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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.Are you being disrespected? Take an inventory of the situation by writing down actions you can control and those you cannot.Mentally let go of all those things you can’t control.Focus on what you can control and map out the steps you will do next to help resolve the situation.Take …

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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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Before you start making changes, find a champion!

All organizations experience change. The need for change can come from external forces or internal needs and can be either planned for or unexpected. One element to support the change process is a change champion.

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