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Employee Motivation Day: Making the UK’s workforce feel great

Are you a manager? Are your employees in a slump? Are you a worker? Do you feel undervalued and – at times – just a little bit miserable?

As luck would have it, Argos for Business have created a day to counter all these negative feelings in the workplace. Employee Motivation Day 2016 will be taking place on Thursday 25th February, and will celebrate the efforts of the nation’s workforce and promote motivation in offices across the country.

Argos for Business have enlisted the help of three-time Olympic medallist and motivational speaker, Roger Black MBE, to promote their message. Black has provided tips for keeping employees engaged in their work; giving employees more responsibility ranks at number one on his list.

“In 1991, the British Team won a gold medal for the 4×400 metre relay team in the World Championships. In a brave move, and instead of listening to the Coach, we made the decision to change the running order the night before the race, and that decision ultimately resulted in a gold medal,” Black stated.

“By giving your team members responsibility to make decisions about what they do, you will see an increase in engagement and a greater commitment to tasks – because they have made it their own,” he continued.

Employee Motivation Day 2016 will also see the reveal of the results of the “Motivated teams” research conducted by Argos for Business, which will let you and your colleagues know how you #maketheteam. They believe that there are eight main types of worker: Big Idea Bods, Go-getting Gregarians, Observant Operators, Captain Questions, Independent Introverts, Confident Creatives, Logical Leaders, and People Oriented Performers. See how you #maketheteam via their interactive online quiz, which will be released on the day.

The Panoptic Media Marketing team are supporting Employee Motivation Day 2016 because we appreciate and believe in all of our employees. We believe that acknowledging our team’s hard work keeps our employees happy – and happy employees achieve better results and higher quality work, ultimately resulting in higher customer satisfaction.

If you want better results for your team, get involved in Employee Motivation Day 2016 by downloading the resource pack from www.employeemotivationday.co.uk, or by visiting the dedicated Facebook and Twitter pages and using the hashtags #EmployeeMotivationDay, #EMD, #MakeTheTeam and #NatMotivateDay.

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Safer Internet Day reminds us that there is good online

The world supported Safer Internet Day on Tuesday

The internet plays a massive part in our daily lives. The resources available are immense and the possibilities infinite. So too are the dangers. More children than ever have access to a smart device connecting them to the internet at all hours.

Safer Internet Day is a global initiative set up to highlight the positive effect technology can have on our lives. The goal is to promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology amongst children. Safer Internet Day also calls upon young people, parents, carers, teachers, law enforcement, policymakers and the wider community to help create a better internet.

As well as encouraging people of all ages to help in creating a better and safer online community, Safer Internet Day advise parents and children of all ages on the impact the internet can have on their lives and the lives of others. While inspiring respectful and inclusive internet behaviour, Safer Internet Day also aims to raise awareness about the issues of online hate.  

The initiative, coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, began in 2004. Annually, Safer Internet Day raises awareness in over a hundred countries coordinated by Insafe/INHOPE and supported by the European Union.

Last year over 850 organisations got involved, ranging from schools and youth charities to government and businesses. Activities ranged from panels, presentations, social media campaigns, targeted lessons, and more.

Are you ready to play your part in making the internet a safer place? Join the conversation at #SID2016 or get involved in the #shareaheart social media campaign to help inspire kindness online.

We support Safer Internet Day because an inclusive, safe digital space is essential in our media driven age. For more tips to keep you safe online, check out our tips page.

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