Positive Work Atmosphere

Wondering how effective your employee recognition programs are? You probably don’t have to venture too far to know if your employees feel valued and appreciated. Nowadays, a quick employee survey will give you a clear understanding if your employees feel engaged and valued at their...

If you live long enough, you will most likely notice that you’re slowly but surely turning into the stereotypical elderly curmudgeon who looks at youngsters with their newfangled technology and lack of social propriety with growing disdain. This process starts somewhere in your mid-to-late twenties...

Working at a job solely for the sake of a paycheck quickly eliminates Employee Engagement. For many workers, money just isn't enough. Employee Recognition Programs can increase Employee Engagement because of two things: humans have feelings and because when you think about it, money is...

There's a lot more to building a positive company culture through Employee Recognition than just presenting a gift. It should be obvious that giving your employee a mug and then making them pay for it is a bad choice. No one wants to work for THAT boss,...

I don't shop at Wal-Mart anymore.  I know it's the cheapest option, but I just don't care.  I would rather pay more for my groceries than suffer substandard food quality, search fruitlessly for an employee when I need help, and wait in their abominably long checkout lines. "Well", you might say, "You're in the minority.  Most people just want the cheapest possible price." Turns out, that's not true.  Customers do care about the quality of their service, and they're voting with their dollars.  While Wal-Mart enjoyed a tiny 1.2% rise in sales this year, Costco's most recent earnings report shows an 8% sales increase and an almost $70 million rise in membership fees. Why is Costco crushing Wal-mart?