Employee Performance

Top Employee Engagement Tips From Organizational Psychologists

What does employee engagement, its dynamics and triggers, look like from the viewpoint of 6,000 organizational psychologists? And, more importantly, what can managers learn from it? First off, let’s agree on what engagement means. A recent white paper...
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Bill Gates: Teachers Need Real Feedback

Clear, systematic feedback is crucial to growth, says Microsoft Founder and Philanthropist Bill Gates. The trouble, says Gates, is that people with one of the most important jobs in the world — teachers — aren’t getting it. “When Melinda and...
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Danielson Framework for Teaching: An Evidence-Based Yardstick for Success

You can’t measure success without a clear picture and understanding of what it looks like. Nor if it’s a moving target, changing without warning or meaning different things to different people. How do we define success in the classroom? Is it raising...
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6 Responses to “What Motivates Teachers?”

A few posts ago, we wrote about the mounting research pointing to intrinsic values (like autonomy, mastery and purpose) as true drivers of employee engagement and performance. Those same studies found extrinsic motivators (like money, awards, gifts and...
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You Can’t Manage What You Don’t Measure

What does it look like to have an employee evaluation program that actually improves employee engagement and performance, without wasting time, resources, and alienating your staff? This week, we begin a short series of posts looking at essential features...
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