12 Daily Employee Engagement Prescriptions for 2012

David Zinger

Here are 12 prescriptions for Employee Engagement in 2012. Prescription : Repeat daily for the remainder of 2012. Extra Strength Prescription to help you lighten up: Achieve Results Build Relationships Employee Engagement 2012 management significant simple small

June 2012 Newsletter

Future of Work

June 2012. And I urge you to take a few minutes (less than ten) to complete our revised and updated 2012 Workplace Mobility Survey ( read about it here ). Announcing the 2012 Workforce Mobility Survey. Production design by CJ Ware ( www.cjbuilt.com ).

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July/August 2012 Newsletter

Future of Work

July/August 2012. I’m using this space to do some serious reflecting about the nature of work in 2012, and to look ahead at the same time. Production design by CJ Ware ( www.cjbuilt.com ).

Mobile Workforce Survey 2012

Future of Work

We are pleased to announce that the Executive Summary of our 2012 Mobile Workforce Survey is now available for free at this link: [link]. More importantly, we also found that mobile employees remain as engaged with their work and their companies as office-bound workers, and that they are significantly more productive. The survey was conducted over the last several months; it reflects the work patterns and preferences of over 200 mobile professionals and managers.

May 2012 Newsletter

Future of Work

May 2012. Production design by CJ Ware ( www.cjbuilt.com ). Do you think your work is strategic, or could be? Our feature article this month, “ Is Operational Strategy an Oxymoron (Part Two)? continues to explore what it means to have a strategic impact.

April 2012 Newsletter

Future of Work

April 2012. Production design by CJ Ware ( www.cjbuilt.com ). What is strategy? What does it mean for a business function to be “strategic”? Those questions have been nagging at me for the past several months, and this month’s Feature Article is a reflection of my recent focus.

January 2012 Newsletter

Future of Work

January 2012. As we look ahead to 2012 every middle manager is faced with enormous pressure to perform day-in-and-day-out (on multiple dimensions) while simultaneously designing and driving numerous change initiatives. Welcome to the future of The Future of Work.unlimited !

London 2012 and corporate sponsorship ~ HR to HR 2.0 and. - HCM

Strategic HCM

Tuesday, 31 July 2012. London 2012 and corporate sponsorship. Whoops - Ive just remembered were not supposed to use the words London 2012 except as an official sponsor of the games, which clearly Im not. ▼ 2012. London 2012 and corporate sponsorship.

The Future of. (June 2012)

Future of Work

How office design affects employee morale and productivity”. The April 26-28 issue contains a fascinating story of the workforce demographics of the 1950’s, with some important comparisons to the 2012 workforce. Work Design Google Jessica Lipnack Leap Motion NetAge networks technology workforce productivity workplace design World Trade CenterHere is a small sample of the stories and developments we are paying attention to these days.

Future of Work Agenda Newsletter – October 2012

Future of Work

October 2012. We highlight two important current events: the upcoming IFMA Workplace Research Summit (which you don’t want to miss), and the 2012 Workforce Mobility Survey, which is still available online. Production design by CJ Ware ( www.cjbuilt.com ).

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Future of Work Agenda Newsletter – November 2012

Future of Work

November 2012. We work with senior executives who want to take charge of their future at work by attracting exceptional people, leveraging innate talents, and increasing productivity. Production design by CJ Ware ( www.cjbuilt.com ).

The 2012 Workforce Mobility Survey

Future of Work

We delighted to announce that we are launching a new Mobile Workforce Survey to explore in depth how and where people are getting their work done in 2012. The survey will help us all better understand: the changing nature of work; how technology is reshaping how we do work; what kind of support and resources mobile workers need to be productive; and. How often do you work outside of your office (e.g., in a café, at home, or at other off-site locations)?

October 2012 Newsletter: Reflections.

Future of Work

I think you’ve uncovered the next innovation in workforce productivity: to stop doing and start thinking. The result is always a higher quality product, produced in less time. Our July/August feature article, “ All Work and No Play ” generated strong reactions from several readers. We’re pleased to know we hit a bulls-eye.

Feature Article, October 2012: It’s About Time

Future of Work

Doing (the day-to-day, short-term activity focused on producing products or services that create value for customers). Many of the Doers today are not on assembly lines; they are knowledge workers who are solving problems, creating new products and processes, and thinking for themselves.

ACE 2012 week: Spotlight on valuable best practices


Welcome to day two of A CE 2012 Week! A chievers is buzzing with anticipation as we prepare to execute our annual A chievers Customer Experience ( A CE 2012) event this Thursday and Friday at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto, Ontario. What makes A CE 2012 so A mazing?

The Future of. (February 2012)

Future of Work

The first, Davison International in Pittsburgh, is a series of “fantasy” environments that seem perfect workplaces for product designers (and that's the company's business). The Institute for Corporate Productivity has just issued a new report on current issues in human capital management. Pushing the Limits on Workplace Design. Jay Momet of Leapfrog recently sent me a couple of links to some very “far out” workplaces.

The Future of. (April 2012)

Future of Work

This article, from McKinsey Quarterly , describes how many organizational leaders engage in four specific destructive behaviors that kill their subordinates’ creativity, productivity, and commitment to helping their employers succeed. This article, by Ashley Milne-Tyte, appears in the April 2012 issue of Phoenix Focus , the alumni magazine of Phoenix University.

What We Need The Most in 2012?


This is a point where we mistake activity with productivity. On that note, wish you an “excellent” 2012. Books/Reviews Random Musings 2012 change managing change sense of urgency urgency

Improving Knowledge Worker Productivity

Conversation Matters

In this post I propose a third task for knowledge managers, helping organizations improve knowledge worker productivity. per year making their productivity vital to the competiveness of both organizations and the country. To discuss knowledge worker productivity, it is necessary to first define knowledge workers and to differentiate how they do their work from other kinds of workers. To be productive knowledge workers have to be responsible for their own work processes.

Number 2 – 3 Word Theme (Five Zingers From 2012)

David Zinger

The Three Word Theme: Number 2 of the top 5 blog post from David Zinger in 2012. In 2012 my theme was: stop, focus, and finish. These 3 words will govern my work from September 1, 2012 to August 31, 2013. Leverage the 3-words to contemplate more focused and productive work. Employee Engagement David Zinger productivity three word theme top 5 blog postsHistory of the 3-word theme. I first heard of the 3 word theme from Chris Brogan.

What’s Happened/Happening? (February 2012)

Future of Work

It's a call for more aggressive action on the part of workplace professionals to lead the kind of organizational planning and change that is needed to enhance workforce productivity, engagement, and attraction/retention. Facilities Fusion 2012. We will be actively involved in several sessions at IFMA’s April 2012 Facilities Fusion conference in Boston. Talking About Tomorrow.

Feature Article: All Work and No Play. (July/August 2012)

Future of Work

I’m using this space to do some serious reflecting about the nature of work in 2012, and to look ahead at the same time. Only rarely do I hear phrases like “producing value,” “creating new products,” or “solving customer problems.”. In the three weeks since we returned to “civilization” I’ve felt more relaxed, more productive, and even more creative than I had for many months. So here’s to playing around—in pursuit of productivity and innovation. Jim Ware.

QAspire Blog 2012: Essential Posts Redux


2012 was a fantastic year. 2012 also bought me the recognition amongst “ Top 20 Indian HR Influencers on Social Media (at #4) ” by Society of Human Resources Management, SHRM India. January 2012 : What We Need The Most in 2012? Improvement is not a product.

8 Reasons Why Employee Productivity May Suffer


Your employees are the heart of your business, and their productivity—or lack thereof—directly affects your bottom line. Read on as a host of human resource professionals weigh in on the top eight reasons why productivity may be suffering in your organization. “Employees often don’t see how the work they do contributes to the company’s overall product, and it leads to a lack of productivity,” says Jeff Milano, CEO of ThePeoplesChemist.com.

Is summertime good or bad for productivity?


Instead of dreaming about escaping to a tropical island (which I admit, I still do from time to time), I’m actually interested in research on how summertime impacts business productivity. I wanted to know: is summer good or bad for employee productivity?

Mobile Talent Management for Productive Employees


Thursday, May 17, 2012 :00am. Mobile Talent Management for Productive Employees By Jim Bowley.

Start to Increase Productivity 20-25% through Social Technologies


Wednesday, August 15, 2012 :00am. Start to Increase Productivity 20-25% through Social Technologies By Doug Ring. Last month, McKinsey & Company published a report called “ The social economy: Unlocking value and productivity through social technologies.”

How to Choose Professional Organizations to Join

Effortless HR

In selecting the organization(s) consider if the members are those who would need your product/services. (Photo credit: s_falkow).

Announcing a Virtual Knowledge Cafe on Social Artistry

The Bamboo Project Blog

Brent MacKinnon and I are organizing a 9-week Knowledge Cafe that we plan to run online, starting February 20, 2012. . Yesterday I posted on how to make your career dreams come true.

Career Development: Challenges and Opportunities for Talent.

Strategic HCM

Tuesday, 24 April 2012. And it’s no wonder that, if organisations are giving up on career development, that in their 2012 Management Agenda , Roffey find that 30% of employees (35% in the public sector) feel their careers are on hold. ▼ 2012.

Why Knowledge Management Didn’t Save General Motors: Addressing Complex Issues By Convening Conversation

Conversation Matters

GM was brought down by a flawed strategy, but an organization’s strategy is clearly a product of the knowledge that exists within its walls. Stayer had received an offer from a food-processing company to buy large quantities of product on a regular basis.

Forget Policies and Paperwork — the 5 Things Business Leaders Really Want From HR


1] Forget turf-protecting activities that quash outside-the-box workforce management ideas; instead, HR should work closely with business leaders to help incubate pilot programs that have the potential to improve products, services or results. February 2012.

Are On-line Discussion Forums Conversations?

Conversation Matters

In terms of the second factor, research has shown that diverse groups are often more creative, innovative, and productive than homogenous groups. Conversation is a topic I often present about. On those occasions I am frequently asked, “Do you consider on-line discussion forums conversation?”

HR Tech Day 1: From Awesome to Product of the Year… And Back Again


Monday, October 8, 2012 :00am. HR Tech Day 1: From Awesome to Product of the Year… And Back Again By Chris Caldon. Hello from the Windy City! Here we are at the 15th Annual HR Technology® Conference.

Melcrum Summit: Re-engineering Internal Communication for Agility.

Strategic HCM

Wednesday, 8 August 2012. Melcrum Summit: Re-engineering Internal Communication for Agility, Productivity and Impact. ▼ 2012. London 2012 – taking a sickie / playing the game. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Bio-Contact. Consulting. Speaking. Writing.

Reflections on Career Journaling for Professional Development

The Bamboo Project Blog

For reflections on my daily work habits --I know that I'm not as productive and effective as I could be and that if I made more of an effort to use my journal to log and experiment with daily career habits, I think that could be very helpful.

The countdown to SuccessConnect 2012 is on!


Whether you are new to SuccessFactors products or an experienced user, our six tracks and 50+ conference sessions offer a wealth of information. The countdown to SuccessConnect is on! You’re guaranteed to leave with new tools and ideas relevant to your role! View our full SuccessConnect agenda! Don’t forget to register for the Pre-Conference Training, […