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6 tips for reducing time spent in meetings

Some people think meetings are wasteful - they only are if done the wrong way

Meetings are usually a waste of time – your time, my time, everyone’s time. In some organizations, meetings are inevitable – the organization just won’t let them go. So perhaps you won’t be able to just quit having meetings, but you can do your part to reduce ...

by Phil La Duke  | September 15, 2016 04:00:00
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Why the Golden Rule must be practiced in business

Ethics are directly tied to a company's long-term success

“Treat others as you would want to be treated,” the Golden Rule is short, succinct and powerful.Having been taught this age-old concept from the time we were young, most of us recognize its place in our personal lives.When it comes to the world of ...

by Brenton Hayden  | September 14, 2016 02:00:00
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5 etiquette rules for using emojis at work

Don’t rely on an icon to describe how you’re feeling

One of the newest additions in the evolution of communication is the use of emojis or emoticons. You’ve surely seen, if not used, the hearts, smiley faces and other small pictures in some of your emails, text or social media programs. Even ...

by Jacqueline Whitmore  | August 14, 2016 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