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Gamification is Serious Business

Whoever decided their employees should play games at work? Back in the 90s I had college suite mates who never saw second semester because they spent the bulk of their first semester playing video games. They never got much done because they never seemed to focus on work. Yet today we see Fortune 100 companies […]

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‘Tis the season…

Elevating employee engagement with an attitude of gratitude ‘Tis the season…for a fresh start. We’re hustling and bustling at home and in the office in an effort to kick off the new year, prepare for all that Q1 brings, and collaborate with people who matter most to our business.  We’ll write kickoff emails and tasks […]

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Before Motivation, Secure Your Retention

We love the thought of incentives driving productivity and rewards tied to growth. There’s a pile of data out there that justifies the spend for a catalog or points for travel.  We spent countless resources after the recession finding data points that proved programs worked and improved their effectiveness. And finally, a breather letting us […]

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A meeting planner’s diagram for success

As a meeting planner, your co-workers most certainly think your gig is glamourous. Hallway conversations tend to center around, “where are you headed next?” “how many stamps in your passport?”, or “how was Maui?”  They never ask, “hey, how many salespeople hit their goal?”, or “looks like you had a great turnout at the conference.” […]

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MotivAction and Petco Named 2019 Motivation Masters by Incentive Magazine

[Minneapolis, MN] (March 4, 2019) – Northstar Meetings Group and Incentive Magazine today announced MotivAction, a Minneapolis-based performance improvement company, and Petco as winners of the 2019 Motivation Masters award in the Recognition Category for development and delivery of the MyPetcoRecognition Program. “We wanted to build a top-notch program that would rally our corporate, supply chain […]

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Does your incentive plan have a purpose?

At MotivAction we like to say, “design around your goals and let nothing muddy those waters”.  It’s true in any program we design, whether it’s for employee engagement, a meeting, conference or event, and especially with a sales incentive program. We see many organizations spending excessive amounts on sales incentives without a focus on the […]

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What’s With All This Enterprise Engagement Drivel?

There’s a ton being said about Enterprise Engagement, but what does is really mean? Since we have the world’s first ISO 10018-certified Enterprise Engagement technology, we’ll take a crack at explaining. Historically, employee engagement had multiple separate branches such as social recognition, wellness, business development, etc. and they were treated as independent entities. However, this […]

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