#Socialnomics 2014 by Erik Qualman.
“We don’t have a choice on whether we do social media. The choice is how well we do it”- Erik Qualman
It’s no surprise to us here at integritive that Liz Polfus was honored as one of Asheville’s 40 Under 40. Liz manages our production department, which means she works closely with our team of designers, developers, and project managers to schedule and complete work on-time, in an accurate and intelligent way, and within the set budget. Liz came to integritive with a background in Fine Arts and a technical aptitude. Polfus thrived in our democratic workplace. By allowing her flexibility in her professional reach, she quickly developed a more comprehensive understanding of the technical side of website and software building and has been able to put her creativity to good use when crafting solutions and problem-solving on behalf of our clients.
Honorees for the 40 Under 40 award were nominated via letters of recommendation. The award, sponsored by The Biltmore Beacon and the Young Professionals of the Asheville Chamber of Commerce, honors professionals 39 years of age or younger, who live or work in the greater Asheville area (Buncombe County), are involved in their communities and show the potential to be a leader in the business community for years to come. Honorees are chosen based on their business success and their achievements as an active member of the community. When asked how she felt to be honored as one of the “40 Under 40”, Liz replied, “Pretty great, actually. My job is a lot of behind the scenes, down and dirty work in the trenches to get intelligent products out the door and into the world. I’m a part of a team that gets things done and don’t often look up to see who’s watching, so it’s neat to be recognized.” Read the rest of this entry »
What is the key to motivation? Traditionally, most business models follow a carrot & stick approach: good work earns rewards, poor work does not. But is this really the best way to get the most from our employees? Dan Pink has done the research, and he concludes that in most cases, the carrot & stick model actually decreases motivation and productivity. This fascinating TED Talk video will break down why we need to re-think motivation in order to get the most creativity and effective efforts from our employees.