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Employee Engagement and the Pursuit of Happiness

Most workers aren't happy. They're just going through the motions

On July 4, 1776, our forefathers declared unanimously that the citizens of the United States of America had certain rights that cannot be given or taken away, including “the pursuit of Happiness.” Fast forward a few centuries, and we find ourselves in ...

by Erin Peck  | January 13, 2017 12:00:00
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The underrated value of fun in the workplace

Liven up your commute, shorten meetings, and 3 more ideas to remove boredom from work.

More attention should be paid to curing workplace boredom. It is an insidious, pervasive problem in offices around the world. Related: Want to be successful? Have fun. Seriously.  Aside from a lower-than-desired salary, boredom at work is the number one reason most people say they dislike their ...

by Han-Gwon Lung  | April 11, 2016 05:00:00
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A little empathy makes good leaders great

Empathy is a much needed management trait that should be frequently cultivated.

Everyone knows that business is a contact sport with leaders who are supposed to be tough, persistent, and willing to pick a fight for market dominance. Yet business leaders who also feel real empathy for their employees, customers, and partners usually end ...

by Brian T. Anderson  | April 07, 2016 09:00:00
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4 reasons you need to accept transparency in the workplace

Keeping them in the loop is a key motivator to engage your employees more.

Believe it or not, a full quarter of employees don't trust their employer, according to a 2014 American Psychological Association survey of 1,562 U.S. workers. What's more, the survey also found that only about half believe their employer is open and upfront ...

by Andre Lavoie  | May 04, 2015 10:30:00
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How to hack your team's productivity?

Want to significantly improve employee output? Here are five ways to hack your team's productivity.

Managing a team has its rewards and obstacles. Unfortunately, when a team doesn’t reach its maximum productivity, it can be difficult for a manager to orchestrate solid results. Why do employees fail to sustain productivity? The simple answer is that often they’re too distracted. ...

by Heather R. Huhman  | March 04, 2015 01:05:00
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5 affordable ways to create a work environment that engages employees

Makeover your office to boost employees' productivity. Don't worry, it need not be costly. Here are some ideas.

A company’s work environment really affects employee engagement and productivity but only only one in four U.S. workers are in optimal workplace environments, according to Gensler’s 2013 U.S. Workplace Survey of 2,035 workers.In an effort to create happy, engaged employees, companies are beginning ...

by Matt Straz  | February 23, 2015 12:45:00
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