Archive for May, 2014

Managing motivation

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May 15th, 2014

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Any conversation around motivation and retention as it relates to financial rewards as incentive needs to consider a fundamental question: To what extent is the organisation interested in the evidence relating to the validity of incentives/rewards and performance? The research that exists on the relationship between performance and financial incentives reveals that, unless the employee […]

The difference between Organisational Development & Conscious Business

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May 14th, 2014

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‘This article first appeared in e-O&P Vol 21 No 1, Spring 2014 and is reproduced by kind permission of AMED www.amed.org.uk’. I see myself as someone who is an Organisational Development (OD) practitioner, who also has an interest in Conscious Business (CB). In conversation with peers in both spaces, my curiosity is drawn to how […]

Using behavioural economics to inform decision making

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May 7th, 2014

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New measures recently announced by the government will give us the freedom to choose to spend our pensions on what we wish to.  Like many matters of policy, at the heart of this is the question of how you view human nature.  Are people rational utility-maximising economic agents who will manage their money responsibly and […]