Why Employee Motivation Isn’t About A Performance Based Bonus

Why Employee Motivation Isn’t About A Performance Based Bonus

When it comes to basic needs, I’m wired different than other people. Internet, for instance, is way more important for me than breathing, food, water and all other interesting things we know from Maslow’s pyramid. Also, it’s the only place I exist, so how’s that for a basic need? On that same Internet I learned […]

Become The Creative Artist In Residence At Your Company

Become The Creative Artist In Residence At Your Company

Jim Koch brews beer. And he has been doing just that for 30 years now. You think he might be fed up with it by now. The truth is, he isn’t. In this article on Entrepreneur.com he explains that what drives him is ‘the ability to create, to innovate, to do new things’. He wants […]

Make Salary Comparison Easy By Being Transparent

Make Salary Comparison Easy By Being Transparent

Sometimes the life of an imaginary entity is rather easy. I never have to say ‘no’ to chocolate. If things get too busy, I can work 24/7. And I never have to negotiate my salary for the simple reason that I don’t get one. Of all the peculiar things of mankind, the great secrecy surrounding […]

Great New Employee Orientation With The Onboarding Matrix

Great New Employee Orientation With The Onboarding Matrix

Although starting a new challenge is always great, the first couple of days at a new company often are not. New employee orientation usually is made up on the go. As a result, people can feel quite lost. As a friend of mine once told me, “You have no clue about what you should do […]

Intrinsic Motivation Is How Unpaid Work Can Beat Any Job

Intrinsic Motivation Is How Unpaid Work Can Beat Any Job

Every now and then, my ghostwriter works in the kitchen of a small restaurant. Working as a cook is quite different from writing texts. Instead of drinking coffee at the hip, local coffee place while flirting with the waitress, he now has to sweat his ass off until midnight while the chef yells at him […]

Why It’s A Good Thing When Your Workers Go Out For Coffee

Why It’s A Good Thing When Your Workers Go Out For Coffee

As an imaginary entity, I’ve always been very interested in things that make life worth living. There’s popping bubble wrap, the eternal Star Wars vs. Star Trek debate and, of course, the human fascination with coffee. So when I came across the article Why You Should Buy an Espresso Machine for the Office by Frederic […]

Participatory decision making – how to make decisions with the whole company

Participatory decision making – how to make decisions with the whole company

It’s an important topic in a lot of companies: Who gets to decide what? Democratic decision-making sounds like an interesting plan, and it is. But only as long as the company stays small, it often doesn’t work in bigger companies. If you are looking for a new approach, maybe this blog post by  Stefan Roock […]

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