All workplaces, whether small offices or large industrial settings, have a responsibility to be safety conscious. Workers are always at risk of accidents. It’s your job, as an employer, to make sure the environment is as safe as possible. There are many safety measures you can put in place that can prevent all types of accidents. Building awareness of safety and implementing preventative measures are the most important steps you can take to keep your...
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When most people think of training, they think of typical classroom training that involves a trainer, presentations and group activities. This training is very common when a person starts a new job. Classroom training can help learners with a wide variety of job skills and knowledge, but it isn’t the solution to every type of learning need. Sometimes, only a few people need to be trained at once. An entire training class isn’t cost-effective or...
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Chairs are some of the most important items in your office. When people are sitting in uncomfortable chairs, they’re restless and irritated. They spend a lot of time fruitlessly trying to make the chair more comfortable. If some chairs in the office are more comfortable than others, workers may argue over who has the right to the best chairs. In addition, cheap chairs end up costing more money than they save over the long term....
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Cubicles are great solutions for many office spaces. They help teams work together more effectively because they are sitting in a common area. Cubicle configurations make the most of the office space that you have available. They are also significantly cheaper than individual offices. You don’t have to buy the expensive desks, chairs and storage solutions needed for offices. Cubicle environments help individuals be more accessible to their team members. Cubicles typically provide the storage...
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As companies globalize and the workforce becomes more diverse, dealing with multi-culturalism in the workplace is becoming a vital skill. Managers have to adjust to the reality of a variety of cultures in the workplace and helping many different people work towards achieving goals. This adjustment is critical to everyone’s success. If you work in a multi-cultural workplace, there is always potential for serious conflicts. Managers and human resources professionals need to understand the issues...
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Once upon a time, the role of tech support was to provide help to people in the office with their computer and other technical problems. It’s more and more common for employees to work at home, while they’re travelling, at client offices or at other off-site areas. Companies who want their workers to be able to function as effectively as possible need to provide technical support to all workers, not just those in the office....
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Technical experts have a vast amount of knowledge about many things. Some are excellent at communicating with many different people. Others don’t have much experience or training when it comes to communication skills. Typically, because of the nature of some technical jobs, these people spend most of their time communicating with other experts. They share much of the same knowledge and have similar personalities. Some haven’t spent much time working with others because the nature...
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Organization is a struggle for every office. Between papers, books, files and other materials, it’s easy to end up with a cluttered environment. Organization helps in practical ways. If you’re well-organized, you can finish your work in a timely manner, project a professional image and keep track of critical documents. Business storage solutions can help you with these issues. The advantages of the good storage solution include: Reducing clutter Helping you organize documents Making your...
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It would be wonderful if everyone could come to work focused on being productive. In a dream world, people wouldn’t get frustrated with one another and take work issues personally. Unfortunately, people are susceptible to emotional and personal conflicts. While some people are able to confront and deal with issues calmly and professionally, other people employ negative tactics. Undermining is a common behavior people use when they are frustrated or angry. It’s a way of...
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Your employees may go through challenging times while they work for you. These might include family illnesses, deaths, divorces, child custody battles and many other circumstances. Personal difficulties can affect a person’s performance in a variety of ways. As a manager, it is tricky to navigate personal issues at work. You don’t want to pry into people’s lives but you can’t allow the performance deficiencies to go unnoticed. You’ll have to work carefully to help...
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