Three Types of Workplace Mindsets

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I’d be delighted to hear your opinion on the following definitions of “Workplace Mindsets” I’m toying with in relation to my next book. Job Mindset: Employed to perform transactional duties in return for being monetarily compensated. Career Mindset: Working in an occupation to increase the personal girth of salary, title and/or span of control. Purpose Mindset: Passionate […]

The Tree Hugger

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Life can be like an oak tree, with its bountiful or at times sparse acorn crops. Some animals will survive on an oak’s annual output … or, due to a dearth of acorns, they may not survive at all. But each year, the oak tree is there, full of memories from previous harvests, standing tall, […]

Try Implementing Flexible Work Options to Increase Employee Engagement

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We are in the midst of one of the greatest eras of technological, social and cultural change. Today, mobile and other technologies keep us constantly connected, and this shift has affected how we interact with our families, how we spend our leisure time, and naturally, how we work. This change is creating an opportunity for […]

Docking Employee Pay to Improve Their Skills is Dubious if not Dumb

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I read with disdain about IBM’s dubious plan to reduce the pay of some of its workers by 10 percent in order for them to improve their skills. Patrick Thibodeau of Computerworld reported the finding on September 15, 2014. He asked IBM spokeswoman Trink Guarino about the initiative: “IBM is implementing a skills development program […]