In the fast-paced business world, neglecting employee psychological needs leads to disengagement, high turnover, and productivity loss. This article explores the crisis in workplace engagement and strategies for aligning work with employees’ intrinsic needs for growth, meaning, and fulfillment.

January 16, 2024

A disengaged employee in a modern office setting, illustrating the impact of neglecting employee psychological needs

This blog article discusses the challenges that leaders face in creating an engaging work environment and the potential reasons why they may struggle to do so. It provides suggestions on how leaders can address these challenges and create a more positive and engaging work environment that supports employee engagement and well-being.

December 22, 2022

Ben Ortlip chats with Tom and Tab on the SALES with ASLAN Podcast. He talks all about The Culture MRI®, the tool that helps businesses quantify and measure the health of their culture. How does one measure that and also measure the impact of it? The Culture MRI® has identified 15 drivers of culture and […]

August 23, 2022

We had a fantastic time with Lisa McGuire of Your Passion, Purpose and Personal Brand Podcast talking about all things culture! In this episode you’ll learn: ➡️ Why a “great job” is not enough to keep employees satisfied and loyal ➡️ What it takes for someone to have fulfillment in their career ➡️ How to develop a […]

August 16, 2022

I don’t have to convince most leaders that culture is the number one issue on the business landscape today. For decades, it was management and leadership. They’ve tweaked and updated and reorganized over and over in hopes of smoothing out the rough spots and squeezing incremental performance out of their systems. But leadership principles can […]

March 13, 2022

In 1967, three astronauts were burned alive during a test of the Apollo 1 spacecraft. It was a defining moment for NASA, the agency charged with carrying out President Kennedy’s vision of landing a man on the moon by the end of the decade. The language that emerged in the wake of the disaster is […]

January 11, 2022

Recently, Ben Ortlip made a guest appearance on Cool Change Podcast with Chuck Allen. In the episode Ben discusses how the workplace has changed dramatically over the last hundred years or so. Today, for many people, it’s less about securing food, water and shelter, and more about finding work that is meaningful and aligned with […]

October 21, 2021

When responding to surveys, many employees will avoid sharing negative information because they don’t want to kill the vibe… or worse, they don’t want to be perceived as a complainer. We call this the “Rosy Bias.” There’s a lot of pressure in companies to appear “positive” and encouraging, especially when the leaders talk about creating […]

November 8, 2018

Which Phase Describes Your Organization? Many companies are good at bringing products and services to market. They’re also good at building operations that enable them to scale and grow the business. But once it reaches a certain size, an organization’s most significant accomplishment is simply existing as a healthy people group. Unfortunately, most organizations struggle […]

October 19, 2015

“It isn’t normal to know what we want. It is a rare and difficult psychological achievement.” Abraham Maslow For the first time in mankind’s history, the workforce has reached what Abraham Maslow called “Self-Actualization.” This important development means that there are 3 primary motivations that drive today’s workers. They are: Craft, Cause, & Community™. These […]

March 5, 2014