Sunday April 20th 2014

‘Thought Leadership’ Archives

Staying Connected

Staying Connected

It’s amazing to think that a mere 15 years ago, most incentive platforms relied on print communications with some interactive voice technology for the more advanced. Data capture was a laborious process and keeping participants (sales channel or employees) engaged was always a challenge. How [...]

Ideas at Work: PPM’s Web-Based Suggestion Program

Ideas at Work:  PPM’s Web-Based Suggestion Program

PPM’s Ideas at Work™ is a 3-month team-based suggestion program that can quickly and inexpensively be adapted for web-based operation by any organization.   Ideas at Work is based on proven design principles derived from 200+ previous suggestion programs implemented since the early 1980’s [...]

Channel Loyalty

Channel Loyalty

Transforming Channel Partners into Brand Ambassadors Successful strategies to better engage those who sell your products no longer rely on “touch points” through the marketing and sales process, but on an ongoing dialogue that is easily facilitated by the digital age. If you have an online [...]

Cash is not rewarding.

Cash is not rewarding.

I know what you’re thinking. You read the blog title and it immediately sounds counter intuitive.  Please hear me out, because although your employees may tell you that a big bonus would be rewarding, or maybe a prepaid credit card reward program would be the way to go- the truth of the matter [...]

Tips for Creating Sustainable Engagement

Tips for Creating Sustainable Engagement

Today’s top performing organizations have moved from traditional engagement models to “sustainable engagement” – a work environment that more fully energizes employees by promoting their physical, emotional and social well-being. It’s no longer simply about job skills, it’s a much [...]

The Case for a Coalition Loyalty Program

The Case for a Coalition Loyalty Program

There are essentially two types of loyalty initiatives in today’s marketplace: proprietary programs (the most common) where customers earn award currency by purchasing from a single company; and coalition loyalty programs in which customers earn by purchasing from a number of non-competitive [...]

Get Creative in the Workplace!

Get Creative in the Workplace!

Creativity is too often confused with art making. While artists must think creatively, art making doesn’t own “creativity”. Creative thinking in its broadest sense is an approach to problem solving, a skill that should be nurtured and encouraged in the workplace. Companies benefit [...]

Enhancing work and life skills:

Enhancing work and life skills:

What happened to January? Many of us can’t even remember our resolutions much less have we acted upon them. What are those skills that you wanted to learn to enhance your work and life skills in 2013? Consider the following: Productivity.  Some people are just able to accomplish an [...]

SME’s and CSR

SME’s and CSR

Too many acronyms, but we couldn’t resist. We enjoy following Forbes Corporate Social Responsibility blog http://blogs.forbes.com/csr/ and in reading the recent “Ten Ways to Make a Difference in 2013” were a bit stymied. With the exception of #10…”Have fun!”, most seemed [...]

The Science of Gratitude and Well-being

Regularly expressing gratitude is amazingly good for us—and by extension our workplaces— in more ways than we might realize. Gratitude comes in many forms. Researchers of gratitude define it as: “an emotion which occurs after people receive aid which is perceived as costly, valuable, and [...]

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