Money and Motivation [Video Blog]

Posted on Nov 6, 2015 7:30:00 AM

Cash. Dough. Cabbage. Greenbacks. No matter what you call it, money gets our attention. Money is a complex and contradictory topic. Many of us were raised with the notion that talking about money, specifically salaries and personal wealth, was rude. At the same time, the most gifted minds in history have devoted significant thought to the subject. And as a business owner or manager, money and salaries are always top of mind as you work to compensate and incentivize employees. Of course, any eight-year-old with a lemonade stand can tell you that money can be a great motivator, but in today's workplace, there's more to the story.

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Setting Employee Goals [Video Blog]

Posted on Oct 9, 2014 4:31:00 PM

Today, we’re going to talk about something every supervisor and employee should do: set goals. Whether timed to the start of the calendar year, or done in conjunction with quarterly or annual reviews, goal setting has far-reaching benefits.

Employees who set goals increase both their commitment and motivation, and they become more invested in their jobs and long-term career plans. Employers also benefit—the goal-setting process allows them to direct employees’ efforts toward maximizing accomplishments and…perhaps most importantly…toward supporting the company’s own long-term goals.

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