Author Archives: Richard Boyer

2017 Great Colleges Announced!

Now in its tenth year, the Great Colleges to Work For® program continues to provide vital data about employee engagement at colleges and universities across the United States. The partnership between The Chronicle of Higher Education and ModernThink LLC has been bringing higher educational leaders valuable insights into fundamental workplace qualities since 2008. This year, Read More »

Great Colleges Experts Coming to Your Area

Representatives from ModernThink, the research and survey partner behind the Great Colleges to Work For program, will be attending and/or presenting at the following upcoming conferences. Be sure to introduce yourself and learn more about the Great Colleges program! Society for College and University Planning 52nd Annual International Conference – Washington, D.C. July 8 – July Read More »

A Great Place to Work Begins with Great Leadership

This past December, ModernThink partnered with The Chronicle of Higher Education to create a free report on workplace quality based on the past 9 years of data from the Great Colleges to Work For® program. This report was circulated to college and university presidents nationwide. It explored how college and university leaders play a valuable role in Read More »

A Great Place to Work Begins with Great Leadership

This past December, ModernThink partnered with The Chronicle of Higher Education to create a free report on workplace quality based on the past 9 years of data from the Great Colleges to Work For® program. This report was circulated to college and university presidents nationwide. It explored how college and university leaders play a valuable role in Read More »

Indicators of a Culture of Innovation

By Helene Wiswall Perdue, OD Consultant, ModernThink As a function of our work in higher education, we see many strategic plans.  Most of these plans contain some sort of organizational commitment, initiative, or objective related to creating and supporting a culture of innovation.  At some institutions, this commitment manifests itself in the formation of an Read More »

The Pursuit of Happiness (in the Workplace)

“The purpose of life is not to be happy—but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you lived at all.”  ― Leo Rosten, teacher, academic, writer, humorist It has been scientifically proven that happy workers make the best workers. Recognizing the grand impact of higher productivity, many workplaces have Read More »

Impact of Bonuses on Employee Motivation

Conventional wisdom states that one of the best ways to motivate employees is by paying generous bonuses. The media constantly highlights the huge bonuses paid to CEOs and other top executives. Organizations spend millions of dollars every year on bonuses. But is there evidence that bonuses are actually the best way to motivate employees? Bonuses Read More »

Why Are Work Teams So Important?

Businesses rely on work teams in a number of different ways. For some businesses, work teams are developed when certain groups of people share certain job roles or responsibilities. In other instances, employees may be joined together in a team to help enhance each other’s individual talents and areas of expertise. There are actually a Read More »