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How To Win in the “Thank You” Economy

How To Win in the “Thank You” Economy

| Kudos Superstars

We at Kudos have been thinking about this question quite a lot in the past year as we worked to develop the recognition and engagement programs on kudosnow.com - so I was interested to listen to Gary Vaynerchuk’s perspective during his recent Webinar given via GoTo Meeting Corporate on “How to Win in the Thank You Economy?”

Talent Drives Performance

Talent Drives Performance

| Kudos Superstars

On July 13th, TALEO hosted a Webinar led by Allan Schweyer (Principal Partner, Centre for Human Capital Innovation), on Performance Management and the demise of the Performance Review. We at Kudos are interested in Talent Management, so the synergies between our program of meaningful engagement and recognition, with performance management, were made even more evident throughout this Webinar.

First, Break All the Rules – What the World’s Greatest Managers do Differently

First, Break All the Rules – What the World’s Greatest Managers do Differently

| Tom Short

One of the books that has fundamentally inspired the Kudos team is First, Break All the Rules – What the World’s Greatest Managers do Differently [1999, Simon & Schuster], by Marcus Buckingham & Curt Coffman from the Gallup Organization. The authors conducted an in-depth research study involving +80K managers across NA in various industries, trying to determine how the best managers find, keep and nurture the best talent? They also wanted to formulate a measure for employee satisfaction/engagement – and they began with this question:

“Wouldn’t it be great, if at work at least, we didn’t have to confront our insecurities on a daily basis?”

The Kudos Happiness Project

The Kudos Happiness Project

| Kudos Superstars

I’m not sure if everyone is aware how much the idea (and the pursuit) of happiness is most definitely in the air as part of the zeitgeist of the moment, and how exactly Kudos fits so seamlessly into this narrative:

Drive - The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us (book review)

Drive - The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us (book review)

| Tom Short

Drive is a great read that promotes a fresh perspective on how to practice business in this new Millennium that is more humanistic, while remaining profitable. The Drive philosophy is grounded in Motivation Theory, and moves beyond the dated robotic focus on Rewards & Recognition, i.e. the “carrots & sticks” approach to human motivation, which Mr. Pink refers to as Motivation 2.0.

Before delving deeper into M2.0, Mr. Pink takes time to outline the basic survival core that drove human evolution for many millennia, i.e. Motivation 1.0. The basics, of course, were and remain: food, shelter & procreation. These are the fundamental security concerns of every human being. These are our biological drives, but once they are secured, human nature begins to yearn for things beyond the basics.

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