Promoting Employee Engagement–A Cautionary Tale

By | December 22nd, 2011|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Those of you who know me are aware that I have been slow to embrace the power and value of social media.  Fortunately my friend and partner, Jamie Flinchbaugh, has convinced me of the error of my ways.  This is my 1st foray into the blogosphere and I hope to be a valuable contributor. Although it is becoming less common, unfortunately it is still not uncommon to find employees, and even entire departments, unwilling to participate and contribute ideas or suggestions to improve their organization.  The reasons are wide and varied and often would take a psychiatrist’s couch to understand.  The following is a tale of an extremely important department in a company, we will call them AAA, that was not only unwilling to be engaged, they were downright militant about it. […]

Keeping score and setting direction

By | July 30th, 2010|Categories: Blog, Videos|Tags: , , , |

It doesn't take many distractions or changes for a team to be no longer aligned and lacking direction. That is one of the reasons that scoreboards are so important. They not only help you keep score, but keep you focused and aligned when used properly. Andy Carlino and Jamie Flinchbaugh discuss the effective use of scoreboards [...]