Keeping your team motivated is an important part of your job as a manager. Oddly enough, many managers don’t interact with their team members unless they need to. They don’t understand that some kind of interactions with employees. Many managers and supervisors are so focused on their daily work that they forget about their team. Others were promoted because of their technical skills, not their people skills and need to learn how to communicate with their team on a...
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Standing desks are becoming popular because studies have shown they can improve employee performance for a number of reasons. The positive effects of hybrid standing desks, which allow employees to both sit and stand, can benefit both individuals and the company. Research has shown that employees can significantly improve their health and productivity by using this alternative work setup. Exact configurations of desks can vary, but the principle of the desks in general is the same. They allow employees to...
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Privacy is important to everyone. Privacy can refer to many different things, including personal property, personal information and work performance. As an employer, it’s important to consider these issues and provide your employees with appropriate protection. If you don’t protect employee privacy, it will have a negative effect on morale. Employees won’t trust management. Over the long term, if they don’t trust management, they are unlikely to view the company positively and are more likely...
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When you encourage employee feedback, it makes them feel valued. They realize that the company cares about their ideas and concerns. This is motivating and helps them feel invested in the company, its customers and its future. To encourage input, you will need to create  for each kind of input. To ensure you get all the information you can, consider the type of issues that employees will want to discuss such as: Ideas for new products Sales strategies Common...
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As your company grows, you may acquire new locations or open branches throughout the country. Growth is an exciting time for every company but it comes with challenges. As your company opens new branches, your management will need to ensure that the company is in compliance with the regulations that apply to each location. Efforts to stay in compliance can get complicated quick. There are a wide variety of compliance issues that come into play with a multi-location...
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Job descriptions aren’t required by any law, yet they are one of the most important tools for the workplace. They are written details of job duties, tasks, standards, location and other information that summarize the work involved in the position. Some job descriptions are more complex than others, but having them carefully written and stored will benefit your business in the long term. Good job descriptions ensure that all tasks are accounted for under someone’s responsibility and that employees and...
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Socializing is a normal part of the office environment. It’s difficult to separate work and personal life when people spend so much of their time in the office. Employees in close-knit departments and small businesses are especially likely to share both happy and sad events with one another. They may also socialize outside of work. While socializing is part of the office culture, it shouldn’t interfere with accomplishing goals. As a manager, you need to ensure that social time...
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Take Your Child to Work Day is a great event for employees and their families. It’s well-established that this is a great opportunity for children to understand their parents’ jobs. Take Your Child to Work Day is also a wonderful tool for helping young people understand the work world and the tools it takes to be successful. Hosting Take Your Child to Work Day is a wonderful way to build team spirit in your company. Employees enjoy sharing their...
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One of the great things about teams is that everyone brings something different to the table. If only one type of skill was necessary to complete the project, a team wouldn’t be necessary. The project could merely be assigned to one person. However, when you bring together a group of people with different skill sets, you will inevitably face challenges. It will take people management skills to integrate everyone into a functioning team. It’s important to remember that people...
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Why is streamlining communication in the workplace so important? It’s due to communication overload, which is a common problem in today’s world. People get more information than they ever have before. They receive emails, phone calls on landlines, cell phone calls, text messages, memos, information in meetings and more. Workers never have enough time to respond to all the communications they receive on a daily basis. It’s not uncommon to receive 100 emails a day, many of which are...
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