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3 Simple Strategies to Boost Morale and Get the Best Results From Your Team

Your employees are definitely worth the investment

Nobody wants to have a business full of unhappy employees, and we all know that people do their best work when morale is high. Forget about the stereotypical "bad boss" on TV shows; all the entrepreneurs I've met and worked with genuinely ...

by Bedros Keuilian  | June 25, 2018 02:00:00
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Your Team Wants to Work From Home. All You Have to Do Is Keep Them Connected.

The option to work flexible hours from home is one of the most prized perks, and probably the easiest one for employers to afford

With high-skill tech jobs in demand and the popularity of SaaS, telecommuting is the newest darling of tech companies across the globe. According to a survey by Gallup, within 2012-2016 the number of telecommuters in America surged four-fold.Another study from Telework Survey finds that a ...

by Ali Faagba  | May 12, 2018 08:00:00
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The Future of Work Relies on Your Developing These 5 Team Skills

Are your employees upgrading their digital fluency? Improving their multi-cultural dexterity?

A change-or-die moment may be coming to your business: Across multiple industries, disruptive changes are happening more and more frequently.And if employees don't have the right skills to keep up, employers will face an ever-widening skills gap.In February, the Institute for the Future and ...

by Heather R. Huhman  | March 21, 2018 02:00:00
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Yes, Your Employees Hate Your Team-Building Ideas

What do you do now? Here are three alternatives

There's no easy way to say this, but . . . Employees hate your team-building ideas. It's not that they're bad; it's that employees are just tired of the same old cookie-cutter programs. There's only so much growing a team can do after that 50th trust-fall ...

by Andre Lavoie  | December 22, 2017 06:00:00
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4 Ways Team-Building Rituals Can Actually Destroy a Team

From eroding trust to segregating employees, these rituals can actually make employees feel like outcasts

Team-building rituals are meant to strengthen a company culture, but they may in fact be doing the opposite.In a study published in the National Library of Medicine, researchers sought to find out the overall effects that team-building rituals have on a business. It turns out ...

by Rose Leadem  | September 24, 2017 01:00:00
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This Small Firm Reveals How It Keeps Work Fun

Go beyond party planning

"We've now had two successful Jeopardy! rounds," reports Alexis Meisels, as she stands at the front of a San Francisco conference room. She's a senior media associate at the PR firm Bateman Group, but right now she's addressing a very select group of colleagues. They ...

by Michelle Konstantinovsky  | April 02, 2017 08:00:00
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20 easy gestures to boost your business minus the cost

A genuine act done out of sincerity can mean a hundredfold to an employee.

As every entrepreneur understands, one of the most significant challenges to any business is money. Getting a business off the ground or through a growth stage requires capital and other resources. And while bootstrapping is an effective strategy to employ, it has its share of limitations.Related: 12 Mind Tricks ...

by Peter Gasca  | June 05, 2016 07:00:00
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4 ways to have a winning training strategy

Because it's the people who'll put the process in place, hit the numbers, and achieve company objectives.

Having seen the e-trike initiative suffer because the operators were not trained in maintaining expensive lithium-ion batteries, Philip Apostol knew he could not make the same mistake when it came to his green buses. The founder and managing director of bus service ...

by Bernadette Reyes  | April 07, 2016 01:00:00
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Find the keys to team loyalty by answering 3 questions

Give your team a chance to show you what they've got and you'll be rewarded by their loyalty.

You care about your job because it is your business. It is something you are passionate about. However, your team may have a different attitude about work, and that can become a problem when trying to motivate them to do their best.Your ...

by Jacqueline Whitmore  | March 10, 2016 03:00:00
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6 ways gratitude helps entrepreneurs grow their companies

For starters, say 'please' and 'thank you.'

It turns out you do not need a huge budget to retain top talent in your company. What you need is to take more time out of your day to sincerely appreciate your employees.A recent survey conducted by Glassdoor found that over ...

by Murray Newlands  | February 14, 2016 09:00:00
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Is your team working together?

Learn how to turn uncooperative co-workers into productive team-players.

The Complainer. The Bully. The Slacker. The Gossip. The Slob. The Flirt. The Drama Queen. Sound like the cast of characters from Glee or Mean Girls? Unfortunately, these personality types don’t exist only in TV­-land or the movies. You’ve probably also run across ...

by Tonya Lanthier  | July 26, 2015 10:00:00
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3 occasions where patience is key

In the fast-paced world of entrepreneurship, a little patience has its rewards.

Everyone can be impatient from time to time—it’s part of human nature. But there are those people that can't seem to wait for anything, and on the surface, seem to get an insane amount done. The reality, though, is that if you dig deeper into ...

by Adam Callinan  | July 20, 2015 12:00:00
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How to be more persuasive at work

A persuasive leader is key to a cooperative and productive team.

Little is accomplished alone. To achieve complex goals, we often must rely upon the hard work and cooperation from those around us. Therefore, our ability to be persuasive will either further our capacity to lead a successful, lucrative career or it will ...

by Ken Sundheim  | July 08, 2015 11:00:00