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How to Motivate Employees? The Best Answer Ever

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Effective motivation comes down to one surprising word... which might be why so many leaders fail to do it right. Mamboman1/Flickr 453
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No business is better than its employees, which is why engaging and motivating employees is so important.
Too bad it's rarely done well.
Maybe that's because all the theorists and strategists and experts make motivating people seem much more complicated than it needs to be. Is it possible there's a simple and straightforward answer to the question, "How can I motivate my employees?"
It turns out there is, and Dick Cross, an eight-time turnaround CEO, founder of The Cross Partnership, founding partner of Alston Capital Partners, and the author of Just Run It!: Running an Exceptional Business is Easier Than You Think, has it.
According to Dick, motivating employees—or anyone—is based on one word.

Patience.
Say you want to instill a sense of urgency. The best way to get people to go fast is to let them know why there…

Does IT need an image makeover? Top tips for winning over the business

By Mark Samuels | May 28, 2012, 3:27 AM PDTCommunicating the value of technology to rest of the business is tough. Other functions, such as accounts or facilities, exist in almost splendid isolation, but technology has become the underlying architecture of the modern organisation.CIOs charged with running the IT architecture have to communicate value to an increasingly technically literate audience. They have to deal with high user expectations, pushed upwards as employees in the age of consumerisation often have better access to technology at home than in the workplace.But help can come in the form of a carefully-honed communications strategy, and leading CIOs are already drawing on external expertise to prove the business benefits of IT. Here, three CIOs share their top tips for using communications to boost business perceptions of IT. Tell the story of IT to the businessMatt Peers has been appointed CIO at consultant Deloitte and has made internal communications a priority. He fo…

Bagaimana kita memandang kerja ?

2012 EgosentrikPekerjaan kita adalah hidup kita. Selain waktu tidur, yang mengambil sepertiga waktu hidup, maka waktu kerja dapat mengambil lebih dari sepertiga waktu hidup kita. Kecenderungan (trend) para pekerja sekarang, khususnya para knowledge worker, menggunakan rata-rata 10 sampai 12 jam sehari, bahkan lebih jika waktu perjalanan ke tempat kerja masuk dalam hitungan. Ini artinya lebih dari setengah waktu hidup untuk bekerja. Bagaimana kita memandang pekerjaan karenanya menentukan bagaimana kita hidup. Kita akan mencoba melihat bagaimana umumnya orang memandang atau menilai kerja dan apa implikasinya dalam hidup.Ada banyak variasi pandangan tentang kerja, namun untuk maksud keseluruhan dari rangkaian tulisan akan dikemukakan tiga yang utama:1. Pandangan sekuler 2. Pandangan "gereja" 3. Pandangan "yang lebih seimbang"Pandangan yang pertama tentang pekerjaan kita sebut saja sebagai pandangan sekuler. Pandangan sekuler dianggap mewakili pandangan umum dalam masy…

Pandangan GKI Tentang Kerja dan Karir

May 25, 2012 EgosentrikDari tulisan sebelumnya tentang beberapa pandangan tentang kerja, sudahkah Saudara mengambil kesimpulan pandangan yang mewakili Saudara? Apakah pandangan sekuler, "kristiani" ataukah "pandangan yang seimbang?" Bagaimana dengan "Pandangan GKI?" Berikut rangkuman dan kutipan dari pokok-pokok pikiran Bina Profesional yang dilaksanakan di GKI Maulana Yusuf beberapa waktu yang lalu.kalangan profesional dan penggemar buku management, Steven Covey dalam The 8th Habit menggunakan istilah Voice untuk panggilan yang dimaksud.Panggilan juga berarti kehidupan kita tidak terarah pada diri sendiri, kepentingan keluarga, bisnis, karir/pekerjaan atau kemanusiaan semata-mata, melainkan terarah kepada Allah. Itulah sebabnya, mengutip istilah dalam The 8th Habit, kita bergerak dari Effectiveness menuju Greatness. Dengan menemukan panggilan kita ikut ambil bagian dalam pekerjaan dan rencana Allah yang maha besar dan karenanya memberikan dampak yang lua…