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5 Ways to Boost Employee Wellbeing this Summer

Finally, blue skies and warm weather! It’s the middle of the summer, and for many of us, that means people are away on holidays and work productivity has slowed down for the year. If you’re a leader or manager, take advantage of the summer months to focus on your team’s wellbeing. It can have a big impact on staff morale,

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The Amazing Power of Questions as Drivers of Engagement

Why is engagement so hard to instill in some people, so easy in others? How can questions be drivers of  engagement? Carefully crafted questions can help people, at every level of the organization, take personal ownership to achieve organizational results. Encouraging personal accountability – which is defined as being willing to answer for the outcomes resulting from one’s choices, behaviours,

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Role of Human Resources in Delivering Lean Success

As economic conditions cause organizations to find ways to be more efficient, a growing number are turning to an approach that is commonly called Lean. This strategy began in the industrial sector, and has since spread to many other areas, including government services, healthcare, education, hospitality, technology and financial sectors. Unfortunately, many of these initiatives fail to achieve sustained benefits.

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Unique opportunity to re-engage federal public service employees

Since the election results came in, it certainly seems as though many federal public servants are walking around with a renewed spring in their step. This could signal a unique opportunity for managers to take a leadership role in re-engaging their employees. As consultants whose practice is largely with the federal public service (FPS), we have observed a significant decline

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Create and Sustain Engaged and Energized Workplaces

Before we can think about how to create and sustain engaged employees and energized workplaces, it’s important to consider why it is so important.  Canada and the world face enormous challenges: climate change, environmental degradation, fragile economies, refugee crises and deteriorating infrastructures among others.  At the very time when we need them the most, our governments seem to have lost

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