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Few things are as costly and disruptive as managers who kill morale. Demotivated employees underperform and then walk out the door at the first opportunity. The scariest thing is how prevalent this lack of motivation is. Gallup research shows that 70% of employees consider themselves to be disengaged at work. Organizations know how important it is to have motivated, engaged employees,...
Let’s face it, happiness and work do not tend to go hand in hand. A Gallup study, which reported data from more than 180 million people, found that just 13% of us consider ourselves to be “happily engaged at work.” Those who do rate themselves as happy are 36% more motivated, six times more energized, and twice as productive as...
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Foot-in-the-door (FITD) technique is a compliance tactic that involves getting a person to agree to a large request by first setting them up by having that person agree to a modest request. The foot-in-the-door technique succeeds owing to a basic human reality that social scientists call "successive approximations". Essentially, the more a subject goes along with small requests or...
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The door-in-the-face (DITF) technique is a compliance method commonly studied in social psychology. The persuader attempts to convince the respondent to comply by making a large request that the respondent will most likely turn down, much like a metaphorical slamming of a door in the persuader's face. The respondent is then more likely to agree to a second, more...
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Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is an approach to communication, personal development, and psychotherapy created by Richard Bandler and John Grinder in California, United States in the 1970s. NLP has since been discredited scientifically, however continues to be used for some management trainings for businesses. NLP's states there is a connection between neurological processes (neuro-), language (linguistic) and behavioral patterns learned through experience...
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Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how "power posing" -- standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don't feel confident -- can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success. Our...
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This video describes an expanded version of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. This version shows 8 needs instead of the original version that only contains 5. This is a theory of human motivation, in other words, why do people do the things they do? What motivates people? Why do people do crazy things? What is self actualization and how does...
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Nowdays we work and learn in parallel, the learning process is ogoing. Good leaders must guarantee the best learning environment and techniques to continuesly strenghten the team. Bloom's taxonomy serves as the backbone of many teaching philosophies, in particular those that lean more towards skills rather than content. These educators view content as a vessel for teaching skills. The emphasis on higher-order...
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We are organized like a startup... If you wanna hire great people and have them stay working for you, you have to let them make a lot of decisions and you have to be run by ideas not hierarchy. The best ideas have to win, otherwise good people don't stay. In Software and Hardware development the productivity difference between the best...
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Robert D. Austin, Dean of the Faculty of Business at the University of New Brunswick, explains how Danish software tester Specialisterne maintains a diverse and productive workforce. He is the coauthor of "Harder Than I Thought: Adventures of a Twenty-First Century Leader."