Tag Archives: Bill Mitchell

Interesting paradox brewing…

In May last year, the Government re-appointed David MacLeod and Nita Clark on the subject of Employee Engagement. They have set up a Task Force with the intention of promoting an engagement philosophy amongst businesses and other organisations throughout the … Continue reading »

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The mystery revealed……….

How do you do your job?  I bet you don’t do it the same way as anyone else.  You bring yourself to it.  Typically though, every job evaluation process attempts to minimise the impact of the emotional engagement that people … Continue reading »

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“He gets it…..!”

Those of us who lived through the genesis of the “equal pay for work of equal value” claims will remember the mantra “you measure the job…not the person.”  Up to a point that is a valid position to take and … Continue reading »

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“I wouldn’t leave from here…………..”

A considerable amount of time is spent on attempting to measure performance.  Numerous “Linked in” surveys have asked the HR community to define their most difficult task and with monotonous regularity back comes the answer “Getting management to buy into … Continue reading »

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“All I want is to be noticed…….”

Our recent blogs explored the factors that encouraged people to join organisations, what motivated them and what would encourage them to leave.  In all 3 cases the opportunity for personal development ranked high.  The opportunity for challenging work was also … Continue reading »

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Exploring the negative

Having explored the attractors and motivators, it is also important to understand what, if not considered at least satisfactory, would cause people to look for employment elsewhere. Again people were given a list of about twenty possible ‘triggers’ that might … Continue reading »

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Has Hertzberg been superseded?

Continuing our exploration of employee drivers (see previous posts), we move on to factors that motivate people at work. Again from a list of around twenty of the same options that they were given for factors of Attraction; we asked … Continue reading »

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Attractive propositions

From our surveys over nine years covering thousands of employees in most sectors in thirty-six countries, we found some interesting results (see also the blog ‘Employee Drivers’). In one section of the questionnaire, participants are asked what attracted them to … Continue reading »

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Employee Drivers

For a series of seminars that I’m participating in over the next couple of weeks, I decided that it would be interesting to look at the results of all the surveys I have conducted over the last nine years using … Continue reading »

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Ask me!

Leadership by consultation or collaborative leadership, sometimes referred to as “Chinese parliament” is the preferred operational model for many of the elite Special Forces worldwide. The notion of bringing together a core team of experts in their field to contribute … Continue reading »

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