Corporate team building is the newest innovation that is being used to incorporate positive attitude to the workforce for the main goal achieving the aim of the company. In the present working environment, we are faced with the fact that we have no choice but to work with people who have multifaceted characteristics. We use […]
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Cargill set a Legendary precedent kicking off their three-day, northeastern conference building 15 bicycles for the youngsters of the local Boys and Girls Club of Geneva. With corporate responsibility threading together their international initiatives in food and agriculture, they were given a unique opportunity to literally give back to their customers. As 180 Cargill employees […]
Most of the time, business is at the forefront of change in our society. Sometimes, on the cutting and bleeding edge of change.
But from time to time, business is sadly behind what we know to be fact.
This is especially true when it comes to what motivates employees within a company.
Traditionally, a ‘Carrot and Stick’ approach to rewarding employees has worked very well.
A goal is set and if you achieve it, you get the carrot. If you fail to achieve it, you get the stick.
According to Dan Pink, author of Drive, the Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us, the carrot and stick still work, but in narrowly defined areas.
Times are tough. 2 million jobs lost in 2008, 533,000 in November alone, the most in 34 years. Manufacturing is down. Now the automotive industry is requiring a bailout. The economy is moving into a very difficult and tumultuous time. We are all feeling nervous about what is coming. Even companies in strong positions are […]
A great example of ‘team building’ gone wrong. You cannot jump into discussion without having a common experience to draw from and begin conversation in a safe arena.