[credit provider=”AsiaInspection / Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/asiainspection/4926266808/”] China will become the global economic leader sometime in the next 10 to 25 years, according to many economists. This means China — and not the United States — will have the largest GDP in the world, which will, of course, be a global game […]
[credit provider=”Instagram” url=”http://instagram.com/p/SAyY7vOG1R/”] Hope — the belief that things could be better and that you can make them better — can help companies prosper, says Shane J. Lopez, Ph.D., professor of the practice at the University of Kansas School of Business, Gallup senior scientist, and a leading researcher on hope. But […]
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the lifeblood of a country’s economy; they are essential to generating good jobs. And those jobs are sorely needed worldwide. Gallup’s World Poll estimates that of 3 billion adults globally who report they want a good job — one that is 30+ hours per […]
[credit provider=”ter-burg/Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/ter-burg/5807930178/”] Companies that want to boost employee engagement sometimes can’t make their efforts stick. These businesses seek the benefits that come from increased engagement — improved productivity, profitability, safety, retention, and customer focus, among others — but they don’t feel that employee engagement is becoming integrated into the […]
[credit provider=”statigr.am/lexi_eee” url=”http://statigr.am/p/345838710309296383_200341061″] Sometimes, employees get mixed messages about how they’re expected to behave toward customers. For example, a resort that heavily promotes itself as family-friendly charges guests $3.00 for drink refills. So when a three-year-old spills his lemonade, the waiter has a choice: Break the brand promise to be […]
For companies trying to choose between improving employee engagement and boosting workforce wellbeing, Gallup research provides good news. “Employers can improve both aspects at the same time,” says Jim Harter, Ph.D., Gallup’s chief scientist of workplace management and wellbeing. What’s more, the research strongly suggests that “the nature of the […]
[credit provider=”Statigram/cici016″ url=”http://statigr.am/p/289071994264035155_44041990″] Businesspeople love to talk about building “entrepreneurial cultures.”The very term evokes the excitement and success of Google, Apple, and Facebook. The problem is that large established companies are often lousy at actually being entrepreneurial.
[credit provider=”Elon Musk”] We can thank entrepreneurs for much of the success of the global economy over the past half century.And if we’re going to emerge from the worldwide economic slump, entrepreneurs will lead the way.
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/3059068355//”] For leaders of businesses, cities, and countries who want to understand their constituencies—and ultimately to know whether those constituencies are thriving—using traditional economic measures just isn’t sufficient.Those leaders should also know their constituencies’ wellbeing. In fact, economists are starting to care more about wellbeing and […]