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Troublesome Training Lies

Companies that offer comprehensive training programs realize higher income and profits per employee than companies without formalized training. Although training requires an investment, a business that opts out of employee training means they are saying, “No thanks,” to a pile of theoretical money on the table in front of them.

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Tips for Balancing Work-life

Over the years, the need to balance work-life has continued to be a hot topic. Happier employees are not only more efficient but also produce higher quality work. Work-life balance creates a more satisfied workforce but also improves employee retention and overall productivity.

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Empathy Skills for Employee Engagement

Empathy is one of the most effective ways to have better relationships at work. Since empathy is often confused with sympathy, let’s first get some clarity on the two.

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How to Tame Crazy Emails

Poor communication has been a major reoccurring challenge for our clients, specifically, the management of email communication. Even though email helps us to run our professional lives, it can also, very literally, run your professional life.

Here are 3 ways to tame the crazy emails.

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Team Communication Tips

Today’s workplace employs multiple generations, with different verbal and writing styles, plus a variety of applications for electronic communication and collaboration. Many companies now have distributed workforces operating from their home offices.

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How to Keep Great Employees

Employee turnover, and the costs associated with it, range widely based on the wage and role of the employee. One thing that you do have some control over is involuntary turnover – or, more explicitly controlling the need to fire an employee.

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Diffuse Disrespectful Situations

Disrespectful situations in the workplace can occur for numerous reasons and results in behavior that is unprofessional, inappropriate, rude, unpleasant, disturbing, or offensive. Disrespectful situations are hurtful and cause stress, impacting both the individuals involved and the surrounding team members. Let’s look at some simple tips to help diffuse these situations.

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Champion for Workplace Culture

Culture is the character and personality of your company. It’s what makes your business unique and is the sum of its values, traditions, beliefs, interactions, behaviors, and attitudes. Positive workplace culture attracts talent, drives engagement, impacts happiness and satisfaction, and affects performance. The personality of your business is influenced by everything: leadership, management, workplace practices, policies, people, and more.

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3 Ways to Show Respect

Respectful treatment of employees at all levels is the #1 contributor to employee satisfaction. Research shows that respect beats out compensation, benefits, job security and trust between employees and senior management, and opportunities to use your skills and abilities at work.

Yet few employees believe they are treated respectfully.

Let’s fix that.

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Don’t Be A Bad Boss

Fact #1: Effective feedback can lead to happier employees.

Fact #2: You don’t need to be a “bad boss” to shudder at the thought of giving negative feedback to an employee.

Let’s talk about feedback.

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The Cost of Needless Complexity

Complexity in business can be an advantage or disadvantage; needless complexity falls into the disadvantage category. Needless complexity contributes to reduced understanding, a reduction in manageability, and unpredictable outcomes – all of which contribute to a reduction of annual profits.

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Accountability or abuse of power?

Is it the lack of accountability or a leader’s self-assigned entitlement of power that disrupts a company’s business model? Opinions and criticisms are tweeted, posted, and rehashed at the speed of light on this topic. Despite the layer of social transparency, the abuse of power seems to overshadow accountability more than ever.

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