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Motivating Employees

Personalizing Motivation

March 27, 2006
Beginning with this post. Dr. John Sullivan will write a monthly column for and Workforce Management . Sullivan, a professor of management at San Francisco State University, is one of the leading strategists in the field of workforce management. Human resource professionals must accept the responsibility of providing managers with a list of what motivates and frustrates a new or recently transferred employee.
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Dear Workforce How Do I Address Flagging Motivation?

March 24, 2006
How do I increase motivation levels in the department? How do I brand my business unit as an attractive place to work? I have top-notch IT professionals in my business unit who feel they are "children of a lesser God" because they are non-billable resources and do not get plum postings abroad, nor the glamour that goes with them. As a result, their motivation suffers.
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Dear Workforce How Do We Blend Senior Employees With Employees Absorbed From a Merger

August 17, 2005
Three years ago our company began merging with a larger company, so we issued stay bonuses to all employees. Now the merger is off and most of the senior staff is ready to retire. Trouble is, we have no succession plan in place. Keeping newer employees from the merger together with existing senior employees poses a potential morale problem. How should we handle this?
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Core Values, Devalued

June 2, 2005
Imagine a workforce that's wholly committed to a set of values that constrains their behavior, but leaves executives free to do as they please.
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The Importance of Being Richard Branson

December 22, 2004
The owner of Virgin talks about praising employees (lavish it on them at all times), firing people (seldom an option) and how to demonstrate trust in managers (intervene as little as possible).
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