Getting Ready for 2020

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2019 is fast drawing to a close. As the year ends, it is a good time to take stock of your company, to do a review and assessment of how things are working and to get ready to hit the ground running in the new year. Here are a few things to look at to… Read more »

Hot to Make the Most of Your Meetings

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Studies have shown that more than half the time taken up by meetings is actually wasted. Participants often are not engaged – many are doing other work, even dozing or daydreaming. And yet, the time spent in meetings has actually increased over the years. How can you get more out of your meetings? Here are… Read more »

The Best Way to Write an Email

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People get a lot of email at work. When you send an email, it becomes one of many that clutter up a person’s inbox. But, naturally, you want your email to be seen and read, preferably in a timely manner. What can you do to make sure your email receives the attention it deserves? Setting… Read more »

Offering More Flexibility in the Workplace

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More companies are now offering flexible working conditions and schedules for their employees in an effort to attract and retain top talent. Surveys have shown that such flexibility is especially important to younger workers. Giving employees control over their own work conditions does a lot to enhance employee engagement. It has many other benefits as… Read more »

The Problem with Late-Night Emails

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Technology has enabled us to communicate more quickly and easily than ever before. We can send messages at the touch of a button. This has helped people to work more efficiently and to be more productive. But there are times when this ease of communication is actually not such a good thing. One time especially… Read more »

Good Leadership Skills

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Many in leadership positions believe that, in order to be effective, they have to keep after their employees, to present a stern, no-nonsense demeanor. They feel they need to push their employees and that the stick is more effective than a carrot. But research has shown that it is possible to have both high performance… Read more »

How to Build a Reward System that Works

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When putting together a rewards program for employees, many companies simply look at what their competitors offer, or cobble together something without a lot of planning. But in doing this, companies are foregoing a valuable resource, an opportunity to attract new people and retain those they have Outstanding companies design rewards programs differently. They look… Read more »

How to Put Together an Effective Team

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No matter what size company you work for, you will at some point be working in a team. Teams are one of the fundamental components of companies. So it is important when putting teams together to make sure they are organized as optimally as possible One expert in organizational behavior explains three important ways to… Read more »

How to Give Recognition to Employees

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Studies have shown how important it is for managers to give recognition to employees, to praise and reward their efforts for a job well done. Giving recognition is a key component of enhancing employee engagement, which is crucial to the efficiency of a company. Employees who are engaged are happier, more innovative, more productive, and… Read more »

Basic Tips on Improving Employee Engagement

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Do you find that your employees are not all that engaged with their work? They are not showing much enthusiasm and not putting in their best effort. If so, you certainly need to address the situation. Employee engagement is important, having a direct effect on the bottom line. Engaged employees look forward to coming into… Read more »