5 Workplace Myths Busted, 50 Best Places to Work, How To Build Bridges, Not Walls, And Measuring Employee Morale Every Two Weeks #FridayFinds

I really appreciate the beauty of Fridays, because they give me a chance to catch-up or re-read some truly inspiring articles. And because weekends have been proven to increase happiness.

A big round of thank yous to the industry specialists and talented writers that enable us to put together another insightful edition of Friday Finds.

Here they are, this week’s most interesting articles from the world of HR and employee engagement:

Five Workplace Myths Busted

New research from Adobe on new workplace trends shows that US employees love to work. Apparently, seventy percent of workers love their jobs, and 8 in 10 would keep working even if they won the lottery. Definitely an interesting find, to say the least.

If you’re curious to read about the remaining four workplace myths, give this article a look.

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The 50 Best Places to Work in 2016

Inc. partnered up with Quantum Workplace to create this list of the 50 Best Work­places. What I love about this list is that it focuses on companies who have made the happiness of their employees a prime goal.

According to Inc., these companies deploy state-of-the-art techniques to keep their staff happy and productive, from managing people overseas to helping workers pay off student loans. Find out what they are and be inspired.

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How To Build Bridges, Not Walls, At Work

A great article by Paolo Gallo, Chief Human Resources Officer at the World Economic Forum. It’s his belief, and ours, that building trust is of absolutely central importance to an organization.

Work relationships are a particularly important employee engagement driver and trust should be at the basis of these relationships, giving way to effective collaboration, positive results and retention.

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Why John Deere Measures Employee Morale Every Two Weeks

A Case Study you shouldn’t miss on John Deere, the agricultural equipment manufacturer. The company created a system for surveying the motivation of its employees every two weeks, believing that frequent monitoring of motivation has become as essential to understanding the health and functioning of their teams as operational and financial metrics are to understanding whether the business is firing on all cylinders.

Find out how this strategy has paid off and what it takes to implement it in your own company, should you be interested.

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Join us next week as we share more of our favorite articles. We’d also love to know what articles made your week and what topics you’d like us to talk about next week so comment away.

Happy weekend!

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