Company Wellness Programs Are Thriving

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It appears that many companies are expanding their health and wellness programs. In a recent survey by a California-based staffing firm, about two-thirds of those companies responding said they had beefed up their wellness programs in the past five years. And workers appear to be happy with the results. Almost all of those responding said… Read more »

How Companies Can Contribute to Their Communities and Give Thanks

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Being socially responsible is an important goal for many companies. They understand the value of helping their communities and society in general. Many companies do this through philanthropy and organizing employee volunteer programs. Survey Results A recent survey by a California management resources company confirms the value of social programs. More than 2,000 CFOs were… Read more »

How Standing Increases Productivity

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An office innovation that has been gaining some attention is the standing desk. They are supposed to be better for your health, and the research appears to back that up. Standing desks help you to burn more calories. They also improve a person’s attention and cognitive processes. A new study has shown that they may… Read more »

Leading by Example

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There are reams of literature out there on leadership and management and the best way to do it. But some management experts contend that even with all the literature, there is a key component of leadership that does not get enough attention. This key aspect of management is leading by example. Leading by example is… Read more »

Making Your Meetings Count

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Most of us are aware that meetings can be a place where we don’t make the best use of our time. It is easy to get bogged down in details, to wander off track, to spend more time discussing something than we should. As a result, management experts have come up with many different ideas… Read more »

How to Choose a Team Leader

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Project teams are commonplace in the business world. And, naturally, there are different ways of organizing these teams. One important decision to make is who will lead the team. Should the team leader be selected by members of the team itself or appointed by managers? There are several issues to consider when making such a… Read more »

The Best Office Colors for Productivity

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Among the things that affect productivity, scant attention is given to the color of the room where people work. Admittedly, room color does not affect productivity in the way some other things do, but it still can influence the way people work. Work environment is important, and room color is a part of that environment…. Read more »

Preparing at Work for a Vacation

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So, you want to take a vacation, but the thought of doing it fills you with more anxiety than actually going to work. You know there will be phone calls from the office asking for directions. You know you will be sitting on the beach combing through emails, afraid you might be missing something, and… Read more »

How to Put Together a Memorable Conference

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Conferences are a part of business life. Odds are you have been to one or more during your career. And obviously, some are better than others. At some point, you and your company may be in the position of having to put together a conference. If you are, here are a few tips to make… Read more »

Realizing Potential

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Most companies, when they look at developing workers for leadership or management positions, focus on the top 15 percent of the workforce. These are the so-called high-potential employees. At the other end, there are about 15 percent who are underperformers, with a large group of 70 percent in the middle. Since this middle sector makes… Read more »