Monthly Archives: January 2011

SAS Uses the fundamentals and gets great results

Leadership does not have to be complicated. Asking and responding goes a long way to developing a relationship. Relationships are founded on trust and in an environment of trusting relationships people preform better. It creates great business results and a great place to work.

SAS Tops Fortunes List this year – here is how they survey employees

Regan Interview about survey results

From Mat Wilson’s Regan article

Karen Lee, senior manager of internal communications at SAS, said the #1 spot reaffirmed the role of communications in creating a stellar work environment:

“In an  era of social media where communication is critical, transparency within internal communications at SAS reflects the trust our employees have in our leadership and in one another,” said Lee, who was celebrating the selection with team members before dawn on Thursday.

Every year, managers/clients expect a complicated process or survey. The fact is a simple survey that is discussed, turned into action themes and acted upon creates a positive momentum. Surveys are the most scalable and demonstrable activity an organization can do that proves they are listening and that they care. Today, social media can also do this but the advantage of a survey is the legitimacy that the methodology brings to the conversation. Both should be used and likely in combination to enable a dynamic conversation with employees that encourages innovation and creativity.
Employee Survey Process Achieving Leadership Results Ryan Williams Oct 2007 http://d1.scribdassets.com/ScribdViewer.swf

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2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is doing awesome!.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 2,700 times in 2010. That’s about 6 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 13 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 36 posts. There were 34 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 7mb. That’s about 3 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was March 22nd with 55 views. The most popular post that day was IABC Gold Quill Blue Ribbon Panel 2010.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were twisurveys.com, facebook.com, twitter.com, insession.x.iabc.com, and cordless-homephone.info.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for happy people, people happy, team charter, happy people pictures, and employee engagement.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

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IABC Gold Quill Blue Ribbon Panel 2010 March 2010

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Does aiming for employee happiness undermine engagement? May 2009
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Employee engagement in economic downturns February 2009

4

Being an effective leader – Fair does not need to be equal December 2009
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About February 2009

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