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8 Actions You Can Take to Be Happier at Work Without Changing Jobs

Tidying up your perspective and habits help prevent the stresses that plague modern life

Regardless where you choose to work there will always be ups and downs. Sometimes the unfortunate happens, and that's okay. The important thing to note is what makes you happy and how you can stay happy. As cliche as it sounds, the ...

by Renzo Costarella  | November 08, 2017 06:00:00
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5 Ingredients for a Successful Work Environment

Happy employees take care of their customers

As the founder and CEO of a company that has grown from its modest beginnings in my spare bedroom at home to a successful business with more than 50 employees in two states -- a company named one of South Carolina’s "Best Places to Work" ...

by Adam Witty  | March 21, 2017 12:00:00
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Work spaces: 3 steps to fix them to reduce employee distractions

Redesign your company’s work environment for maximum productivity

  Distractions at your workplace can plague your entire workforce. And, here, office design plays a crucial role. You want a happy, productive workplace, of course. But perspectives on how to create one may be sharply divided when you compare the opinions of workers with those of leaders.A ...

by Andre Lavoie  | August 12, 2016 04:00:00
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4 ways millennials and baby boomers make the dream team

Transparency is a good way to ensure any partnership is off to a good start.

Baby boomers are entering their encore careers at the same time millennials are breaking into theirs, and both generations are looking for work that is meaningful. Millennials are now the largest generation in the Canadian workforce. And Statistics Canada reports that the number of ...

by Rick Villalpando  | June 28, 2016 07:00:00
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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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How to create a productive workplace (Infographic)

Your work environment greatly contributes to your productivity.

As a business owner, it is in your best interest to have happy, comfortable, productive employees. Satisfied employees do better work—and more of it—than their cranky, frustrated counterparts. And that’s good for your bottom line.So what do your employees need to do ...

by Catherine Clifford  | September 19, 2015 08:00:00
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5 jobs every entrepreneur should work before building a business

Work experience in these industries will help you become a better entrepreneur.

Few people venture into entrepreneurship as their first gig. Compared to traditional professional careers, entrepreneurship is risky, demanding and requires more capital at the outset. Working a steady job prior to becoming an entrepreneur gives you the skills, experiences, insights and money that ...

by Jayson Demers  | September 14, 2015 11:00:00
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8 ways to build trust in the workplace (Infographic)

Here are eight drivers of trust that are necessary in the workplace.

The office is more than a place that employees go to earn a paycheck. Relationships between employees and employers are essential in creating an efficient and successful businesses. For these relationships to flourish and employers to successfully manage employees, there needs to ...

by Kate Taylor  | September 13, 2015 02:00:00
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5 body language mistakes you should avoid at work

Make sure to avoid these mannerisms if you want a conflict-free work environment.

Communication is not only verbal but also includes mimics and gestures. Therefore, you should be careful about how you use your body when expressing yourself if you don’t want to create any conflicts between your body language and the point you are trying ...

by Ceren Cubukcu  | September 01, 2015 11:00:00
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Chill out with these 7 office relaxation tips

Create a fun and healthy work environment with these tips.

When you're an entrepreneur who truly loves what you do, job stress is tough to handle. Often people think that the only way that things will improve at the office is if something external changes. But, in fact, you have the power to determine how ...

by Kate Swoboda  | August 25, 2015 02:00:00
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6 ridiculous office rules that will leave you scratching your head

Are you still willing to implement/follow these outdated office rules?

I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t consider entrepreneurs “rule followers” in the traditional sense. Entrepreneurs, after all, must create their own rules and interpretation of what’s right and the subsequent supporting environment.One of the best things about being an entrepreneur is the ...

by Jeff Boss  | August 10, 2015 12:00:00
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3 ways your career gets better when you let go of being liked

Don't let your desire to be liked by everyone ruin your chances of achieving success.

It sucks when you hear someone doesn’t like you. Maybe you’ve experienced an old co-worker called a meeting with me because someone on his team didn’t like you and your work style or something like that. People just can’t help being a ...

by Katie Jansen  | July 10, 2015 09:00:00
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5 strategies to build a fun work culture that's also productive

Make your workplace more fun to further encourage productivity.

Everyone wants to work somewhere fun. Ask anybody in the world what type of place they want their office to be, and only a tiny percentage will reply “someplace boring, where nobody enjoys themselves and everyone only pays attention to the work in ...

by Jayson Demers  | June 11, 2015 12:00:00
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