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Thinking on motivation is moving…

Paul Beesley : December 19, 2013 2:45 pm : Blog, Employee Engagement

We now need to engage our people for business success


Read our latest guest blog on how motivating people is changing. The old traditional methods of work harder and pay more no longer hold true in today’s economy where employees are employed to think and problem solve.

Our guest blog on The Big Trophy Shop‘s own website outlines the case to rewarding people in different ways to recognise the individual and team skills that today’s employees provide. The need to focus on the right behaviours (ie the how jobs are to be done) is now just as important as the task completion (ie the what jobs are to be done). We all know what it is like to be served by an employee who is disengaged, demotivated and deflated. In our blog we talk about the need to energise as well as equip our employees.
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Growing Pains v Business Gains

Paul Beesley : December 5, 2013 2:07 pm : Blog, Employee Engagement, Leadership

It’s not businesses that succeed – it’s people that succeed. 


Business growth places demands on everyone as businesses grow. These demands will stretch you personally as well as those in your team. How you recognise and deal with these growing pains will impact on how successful you and your business will become.
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Planning for your best year yet

Paul Beesley : November 14, 2013 11:36 pm : Blog, Leadership

Are you planning for your best year yet?  


Where am I now? Where do I want to be? How will I get there? Three basic questions that will help you review, plan and then do for next year.
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Innovation in business is meeting an unsatisfied need

Paul Beesley : October 15, 2013 8:34 am : Blog, Customer Service, Employee Engagement, Leadership


When did you last experience a flash of innovation at work? Have a quick think…

Now read the following story.

A utilities company employs mainly blue collar workers. These are people that do the heavy lifting, digging holes etc. – all the manual work that is necessary to provide the infrastructure we expect in today’s society. This work can be dangerous. Cutting through a high voltage electrical cable can be fatal. A worker identified and suggested that by adding a rubber strip at the end of his spade could potentially save lives – including his own.

The idea was acknowledged by his manager and was quickly adopted. The worker received company-wide recognition. More innovative suggestions from others have followed.
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Are you and your team ready for economic take-off?

Paul Beesley : September 22, 2013 12:45 pm : Blog, Employee Engagement


Image of diengagement

What evidence of dis-engagement do you see where you work?

The British Chambers of Commerce, OECD and many others (including the Bank of England) have each published data recently suggesting our economy is on the up. Great news, but this also brings new challenges for business owners like you and I. 

Our recent recession and economic downturn has been described as the worst in living memory. Focus has been on pruning costs, achieving damage limitation and battening down the hatches. In times of trouble, survival is all that matters.  Read more »

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