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About Derek Irvine
Derek Irvine is an internationally minded management professional with over 20 years of experience helping global companies set a higher ambition for global strategic employee recognition, leading workshops, strategy meetings and industry sessions around the world. His articles on fostering and managing a culture of appreciation through strategic recognition have been published in Businessweek, Workspan and HR Management. He is currently Head of Strategic Consulting for Globoforce and splits his time between Dublin, Montreal and Boston. Follow Derek on Twitter at @globoforce.
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Posts by Derek Irvine
Submitted by Derek Irvine on May 20th, 2011
Employees want to understand their role in the big picture of your business. But simply telling them the big picture doesn’t accomplish the goal. You have to make that big picture real in their everyday work. Recognizing your employees in a strategic way can make a difference.
Submitted by Derek Irvine on May 10th, 2011
With your change initiative, your employees may agree the value of the proposed change, but if they don’t know how to contribute to making that change happen, you’re not going to get anywhere.
Submitted by Derek Irvine on April 30th, 2011
Are you focused, before all else, on increasing shareholder value as the best marker of company success? If so, you are aiming for the wrong target. By focusing instead on customer satisfaction and employee engagement, financial success will follow naturally.
Submitted by Derek Irvine on April 20th, 2011
For your company to succeed, drive out fear of failure in employees. Recognize and praise workers when they show the right behavior in your organization.
Submitted by Derek Irvine on April 10th, 2011
Employees usually know the “what” aspect of their goals. Their understanding is much less for the “how” and the “why” it’s important that they achieve their goals. Focusing on these aspects of the goals is a powerful motivator.
Submitted by Derek Irvine on April 4th, 2011
Does your rewards and recognition program encourage employees to game the system? Is it focusing on recognizing and rewarding the right behaviors? If not, your program could be doing your organization more harm than good.