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When the going gets tough… keep the best from going


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Expert Perspective by Grahall’s OmniMedia Editorial Board

In his may 25th article (More Workers Start to Quit) for the Wall Street Journal, author Joe Light writes: “As the job market begins to loosen up, human-resource managers might increasingly be surprised by an announcement from employees they haven’t heard in a while: ‘I quit.’ … And recent sentiment indicates that the number of employees quitting could continue to grow in the coming months.” This article makes a very good case for a fundamental Grahall principle: that identifying critical workforce segments – those roles and jobs that contribute more than others to an organization’s overall success – is key to effective people strategy.

Companies who are more proactive in that regard will find that turnover will continue , but more than likely if the rewards programs favor those who are critical to organizational success, those vital individuals will remain. So how does a company go about protecting their most critical human resources?
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The Impact of Organizational Climate on Discretionary Effort


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Expert Perspective on Discretionary Effort

Do you wonder how to attract and motivate employees who will deliver 110% of the necessary effort? Jay Wolf shares his suggestions on how to accomplish this in his paper “The Impact of Organizational Climate on Discretionary Effort“. Wolf writes: “The thing to understand is that discretionary effort is a result; a result of a positive organizational climate.”   He continues:  “Creating a positive organizational climate is the responsibility of the leader. It is the number one priority of any superior leader who is committed to achieving peak performance from his or her team.”

To find out how to create the organizational climate necessary to drive peak performance, click here to read Wolf’s article.

Jay Wolf is an Executive Coach, Leadership Development Consultant and a Partner of JCris Consulting Group. He is responsible for the procurement of new business, client relations management, performance coaching of high-potentials and senior level executives, and the facilitation of leadership development programs. Jay can be reached by email at

JCris Consulting Group has formed a strategic partnership with Grahall, LLC

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