38 years ago, the penultimate pop funk band Earth Wind & Fire gave the world a classic: Shining Star. Released during their peak years, Shining Star delivered the uplifting, positive message that was so needed during the mid-70s. Nearly four decades later, the lyrics still ring true, and got me thinking about employee recognition. Your Read More

Every person, word, action, wall color, email, and vending machine snack at an organization ultimately shapes its culture, but nothing can chisel, sand, and refine company’s vibe like employee recognition – especially when it’s digital. It’s been shown time and time again that praise from a manager and peers is an effective motivator at an Read More

OK, saying employee engagement can save the lives of your team members may be a little hyperbolic, but hey – as leaders we need every advantage possible, right? The infusion of wellness programs into corporate America is nearly complete, and you’ll find health-based incentives in most benefits packages. It’s a no brainer to connect lower Read More

Dear CEO, Did you know that it is your responsibility to make your employees happy? Well, it is! Your first thought may be, “Oh great, like I need something else to do,” BUT if you simply make sure your people are happy you will see the benefits in countless ways like increased creativity, innovation, performance, Read More

We said it – email sucks. Email is one of, if not, the most impersonal forms of communication out there and yet we all are guilty of using it, in many cases when we know it’s not the correct communication given the situation and audience. When we started Sparcet, of course the thought crossed our Read More