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Employee Productivity

Don’t Let An Impasse Slow Your Workplace Productivity

Have you ever been at an impasse over an idea or concept with someone on your team—or even your boss? These kinds of conflicts can jam up workflow and slow productivity. We were just working with a client that brought this very situation to us. He said, “Mark, we are about three months into this …

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hourglass: getting 60 hours of work out of a 40 hour work week

How To Work Less But Achieve More In A 40 Hour Work Week

They still call it a 40-hour work week, but in the competitive business world today, not many people can get away with putting in just 40 hours. For most people in positions of responsibility, it’s probably closer to 60 hours. But what if you could motivate your team to generate 60 hours worth of work …

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Be All in and Strive to be Better

Author: Steve Deighton For those of us who participated in physical competitive sports at some point in life, we were likely coached to go “all out” every play or risk physical injury. The reason being if the other player was exerting maximum effort and you were not, the result would likely end with you becoming …

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The Secret of Successful Micromanagement

By Sally Ann Moyer It’s time to turn some common management misconceptions on their heads. Everything you thought you knew might be wrong, or at least everything you accepted, without questioning it. Micromanagement ranks fairly high on the list of office dirty words. No employees want someone constantly looking over their shoulders, and no boss …

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Hiring Advice for Startup Owners: 5 Qualities to Look For

By Aoife Gorey If your startup’s starting to grow, you may be considering hiring on a few new people. As you probably already know, who you hire matters at a small, growing company. The health of your operation depends on who you have working for you. There’s only so much you can accomplish by yourself. …

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Little Known Pros and Cons of a Mobile Workforce

By Diamond Richardson Your office used to be a physical location where you did all of your work. Your office held your computer and all of your files. Today, thanks to the growing popularity of the mobile workforce, your office is wherever you have an Internet connection. A mobile workforce gives employees the ability to …

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Solving Employee Productivity Problems with Innovation Programs

By Diamond Richardson Apple CEO Tim Cook is following Google’s lead by introducing a program called “Big Sky.” Similar to Google’s 20 percent rule, Apple will allow select employees a few weeks off of their normal jobs to work solely on developing new Apple projects. Under Steve Jobs, the organization had a more hierarchal structure, …

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The Trick of the Presenter’s Paradox in Tracking Employee Performance

By Sally Ann Moyer Sometimes it feels like we live in a world of bigger is better. It’s tempting to want to bolster your company or yourself by naming off as many accomplishments as possible. The desire to highlight your success naturally leads you to think about it in concrete terms of how much and …

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Coming Home: Companies Move Manufacturing to US Soil

By Diamond Richardson The U.S. unemployment rate has stagnated at 8 percent. Companies across the nation are eliminating jobs and entire departments. But one industry has actually seen a steep increase in the number of available jobs – the manufacturing industry. Boston Consulting Group estimates that more than five million manufacturing jobs will be added over the …

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