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I'm not a human RESOURCE, I'm a human BEING

Engage for Success is a UK-based movement committed to the idea that there is a better way to work, a better way to enable personal growth, organisational growth and ultimately growth for Britain by releasing more of the capability and potential of people at work.

They recently launched this thought-provoking…

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Added by Tracy Lloyd on November 17, 2012 at 8:11am — 5 Comments

How A Meaningful Position Changes The Human Dynamic Of The Workplace

We came across an excellent articleon Fast Company about worker happiness (and the startling lack thereof).

It starts with the story of an employee who, after two decades of service to a financial insitution, decided he couldn't take it any more:

“I felt like no one cared about me as a person there, and finally decided to…

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Added by Tracy Lloyd on May 3, 2012 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

In A World Of Chaos, A Meaningful Culture Rules

Your brand operates in a messy world. 

One that's well beyond it's control.

Buffeted by random, surprising and disturbing trends, incidents and influences.

Inspired by sudden, amazing and lucrative opportunities.

Distracted, confused and tired out by the hyper-activity that surrounds it.

Empowered by the need, desire and passion that activity creates.

When you use your brand to…

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Added by Tracy Lloyd on April 23, 2012 at 11:22pm — No Comments

Employees love brands that truly matter

It’s amazing how a focus on emotion and meaning can change the way employees approach their work.

They feel like doing more.

Employees are eager, motivated and driven. They wake up looking forward to their work day, and return home feeling a sense of purposeful accomplishment.

They care more for one another.

The workplace is civil, considerate and supportive. Employees are…

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Added by Tracy Lloyd on April 17, 2012 at 5:49pm — No Comments

What makes a workplace emotionally meaningful?

It's a place where people feel their work is worthwhile.

They feel that what their company does, how it does it and why it does it is both respectable and admirable.

As a result, they feel proud to be associated with the company.

They also feel that what their company does is both helpful and valuable to people.

As a result, they feel part of something purposeful.



It's a place where people…

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Added by Tracy Lloyd on March 28, 2012 at 1:44pm — 6 Comments

Part 4: The Meaningful Workplace - Adopt A New Stance

Toward the meaningful workplace

Meaningful workplaces are built by companies that aim to produce a more meaningful outcome from, and for, their people.

 

To become meaningful, these companies adopt a new stance vis-à-vis their relationship with their employees. They strive to reduce the distance that’s been imposed through organization structures and prevailing attitudes. They seek stronger emotional connections up and down and across their enterprise.…

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Added by Tracy Lloyd on July 20, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Part 3: The Meaningful Workplace - Meaningful Defined

"In other words, what matters and what doesn't"

 

Understanding what makes something “meaningful”



In the course of a day, our senses open us up to millions of stimuli, each of which presents itself and demands our attention. To cope with the avalanche of input, our system quickly decides which stimuli are significant enough to be acknowledged and, which are so…

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Added by Tracy Lloyd on July 12, 2011 at 9:27am — No Comments

Part 1: The Meaningful Workplace - Series Overview

"Purpose, Values and Culture need to be re-thought."

 

Introduction

This blog series introduces the “meaningful workplace”, an idea which seeks to address many of the pain points businesses are feeling as they try to get their enterprises fit for the future.



It will explain the…

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Added by Tracy Lloyd on June 28, 2011 at 1:57pm — 1 Comment

Your People Will Make Your Brand Meaningful (If They Believe In You)

There are many "tangible" brand moments that are under direct control of a brand (the lobby people enter, the ad campaign they see, the packaging on the product they open, etc.)

 

However there are also many "intangible" moments that play an important part in defining the success of a brand.

 

These are moments when people of the brand interact with other employees, customers, partners, suppliers, distributor, investors, community leaders, and so…
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Added by Tracy Lloyd on June 27, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Five Key Differences Between Emotional and Emotive Brands

It's not too hard to spot an emotional brand. It uses emotions tactically to either make people laugh or to gently tug at their heartstrings. These brands typically only do this through their advertising. 

 

Emotive brands are far more rare. These are brands that forge meaningful - and valuable - emotional connections through everything they do.

 

So while someone may happily buy a brand based on its emotional advertising, they…
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Added by Tracy Lloyd on June 24, 2011 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

New Series! The Meaningful Workplace - Employee Engagement For The 21st Century

In a meaningful workplace people feel there's a real point to what people and their employers are out to do.



On Tuesday we'll start a new 15-part weekly series entitled, "The Meaningful Workplace - how employers can thrive by forge a more meaningful alliance with the employees."

Here's…

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Added by Tracy Lloyd on June 23, 2011 at 8:27am — 2 Comments

10 Ways To Be Meaningful

  1. Be empathetic - Put on the shoes of others. Walk the path they trod every day. Taste what they eat. Read what they read. Amuse yourself as they do. Get a sense of their worries. Hold their dreams in your hands. Forget yourself. Be another. Understand.
  2. Be good - Think of everything you do now. Now think of what else you could do. Not for yourself. But for those who need what you have: time, money, resources, connections, values. Don’t think…
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Added by Tracy Lloyd on June 18, 2011 at 12:11pm — No Comments

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