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Does Employee Engagement Still Matter? [A Chat with Joshua M. Evans]

Does Employee Engagement Still Matter? [A Chat with Joshua M. Evans]

Sep 14, 2020

Is employee engagement overrated or simply misunderstood? Is it the goal -- or merely a byproduct of something else, something far more important? For a unique and impassioned perspective on these aspects of employee engagement and more, check out...

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Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace: Insights from an Expert

Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace: Insights from an Expert

Aug 31, 2020

Kenneth James is the Director of Inclusion for the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce. Because there's still a great deal of confusion around diversity and inclusion in the workplace -- what it means and why it matters -- I asked Ken if he would share...

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Company Mission Statements: Why They Fail and How to Fix Them

Company Mission Statements: Why They Fail and How to Fix Them

Aug 24, 2020

I like company mission statements. A good company mission statement provides purpose, direction and inspiration at work -- three must-haves if you want to increase employee engagement. 

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Increasing Productivity: 15 Expert Tips to Share With Your Team

Increasing Productivity: 15 Expert Tips to Share With Your Team

Aug 17, 2020

The first step to increasing productivity is to determine how it should be measured. This will depend, of course, on your industry and job function. More about this in a moment. But regardless of how you measure productivity, there's something...

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Micromanaging Boss? 9 Telltale Signs You Are One

Micromanaging Boss? 9 Telltale Signs You Are One

Aug 10, 2020

Would you rather be a micromanaging boss or have a micromanaging boss? You don't have to settle for either one. Not even when managing (or being managed) remotely.  The key is to get clear on what a micromanaging boss is and is not, recognize the...

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Workplace Etiquette Without the Attitude [11 Tips for Managers]

Workplace Etiquette Without the Attitude [11 Tips for Managers]

Aug 03, 2020

In all my years of teaching workplace etiquette, I've never once heard a manager say, "I probably need some etiquette training myself." Yet most managers do. The goal of workplace etiquette isn't to help us all sip tea properly—the goal is simply to...

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5 Ways to Make Good Communication Skills the Company Norm

5 Ways to Make Good Communication Skills the Company Norm

Jul 27, 2020

Good communication skills should be non-negotiable. But are they? Ask any manager, especially a hiring manager, what they most value in job candidates, and you're likely to hear "communication skills."  Ask that same manager, "What skill is most...

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How to Deal With Stress at Work: A Guide for Managers and Staff

How to Deal With Stress at Work: A Guide for Managers and Staff

Jul 20, 2020

You have two ways to deal with stress at work and stress in general: One is to be overcome by it all, the other is to be inspired by it all. The first way is easy to choose and hard to live with; the second way is hard to choose and comparatively...

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Accountability in the Workplace: Does Your Company Pass the Test?

Accountability in the Workplace: Does Your Company Pass the Test?

Jul 13, 2020

The first time I heard about accountability in the workplace was the summer I worked as an intern at Zondervan in Grand Rapids, MI. My job was to come up with a companywide training program around their shared values. One of those values was...

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100 Work Life Balance Quotes

100 Work Life Balance Quotes

Jun 29, 2020

For me, work life balance is a little like fun: If I have to think about it too much, it probably means I'm not having it. Can you relate? However you define work life balance, please enjoy this compilation of 100 work life balance quotes, from the...

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