Reduce Office Stress by Opening Lines of Communication between Coworkers

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In the words of George Bernard Shaw, “the single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” Regular, open communication between coworkers is critical for workplace success. It strengthens interpersonal relationships, which leads to enhanced job satisfaction, efficiency and engagement. Effective communication builds trust and mutual respect. So how can you… Read more »

3 Tips on Developing an Effective Leadership Style

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“Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” (Jack Welch) There is no such thing as a single “best” leadership style – but there is the best style for you, in a given situation. And there is a style that best… Read more »

Making a Difference at Work- And Getting Your Boss to Notice

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How can you step up at work and make impactful positive changes? The more you focus on changing things for the better, the more opportunities you’ll recognize. Start by asking yourself: Who needs help and how can I provide it? Who benefits from what I’m doing? How does what I’m doing impact what the organization… Read more »

Accidents Happen: Are You Prepared?

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Workplace accidents can often be prevented, but even companies with industry-leading safety records can’t escape them entirely. When an incident does occur, respond promptly and effectively. Have a plan in place, conduct a thorough investigation, and do whatever it takes to prevent a recurrence. It’s your number-one priority and most important responsibility. Your Comprehensive Incident… Read more »

Kicking Cabin Fever in the Workplace

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The entire nation has been wrapped up in – or buried under – this winter’s infamous polar vortex since the season began. And as recently as this month, the icy meteorological clutch refuses to let up. It’s been too cold to stay outside for long, too gloomy to be motivated, and too snowy to go… Read more »

Implementing a Company Wellness Program

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Investing in your employees’ good health is money well spent – and a great way to do that is through a company wellness program. You’ve already made the wise decision to take this proactive step toward a healthier work force. Here are some tips to get you started: Identify Your Employees’ Needs. Survey your work… Read more »

Writing a Professional Follow-Up Email

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If you’ve been selected to interview for a job, it typically means you’re a serious contender for the position. At this stage of your search process, follow-up is extremely critical. In fact, it can significantly affect whether or not you progress to the next stage in the hiring process or ultimately, receive an offer. Increasingly,… Read more »