Human Resources

Joy at Work an Argument for Self Determination Theory

By butler.jeff1 / February 4, 2019 / Comments Off on Joy at Work an Argument for Self Determination Theory

Upon reading Joy at Work – A Revolutionary Approach to Fun on the Job, Dennis W. Bakke, co-founder and CEO of AES Corporation, outlined what he did in order to make his workplace more exciting, reward, stimulating and enjoyable. As a New York Times Bestseller, the book is written in an autobiographical format versus the classic…

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Socialism vs Capitalism – Solving Intergroup Conflict in the Workplace

By butler.jeff1 / January 25, 2019 / Comments Off on Socialism vs Capitalism – Solving Intergroup Conflict in the Workplace

According to Gallup Research in 2016, over half of 18-29 years see socialism in a positive light while less than a quarter of 65+ year old employees do. While on first glance these difference don’t seem noteworthy, its are symbolic that the workplace has become an increasing varied in viewpoints. In addition, due to social…

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Should Companies Give Up On the Quest for Rockstar Talent?

By butler.jeff1 / January 24, 2019 / Comments Off on Should Companies Give Up On the Quest for Rockstar Talent?

“I just hire some smart people and get out of the way” – IDEO, chairman and founder.   You have probably heard of this quote numerous times from Silicon Valley companies that believe as long as you hire smart people, get out of their way, and get a few ping pong tables, the company will…

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The “Leader’s Make A Big Difference” Half-Truth

By butler.jeff1 / January 23, 2019 / Comments Off on The “Leader’s Make A Big Difference” Half-Truth

When reading the book, Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-Truths and Total Nonsense, I came across a chapter that initially found appalling. The chapter was titled, Are Great Leaders In Control of their Companies? In that chapter, the authors showed that the influence of a great leader is a lot smaller than the get credit for. In…

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Create a Fortified Culture – Going from Vertical to Horizontal Engagement

By butler.jeff1 / January 18, 2019 / Comments Off on Create a Fortified Culture – Going from Vertical to Horizontal Engagement

And poof! They are gone. As though the wizard, Merlin himself came to your workplace, Millennials keep leaving left and right. When you are finally able to backfill a position, poof! someone else leaves. How do you stop this from happening? Is it inevitable with the Millennials of today? Having studied Millennials workplace behavior, and…

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You Got Ghosted – Why the Workplace Is Becoming Like Tinder

By butler.jeff1 / January 18, 2019 / Comments Off on You Got Ghosted – Why the Workplace Is Becoming Like Tinder

I didn’t believe them until I saw the data. They pushed the paper over that read the total amount of turnover they had in the past year. I couldn’t believe what I saw. Half of the employees that no longer worked at the company just disappeared. What do I mean by disappearing? As in, employees…

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Using Motivation 3.0’s Purpose to Motivate Millennials and Employees in General

By butler.jeff1 / January 16, 2019 / Comments Off on Using Motivation 3.0’s Purpose to Motivate Millennials and Employees in General

  “He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.”― Friedrich Nietzsche How simple yet profoundly deep. Motivation 3.0, coined by Daniel H. Pink, in his book Drive, has three parts to it, and the last part is ‘purpose’. The other two, autonomy and mastery, have both been discussed in posts…

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4 Pillars of Workplace Autonomy – Millennial Management

By butler.jeff1 / January 14, 2019 / Comments Off on 4 Pillars of Workplace Autonomy – Millennial Management

Bean bags, sleep pods and bicycles are some of the things that come into when mentioning autonomy in the workplace. An utopian ideal that assumes to foster positive employee emotions at the expense of productivity. However, Daniel H. Pink points out in his book Drive, there is substantial evidence for autonomous workplaces that achieve impactful…

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Using Motivation 3.0 to Motivate Millennials [Autonomy]

By butler.jeff1 / January 13, 2019 / Comments Off on Using Motivation 3.0 to Motivate Millennials [Autonomy]

Earlier this week I wrote an article diving into what Daniel H. Pink in his book Drive describes as Motivation 2.0. In a nutshell, Motivation 2.0 is the ‘carrot and stick model’, give someone an incentive and that should make them want to do a task. Problems arise on deeper analysis where certain incentives are…

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Should Employees Have Transparent Salaries? Part II

By butler.jeff1 / January 4, 2019 / Comments Off on Should Employees Have Transparent Salaries? Part II

The other day, I wrote a post Should Employees Have Transparent Salaries which dove into a few startups including my own, regarding our experiences with these transparent salaries. Warning, spoiler alert! The article reached a consensus that having transparent salaries was not a good idea when considering the pros and cons of doing so. However,…

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