined over time, the one thing that can give a business its sustainable competitive advantage is its workforce. And with the high costs and disruption involved in turnovers, approximately equivalent to “six to nine months of an employee’s salary” , Employee Retention remains one of the key…

Quick Wins

The Truth About the Secret Psychology of Quick Wins


Last updated: 11 Oct 2016 The psychology of quick wins has become popular these days among business leaders, behavioural economists and psychologists. The idea is rather simple. If employees see quick yet incremental progress in their work (which get celebrated as “wins”), they will feel motivated, be more engaged and, ultimately, become more productive. The theory of repeating certain behaviour followed…

The Counter-Intuitive Guide to Employee Motivation


Last updated 28 Jul 2016 Mountains of research have been thrown at the problem of employee motivation, and specifically, how it’s affected by pay. Why haven’t we fixed this yet? Download this as a PDF If I gave you $50 to read to the end of this post, would you do it? Putting aside your scepticism about if and how I’d…