Category: Employee Engagement

What Does Engaged Mean? How Novareté Increased My Value At Work [Interview with Ileana Cazan #6054]

Recently XSInc CEO, Fulton Breen wrote about how Moneyball Analytics can help uncover hidden talent within your company by identifying key change agents. He realized that often, some of the most influential people in your company – those that drive your culture, which ultimately drives your success – hid behind doing their work consistently and quietly.    I recently […]

How to Empower Employees to Scale a Strong Culture: Results from a Novareté Alignment Study

Washington, DC – our nation’s capital and this year’s home to the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference & Exposition. Over 15,000 attendees from all around the world gathered in 200+ sessions to learn about HR strategy, Employment Law & Legislation, Talent Acquisition & Retention, Personal & Leadership Development, and more. Since the […]

Motivate Employees: Monetary Incentives Produce Poor Performance

I recently had the opportunity to watch a 10-minute whiteboard overview video about Daniel Karpantschof’s philosophy on how to motivate employees. He believes that motivation is driven by purpose, not monetary incentives. With a high focus on employee engagement and increasing productivity, profit, and performance, I thought this video really challenges the way many managers and […]

Finding Your Change Agency: Discover Hidden Value Using Moneyball Analytics

I lead a data management and software development company that I founded 18 years ago. I am a strong believer in the power of a great company culture and as such, I like to think of myself as being pretty tuned into our people and their strengths. In fact, we spend an unusual amount of […]

Engagement in the Workplace: When Behavior Conflicts with Values.

During my 20 years of managing experience, I have learned this: Being a manager isn’t very different than being a father. Whether it’s engaging a household and empowering children, or increasing engagement in the workplace by inspiring employees – no matter how well you communicate, at some point there will be a break down in […]

You Think You’re Engaged at Work…But What Does Engaged Mean?

One of the most difficult benefits to measure in the modern workplace is the level of employee engagement. First, what does engaged mean? 

Building a Strong Culture? The 3 Most Important Questions to Ask

The idea that “strong culture drives performance” is not only intuitively true but is widely validated by numerous research studies on the subject (like How Company Culture Shapes Employee Motivation  done by Harvard Business School and How Corporate Culture Affects the Bottom Line by Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business). However, that leaves the question: “if […]

3 Tips for Writing a New Employee Announcement

Making a respectable first impression is the foremost thought on a new employee’s brain. Equally true, every good manager knows how important it is to make a new hire feel welcome and at ease.

Vilify Failure and Kill a Creative Culture

Creating an innovating and creative culture is at the top of most corporate agendas. And it should be. The benefits far outweigh the risks. It increases productivity, reduces cost, gives a competitive advantage, motivates employees, and creates autonomy and stronger teams.    So how do you create a culture that fosters creativity and innovation? Concepts […]

Boosting Your Utility’s Employee Engagement, CSAT and Profitability

The utility industry has been roiled in recent years by mergers & acquisitions (M&A). Most publicly held electric and gas utilities are either in the process of integrating a merger, preparing a merger, or both. Over $166 billion of utility-industry M&A has taken place since 2012, according to PwC’s North American Power Deals (see below). […]