Did you know that financial incentives don’t really motivate employees?
As many of you know, I have often written about the limitations of financial incentives designed to motivate employees. In particular, I cite the work of Dan Pink in Drive about how people need a minimum of financial support to be motivated, but then three other factors kick in including purpose, mastery, and autonomy. With…Read More
The good and bad of institutional memory
I recently listened to an excellent interview of the retiring Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust on NPR. Faust is notable because she is the first woman president of Harvard, a designation that she resists. When asked about being the first woman president, her response was something like “I am the president of Harvard and I…Read More
Collaboration vs. Privacy – A Setting in Sofia
As many of you know, Sofia has several social media-like sharing functions. One function is participation in a “community of practice” type of environment. This community is for general purpose questions and discussions and it is based on the model of a Facebook wall. Another function is for the sharing of learnings that come from…Read More
Can HR help raise worker productivity? You bet.
We were pleased to have HR.com publish our article recently about capturing and sharing knowledge of employees to maximize productivity. Here is the full text of the article as it appeared in HR.com. One of the biggest challenges that HR managers face is capturing and sharing knowledge that existing employees have that has been gathered…Read More
Will investment in learning and development grow in 2018? It should.
As many of you know, investment in learning and development programs has, at best, stagnated since in the recession of 2008 and, at worst, experienced severe cutbacks. As we look ahead at 2018, the question is –- with what seems to be a more robust economy — is funding for investing in people in general…Read More