Posts Tagged "training and development"

Research: Why 70 Percent of Employees Aren’t Working to Their Full Potential Comes Down to 1 Simple Reason

Posted on November 29th, 2017 by The Learning Factor


According to Gallup research, an astounding 70 percent of U.S. employees are not showing up to work fully committed to deliver their best performance. Adding insult to injury, 52 percent of those workers are basically sleepwalking through their day, and 18 percent of them are busy acting out their unhappiness.


So what gives? Gallup has been preaching for two decades that in order to reverse this crisis, great managers (like Google’s own) that understand human nature and how to motivate and inspire diverging needs of people, need to be put into management roles at every level of the organization.


When a company raises employee engagement levels across every business unit through great management of people, it leads to higher profitability, productivity, and lower turnover. 

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Adding insult to injury, 52 percent of those workers are basically sleepwalking through their day. What gives?

Give More Than Just Thanks: The Psychological Upsides To Giving Back

Posted on November 24th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

Many people spend their days sitting at their desks alone as it is–communicating through email, Slack, or text rather than in person, and leaving little opportunity to feel as though they’re pulling together as a group. Even in a busy environment like a bar, colleagues might not get to interact much amid the chaos of a full house.


Taking time to give back through collaborative volunteer work breaks the normal cycle of work. It gives team members a chance to reestablish their connections with each other without having to achieve a particular goal in their own workplace. And it can reinforce collegial relationships even after everyone returns to work, because they’ve contributed to a goal that’s actually meaningful. That’s far better than just going to some strange corporate retreat where you solve a pointless but difficult problem and leave without making any lasting impact.

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Gratitude is a powerful emotion we should all tap into more often, but the benefits of altruistic teamwork might have it beat.

Exactly How To Spend The Last Hour Of Your Workday

Posted on February 27th, 2017 by The Learning Factor


It’s 4 p.m. and you’re having a hard time focusing. So you stare at your computer and click in and out of lots of tabs. But when you look up, you see it’s only 4:03 p.m. Then, you get a glass of water, which takes all of seven minutes. You’re not feeling inspired to tackle something important, but ducking out early—or sitting at your desk and twiddling your thumbs for 50 minutes—aren’t options either

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Try these 60-minute “soft projects” to wrap up every day of the week.

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