Employee Motivation-Positive Connections & Coaching Produce Productivity & Profits

by Doris Helge, Ph.D. If you’re challenged by employee motivation, engagement, or retention problems, this article is a must-read. Traditional employee motivation and recognition programs fail because companies and managers don’t understand Motivation 101. Humans crave genuine appreciation and recognition. Since we’re all connected to each other, we immediately sense insincerity. Token gestures backfire with [...]

A Proven Plan To Boost Employee Motivation, Engagement, & Retention

by Doris Helge, Ph.D. When the fish in a stream are dying, biologists don’t attempt to solve the problem by yanking the fish out of the stream, throwing them into a clean fish tank for an hour a day, and then pitching them back into their original ecosystem for the rest of the day. Instead, [...]

Obstructive Procrastination

By Sheila Hawkins   Last month we looked at ways to use procrastination to our advantage.  Now we’re going to look at the opposite end of the spectrum; the destructive side of procrastination.   We all procrastinate from time to time for some reason or another and it’s usually with the small things we don’t [...]

Five Secrets of Happiness at Work

by Doris Helge, Ph.D. “Happiness at work” isn’t the name of a fairy tale. It’s a reality for many employees, managers, and entrepreneurs — people just like you. You’ve probably heard that Google employees can wear their pajamas to work and be rewarded with excellent pay, exotic job training, 5 star restaurants, a fun climbing [...]

Fast Stress Reduction Tips Escalate Happiness at Work

by Doris Helge, Ph.D. You can quickly reduce stress without waiting for a weekend, vacation, or massage. You’ll feel empowered when you take action to meet your needs, and that automatically elevates your happiness at work. A few of the easy strategies described below require planning ahead so you have materials on hand. However, each [...]

Is There a Bully Where You Work? Stop Workplace Harassment Now!

by Doris Helge, Ph.D. Is there a jerk where you work? Have you ever worked with an honors graduate from Bully Bootcamp who intimidated, threatened, humiliated, or dominated other people? SHOULD YOU BEWARE OF THE BIG BAD BULLY? Yes . . . and no. Although it’s true you need to protect yourself from potential negative [...]

People With Disabilities Create Joy on the Job & Solve Employee Retention Problems

by Doris Helge, Ph.D. HOW TO DECREASE EMPLOYEE RETENTION & PRODUCTIVITY PROBLEMS The next time you hear managers complain they can’t recruit or retain good workers, tell them to hire people with disabilities. When supervisors moan about employee absenteeism, low productivity, or lack of creativity, ask them, “Do you hire people with disabilities?” From entry [...]

Resolve Employee Retention & absenteeism challenges with massage therapy at work & joy on the job

Discover a proven, low-cost way to resolve employee retention and absenteeism challenges. This Joy On The Job Technique is actually “no cost” because the small investment is immediately overwhelmed by increased productivity and profits. Guest Heather Renhard, massage therapist, describes an easy, enjoyable way companies can boost employee morale and loyalty while reducing injuries, disabilities, and [...]

What causes happiness at work? Joy on the job tips for managers & employees

Joy on the job is much easier to create than you may think. This show shares surprising insights about what workers need in order to become productive and loyal. Whether you’re an employee, entrepreneur, or manager, you’ll discover the power of simple, no-cost approaches. Love at Work? Listen in. Guest Rebecca White is now host [...]

Should You Stay Home When You’re Sick?

By Doris Helge, Ph.D., “Joy on the Job Coach” If you’re contagious, how will it serve anyone for you to share your illness? Can you stay at home today and span the gap with the Internet or a cell phone? If you feel compelled to drag yourself to the office when you’re feverish and sniffling, [...]