This week, learn about how to ask for feedback, the $3,000-per employee problem that companies can solve if they want to, and motivating workers with unexpected outcomes.
Receiving feedback is difficult, but you know what’s even worse? Failing repeatedly without growing. As the article points out, when we ask colleagues how we might grow, we get a helpful infusion of something only others can offer: perspective.
Harvard Business Review
Every year, the average Fortune 1,000 company spends $3,000 per-employee on a process that those employees think is brutally unfair: performance reviews. But workers aren’t irked by the fact that employers rate their performance – they dislike being rated against each other. As the article explains, therein lies the cure.
People spend a quarter of their lives working, so shouldn’t they enjoy it? Every week, TED Speaker and motivation expert Adam Grant plumbs the depths of work, coercion, love, trust, and the keys to a better career.
Harvard Business School
What’s more motivating: the carrot or the stick? Research suggests that it’s a balance, but expectations play a big role. According to Assistant Professor of Business Administration Susan Gallini, “It’s not just who gets the reward or penalty, but who was expecting to.”
That’s it for this week! If you’re thinking about how to best motivate your workforce to tackle today’s goals and tomorrow’s challenges – we’d love to show you how BetterWorks can work for your organization.
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