The Power of Play: How The LEGO Group Has Built Fun Into Their Employee Experience

The Power of Play: How The LEGO Group Has Built Fun Into Their Employee Experience

Playfulness: it’s not necessarily something we associate with the corporate world, where stoic seriousness is traditionally the name of the game. However, play is such an important fundamental element of creativity, learning, motivation and interpersonal engagement that it seems illogical to separate it from the work environment in the way that we traditionally have. The LEGO Group agrees. As the world’s biggest toy company, it is perhaps to be expected that the company has made play a central element of ...

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Emotionally Intelligent Leaders Know Tools Can’t Fix Collaboration. Here’s What They Do Instead

Emotionally Intelligent Leaders Know Tools Can’t Fix Collaboration. Here’s What They Do Instead

When I see high-performing teams working well together, I can attribute their success to three things every time: their people, tools, and practices. When I see dysfunctional teams, they almost always have the same tools as their high-performing counterparts. The difference is in the people and practices. In an age where work is increasingly about creative problem-solving (i.e., now and for the foreseeable future), effectiveness is the new efficiency. And robust collaboration is the key to effectiveness. Your team can’t stay relevant if you’re ...

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Does Engagement Drive Performance? The Chicken and Egg Question

Does Engagement Drive Performance? The Chicken and Egg Question

If you have ever linked employee engagement scores to business outcomes (sales volume, customer satisfaction, financial & operational performance, etc.), you have likely been part of a “chicken or egg” discussion: does engagement really drive performance? Or is it the other way around, so being part of a winning team and having high performance (and getting the rewards) drives engagement? This debate often turns very philosophical and with more opinions than fact, and you know what they say about opinions ...

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e-Learning is Dead: 6 Important Things You Need to Know

e-Learning is Dead: 6 Important Things You Need to Know

eLearning is dead, people. Let’s face it, our efforts to translate one-on-one analogue learning into digital tools have failed. Despite our best efforts to entice learners with “interactive” content, online communities, and incentives for completion, people remain uninspired and unmotivated. Here’s why: It’s usually boring: boring videos, boring content, multiple choice *sigh* We often assume one size fits all: We know that people have different behaviours and different learning needs so why do we assume that one e-learning solution is going to ...

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Top 10 Networking Tips for HR Tech Fest

Top 10 Networking Tips for HR Tech Fest

If I told you there was a session you could attend at HR Tech Fest that would provide more answers to your business challenges than any other session, what would you guess? The Keynote on How Mobile is Changing EVERYTHING? The session on key HR Technology trends in the industry? Guess again…. It’s actually the time between sessions. Shocking I know, but true. Networking is about so much more than making new contacts: it’s a valuable opportunity to find solutions to your business ...

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