Seven Elements of Employee Motivation

By Sylvia Melena, M.A.     The ability to create an environment that motivates employees is a vital skill for managers and supervisors.   Motivation is not a “one size fits all” proposition. Each employee is unique and requires an individualized approach.  This uniqueness underscores the need to establish strong supervisor-employee relationships and to get[…]

Creating a High-Performance Work Culture

  By Sylvia Melena, M.A.     The research is clear.  An organization’s work culture impacts performance outcomes.   Decades of research demonstrates that organizations that achieve and sustain performance excellence have the following characteristics ingrained into their work cultures:   Vision  – They have leaders who effectively articulate the organization’s vision and mission. They[…]

Employee Engagement Pays Off

By Sylvia Melena, M.A.     My definition of an engaged employee is “an employee who takes ownership of the success of the organization and demonstrates initiative to positively transform the workplace.” This definition asserts that an engaged employee is fully vested in the success of his or her organization and actively participates in making[…]