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Stress and Anxiety Are Not Your Workplace Friends

Workplace stress and anxiety are generally not good things, no matter what anyone tells you! I know there are some who believe that a certain level of stress, or as they usually call it, “motivation,” is a good thing. And … Continue reading






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Training, Re-Training and Adapting Are Usually a Good Bet

I’m a big advocate of workplace training and retraining, but judging by most businesses today, not many are listening. The truth is, most organizations have limited time or resources for training. Most managers and employers in all fields expect their … Continue reading






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No Matter the Century, Humans are Still Human

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I’m often amused at people who talk about how we are now past problems that have plagued humanity for centuries. Now that we’re well into the 21st Century, they predict we can stop focusing so much on things like racism … Continue reading






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Millennial “Generation Gap” May Be Impacting Your Office

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If your workplace is like many organizations today, you probably have a number of millennials on your team; you may be one yourself. Just to make sure we’re on the same page, millennials are those who were born between 1980 … Continue reading






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Divide and Conquer Big Issues in Your Workplace

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Although business owners and managers face many issues unique to their industry, some of the most challenging are those shared with those in other types of organizations. Take the difficulties of hiring and retaining good staff. Although the demands of … Continue reading






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Unexpected Issues Can Impact Workplace Efficiency

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I’m surprised at how often business owners and managers see workplace efficiency and personnel management as separate questions. Clearly, there are workflow designs or equipment questions that can make or break any organization and are not directly related to personnel. … Continue reading






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Lighten Up Your Workplace for Increased Productivity

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Let’s face it, work is not always fun. As they say, “that’s why they call it work.” But there is a point where an owner or manager may need to draw a line. Although problems can take many forms, many … Continue reading






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Don’t Let an Office Bully Cost Your Company Big Bucks

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I know that many employers and managers often feel like a grade school teacher. Even with the best workforce, there’s always one or two who rub each other the wrong way or seem to have more than their share of … Continue reading






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Good Management Really Does Matter—Even with Your Bottom Line

Sometimes I deal with specifics so much that I forget to stress the underlining need for good management. There is much that you can do to anticipate the potholes and to navigate around them if you are savvy and prepared. … Continue reading






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How Do You Reward Good Employees? Remove Bad Ones

I’m sure you’ve seen advice regarding employee bonus and incentive systems, including some that are quite complex. The idea is that, to achieve a high-performance workplace, you need to motivate employees and achieve maximum efficiency. None of this is wrong, … Continue reading






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