Category: Managing

Disciplining Employees who are Friends

One morning, you wake up with the butterflies in your stomach. You know you have something unpleasant to attend to at work and boy you are dreading it. On the way to work, you make a brief stop at Starbucks to grab yourself a Latte, hoping it will supply the mental energy you need. Upon […]

How To Strengthen Your Tools For Motivating Employees

Motivating employees is no longer a quick fix of a pay increase or title change. If every employee is a unique individual, then motivating them requires adjustable techniques. Recent studies show us that leaders who succeed at motivating employees do so with a dynamic approach – tapping into both intrinsic and extrinsic motivators – using […]

Expert Says Creating a Positive Culture Requires the Right “Smell”,”expert-says-creating-a-positive-culture-requires-the-right-smell

I was recently sent the Smell of the Place, an 8 minute and 13 second video of Professor Sumantra Ghoshal at the World Economic Forum. I found it very easy to digest and insightful – full of ideas that can enhance your culture. In his speech, he addresses corporate environments and the faults of management in […]

11 Company Culture Quotes That Will Make You See the Importance of Human Resources

High performing companies often credit their success to their people. And yet, Human Resources (HR) managers and those who focus on the people of a company are often undervalued. If you believe the work you do as an HR professional is important, we agree with you – employee engagement is paramount.

How to Improve Risk Management by Instilling Strong Values

Remember the infamous (and now humorous) Red Cross #gettinslizzard tweet from 2012? Quick recap: As detailed by Mashable’s Todd Wasserman, the organization’s social media specialist clicked “Send” on the wrong Twitter account, causing the well-reputed non-profit to tweet: “Ryan found two more 4 bottle packs of Dogfish Head’s Midas Touch beer…. when we drink we […]

6 Concrete Ways to Improve Culture That You Can Do Right Now

When it comes to making a change, big, vague goals are daunting. This will be especially relevant to many people this January when they take time to write down their upcoming resolutions. For example, “Losing weight” and “Saving money” the number one and three resolutions for 2015 are rarely achieved: In fact, a mere 8 […]

Why A Bad Employee Can Make A Good Manager

They missed deadlines, failed projects, and seem steps away from not working for you anymore. They’re a “bad employee” – but what if they have all of the qualities of a very good manager? Without opening your mind, you may be missing a prime opportunity to uncover hidden talent.

What Does Engaged Mean? Obliterating the Engagement Spectrum [part 2 of 3]

Congratulations! If you’ve read Part One, you understand the importance of employee engagement and are on the road to cultivating a winning culture. You know the answer to “what does engaged mean” and why it is important. But how do you create employee engagement in your company? Knowing the full scope of engagement is a vital […]

Company Culture: 4 Ways to Make Your Routines Valuable

At Novareté, we know that a strong and unified company culture translates into improved performance. Shared values foster commitment to a common purpose, which is proven to positively impact multiple indicators of long-term growth and profitability. We also know that an effective company culture cannot be stolen or replicated by competitors because it is not […]

How to Inspire Grateful And Successful People: Employee Recognition

Recognition is a basic human need. Inside and outside of the office, introverts and extroverts alike, we crave acknowledgment and appreciation from our fellow human beings. This innate desire means that employee recognition is more than a box checked in a survey or a box of candy given out amidst winter holidays. Employee recognition is […]