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6 Entrepreneurs Share Secrets for Boosting Office Morale

Not every day will be a good one. Here's how six leaders boost their team's optimism and drive

This story appears in the November 2018 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »Not every week is going to be great -- that's just reality. We asked six entrepreneurs: When your team seems down in the dumps, how do you boost their optimism and drive?“When morale is low, it’s usually because of a ...

by Entrepreneur US Staff  | November 07, 2018 06:00:00
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How to Deliver Bad News When It's Not Your Fault

People tend to shoot the messenger but there are ways to avoid the negative halo of bad news

Have you ever shared bad news with coworkers, employees or partners? As much as we don't want to shoot the messenger, sometimes we associate negative feelings with the person who tells us bad news.Work is hard enough as is. You don't need a negative ...

by Wes Kao  | October 03, 2018 08:00:00
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Careful: A Few Disgruntled Employees Can Destroy Company Culture

The first step to dealing with unhappy employees is finding if their complaints are valid

In every manager’s journey comes the moment of truth when they discover if they possess the true qualities of leading a team. Leading and managing excited, productive, happy people is not the challenge; the true challenge is dealing with and managing unhappy, difficult and ...

by Richard Trevino II  | September 21, 2018 06:00:00
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6 Daily Struggles You Need To Overcome To Get To Where You Want At Work

Each day is different; here's how to make sure you're on top of your game

There are rare, beautiful moments when someone truly inspires you and you think to yourself, "Ok, she's the epitome of #careergoals." But every successful woman out there knows *the struggle*, and even people who are at the top of their game experience ...

by Ysa Singson for  | September 20, 2018 12:00:00
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Unhappy at Work? Answer These 7 Questions to Determine Your Next Move

Unhappiness at work is a personal and professional growth opportunity

Roughly 64 percent of Americans are disengaged at work according to a study conducted by Gallup. To many professionals, this condition is unacceptable. They are working diligently to modify so they can get more joy out of life and more progress in their careers.Others struggle in this ...

by John Boitnott  | August 09, 2018 02:00:00
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6 Ways Healthy Office Competition Builds Teams and Improves Productivity

Done well, competition within your company can dramatically improve success

Competition within companies is a controversial topic. Some argue it increases output, while others say it creates a negative, cutthroat culture.Both arguments are valid, but there's not a single right answer. Certain businesses create a cutthroat culture and promote it, while others ...

by John Rampton  | August 08, 2018 06:00:00
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5 Phrases You Should Avoid Saying at Work

Approach work with a positive can-do attitude

Your choice of words is very important when you are expressing yourself. Especially at work, you need a maintain a positive and can-do attitude. Therefore, you need to be careful when you are trying to convey your message to your co-workers. Below you ...

by Ceren Cubucku  | August 07, 2018 02:00:00
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The Surprising Reason Why an Open Office Space May Not Be Great for Your Company

This professor's research says tear down their walls to encourage collaboration doesn't always work

Editor’s Note: In this series, The Way We Work, EntrepreneurAssociate Editor Lydia Belanger examines how people foster productivity, focus, collaboration, creativity and culture in the workplace.The arrangement of furniture and cubicles within an office can influence productivityin complex ways, depending on a company’s culture and ...

by Lydia Belanger  | July 27, 2018 06:00:00
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Your Worst Coworker Is Probably Not a Human

Difficult tools slow us down just like difficult coworkers

You have a coworker who's inflexible, stuck in the past and constantly a nuisance. It feels like she is almost trying to sabotage the team's work. I've been there, too. Let's call the worst coworker I ever had Sally Forth.Sally never changed, no ...

by Janet Comenos  | July 11, 2018 06:00:00
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It's My Job and I'll Cry If I Want to: The Case for Showing Emotions in the Workplace

Allowing workers to show their true selves has its benefits

In a society that values strength, independence and self-reliance above all else, why express yourself? Why go out on a limb to reveal anything other than the highlight reel you post on social media in any situation, let alone in the setting where ...

by Amanda Slavin  | July 08, 2018 12:00:00
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Is It Sexual Harassment to Stare at Another Employee for More Than 5 Seconds?

Yes, but if your parents didn't teach you it's impolite to stare at people it will sound ridiculous when well-mannered adults write a rule against it

You're at your desk and thinking about a complex, work-related problem. Lost in thought, your eyes wander your open-space office and linger for five seconds on a female co-worker. Was that sexual harassment?  According to some reports, that could be the case ...

by Gene Marks  | June 25, 2018 06:00:00
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5 'Regular' Things You Experience at Work That Could Be Forms of Harassment

It's not always so obvious

istockSexual harassment in the workplace is always depicted to be so obvious and aggressive in movies: the boss suddently puts his hand on the female employee's thigh during a meeting in his office, or he makes a not-so-subtle pass in the car ...

by Ysabel Y. Yuzon for  | June 15, 2018 12:00:00
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7 Things You Should Know About the Youngest People in Your Office

You might be losing the youngest ones to their own businesses before long

For a long time, the youngest people in a an office environment were millennials. But millennials aren’t the new kids on the block anymore. That goes especially for ones that are in their early to mid 30s -- they have been working ...

by Nina Zipkin  | June 01, 2018 06:00:00