One of the things I look forward to each week is the Thursday night blogtalkradio show #HRhappyhour hosted by Steve Boese (@steveboese) and Shauna Moerke (@hr_minion.) Unfortunately – this week they made the big mistake of inviting me to be on the show. Trying to keep me in check is the fabulous Trish McFarlane (@TrishMcfarlane) from HR Ringleader who drew the short straw and will be the guest host (with me trying to keep up.) I’m guessing Steve and Shauna wanted to be as far away from this train wreck as possible (because of me not Trish - she'll be the only thing saving it!.)
What Will It Be Like?
Hell, I don’t know. In doing a bit of show prep this past week I spent about an hour or so on the phone with Trish trying to hash out the show outline and I think we probably hit on about 134 different things – from incentives, to rewards, to social psychology to how to raise children to when to punish vs. when to reward.
The topic of how to engage, influence, motivate, reward, recognize and drive employee behavior is a big, wide topic. I’ve spent 20+ years working on it and I still learn a lot every day. Some of that may just come through on Thursday night.
What I Think We Will Touch On...
What I think we’ll end up talking about is...
- What is motivation and can HR do anything about it?
- What can HR do to do “engagement” better?
- Is it really HR’s problem?
- How should a company run incentives and rewards programs?
- What are most businesses getting right? Getting wrong?
- Where does Paul spend his vacations (what’s a vacation?)
But more importantly...
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What Do You Want To Know?
Anyone who’s ever met me knows I don’t have a problem talking about things I’m passionate about. But I’d like to hear what you all think? Given the fact that I spend my time and energy on employee “motivation” – what questions do you have?
Hit me in the comments or send me a note via email (link at top of site too) or hit me on twitter @IncentIntel. Let me know what’s bugging you. What would you like to know? I’m pretty good at the whole engagement and motivation thing but if you have a question on anything hit me – I’ve stayed at a Holiday Inn before so I’m sure I’ll have some input.
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Here’s to a great #HRhappyhour!
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