Increasing Morale to Boost Office Productivity

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When are you most productive? When you’re down in the dumps dreading that Monday morning alarm clock, or when you sincerely look forward to a day at work? The answer is pretty simple.  Happy employees are productive employees. So what can you do as a leader to positively impact office morale and ultimately reap the… Read more »

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 »

4 Ways to Kick Start the Second Half of 2014

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Before you know it, the calendar year will reach its midpoint. How can you look ahead to the second half of the year with an eye on renewing morale, performance and productivity? There’s still plenty of time to lay the groundwork for your best year yet in several key areas. Work Area Enhancements A simple… Read more »

Surviving the Workday as a Middle Manager

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Middle managers are crucial to the success of a company. But “managing in the middle” can be challenging, especially as the workplace changes, mid-level managers take on additional authority, and organizational charts become flatter. What does it take to add value on a day-to-day basis? Mediate and Communicate Walk a mile in the other person’s… Read more »