Articles by Margaret Greenberg and Senia Maymin
Prosocial motivation drives taking action with the intention of helping others. We explore the benefits of prosocial motivation at work. Maybe helping others comes to you naturally. Or maybe being prosocially motivated is a new muscle you want to flex. In either case, here are a few things to keep in mind so your helping doesn’t backfire on you.
It’s that time of year again, and we’re not talking about the holidays. It’s the time of year when most employees have their annual performance review. If you manage employees and are responsible for conducting …
Suppose you routinely get an hour of exercise five days a week. You have a gym at your workplace that you visit every morning Monday through Friday. Both the location of the gym and …
Since this month’s topic is on change, we thought about how business leaders can change the questions they ask. Here is a sample platter of options for business leaders that want to bring an individual and strengths focus to their organization.
What would it mean for your business if you could improve productivity by 30%?
Now imagine you could achieve these productivity gains without ever having to spend a dime. Also imagine that this productivity improvement is so simple that virtually every manager could implement it starting today – no costly training or certification programs required. Would you try it? Of course you would – you’d be crazy not to.
Germs and colds aren’t the only things we spread in the workplace. Our emotions, both positive and negative, are just as contagious. Have you ever walked into a meeting and felt so much tension that you became tense, too? Conversely, have you ever walked into someone’s office and felt so much openness that you started to feel more open and welcoming as well? This spreading of emotions from one person to the next is what psychologists call Social Contagion Theory.