Archive | Wellbeing in the World of Work

When is Worker Engagement Worker Exploitation?

There has been a lot of talk lately about the “commoditization of mindfulness” in corporate America.  Invariably, when I post an article that talks about using strategies of mindfulness or positive psychology to improve employee satisfaction or engagement, I get a mixed response.  There are some who believe that by promoting these strategies, I am […]

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Engagement 2.0

slworking2 via Compfight The way we typically talk and think about employee engagement may be all wrong. We tend to classify workers into categories:  they are either engaged or not engaged.  For example, an oft-cited Gallup poll identifies 7 out of 10 workers as being either “not engaged” or “actively disengaged” meaning they are “emotionally […]

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Stop Trying to Motivate your Employees! (Self-Determination Theory at Work)

Most managers think that motivating employees is the #1 part of their job.  Or they make the distinction between managers, who attempt to get things done by delegating and motivating employees through incentives and discipline, and leaders, who create a compelling vision and motivate employees through empowerment and inspiration.  But everyone seems to feel that […]

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