Every company deals with office politics. There really isn’t a way around it when you have numerous people working together day in and day out. It can become a thorn in your side and one study has shown that it’s ruining employee happiness.
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There’s a crucial irony related to productivity: if you need to work smarter, you need to first stop working (but not for too long.) Today’s guest post from Mark S. Brown explains this idea in detail.
We often blog about how to hire a speaker in Indianapolis. But today’s guest post is a message to speakers about how to be more successful when giving a talk.
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It’s a well-known fact that staff satisfaction is at the core of any successful business.
Business process consulting may seem like highly intellectual work filled with buzzwords and complicated ideas. In truth, good business process consulting is about clear thinking and avoids the trap of “smart talk.”
We’re all familiar with death by PowerPoint and email overload. But one executive thinks we should kill the status meeting.
Transforming an organization to be more productive shouldn’t just be a top-down effort. A blogger explained why increasing efficiency should include everyone.
Company morale is essential to productivity and success. A new article, however, suggests ways you might be destroying people’s spirits without realizing it.
A surprising philosophy landed three separate organizations onto the “best company to work for” list. Their secret? A positive, happy work environment that is fun, quirky and perhaps a tad unconventional.
Today is quite special because it has officially become our nation’s “Avoid Your Email Day”. So what are you waiting for? Close that inbox window and experience the freedom it brings!
Robby Slaughter, founder and principal of AccelaWork, proposed an interesting idea in a popular business magazine. “Consider doing something drastic,” he challenged the journal’s readers. “Trust your employees.”
To the majority of us, being productive in the office is a great thing. Yet, for one individual, consistently accomplishing her work is a big problem.
Next time your company decides to partake in some team building, you may want to steer clear of the exotic. After all, for one daring real estate company in Italy, a bizarre choice of exercise left some employees literally burned.
Almost every change management professional talks about “management buy-in.” But actually, the most interesting and powerful business process improvements occur without the involvement of leadership.
If you are concerned about productivity in your workplace, you are not alone. Even Russian President Vladimir Putin believes that the principal issue with his nation’s economy is “extreme inefficiency.”
Lots of executives, small business owners, and managers talk about the importance of strategic planning. But usually, that’s a terrible, terrible idea.
The phrase “toxic workplace” is having a moment. It is popping up on all of the workplace blogs and industry rags. And yes, it’s a serious problem. But no, this isn’t helping.
If you’re the owner of a business, you are, by default, a leader. However, that doesn’t mean that you will be any good at leading, motivating, or inspiring your team members.
There are many “good” organizations and very few “great” organizations. That’s mostly because when you get good, you tend to stop changing, stop growing, stop challenging and stop taking risks.