Traits Shared by the Best Teams

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Today’s companies, which focus on collaboration and cooperation among people working in teams, are considered marvels of organization. By working in teams, people are able to develop ideas and accomplish tasks that no one person could do alone. But what makes a great team? Research is showing that there are three factors that come together… Read more »

Solving Problems at Your Business

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There are many different methods that have been developed for tackling problems people encounter in the workplace. Some procedures work better than others depending on the type of problem. But having the right problem-solving strategy is essential to finding a solution. It can mean the difference between overcoming the obstacle and moving ahead or getting… Read more »

Reassessing Meetings After the Pandemic

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During the pandemic, virtual meetings became the norm. Zoom became a household name. And now that things are improving, companies are looking at workplace arrangements in general and assessing how to bring people back to work and bring them together, what changes to make and how to do it safely. As part of this effort,… Read more »

Improving Thinking and Focus at Work

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Organizational experts tell us that taking breaks during the workday is a good idea. They help us to recharge our batteries, giving us more energy and making us more productive. But beyond that, some psychologists also contend that we can make use of this so-called free time to free our thinking as well, giving our… Read more »

Brainstorming and Creativity – Not Always a Good Match

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When many companies want to plot a strategy or tackle a problem, their first impulse is to begin brainstorming solutions to the issue. They believe that when everyone throws out random ideas, they will eventually end up with something that works. But research is showing that brainstorming may not be as effective as companies seem… Read more »

Tips for Giving a Good Presentation at Work

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Giving a presentation at work can produce a lot of anxiety, especially for someone not comfortable with public speaking. And many are not. But, with the proper planning and practice, it doesn’t have to be that stressful. Here are a few tips for making a good presentation. 1. Know your audience You should know something… Read more »

How to Handle a Troublesome Employee

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If you are a manager, you may be fortunate enough to have a team that works well together. Your people are cooperative, empathetic, look out for each other. But that is not always the case. There may be times when you have a difficult employee on your hands, a person who, for one reason or… Read more »

How to Develop a Social Media Policy

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These days, almost every company has a social media presence. That is why it is important that your company have a clear social media policy that contains guidelines for posting. Almost two-thirds of people surveyed said their employer has no social media policy. It’s surprising, but more than that, it is a big mistake. Even… Read more »

Workforce Trends

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With the pandemic acting as a catalyst, a new workforce trend is emerging, a hybrid model where part of the company workforce is at the office, while another part is working remotely. A survey by an independent research firm of more than 30,000 workers in 31 countries revealed that this new type of flexible work… Read more »

How to Keep Remote Workers Engaged

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When people are working remotely and are more isolated, employee engagement might start to sag a little. As workers continue to struggle with the upheaval caused by the pandemic, stress levels are high. People are navigating a new and uncertain environment. This can take a toll on focus, energy and productivity. If you find that… Read more »