The Meaning of Work: What Drives Employees to Work Hard

Alex Leake's picture

I’ve always considered myself a life-long learner; I love learning about new technologies, human behaviors, and productivity hacks, to name a few. Most of my learning comes from the information I seek out on a regular basis and two of my favorite sources of information are TED Talks and NPR’s TED Radio Hour.  

Is the Employee Survey Process Broken Too?

Elissa Tucker's picture

A lot of attention is given to the broken performance review process. But, has this focus on performance reviews led us to overlook another human capital management process that is also in need of fixing? Recently, I read a blog post that had me asking this question.

Some Great Knowledge Management Books For Spring Reading

Rachele Collins's picture

My son is in the 7th grade at Houston’s First Baptist Academy, home of the Warriors, and one of the school’s marketing posters that I used to love walking by in the school hallway was a sign with smartly dressed, fresh-faced FBA students and the caption “Begin Well.” I love this slogan – in only two words, it managed to convey the idea that by investing in your child’s early education at FBA, you are providing him or her a solid foundation to succeed later in life.

6 Proven Knowledge Retention Ideas To Avoid Disaster

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We’ve all heard the saying “the only constant in life is change.” Change is happening faster than ever in companies around the world—whether it’s implementing new software, automating processes, or hiring/losing employees—your company will inevitably face change.

Deep Work: Is Knowledge Management Friend or Foe?

Carla O'Dell's picture

In my last blog, I introduced Cal Newport and his concept of deep work, which raises some uncomfortable dilemmas for KM. Cal is author of Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World, a very provocative work from the perspective of KM.

4 Rules to Avoid Distraction

Carla O'Dell's picture

In my continuing quest to find focus in an age of digital distraction, I recently interviewed Cal Newport, bestselling author of Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World.

Making 2017 My Year of "Personal Accountability"

Elissa Tucker's picture

My husband is a college basketball coach. Over the holiday break, he gave each of his players a copy of the book, QBQ: The Question Behind the Question®.

He had noticed that when his players made mistakes on the court, their first response was to blame a teammate. 

Creating Work-Life Balance in 2017

Rachele Collins's picture

Perhaps largely due to the nature of their business, professional services firms have high expectations, and consequently some struggles, when it comes to the demarcation of work and home life. Work tends to be ubiquitous, and employees often struggle with guilt if they take advantage of benefits like vacation and personal time off.