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Are you experiencing absent team member stress?

Absent team members put stress on the rest of the team forcing management to figure out who must absorb the extra workload. US businesses lose up to $300 billion yearly as a result of workplace stress. Read how our work with a client reduced their stress during a team member’s unexpected and extended absence

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Leading Through Change

This month’s article begins with a quote that we are certain will resonate with all our readers. We encourage you to click to continue to the full article and consider how The Solution tips can be applied.

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Business Ingredient for Happy Employees

The Successful Business Ingredient: Happy Employees

“Happiness is a warm puppy.” ― Charles M. Schulz
The good news is, the unemployment rate is at an all-time low – 3.6% as of January 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The bad news is…

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Mistakes

Five Steps to Better Workflow

A missed deadline, an overlooked milestone, or a lost order can derail not only your workflow but add to your anxiety and stress. Whether it started fine or was a crapshoot from the very start, what can help reduce the anxiety and stress? Getting everyone on the same page with a documented workflow.

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Start and Finish

Ready… Set… Project Management!

Statistics show that only 2.5% of companies complete all the projects they set out to do. What does the other 97.5% do? Waste time and money because they don’t have a solid plan when it comes to project management. Can’t get your project to the finish line? The Problem Project management is the way a …

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Desk

The Hidden Problems with Multitasking

Sure, that desk may look like that of an efficient multitasker. However, its what you do not see that is the problem! In the business world, employees often wear multiple hats. Their to-do lists are long, the days are short, and projects pile up. Factor in their home and social lives, and it is easy to see why multitasking is utilized. It is not uncommon to see an employee on their phone and computer, all while maintaining a conversation…

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There's no crying in baseball

Negativity in the workplace affects the bottom line.

“There’s no crying in baseball!” Tom Hank’s famous line from the movie A League of Their Own may bring a chuckle, but it’s the crying in business that is the dark little secret nobody talks about.

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Knowledge Transfer

Knowledge Transfer to Close the Gap

As some of the oldest Baby Boomers reach the traditional age of retirement, companies are faced with the potential loss of knowledge and skills. Transferring Boomer knowledge to a younger workforce does not come without challenges. … Continued

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Assumptions

Assumptions Are Dangerous!

Assumptions contribute in a major way to workplace miscommunication. Assumptions are taken as fact when there is no proof. They are often preconceived misconceptions about a situation, person, group, or task – likely based on past experiences with others. More likely than not, you probably do this a bit more than you’d like to believe. …

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Pexels

How to Deal When People Keep Interrupting You Mid-Task

“Stop interrupting me while I am interrupting you.” – WINSTON CHURCHILL The above image is a GIF from the movie The Darkest Hour. Churchill was played by the amazing Gary Oldman. This quote is sometimes written as, “Don’t interrupt me while I’m interrupting you.” Click here to tweet this quote! I know everyone has had …

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Newsletter

Quality & Continuous Improvement: Improve Your Processes in 3 Easy Steps

After the third step of executing your new plan to improve your processes, where do you end up? Quality. Quality is the outcome and the process is how you improve. There are two important pillars (in addition to the 3 steps above) that are also key to understanding process improvement: documentation (steps 1 through 3) and …

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Recognizing Employees Goes Deeper Than Dollars

Recognizing employees goes deeper than dollars

Does your organization have a reward and recognition program in place? Recognizing talent takes small steps, doesn’t require major expenditures, and has a BIG, three-pillar impact: According to WorkStars, 69% of employees would work harder if they felt their efforts were better appreciated. “The common denominator that I’ve found in every single interview is that …

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