Posts Tagged "work"

5 Workday Hacks Backed by Science That’ll Boost Your Chances of Success

Posted on January 17th, 2018 by The Learning Factor

Wasting time is one of the biggest reasons you aren’t more successful right now. Review how you’ve spent your time today, and you’ll likely find plenty of unproductive time that you may not have even spent relaxing or preparing to be productive later.


Simply planning your day can make a big difference. Science has a lot to say about this. For example, it turns out that our willpower may be better earlier in the day and we need to take advantage of that.


The idea is that planning creates a guideline the brain wants to stick to. Here’s more on how that helps create success, as well as some other approaches that can help.

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If science isn’t your thing, use the advice of Mark Twain to hack your day for success.

This Study of 400,000 People Reveals the 1 Reason Employees Work Harder (and It’s Not Pay or Benefits or Culture Decks)

Posted on January 12th, 2018 by The Learning Factor

Forget slogans and posters. Forget mission statements. Forget culture decks. A survey of over 400,000 people across the U.S. found that when employees believe promotions are managed effectively, they are more than two times as likely to give extra effort at work — and to plan for having a long-term future with their company.


But wait, there’s more: When employees believe promotions are managed effectively, they are more than five times as likely to believe their leaders act with integrity.


The result? At those companies, employee turnover rates are half that of other companies in the same industry. Productivity, innovation, and growth metrics outperform the competition. For public companies, stock returns are almost three times the market average.

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The good news is, every company — and every leader — can instantly adopt this one practice

4 Ways To Help Employees Find Meaning At Work

Posted on January 10th, 2018 by The Learning Factor

Here’s a grim stat: More than half of your staff is ready to leave the company, finds a recent Gallup poll. Vacancies impact the productivity and bottom line of your company, but a survey from Globoforce’s Work Human Research Institute uncovered a reason people stick around. When asked the question, “What makes you stay at your company?” the number-one answer, representing 32% of respondents, was, “My job–I find the work meaningful.”


“Having a personal sense of meaning in one’s work was even more important than compensation, which ranked as the third most important reason for staying,” says Eric Mosley, CEO of Globoforce, a talent engagement software provider.


The trick is that meaning means different things to different people, says Becky Frankiewicz, president of the staffing and talent management provider ManpowerGroup North America. “Our NextGen Work research found that Boomers value being appreciated and recognized, younger people look for purposeful work that contributes to society, while people of all generations desire work that allows them to improve their skills and balance work and home,” she says. “Taking the time to find out what motivates your people individually is the first step to helping them find meaning in what they do.”

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For many employees, having a personal sense of meaning in their work is even more important than compensation.

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