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The HR Director: Burnout is fuelling attrition

Many employees who are highly engaged in their work are also exhausted and ready to leave their organisations, says a new study based on a survey of 1,085 US employees. "These findings are a big challenge to organisations and their…

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Incentive and motivation: Beware of disincentives

The “ratcheting” up of bonus goals can make workforces less motivated, so managers need a clear system of communicating changes to incentives, says a new study co-authored by Francisco Brahm, a PhD candidate at Cambridge Judge. The study focuses on…

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World Financial Review: Using employee trophies as non-monetary incentives

David De Cremer, KPMG Professor of Management Studies at Cambridge Judge, writes about motivating employees with awards. “One way to recognise the work of employees in a relational manner concerns the use of employee awards or trophies. Using trophies to…

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Irish Times: Changing attitude can give dull jobs meaning

Family motivation can make a boring job more meaningful, found a study co-authored by Dr Jochen Menges, University Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour at Cambridge Judge Business School. The researchers did their study in a Mexican coupon processing factory and asked…

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Tiredness, money and consideration

The thought of money can help energise exhausted employees, making them less self-centred and more likely to act in the interest of others, finds new study in the Journal of Business and Psychology. Conventional wisdom holds that the thought and…

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Family ties

Stuck in a boring job? Doing it for your family can make it meaningful, finds study co-authored by Dr Jochen Menges of Cambridge Judge. Boredom is a serious and common problem at work. It can make work feel meaningless, reduce…

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