Lewis Garrad

13
Feb

If You Want to Motivate Employees, Stop Trusting Your Instincts

Originally published in The Harvard Business Review on February 8, 2017. By: Lewis Garrad and Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic Few topics have received more attention in talent management than motivation, defined as the deliberate attempt to influence employees’ behaviors with the goal of enhancing their performance, and in turn their organizational effectiveness. Indeed, other than talent, motivation is the key driver of

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29
Dec

The Dark Side of High Employee Engagement

Originally Published in The Harvard Business Review, August 16, 2016 By: Lewis Garrad, Employee Research and Engagement, Business Segment Leader – Growth Markets, Mercer-Sirota and Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, CEO of Hogan Assessment Systems, a Professor of Business Psychology at University College London, and a faculty member at Columbia University Although employee engagement has become something of an HR fad, it would

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16
Dec

Three Talent Tech Tools to Help You with Your Career

While so much media has been focused on how technology is going to automate jobs and replace us all with robots, much less attention is being given to the emerging Talent Tech industry. In fact, there is a good argument that using technology to help us understand our talent and potential is really the most noble and humanitarian of causes;

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10
Nov

The Four Organisational Barriers That Inhibit Innovation

Originally posted on HQ Asia. Few business issues concern organisations more than innovation and creativity. Organisations which fail to innovate effectively eventually wither and fade. While many leaders espouse a strong innovation agenda, it’s common to find widespread dissatisfaction with the pace of progress. Surveys of CEO suggest that many leaders believe human capital is one of the biggest barriers

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8
Aug

Three Key Trends in Employee Engagement and Feedback:

Observations from the HCI Employee Engagement Conference (Denver, Colorado, USA) It was a pleasure to attend the 2016 HCI Employee Engagement conference this July in Colorado. More than 400 attendees joined industry experts from across the world to discuss the latest trends in employee engagement research and practice. I wanted to summarise the three key points that I heard over

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11
Jul

The Engagement – Performance Disconnect

by Lewis Garrad and Christopher Oh So many organisations strive for highly engaged teams. But looking at engagement data, it’s common to find teams with glowing employee survey results and serious performance issues. High turnover, poor customer satisfaction ratings, and a strong desire to avoid change of any kind – these teams seem to say everything is ok but clearly

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8
May

High Performing Teams Require More Than Good Relationships

This article was first published online at  http://www.organisationsolutions.com/Resources/Team-Excellence/High-perf…. Many of us take it for granted that building great teams means building great relationships. Scanning the literature on teamwork, you’ll easily find large volumes of advice about managing conflict, improving interpersonal relationships, and communication. Indeed, there’s good evidence to show that poor relationships damage team performance and create barriers to important

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