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What Can You Learn from Employee Push Back?

Most workplaces (especially those with many employees) are microcosms of society as a whole. Within a company’s walls are individuals of varying ages, races, ethnicities, interests, talents, skills, and temperaments. While most organizations have...

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Keeping Employees Happy Without a Raise

Why do most people work? Because they need money. Obviously, one way to keep your employees happy is to give them more money. However, sometimes that’s not feasible. And, sometimes the most highly compensated employees are not happy and leave to...

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What’s That Smell? Good and Bad Office Smells

When you work in an office, you share more than a common employer. You share the air you breathe. Sometimes that may leave you wishing you had a window you could open up to get rid of the unpleasant smells that inevitably occur in any shared...

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Creating A Schedule When You Work from Home

In 2017, IT provider Softchoicesurveyed 1,000 full-time North American office workers who use a computer or mobile device during the majority of the workday. Nearly 75% of respondents said they would quit their jobs to work for a company that...

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How Can I Improve My Leadership Skills at Work?

The higher you climb within the ranks of your company, the more responsibility you have. The more responsibility you have, the more important it is to delegate tasks. If you want to increase the likelihood that the tasks you delegate will be...

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4 Ways to Make Office Meetings Fun

For many businesses, regular office meetings are an essential aspect of the company culture. Meetings ensure that all attendees are on the same page, so to speak, by hearing all parties’ ideas, questions, concerns, misgivings, and suggestions.

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How to Become the Best Listener in the Office

According to Forbes Magazine, better listening skills could lead to more promotions. An article in the Harvard Business Review proclaims listening to be one of the most effective -- and one of the most overlooked -- leadership tools. Research...

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3 Ways to Combat the “Us vs. Them” Mentality

Typically, the larger a corporation is, the more of an unspoken separation there is between departments. Actually, there is also often a very visible separation that sends a message about how high (or low) they rank in the proverbial food chain....

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Answering the Phone Professionally in an Office Environment

First impressions are lasting impressions, and in many cases the first contact a customer has with a business is on the telephone. Even more importantly, the first contact a potential customer (or employee) has with a business is on the...

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Perks of Welcoming Pets in the Workplace

As you prepare to ring in the New Year, you'll likely be updating your 2018 calendar with the birthdays, anniversaries, vacations, etc. If you're a pet lover, another entry you should make is on the week of June 18-22, 2018. It's Take Your Pet to...

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