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Sign the Employers’ Pledge or take a leaf out of someone’s book

It is most reassuring to see the employer’s pledge on an association’s website:

“In … (year), the …  (organisation) signed the Tripartite Alliance for Fair and Progressive Employment Practices (TAFEP)

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What should I look for in a job?

I start my class on HR and OB asking my students what success looks like to them. Invariably many will say “happiness”. Now then, what makes you happy in your career. 730 more words


Trust Creates Motivation

When managers use the word “motivate” as a verb, it is as if motivation is something they can “do to” the workers. This approach shows a lack of understanding of what motivation truly is and where it comes from. 348 more words

Enabling Actions

You Think You are SO Smart

Guest blog post by Dr. William A. Sommers…

I recently read a book by Karen Phelan, I’m Sorry I broke Your Company. I wish the consultants I have worked with over the years would apologize. 505 more words

Drive - the secret of motivation

I saw the video, then read the book. Drive by Daniel Pink is fascinating.

He takes us back to the work of Harlow (more famous for his surrogate monkey mother experiments), McGregor’s “ 225 more words


EDUCATION 101: A look Into McGregor's Theory

Theory X and Theory Y.

McGregor; According to him, the style of management adopted is a function of the manager’s activities towards human nature and behaviour to work. 200 more words

My Books

Gamification, Psychology and Suitcases on Wheels

By Juan J. F. Valera Mariscal

Making a connection between psychological theory and games is innovative in itself. It is at the same time something simple, a bit like inventing a suitcase on wheels: both the suitcase and the wheel had already existed for centuries, but the revolutionary -and surprisingly recent- idea was to combine both concepts. 949 more words

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