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Motivating Employees

Why Is It Important to Empower Employees?

December 14, 2011
We recently had our annual audit and learned we need to improve employee motivation and empowerment. What do other companies do to meet this requirement? What type of tool could we use as a process to measure our personnel's awareness of the relevance and importance of their activities and how they contribute to the achievement of the quality objectives? —Cognizant of Quality, safety and compliance coordinator, manufacturing, Sterling Heights, Michigan
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How Do We Sustain High Motivation?

November 29, 2011
What strategies are effective for ensuring employees remain motivated during the recession (critical since companies are asking them to do more work with fewer resources)? —Bad Feeling Coming On, software services, California
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Black and Blue Over Black Friday

November 23, 2011
It seems to me retail executives are going too far, letting business objectives blot out the bigger picture about the holidays and ignoring a cultural shift away from crass commercialism.
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How Do We Overcome the Perception of Favoritism?

November 16, 2011
I am a manager who has created a situation of perceived favoritism among my staff. I hired a new employee who happens to be a friend. I made the mistake of putting forth a work-improvement suggestion made by the new employee. She and I have been suffering the backlash ever since. How do I go about repairing this fiasco? —Oops, office manager, government, Long Beach, California
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