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Category: Office Culture

Oct
17
2017
How to Curtail Office Rumors and Gossip

What’s going on in the office? They’re up to something and I think they might be planning a layoff. Did you hear about John? I hear he’s getting a divorce. I think they’re going to move the office. I can’t afford to travel any longer than I do now so I think I’m going to […]

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By admin October 17, 2017

Oct
10
2017
The Rules About Cell Phones At Employee Desks

With cell phones now such an integral, ubiquitous part of our everyday lives, it is entirely understandable that employers are concerned about decreased productivity and increased errors as a result of employees too focused on their phones and not enough on their work. Way before cell phones and the distractions offered by texting, calls and […]

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By admin October 10, 2017

Sep
26
2017
How to Take Away an Employee Perk

Employee perks are intended to inspire, motivate, encourage, and reward Company loyalty. They can spur employees to do better work as well as prompt creativity. The variety of perks is limited only by your imagination and budget and can range from paid time off, free food in the break room, babysitting services, gym memberships and […]

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By admin September 26, 2017

Sep
19
2017
What Happened to the Suggestion Box?

Once upon a time nearly every company had a “suggestion box,” an unassuming container, located in public office space and usually locked, into which employees could slip handwritten notes to Management. While I remember seeing them often in the past, I am hard pressed to remember where and when I last saw one. The suggestion […]

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By admin September 19, 2017

Jun
26
2017
Help! My Top Employee Was Caught Lying

Have you ever caught an employee in a lie? How serious was the lie? Did the person own up to it? Were there any repercussions? Lying under any circumstances should not be tolerated. In a professional setting, a lie of any sort, can erode confidence in your company, diminish morale or cause turmoil among coworkers, […]

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By admin June 26, 2017

Apr
25
2017
Top 3 Onboarding Tips

Recruiting and hiring new employees for your company is almost always both time consuming and costly.  If you want to get the maximum return on your recruiting and hiring investment then it is wise to create a comprehensive Onboarding program in order to best integrate your new hire into the fabric of your company. Effective […]

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By admin April 25, 2017

Apr
12
2017
Do Women Manage Differently Than Men?

There is great debate and many opinions about the role of gender in the workplace, especially as it pertains to the role of Managers. Rather than make a case for which gender is better, I think it is more productive to look at the key differences in the management styles of men versus women. Of […]

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By admin April 12, 2017

Mar
14
2017
Get Over It! Impact on You and Your Staff

Let’s face it – the occasional setback can happen in any business. You lose an account when a client decides to go in a different direction. The economy nosedives and impacts your profitability. A key employee suffers a major health issue and no one is cross-trained to take over. A key employee leaves your company […]

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By admin March 14, 2017

Feb
14
2017
Turning Lemons Into Lemonade: What Happens If You Can’t Make the Juice?

At some point it happens to every business owner. You hire a new employee and expect that this person is going to do an excellent job. (You put in a lot of time and effort to make this hire, too!) But after just a short time, you begin to notice signs that your “promising employee” […]

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By admin February 14, 2017

Sep
13
2016
How to Handle Employee “Excuses”

“There was bad traffic.” “I didn’t understand what to do.” “I didn’t have time to finish so I decided to wait until tomorrow.” “I had to go to the doctor.”   If you’re a business owner or manager, I’m sure you’ve heard one of or all of these excuses—and quite possibly can add some more […]

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By admin September 13, 2016