May 2, 2013
While six-figure bonuses and bottles of Bollinger appear to hold the key to motivating those on the trading floors of investment banks and hedge funds, those in more modest areas of work require slightly lower key incentives.
A survey of 2,000 managers by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) found that injecting a bit of sunshine into their day doesn’t require such audacious gifts as a 1990 VV Francaise. (more…)
February 1, 2013
I am one of three girls and my parents were very careful to treat us equally – preferential treatment was not tolerated. It seemed to work, as there is no sibling rivalry between us (well, not as far as I know, anyway).
But according to research conducted by the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business to be published in the Journal of Business Ethics, if you want a top performing team, then bosses should pick favourites. (more…)