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Engaging Your People – Part 3 of 6

In the previous article of this series, we talked about how to make the WOWplace respectful. This week’s topic focuses on Rule #3: a WOWplace is HUMAN… not HUMANOID. What I mean by this is that we all have feelings that … Continue reading

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Engaging Your People – Part 2 of 6

Last week, we talked about how to make the WOWplace safe for people to engage and contribute. This week’s topic focuses on Rule #2: a WOWplace is RESPECTFUL. We all work hard to be respected… and to show respect to … Continue reading

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50 Ways to WOW Your Others – Tip #47: Proudly Proclaim Your Mission, Vision and Values

Tip #47: Proudly proclaim your mission, vision and values Post them as your promise to all who come in contact with you. Tell people you care enough to have one… and then post it to remind them of how committed … Continue reading

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50 Ways to WOW Your Others – Tip #43: Share the App Love

Tip #43: Share the App Love Share a great app (or a bunch of great apps) with others. Share an app that will help someone save time, money or effort… or is just the coolest thing. My husband and his … Continue reading

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50 Ways to WOW Your Others – Tip #42: Create a “Brag Board”

Tip #42: Create a “Brag Board” Put up a bulletin board to allow associates to “brag” on family, friends and co-workers. Encourage items that help co-workers get to know each other better, as well as giving a shout-out to a … Continue reading

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50 Ways to WOW Your Others – Tip #41: Get In With the People

Tip #41: Get in with the people. Get leaders on the front lines occasionally. This helps keep them connected to the people performing customer-facing jobs every day. Allow leaders to find out what it’s like to walk in the shoes … Continue reading

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50 Ways to WOW Your Others – Tip #40: Recognize and Praise Someone’s Skills, Knowledge or Accomplishment

Tip #40: Recognize and praise someone’s skills, knowledge or accomplishment Be as specific as possible. Generic praise is nice, but specific accolades are much more meaningful. Studies show that peer praise is often more meaningful than praise from leaders; however, this … Continue reading

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50 Ways to WOW Your Others – Tip #38: Make Something Better, Easier, Faster

Tip #38: Make something better, easier, faster. Improve a process everyone struggles with; share the improvement. Find a way to fix a common problem and share it! Many people struggle with inefficient and/or confusing processes in the office. If you’re … Continue reading

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50 Ways to WOW Your Others – Tip #37: Decorate Someone’s Desk, Cubicle or Office

Tip #37: Decorate someone’s desk, cubicle or office. Do it up right on their birthday, anniversary, graduation, or other big life events. What a WOW it would be to come in and find your work area festooned with balloons, streamers, signs … Continue reading

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50 Ways to WOW Your Others – Tip #36: Institute Motivational Meeting Openers and Closers

Tip #36: Institute motivational meeting openers and closers. Open and/or close every meeting with something positive shared by an attendee. Set a new tone for your meetings with one or two minutes of positive sharing. So many meetings begin with … Continue reading

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