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Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Oct 15, 2018

Have you ever wondered why you have to work long hours and others go home on time or early?

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Topics: Great At Work, Morten Hansen, Execution, employee performance, performance, Work Smart, Do Less, Then Obsess

Is There A Corollary to Pearson’s Law?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Oct 5, 2017

One of the most enlightened, yet subtle lessons a business can learn is Pearson’s Law:

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Topics: Pearson's Law, measurement, Performance Management, employee performance, Individual Plan, Business Dashboards, Individual Dashboard

Small Wins Add Up to BIG WINS – Mini-Games

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Apr 17, 2017

You’re at football game.  What do you want to know?  You may wish to know, who’s playing?  Who’s on the team?  What color uniform is the team you’re rooting for wearing? If your child is playing, you want to know what number he’s wearing.

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Topics: Mini-Games, Execution, employee performance, Bonus and Incentives

What’s My Daily Measure? Dougy Fresh

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Dec 19, 2016

Every day, every week, every month, every year, your people either feel defeated, excited, or undistinguished about their performance.

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Topics: Execution, Profit, Rockefeller Habits Checklist, employee performance, measurement

Victim, Rescuer, Persecutor:  Which Role Are You Playing?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jul 4, 2016

In your organization, which do you focus on, Problems or Outcomes?

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Topics: People, People/Relationship Drivers, Smart Tribes, Problem or Outcome Focus, employee performance, Performance Management, human behavior performance

Tools to Measure Employee Performance

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Aug 31, 2015

In our last blog Amazon’s Culture Flaws? we shared the NY Times article Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace. Remarks from employees suggest increased pressure in Amazon’s environment to perform. 

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Topics: employee engagement, employee performance, People, leadership, A Players, Leadership Team

Amazon’s Culture Flaws?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Aug 27, 2015

Is it possible to balance high performance in the workplace with a culture that provides personal liberty, freedom and work-life balance?

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Topics: employee engagement, employee performance, People, metrics, measurement

Addition by Subtraction – Great Game of Business Story

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Aug 20, 2015

A Culture of Accountability is the outcome of getting People Decision right in your organization. 

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Topics: employee engagement, employee performance, People, People Decisions, Great Game of Business

Core Values in Action

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, May 11, 2015

We’ve discussed how innovation occurs in your business previously in What's Your Innovation Process Look Like?

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Topics: employee engagement, Core Values, employee performance, Pearsons Law

Positive Reinforcement - Attention

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, Jan 29, 2015

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Topics: Employee Feedback, employee engagement, Employee Recognition, employee performance, positive reinforcement, Psychology of Achievement

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