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How to Recover from a Slump in Workplace Performance

By Sally Ann Moyer You’re stuck. Your workplace performance has stagnated and you’re frustrated. You start to get anxious, so you try even harder. More effort does not always solve your problems. How can you stay sane when you feel like you’re stuck in a rut? Author Garret Kramer suggests employing “Stillpower” (the title of …

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3 Productivity Lessons from a Speed-Demon

By Sally Ann Moyer There is no downtime in Aaron Levie’s world. The 27-year-old co-founded Box, an online file storage company for businesses, as a 20-year-old student at the University of Southern California. He’s stayed in constant motion since he began building websites at age 13. His company’s core values describe an organization where there’s …

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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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Stop it! Are You Hindering Your Own Team’s Productivity?

By Aoife Gorey As a manager, it can be easy to complain and report to the executive team that your employees are not working effectively and meeting goals. How often do we ask ourselves, “am I enabling my people to be the best that they can be?” You may be hindering your own team’s effectiveness …

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3 Reasons Why Productivity Fluctuates

Guest post by Greg Stewart Why does productivity fluctuate among employees? If we take out the anomalies such as extenuating life circumstances, we can still see that an employee’s productivity changes. The May 2004 edition of Harvard Business Review featured an article on how it is risky to hire stars from other companies. They advised …

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The Simple Trick to Reducing Stress and Increasing Productivity

By Sarah Watson There’s a famous running quote that says, “Somewhere, right now, someone is training while you are not. When you race him, he will win.” What does this have to do with business? A lot. The people on top know that if you want to be successful, you need to be working while …

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