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Learning through Storytelling – Your Most Powerful Teaching Tool

If a learner attends a workshop, and he doesn’t remember a single thing from it, was it worth the time? Anyone, learning professional or otherwise, would likely shout a resounding NO WAY! Learning new information and using it to do something on the job is the essence of workplace learning. So how do we make…

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Designing Employee Recognition that Works

Rewarding and recognizing employees is not a novel idea. In fact, the use of rewards to shape behavior and performance has been documented for hundreds of years.[1] However, in the past 70 years, the purpose of employee rewards and recognition programs has transformed from a mechanism to control employees to a mechanism to motivate and…

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New Year’s Resolutions – 7 Ways to Increase Productivity

With 2017 right around the corner, there is no better time to focus on your career goals for the year ahead. Increasing your productivity in the coming year can not only make you more accomplished at work, but it can also make you more motivated in your career. Check out these seven tips to help…

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Performance Management: What You Need to Know

  For many organizations across the nation, it is that time of year again – time for the annual performance management cycle to close, and another to begin. This provides an ideal opportunity for organizational leadership to reflect upon the effectiveness of their current performance management systems and processes. But, what are these systems and…

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Focusing on the Greater Good

Focusing on the Greater Good With the holidays upon us, many have increased their attention to giving back to those in need. Organizations are no different, and many often participate in charitable giving throughout the year. Volunteer grants, matching gifts, or even organization-wide campaigns are just some of the ways organizations can engage in corporate charitable…

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5 Recognition Ideas that Won’t Break Your Budget!

Employee recognition does not have to cost a fortune to be effective. It doesn’t even have to be monetarily based at all! In fact, research has shown that money, salary level, and cash bonuses may not be an effective means to motivate and satisfy employees.[1] More cost-effective means may actually harness the greatest impact on…

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5 Quick Ideas to Recharge Teams

Re-energize your teams with these easy-to-implement ideas. As winter days get darker and colder, at times team motivation can be hard to find. Thankfully, at FMP we know just what to do. Take a look at these five simple, yet effective, solutions to boost morale and recharge your team! 1. Add Some Fun into the Mix There…

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Presidential Transition: Identify, Connect, Engage

While the election may be behind us, transition efforts are in full swing. As stated by The Partnership for Public Service, “during this time, the transition team must handle the influx of campaign staff and additional personnel into daily operations and prepare to take over the functions of government.” This involves collaboration and partnership from…

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Boosting Engagement: What You Need To Know

Engagement levels within your workforce can have a large and long-lasting impact on the success of your organization. With high engagement levels shown to increase productivity and lower turnover, engagement is not something to be ignored. You might be thinking what you can do to increase and maintain high levels of engagement? Check out FMP’s…

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Spotlight: Peter Seely, PhD.

Peter, a Consultant at FMP, partners with clients to develop tailored solutions that enhance team effectiveness and collaboration across a variety of industries. 1.What led you to join FMP? I joined FMP because it has a great culture and a very technically skilled, impactful workforce. FMP’s work successfully blends meaningful science with practice in ways…

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