Anne Burdge

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Annual Reviews Lower Employee Engagement

Prepare your employees to be coached and your managers to become effective coaches. Employees don’t want annual reviews. They want more coaching , feedback and talent development focused on their strengths. A culture of engagement starts at the top. When senior leadership commits to move from …

Employee Engagement

O C Tanner's David Sturt on inspiring great work

<i>"Modern leadership practices have changed. They now call for leaders to focus more attention on tapping into the discretionary effort of those they</i> …

Employee Engagement

The myth of the job-hopping, rootless millennial is just that — a myth

Hype about the “gig economy” aside, Americans are becoming more attached to their jobs and communities, not less.<p>American society is becoming more and more rooted, permanent, and stable. This conclusion is the opposite of the take on social change you will hear in most public commentary. And the …

Demographics

Why Milwaukee Is the Midwest’s Coolest (and Most Underrated) City

Amidst the steep bluffs of southeastern Wisconsin, in a shallow valley where three rivers join before flowing into Lake Michigan, lies an unexpected gem. It’s a small but glittering one, a city that, despite its old world charm, geographical beauty, and longtime liberal leanings, has somehow been …

Lake Michigan

Workplace BFFs Bolster Productivity and Success

By: Kelly Spors<p>Is a work friend also one of your best friends? Then give each other a high-five on June 8, which happens to be National Best Friend …

Work-life Balance

Do you Want Results? Reward Behavior

In a previous article, I discussed the essential value of encouraging innovation on an organization-wide scale. To help achieve that, I addressed …

Employee Engagement

9 Interior Design Secrets Only Pros Know

Can't figure out how to complete a gallery wall? Or are you afraid to use a bold paint color, like black? Below, some of our favorite designers …

Interior Design

In This Economy, Quitters Are Winning

Job-hopping increases, in possible boon to wage growth and productivity<p>Kimberly Enoch had a stable job working from home managing grants for a Little Rock, Ark., nonprofit, but she was bored and thought she could do better.<p>So she quit.<p>Within three months, she landed a job as a grant writer at …

quitters

We All Want These 11 Things at Work, Whether We Know It or Not

You've hired great people. Now, look at the main reasons they'll stay.<p>Retaining top talent and unicorn employees is key to long-term productivity and team-effectiveness.<p>So knowing what makes people happy at work is important.<p>Benefits and Incentives<p>Some of the most effective benefits and incentives …

Employee Engagement

Employee engagement: the new rules for 21st century teams

Topic • Employees<br>Tags • Employee benefits <br>• Employee relations

Employee Engagement

Cruises Are So Uncool They Are Cool

It’s the final day of this seven-night cruise and I am sitting in my moderately messy balcony stateroom aboard the Celebrity Summit finishing the last bites of a room service cheeseburger, bags as yet unpacked for tomorrow morning’s disembarkation, the vast undulating North Atlantic just over my …

North Atlantic

This Hack Lets You Shop at Costco Without Paying for a Membership

We're often looking for the best deals on everything, from affordable groceries to deeply discounted cookware—and Costco usually has amazing bulk …

Shopping

People not getting enough exercise from long walks – report

Walking is just not enough, according to a new review of the evidence from Public Health England, which reveals a major disconnect between the exercise people need and what they actually do.<p>Those who thought 10,000 steps a day or a brisk daily trudge from a further bus stop meant they were doing …

Exercise

Science: You Get 150 Friends and 25 Places (So Choose Well)

We all go to a surprisingly small number of places, and that number appears to be fixed.<p>Germans have the concept of the <i>stammtisch</i>. Greeks frequent their <i>stegi</i>. Brits are loyal to their local. Around the world, it seems, people have a tendency to form strong attachments to a neighborhood hang-out. …

University of London

Why A Sense Of Belonging Matters

<i>‘Invisible threads are the strongest ties</i><p><i>- Friedrich Nietzsche</i><p>We are all hard wired to want to connect and belong: To people, places, what we do and …

Employee Engagement

Why Should You Encourage Your Employees to Bring Their Whole Selves to Work?

For years, it was the classic sitcom plot: an individual went to work, where they became their “work-self” and then reverted to their “true-self” …

Employee Engagement

To get real stuff done, focus on the 20% of your work that leads to 80% of your results

To get better results, do less but do it better.<p>Many of us work in an endless stream of tasks, emails, notifications, meetings, multitasking in the …

Time Management

Are certificates of deposit worth it right now?

Rates on certificates of deposit are finally rising. If you’re looking to kick-start your savings strategy, consider adding CDs to the mix.<p>CDs are seen as safe bets for saving or investing since they are federally insured and returns are guaranteed. And when CD rates go up, as they have in the past …

Personal Finance

I Hate High Heels, But I Love This Trend

It takes a lot to get me in a pair of heels. Since it's not unusual for me to rack up well over 10,000 steps a day crisscrossing New York City, …

High Heels

5 LinkedIn Features You Need to Take Advantage of Today

A good LinkedIn profile means quality connections, better leads, and ultimately, more opportunities.<p>If you're like me, you set up your LinkedIn profile over five years ago, update it whenever you get a new job or gig, and use it mostly to connect with people you've met at conferences. There's …

Employment

How to Make Your One-on-Ones with Employees More Productive

One-on-one meetings with direct reports often feel more hurried and disorganized than they need to be. It’s important to check in regularly with each of your employees, but how can you make the best use of the time? How can you make the meetings more productive and collaborative? What do you need …

Management

The Best Way to Network in a New Job

Anyone who hopes to hit the ground running in a new organization must first cultivate allies — a network of people who can provide the information, resources and support needed to succeed. But few onboarding programs offer concrete advice on how to build those all-important connections.<p>Our research …

Management

25 Of The Best Add-On Items You Can Get On Amazon

Inexpensive little extras that might actually be better than the rest of your order.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time</i> …

Shopping

This Quantum Theory Predicts That The Future Might Be Influencing The Past

No, seriously.<p>One of the weirder aspects of quantum mechanics could be explained by an equally weird idea – that causation can run backwards in time …

Quantum Physics

To Retain New Hires, Make Sure You Meet with Them in Their First Week

First impressions in the workplace really matter — and not just to the employer. New employees can begin to formulate impressions about organizations from the get-go, influencing their decision to stay with the company in the long term. Poor onboarding experiences can lead to unnecessary and …

14 Weekend Projects that Add to Home Value

Not every project has to be big (or extremely expensive) to add value to your home. These done-in-a-weekend projects, for example, are high in return.<p>…

Home Improvement

3 Simple Ways to Connect With Your Team (In Less Than 10 Seconds)

We're all short on time, but that's no excuse to not make an effort with your staff.<p>Healthy work relationships take time to develop, something we all don't have a lot of. On those rare moments when you're not answering emails, sitting on a plane or reviewing quarterly sales, you're likely using it …

10seconds

The 20 Ways You’re Doing the Wrong Thing for Your Lawn

Maintain your lawn by learning how to avoid common mistakes.<p>Taller grass means a healthier lawn. It shades the soil surface, keeps the soil from …

7 Tips For Being The Most Well Spoken Person In a Room

Finding the right words to say, even in everyday conversations, can sometimes be a challenging task. Being consistently articulate and prepared for a …

4 easy DIY home improvement projects you can do in a day

Think you don’t have the time to tackle a home improvement project? Good news: There are a number of easy renovations you can do in one day — without the help (or cost) of a handyman or contractor. Here are four that you can do with just a few basic tools.<p>Recaulk a bathtub or shower<p>What you’ll need:<p>…

Home Improvement