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Millennials – Mobility Agility?

I recently attended my younger brother’s wedding, and while there had an opportunity to sit back and do some serious people watching.  From my vantage point, I had a pretty good view of my parents’ table, which were mostly Baby Boomers and my brother’s table which were mainly Millennials.

I was able to observe behaviors from many different areas including dancing, (Millennials-never left the table; Boomers were shaking it) drinking (Millennials-craft beer; Boomers-wine) and oyster consumption (Millennials-yum-briny!; Boomers-not so much).  Just for the record, my table was mainly Gen X and we were right down the middle (some dancing; drank beer, wine and liquor equally; we ate the oysters), but the real topic I wanted to mention was in communication.

The Boomers were talking and having a good time, but they were very infrequently using their smart phones. When they did use them, they usually had to dig them out of a purse or jacket pocket first.  The Millennials all had their smart phones at least on the table if not actively using them for texting, searching or talking.  Full disclosure, our table was again right down the middle.  Half had their phones away while the other half had their phones on the table or in their hands.

While all of the observations were interesting, it really drove home to me how important a mobile accessible website was to business today.  We use our smart phones constantly, which is especially important as more Millennials enter the workforce and chances are if your company website is not mobile accessible, you are leaving some business on the table.  At QIC, our Incentrac platform that we use to manage our incentive and recognition programs is mobile enhanced, which allows for contractors or employees in the field to access the site and check their status in the program, input variable data into the platform to capture awards and go shopping and spend their hard-earned points.

In summary, if you want to make a quick buck, I recommend a mobile enhanced website that caters to ordering fresh oysters and locally sourced oysters.  My non-scientific observation says it will work!

What’s Your Story?

…ling “has been enlisted to change attitudes and behaviors.” Clearly, there are real world examples of successful storytelling in business applications like ours. Secondly, Mr. Monarth writes that “data can persuade people, but it doesn’t inspire them to act; to do that, you need to wrap your vision in a story that fires the imagination and stirs the soul.” These observations are consistent with my own experience. Both our selling activities and ou…

Emphasizing Safe and Healthy Behavior

…or example, safety-themed coloring contests for children of employees. The overall message is a pointed one, designed to create safe behaviors that allow daddy (or mommy) to return home at the end of the shift and see him (or her) return to work the following day. Preventable injuries are the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S., and you may be surprised by some of these findings by NSC. Under 12 months – Mechanical suffocation is the top ris…

Going the Extra Mile for Your Clients and Your Team

…e they exclaim our unique culture and are exemplified by our extraordinary people.  To a person, we own these behaviors and our mission is to live them each day; in front of each other and our clients. Exclamation #2 sounds simple: Go the Extra Mile.  But what does that mean, really?  Within any organization, it’s important to foster an atmosphere of teamwork through common goals – mission, objectives, and purpose become clear to everyone.  Like a…

Tone is Always Important

…friend, or family member. QIC exclamation #3 is: Maintain a Tone of Friendliness.  This is our goal for the entire organization, and we earnestly seek to live it every day.  Challenging?  Certainly.  Rewarding? Absolutely.  After all, tone is the holy grail for guitarists and should be for all of us….

A Seasonal Perspective on Program Strategy

…year’s performance is yet to be realized – and that you can take steps to overcome the slower rhythms of this particular season. At this point, I’m sure that you are asking “what does this have to do with incentive and/or recognition programs?” I can answer that with a couple of points which are centered on program strategy. 1 – If you have an existing incentive or recognition program, it can be a very powerful asset to deploy in overcoming organ…