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? Recognition topics covered include: retention, coaching, performance management, productivity, corporate culture and much more. What do you like most about the A CE 2012 agenda?

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.

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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. David Zinger looks forward to an engaging and productive 2012 as he follows his own prescription and also focuses on his 2012 three-word work theme: Stop – Focus – Finish. 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 ( ). I recently came across this insightful comment from a newly emboldened organizational activist: “I was sitting around complaining about our lousy manager, and I said ‘Why doesn’t Someone do something about it.’

HR TechnologyConference 2012: Mobile, LMS, and Cloud Update

Bersin with Deloitte

While I didn't have a chance to see everything, I had a chance to meet with quite a few vendors and see many products and tools in the market. The post HR TechnologyConference 2012: Mobile, LMS, and Cloud Update appeared first on Bersin by Deloitte. We just completed another HR TechnologyConference and the attendance set records. Let me share just a few findings and some hot topics of interest. Mobile Technology […].

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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. 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 ( ).

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.

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? Does vacation or a flexible seasonal schedule boost productivity? The survey found that sixty-six percent of workers with summer schedules say that it equals greater productivity. Employee Engagement productivity

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.

April 2012 Newsletter

Future of Work

April 2012. Production design by CJ Ware ( ). 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.

Happy and productive: Harness communication to improve engagement


It’s affecting productivity between and within teams and making it more difficult for employees to truly engage with their work. I’d like to keep my teams positive and productive, without the strain of poor communication. Improved communications and a culture of recognition proactively prevent the resentment that can fester within teams or across an organization—you can develop a happy, productive company environment with improved communications.

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. Special thanks to our talented webmaster and production designer, CJ Ware, of Welcome to the future of The Future of Work.unlimited !

The Future of. (February 2012)

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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.

5 tips to improve productivity, morale, and happiness


Are you looking for tips on how to improve productivity, morale, and happiness? At A chievers, we believe that a working environment should reflect a company’s culture and values, influence productivity, and evoke success. Then create a culture that embodies these ideals and empowers them to be engaged and productive. The following 5 tips offer cheap and cheerful ways to improve culture, productivity and morale without burning a hole in your pocket: 1.

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. I have to say I find this slightly ridiculous - both London and 2012 are commonly used words and together could refer to many different things. ▼ 2012. London 2012 and corporate sponsorship. London 2012 – inspiring a generation?

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 ( ). We track and translate the changing nature of work so senior executives can build organizations that leverage people, attract talent, and save money.”. I’m several weeks tardy getting this issue of the newsletter out.

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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 ( ). It’s been said many times that “less is more.”. What does that mean? I’m working on simplifying this newsletter, first, to focus only on the things I believe will most help you thrive in the future.

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.

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.

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 urgencyBusiness ecosystem is rapidly changing – and as a student of personal and organizational change, I recently re-read Dr. John Kotter’s book (published in 2008) titled “A Sense of Urgency”. I have read it before and somehow felt the need to read it again.

Feature Article, October 2012: It’s About Time

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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. I have been thinking a lot about Time recently—mostly because I have so little of it under my own control. Don’t get me wrong; it’s nice to be busy.

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.

5 Habits Of Highly Productive People


From the top rungs of the management to the first line worker, everyone across sectors is looking for ways to be more productive at work. There are no magic pills to boost productivity and caffeine only helps so much. The other option of working extra hours to increase your productivity screws up your work life […].

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. As I look back at 2012 in terms of blogging, here are some of my important lessons, one for each month along with a respective snippet. January 2012 : What We Need The Most in 2012? February 2012: In Praise of Comprehension and Meaning. Improvement is not a product.

Social media buzz, Passport to ACE, and Iron Chef winner


Our number one priority at the A chievers Customer Experience ( A CE 2012) event is to educate, engage, and entertain our guests. We had a record number of registered guests with a packed opening keynote, interactive breakout sessions, and lively Iron Chef A CE 2012 evening event. Visit A CE Product Kiosks. We’d also like to congratulate our three Iron Chef A CE 2012 Cooking Contenders for putting on quite the competition last night.

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No “case of the Mondays” for engaged employees!


Typically, this mood affects your positivity and productivity at work. Employee engagement is a critical element of worker productivity and impacts your organization’s success. Additionally, if you need more evidence of the benefits of engaged employees, Gallup discovered that engaged workers are more productive , in better health , are immune to stress from commuting , and are more likely to be thriving in their overall lives. Employee Engagement productivity

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

Inspire engagement: Tips to plan effective meetings


Make them Better , Tom Searcy discusses 5 tips to improve meetings: Think Short: Focus on a tight agenda with clear outcomes to inspire engagement and productivity. Employee Engagement productivityI recently heard a friend say, “I’d rather stab my eye with a pencil than attend this meeting.”. While extreme, her opinion of meetings is not uncommon among employees. This is a missed opportunity for employers.

Take back your vacation days!


Workers who take vacation are less likely to burn out and are more likely to maintain productivity levels, which is beneficial to the organization. They will be happier and more productive in their jobs, and your organization will reap the benefits of engaged workers. How do vacation days positively impact your work and productivity? Employee Engagement productivity work-life balance

How employee engagement affects the bottom line


Implement a strong rewards and recognition program to boost productivity which will ultimately lead to increased profits and business results.” Employee Engagement business results productivity“Did you know that employee engagement is no longer a competitive advantage but a basic organizational requirement to achieve business results? 71% of American workers are ‘not engaged’ or ‘actively disengaged’ in their work.

Study proves 63% of U.S. workers not fully engaged


It makes companies more vulnerable to lower productivity, higher inefficiency, weaker customer service, and greater rates of absenteeism and turnover,” said Julie Gebauer, managing director, Talent and Rewards, Towers Watson. Employee Engagement HR Trends & Analyst Findings driving business results productivityIf you analyzed the employees at your office, how many are actually engaged in their job and committed to your organization? On a larger scale, how many U.S.

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Why leaving work early is good for business


The answer is to build employee engagement and drive increased productivity. The article states, “companies cited employee engagement as the top reason for implementing summer hours, followed by increased productivity. Summer hours increase employee productivity because there’s more incentive for employees to stay focused and get things done throughout the work week. Culture Employee Engagement productivityMemorial Day weekend is behind us and summer is almost here.

Wanted: Recognition


Achievers Exclusives Rewards and Recognition product videoFrustrated HR manager in desperate need of an employee engagement solution. Looking for a recognition platform that is not an in house DYI program. I repeat: NOT IN HOUSE. The post Wanted: Recognition appeared first on [engage]- The Employee Success and Engagement Blog by Achievers.

Your employees are your first customers


Loyal and engaged employees are more aligned to customer’s needs and generate 37% higher sales and 31% higher productivity on average (according to a recent article in Harvard Business Review ). Happy and engaged employees are more productive, successful, and are more likely to stay with their employers – so start showing your employees some love and watch your company and clients grow! Employee Engagement happiness productivityYour employees are your first customers.

Engaged employees from day one: Start with success


Now that we’ve brought on new people, how do we ensure our new hires are engaged and productive from day one? Employee Engagement onboarding productivityDear A Advisor, Recently, we’ve been fortunate enough to bring on a few new hires. We’ve already improved our employee engagement throughout our company. – Growing Up Fast. Dear Growing Up Fast, First of all, congratulations on your recent growth and improved employee engagement!

Choose your own story: recognition Mad-Libs


Achievers Exclusives Rewards and Recognition product videosHave you ever experienced long wait times? do you know that ‘on hold’ elevator music all too well? We’ve all been there… Chris tells his story here, add your own fun twists and turns to create your unique customer service nightmare story! WE ARE EXTENDING THE DEADLINE FOR OUR $100.00 CONTEST “TELL US YOUR BEST RECOGNITION STORY” TO APRIL 10TH!

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The recognition recipe for success


Achievers Exclusives Rewards and Recognition product videoHi, I’m Monica and I use A chievers to provide our teams with a rewards and recognition solution that works. Our employee engagement scores have gone through the roof. How do I know that? A chievers has the most advanced reports on the market. I always have up-to-date information on the success of the program providing me with the perfect recognition recipe for success! Ingredients. 1 cup of engagement. ½ cup of recognition. ¾