Social Media Tools At Work?

Social Media Tools: Applicable at Work or Not? Working as a project management consultant, I’m often asked about some of the “new” social media tools available to organizations.  What are the BEST tools?  How can they help?  Are they worth it?  If you’re thinking about whether or not to apply social media tools at work, […]
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Motivational Series – Part 4: Motivation and Measures

Motivation and Measures “People do what you count, but not what counts.” What this means is that people will respond to measures in unexpected ways. Once you put a measure in place, staff will gear their behavior to that measure. In some cases, this will result in completely unexpected outcomes that somehow fulfill your measures, […]
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Motivational Series – Part 3: Team Motivation

When building and maintaining teams, there are several things one must consider: 1. Creating the right environment for a team 2. Providing the proper support for the team 3. Bringing the right people together for the team Environment: Environment is vitally important for many reasons. First of all, think about the damage that the wrong […]
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Motivational Series – Part 2

Individual Motivation In continuation of my first blog on motivation, I would like to take a look at individual motivation. I mentioned four key building blocks to motivation in the first blog that we need to build on for the next three. As you will recall, the four key building blocks focused on seminal works […]
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Motivation: A Four Part Series

Part 1 – Motivational Building Blocks Take a look around your organization and see if you can identify any common approaches to motivation. There are four typical schools of thought on motivation: behavioral, cognitive, psychodynamic and humanist. Let’s run through them and see if you recognize them in practice.  Behavioral Approach: First we have the […]
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