Rewards. We all love ‘em. Sure, it’s not like you’ll ever turn down your yearly bonus. But don’t you find that the luster of a shiny bonus wears off year after year? That the appreciation you’re meant to feel, now feels almost… expected? Businesses are built by humans, for humans. So, why not invest in a system created specifically for the human mind? This is where the science of variable rewards comes in.
Success means continuing to strive for greatness, even if you’re on track for executive lobster lunches with Mark Cuban. Here are some insights into what makes a successful professional, so you can jot ‘em down in your journal, in bullet point form.
What an exciting time to be alive! One word: innovation. If the past year has taught us anything, it’s that the world is changing at a rapid pace. CEO Andrew Barnes dares to change the game with one BIG idea: four day work weeks (with five day pay).
As a manager of a creative team, you know that it’s no easy job! Tracking progress, motivating your team, and finding the balance between guidance and leaving enough space for creativity is a challenging task. So how can you be hands-off, while still creating the structure and motivation needed for your team to do their best work?
Sales is hard. (Yep, we said it so you don’t have to) It’s okay to acknowledge that what you and your team do is a daily grind and isn’t for the faint of heart. As a sales manager, how do you solve the age-old industry problem of: How do you motivate your sales team? How do you leave them feeling empowered? We here at Surprise believe we have the answer for you, but it may not be what you think.
How many exclamation points are too many exclamation points?!?! A study analyzing 200 exclamations used in a professional discussion group found that women used 73% of the exclamation marks. Why do we, as women, feel the need to communicate like we’re leading the cheer squad at the homecoming game? Why?? :)
Managing a team that works completely remotely can be challenging. It’s totally normal for teams to feel that lack of togetherness they once had. Working remotely just isn’t the same. Here are ways to keep your team in sync and working as a team, from all over the world.
5 ways to be more YOU at work: Why being yourself is the greatest asset to your company and your happiness.
We all have a “work version” of ourselves. It can be hard to confidently let your personality shine through. What if people feel that it’s too much? That you’re too much? Here are five ways to be more YOU at work.
Even though you’re in the running for Best Manager of All Time, you still know that great managers believe there’s always room for improvement. Here are some insights into what makes a successful manager, so you can add ‘em to your list.