Engagement Matters

Don't Launch a New Corporate Initiative Without Considering These 3 Strategies

Posted by Steven Green   May 18, 2016

Oftentimes our customers seek advice on how to communicate a new corporate initiative to their organization. At the top of the importance list is how to communicate corporate values as part of a renewed culture program.

Companies know that wholesale buy-in will have a positive impact on employee engagement, talent retention and customer satisfaction (in other words, revenue), so there is obviously a lot at stake when renewing the organization's mission, vision and values.

We have been fortunate to work with many smart companies and have been able to associate success with these three strategies.

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Topics: Polls and Surveys, Employee Recognition

Is Your Enterprise Awards Program Evolving With Your Workforce?

Posted by Kevin Butler   May 9, 2016

The growing frequency of work-from-home employees and globally distributed work teams means that it is unlikely a colleague will pass by your desk and notice that you were the recipient of the Vision in Action CEO award this year.

This begs the question; does it make sense that we invest so much in sustaining our awards programs (encouraging nominations, selecting the winners, hosting the gala, etc.), and yet so little is invested in the ongoing amplification of the awards and their recipients?

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Topics: Awards + Nominations

Bursting The Bubble: The Benefits of Engaging Your Online Community

Posted by Kevin Butler   May 5, 2016

Creating a successful online community – internal or external – comes with a healthy mix of vision, company goals and other internal drivers. Companies like Social Edge help their customers meet these important objectives when working together to build and support online communities.  Sometimes, however, aggressive timelines result in downplaying the importance of (or skipping altogether) testing and understanding usability as part of a beta phase prior to the official launch.  Internally, we refer to this as building a community in a bubble.

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Topics: Polls and Surveys, internal communications

3 Reasons to Modernize Your Enterprise Awards Program

Posted by Steven Green   April 27, 2016

The pain points tied to the annual awards program are legendary. The most common complaints we hear are that nomination volumes are low year after year and the end-to-end management of the awards process ranges from frustrating, all the way to torturous.   

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Topics: Employee Recognition, Awards + Nominations

Happy Customers Starts with Engaged Employees

Posted by Steven Green   April 20, 2016

How satisfied are your customers? You can start by looking at your employees. There’s a growing body of research that suggests customer satisfaction is strongly tied to employee engagement - in fact employee turnover turns out to be a fairly good indicator of customers' happiness. 

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Topics: Employee Engagement

4 Reasons Your Organization's Social Business Strategies Are Falling Short

Posted by Steven Green   April 11, 2016

Feel like you're getting nowhere with your attempts to implement social business strategies and motivate employees? Don't worry - you're not alone. Despite a whole lot of hype around social business, many organizations are struggling to see any real results from their initiatives. What's going wrong?

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Topics: Social Business

JiveWorld16 Recap: 3 Interesting Use Cases of Employee Engagement Solutions

Posted by Kevin Butler   March 28, 2016

What a whirlwind JiveWorld16 was!

We’d like to thank the Jive team and everyone we met in Las Vegas! It was interesting learning about the many incredible Jive-n and Jive-x communities that are out there, the challenges Jivers face, and the creative solutions you’ve come up with. We also appreciated the many great conversations we had around TemboSocial’s Jive Add-Ons and how they can help drive adoption and engagement within internal and external communities.

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Topics: Polls and Surveys, Employee Recognition

Is Your Organization Encouraging This Key Employee Motivator?

Posted by Steven Green   March 15, 2016

In a study by Teresa Amabile and Steven Kramer, it was identified that one of the most important motivators is to give employees a clear sense of progress in meaningful work. This progress doesn't have to be measured in leaps, bounds or dramatic finishes. Rather, there is tremendous power in steady, incremental growth, as they emphasize the minor milestones in chipping away at a goal. Amabile and Kramer note two behaviors that give employees essential feedback: Catalysts and Nourishers.

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Topics: Employee Recognition

TemboSocial to Showcase Certified Jive Integrations at JiveWorld16

Posted by Steven Green   March 8, 2016

TemboSocial to showcase its employee recognition and polls & survey technology in addition to leading a developer workshop at Jive Software’s annual user conference.

TORONTO, ON – March 8, 2016 – TemboSocial will unveil the latest innovations of its Employee Recognition and Polls & Survey products at JiveWorld16, the premier conference for modern communication and collaboration, taking place on March 14-16 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  TemboSocial is a Silver sponsor of Jive Software’s annual conference.

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Topics: News & Press

Brainstorming in the Organization: Are There Really No Bad Ideas?

Posted by Steven Green   March 7, 2016

“There is no such thing as a bad idea” is generally the first rule of brainstorming. Ironically, the thing that makes this rule necessary is that there are bad ideas - lots of them. The problem is that you can’t always tell a bad idea from one that is truly innovative. The process of brainstorming, rapidly building a list of ideas without prejudice, has traditionally been seen as the golden road to innovation.

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Topics: idea generation

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