Compare what people at your company want with what human beings have always needed, and you will know how to increase employee productivity. Companies don’t always need fancy new solutions to age-old problems. Sometimes the solutions are just as old as the innately human needs in question. Meeting the timeless demands of your people makes achieving […]
I am going to tell you what the best company benefit is. It also happens to be the secret to getting more engaged employees and better bottom-line results. To understand why, you need to start by recognizing what engaged employees need, and what they like least. What your employees want most is control over their most […]
Remote work: many love it, a few are suspicious of it and companies are split on it, yet it’s a rapidly growing and recession-resistant portion of the professional workforce. Startups and small businesses often embrace work from home arrangements wholeheartedly, but long-established and larger companies approach it so cautiously that you’d think they were being […]
See if this sounds familiar about your work culture: “Our company just can’t turn around quickly anymore.” “It takes a month just to get an email reply.” “We have meetings to decide what our next meeting should be about.” Okay, maybe that’s slightly exaggerating, but I bet you know the feeling. The company culture feels […]
JetBlue was founded with the goal “to bring humanity back to air travel” and operates a very different model than other airlines.In 2000, they began to transition their customer service department to remote working. Now, 80% of their customer support workforce works remotely, although they are still based in the Salt Lake City, Utah area.JetBlue […]
In a 2014 whitepaper, IBM wrote that remote workers are, “more highly engaged, more likely to consider their workplaces as innovative, happier about their job prospects and less stressed than their more traditional, office-bound colleagues.” So why just 3 years later did the company reverse course and recall all employees to traditional office work? IBM […]
A construction company with flexible working? How does that work? I knew that I had to talk with Shawmut to get the inside scoop.
In 200 years, the American workforce transitioned from almost exclusively agricultural workers to mostly service industry workers
Ctrip provides a great example in how to implement a successful remote working program.
This study found time demands can decrease energy and well-being while increasing emotional exhaustion and psychological distress.