We’ve been writing about the importance of effective incentive and recognition program design for many years. In today’s workplace, it is as important as ever. At the core of effective program design is goal setting, and there is a right and wrong way to go about establishing meaningful, measurable, and effective goals.
The Incentive Marketing Association’s (IMA) latest podcast, produced by its Incentive & Engagement Solutions Providers group, discusses the challenges associated with organizational goal setting. While the challenges are many, this episode focusses on five goal-setting sins to avoid.
Episode 8 – “5 Goal-Setting Sins to Avoid” can be accessed here, and features QIC’s own Mike Sullivan, Director of Business Development. In addition to Mike, Ayelet Fishbach, Professor at the University of Chicago, and Tom Miller, Lecturer at Metropolitan State University of Denver, also weigh in on this important topic.
A year ago, we commented on the important link that exists between employee engagement, organizational culture, and company performance. Given the complications, disruptions, and upheaval experienced during the pandemic season, the consensus was that many of the ramifications pressed upon society and workplace would continue – perhaps becoming permanent. As we rapidly approach the midpoint… Read more »
It seems the year that was 2021 is the gift that keeps on giving. Dr. Anthony Fauci announced today that the US is “certainly out of the pandemic phase” and, as welcome as that news is – the pandemic accelerated changes that cannot be overlooked and will remain with us into the future. Amid an… Read more »
As we said goodbye to 2020 and looked forward to the start of this year, the comparison was made between the previous twelve months and a roller coaster ride – and we hoped 2021 would be more like one of the smoother, less jolting rides in the park. This year has been anything but smoother… Read more »
We began this blog almost a decade ago (that went by fast!), and as a provider of incentive and recognition solutions, a large percentage of posts naturally comment on employee engagement and organizational culture. With the arrival of the new year came a sense of cautious optimism which thankfully has gained traction during the first… Read more »
The link between employee engagement and stronger performance is readily apparent, especially in today’s working environment. With Thanksgiving upon us, many (optimistically) anticipated that by now we would be experiencing a return to, if not normal, at least something closer than our present situation. As a result, a genuine respect and appreciation for employees who… Read more »