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How to encourage autonomy in your workforce
How to encourage autonomy in your workforce

By James Blair | Jul 25, 2022

A couple of months ago, I wrote about intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and how the former tends to be a better, longer-lasting driver for employee enga...

Top tips for building trust with employees
Top tips for building trust with employees

By James Blair | Jul 21, 2022

Trust really matters. It’s rarely been out of the press over recent weeks and was undeniably a key contributory factor in the recent fall of our PM.

Employee Burnout: the Causes, Effects and Solutions
Employee Burnout: the Causes, Effects and Solutions

By James Blair | Jun 28, 2022

It’s undeniable: we are living in tough times. Just as we are tiptoeing warily out of a global pandemic that affected the lives of every single one of us...

How to deal with employees’ reluctance to returning to the office
How to deal with employees’ reluctance to returning to the office

By James Blair | Jun 22, 2022

If you’re finding that a significant proportion of your workforce is finding every excuse not to return to the office now that the pandemic is (all but) ...

Why recognition and appreciation should happen in real time
Why recognition and appreciation should happen in real time

By James Blair | May 26, 2022

It’s an accepted fact that recognition and appreciation benefit employees and employers. We know that motivation and engagement soar, and productivity an...

Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation in the Workplace
Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation in the Workplace

By James Blair | May 23, 2022

Many companies have understood and embraced the importance of employee engagement. The wise ones have made earnest efforts to improve this via a carefull...

How to boost the wellbeing of your employees
How to boost the wellbeing of your employees

By James Blair | Apr 28, 2022

Employee wellness, both mental and physical, has never been more important or under focus. We know that a healthy and happy workforce is a more productiv...

Employee Recognition & Retention Statistics for 2022
Employee Recognition & Retention Statistics for 2022

By James Blair | Apr 20, 2022

Sadly, it seems that recognising our people’s efforts, contributions and achievements is seen as optional by many employers… It’s “a nice extra”, if time...

Why empathy has never been more important for leaders
Why empathy has never been more important for leaders

By James Blair | Mar 30, 2022

The world is a scary place right now. No sooner are we cautiously creeping out of a global pandemic than there is war in Europe.