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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?

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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.

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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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Tips to Handle Interruptions

Statistics on productivity time lost and resulting cost to your business due to interruptions vary. Aside from these aspects, think about how you feel when you are interrupted – often frustration and anger levels rise and have a further impact on your productivity and ability to refocus.

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Process Improvement

Process improvement is identifying, analyzing, and improving existing business processes to optimize performance, meet best practice standards or simply improve quality and the user experience for customers and end-users. More widely recognized as a continual improvement process: an ongoing effort to improve products, services, or processes.

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Employee Recognition

Does your organization have a reward and recognition program in place? Employees would work harder if they felt their efforts were better appreciated. Recognizing talent takes small steps, does not require significant expenditures, and has an impact on the organizational, operational, and individual levels.

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Fix Your Onboarding Process

New employees decide within the first 30 days whether they feel welcome in the organization. Weak or nonexistent onboarding programs can lead to employees not feeling welcome. A turn-style of new employees is costly and stressful for any business.

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