Maybe a new job design for hospital administrator should start with “Disruptive CEO needed: Must have operational finesse, government awareness, daily fortitude, innovative muster, partnership advancement, strategic relevancy, patient endearment and the intrinsic motivation to blend it all together in a balancing act that not many tightrope walkers could master.”,“I truly vacillate between strategy and daily operations,” says Bruce Tassin, CEO for CHI St. Joseph Health System (known until January as KentuckyOne Health) and president of St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.,‘No two days are the same’

Commonwealth health-care leaders increasingly agree that future Kentucky hospital leaders must be entrepreneurs – a word associated with the renegade independence of innovators – and that they must keep this approach in mind while administering daily functions of core operations like patient safety, performance metric reviews, daily rounding and physician relations while also balancing new ventures, policy challenges, medical talent recruitment and strategic planning all while the speed of change zooms and flutters around them.,Beyond traditional health-care competencies, being a hospital administrator takes “an entrepreneurial mindset,” according to Mike Rust, president of the Kentucky Hospital Association.,With so many functions and systems in a hospital, motivating teams is important to the success of day-to-day operations and cost efficiencies, along with patient safety and good outcomes. read more

The discussion of alienated and apathetic young people has continually fuelled the debate on the relationship between said young people and the business landscape around them.,Somewhat ironically, it is those businesses with a negative outlook of young people that struggle to both appeal to a younger audience and, actually retain said employees once they’ve walked through the door.,Therefore, the issue is not the relationship between young people and the business world around them; rather the relationship businesses have with the young people within.,Below, I note three vital themes to consider when questioning the relationship your business has with its staff, particularly in helping to recruit and ultimately retain young people while ensuring they actively want to take their career further with your business.,Therefore, having a clearly defined and invigorated training and promotion scheme can be a valuable asset to employers of young people.

Thanks to technological developments in mobile workforce management and IoT sensor technology, businesses can now measure employee activity in near-real time.,As a result, many have been able to 'gamify' aspects of work, using leaderboards and live performance data to provide instant feedback to employees on their daily achievements.,Feeding information from these monitoring tools to employees in near-real time allows workers to become aware of any bad habits they may have developed, and be motivated to improve through standing in relation to their peers.,Cultivating positive feedback loops between productive behavior and a worker's 'score' (data fed from monitoring tools) helps workers eradicate these bad habits without requiring heavy investment in reward programs or HR platforms.,Gamification offers a simple and cost-effective solution to boosting employee productivity and motivation using an organization's existing resources, offering an effective and efficient solution without breaking the bank.

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There are many reasons why businesses should love gamification as much as users love games.,When a brand needs to drive user-engagement, motivate employees, increase sales, collect data, change a certain behavior or solve a business problem-- well-structured gamification can act as a "magical wand" in all cases.,Gabe Zichermann delivering a talk at TEDx San Francisco 2017Gabe Zichermann read more

The new record is 1.5 million visitors higher than 2017’s total – a 3.1 percent increase – marking the eighth-consecutive year of tourism growth for Los Angeles.,City leaders and Los Angeles Tourism Convention Board President CEO Ernest Wooden Jr. made the celebratory announcement using a hologram created by Los Angeles-based VNTANA, the leading provider of premium mixed reality experiences, at a special gathering of L.A.’s tourism and hospitality community.,In surpassing 50 million total visitors, Los Angeles set new tourism records for domestic and international visitation, hosting an estimated 42.5 million domestic visitors (3 percent increase) and 7.5 million international visitors (3.6 percent increase).,L.A.’s tourism growth can be attributed to several factors including a 3.6 percent increase in international seat capacity at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX); nearly 2,000 new rooms added to the destination’s hotel inventory; L.A.’s growing reputation as a hot culinary and cultural destination; as well as L.A. Tourism’s latest global campaign, ‘L.A. Loves’ which extended and amplified a message of welcome and hospitality following the acclaimed ’ Everyone is Welcome’ initiative.,ABOUT LOS ANGELES TOURISM CONVENTION BOARD

As the official destination marketing and sales organization for the City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Tourism Convention Board (L.A. Tourism) inspires travelers around the world to visit L.A. for leisure or meetings and conventions, while advancing the city’s tourism economy. read more

So he deemed the 1934 World Cup “a joke,” surmising that “the national associations of England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland have quite enough to do in their own International Championship, which seems to me a far better World Championship than the one to be staged in Rome.”,By the time of the first postwar World Cup, eventually scheduled for 1950 in Brazil, its status and England’s changed circumstance left them no option but to participate—and a good thing too, because what happened next was epochal.,Perpetrating perhaps the Scottishest act of all time, the Scottish Football Association ruled that its team would travel only if it qualified top of the group—which it did not, edged out by England in the final game.,The captains of the English and U.S. national teams, Billy Wright and Ed McIlvenny, exchange souvenirs at the start of their 1950 World Cup match in Brazil

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With these ideas in mind, Alison Divine and colleagues at Canada's Western University paired with fellow researchers in the UK to investigate the possible role of Facebook in stimulating college students (always a good sample for social media research) to increase their exercise motivation.,Including in their study the role of relatedness, or psychological-need satisfaction in exercising with others, the Canada-UK team believed that college students who were more connected on Facebook, and also enjoyed sharing their exercise with other people, would have deeper and more lasting exercise motivation.,In SDT, the need for relatedness is a potent motivator, and “it is within the social context that needs can be promoted or thwarted, suggesting that Facebook, as a growing part of the social context for undergraduate students, has the potential to play a positive or negative role in exercise motivation and well-being.”,Hence, the authors believe in the perhaps counterintuitive view that Facebook can enhance exercise motivation in a positive sense by building support for physical activity among one’s general group of friends.,On the other hand, for some participants, the Facebook exercise motivation remained positive, allowing them to find enjoyment in physical activity via their feelings of connections to their friends.

By grounding performance and compensation in agency theory, organisations prioritize pay over other motivators such as personal fulfillment and satisfaction, with the greatest emphasis on large pay-off or bonus schemes.,Research conducted over the past 35 years has found little evidence of a significant link between executive pay and performance.,Firstly, executives are more risk-averse than economic theory suggests, preferring clearer pay structures that they can understand and control, over potentially unambiguous but larger pay-offs.,These factors suggest conventional methods of financial reward not only fail to satisfy executives but contribute to inflated pay, rather than regulate it.,After seeing the salary disclosure of her peers, a chief executive is not going to approach the remuneration committee and say, ‘I’m willing to surrender 10% of my pay to enable a fairer playing field'.

With these ideas in mind, Alison Divine and colleagues at Canada's Western University paired with fellow researchers in the UK to investigate the possible role of Facebook in stimulating college students (always a good sample for social media research) to increase their exercise motivation.,Including in their study the role of relatedness, or psychological-need satisfaction in exercising with others, the Canada-UK team believed that college students who were more connected on Facebook, and also enjoyed sharing their exercise with other people, would have deeper and more lasting exercise motivation.,In SDT, the need for relatedness is a potent motivator, and “it is within the social context that needs can be promoted or thwarted, suggesting that Facebook, as a growing part of the social context for undergraduate students, has the potential to play a positive or negative role in exercise motivation and well-being.”,Hence, the authors believe in the perhaps counterintuitive view that Facebook can enhance exercise motivation in a positive sense by building support for physical activity among one’s general group of friends.,On the other hand, for some participants, the Facebook exercise motivation remained positive, allowing them to find enjoyment in physical activity via their feelings of connections to their friends.