When you’re working with other people, your goal is usually to get as much information as possible. For example, when you are interviewing someone, you want to know as much about the person as you can. When you are problem-solving as team, you need to be open to as many ideas as you can generate. In a conflict management situation, you need to learn as much as you can about the problem so you can...
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It’s critical to find the right chair for work. It’s one of the important pieces of equipment you use at work because it has a significant effect on your comfort and productivity. Finding the right chair will make a big difference in how you feel while you’re at work and after hours. Many people who suffer from back, neck and other muscle aches have these problems because they are sitting in a chair that doesn’t...
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There is always potential for conflict amongst employees. Employees are, after all, people and they react to stress, frustration and disappointment in ways that affect other people. Inevitably, there will be conflicts. However, there are some people who cause more trouble than others. In fact, they seem to thrive on causing problems in the workplace. These people are toxic employees. They do damage throughout the company and hurt productivity, increase turnover, lessen sales and cause general frustration in the workplace....
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Remote working situations are becoming more and more common in the modern work world. Sometimes, employees work from their home offices. Other times, they work from a local site and they report to managers that are located at a regional, national or even international office. Employees and managers may only meet face-to- face at the initial interview and once or twice a year. There are some work situations where employees never meet their direct manager. Still, they have to...
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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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