Improve Employee Retention With These 22 Tips

What’s your company’s turnover rate like these days? In recent years it’s become de rigueur for employees, especially millennials, to move on to (what they perceive as) greener pastures more frequently than their older colleagues. We’ve examined before how to improve employee retention, but a lot has changed in the […]

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The Secrets to Conducting Effective Meetings

“Meetings should be like salt – a spice sprinkled carefully to enhance a dish, not poured recklessly over every forkful. Too much salt destroys a dish. Too many meetings destroy morale and motivation.”  —  Jason Fried Meetings, like e-mails, are an inevitability of the modern workplace. If there’s no escaping […]

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4 Tips to Develop Cross Cultural Management Skills

“Most of my important lessons about life have come from recognizing how others from a different culture view things.”  —  Edgar H. Schein As the world gets more connected and businesses are no longer strictly local, neither will be the workforce. Right now, over 230 Million workers are expatriates, or […]

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A step-by-step guide to implementing a Change Management Process

“Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.” —Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Change is never easy for those involved in it. That’s why many resist it, in fact. This is a reality turned all the more problematic when we consider these two things about change: […]

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Lead by Example: 10 Steps to Implement Collaborative Leadership

There are some qualities that are expected when it comes to leadership–leaders are decisive, they maintain order, they initiate projects and drive strategy. A leader is supposed to know best–that’s why they are leading. However, the fault in this way of thinking is that, in a team of 10, only […]

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How To Establish An Employee Suggestion Program

A good idea can come from anywhere. If your company’s ideas for new products, new positions, and new ways of working are only conceived in closed-off meeting rooms, there’s a chance that you might be missing out on a million-dollar idea. Asking your employees for their suggestions means that your […]

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How to stop micromanagement in its tracks

“Micromanagement is the motivational equivalent of buying on credit. Enjoy a better product now, but pay a hefty price for it later.” – Ron Friedman In Part One of this two-part series, we outlined the signs that you might be working for a micromanager. We also explained how much damage […]

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5 Onboarding Ideas To Inspire Your Team

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when hearing the word ONBOARDING? Orientation, of course. Whether you’re a freshman in high school or college, the first day anywhere can be overwhelming and nerve-racking; yet, very exciting and productive. Getting your new hire acquainted with the company goals and values […]

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How to Increase Employee Engagement by Creating a Culture of Belonging

In a fast changing business landscape, where only 15% of employees worldwide feel engaged in their jobs, while the other 85% are functioning below their potential, it’s obvious that organizations need to make a massive shift in how they create workplace cultures that increase employee engagement and maximize performance development. […]

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Workplace Wellbeing: 50 Ideas for Healthier and Happier Employees

Successful companies are finally beginning to figure out that considering their employees as whole, complex people—as opposed to tools that perform a necessary function—is the right, moral, and profitable thing to do. Groundbreaking research into employee engagement and workplace wellbeing over the past two decades has revealed that healthy, happy […]

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