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How pizza and complimentary texts can motivate staff more than money – Fora.ie

How pizza and complimentary texts can motivate staff more than money – Fora.ie

Motivation
WHEN IT COMES to motivating your employees, monetary incentives might be the obvious choice. However, motivation is less about the reward and more about the emotional journey. Some years ago, Dan Ariely, a psychologist and behavioural economist at Duke University, conducted a study on motivation at Intel’s semi-conductor plant in Israel. Workers received either a $30 bonus, a voucher for pizza or a complimentary text message from their boss at the end of the first workday as an incentive to meet work targets. On day one, pizza was the clear winner but as the week unfolded, the complimentary text message had the best effect – even better than the cash incentive. Ariely discovered that when people receive money as a bonus, they seem interested in the work, but it doesn’t secure long-
10 Tips for Improving Your Content Marketing Strategy with Instagram and Other Tools – Small Business Trends

10 Tips for Improving Your Content Marketing Strategy with Instagram and Other Tools – Small Business Trends

Online Marketing Tips
Instagram is one of many platforms that small businesses can use to actively communicate with customers. The platform offers many features that may be attractive to business users, for everything from marketing and sales to customer service. To help you make the most of your Instagram and overall content marketing strategy, here are some tips from members of the online small business community. Achieve Instagram Marketing Success Today’s businesses need social media to reach customers where they actually spend time daily. Platforms like Instagram are constantly changing. So it may be necessary to get some expert insights to really make the most of it. Here’s a guide from Andrew Page of Agiliron to help you achieve Instagram marketing success. Use Facebook and Instagram Stories to Grow
The Toxicity of Self-Help Spirituality – Thrive Global

The Toxicity of Self-Help Spirituality – Thrive Global

Self Help
Time and time again, our human nature attempts to find meaning in personal and collective suffering. Pain without purpose is a cruel and difficult ideology to embrace.  In times of great suffering and strife, we face two options – wallow in it and let it break you, or use it as a platform for progressive change, for yourself and even better, for others. Personally, I have always tried to choose the latter (often, after a lot of wallowing).   So what about self-help spirituality? The market has exploded over the years with coaches, gurus, guides, all poised to teach us how to transform our lives through different means with predominantly the same message – “Visualize what you want and you can have it”. Granted, that’s an oversimplification, but in essence, exactly what i
Sophrology: The Self-Help Superpower for Success – euronews

Sophrology: The Self-Help Superpower for Success – euronews

Self Help
Those keen to boost their performance and holistic health will rejoice at the latest form of mindfulness gracing the wellness scene. Sophrology, or “dynamic relaxation”, combines breathing exercises, visualisation techniques and gentle movement for a better mental state and support towards reaching life goals.The mind-body connectionIn Switzerland, elite athletes – including the Swiss ski team – rely on it for optimising performance. French schoolchildren use it to help manage their emotions. And while people in continental Europe have been enjoying the benefits of sophrology for years, it’s a self-help method that’s only making its way further afield now.Leading the way in bringing the practice to new shores is sophrologist Dominique Antiglio, founder of BeSophro. Her new book The Life