A good chair can help your employees. How? First of all, chairs may or may not make people comfortable. An uncomfortable chair is a distraction. Chairs may be inflexible and rigid. They can be the wrong height or tilt which means the person has to sit in an unnatural position to work. Bad chairs work against the seater’s body and can actually cause damage. Problems can include back strain, neck pain, leg cramps and arm...
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Have you ever held a job that turned out differently than you expected? Sometimes, people are hired for a particular position and are told they’ll be performing certain tasks. Then, at some point, they find they’re taking on other responsibilities. This can be a positive development if they are in line for promotions or raises. However, if people isn’t recognized or compensated appropriately, they’ll get frustrated. If they see their jobs moving away from their...
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Autumn is a beautiful time of year throughout the country. Integrating autumn colors and items into your office will make it more attractive during the season and add some visual interest throughout the office. There are a variety of options for adding autumn touches to your workplace. You can use many different strategies to decorate different parts of the office at reasonable prices. Your reception area is a great place to add autumn colors to...
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When you think of sales, like most people, you probably think of sales people who sell products or services to outside customers. However, there is more to sales than this. All employees should develop internal sales skills. Sales skills are just as important internally as they are externally because they help people sell ideas to their peers and management. Ideas for products, services, streamlining work processes, and cost-cutting measures are invaluable to the company. They...
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Executives in small companies assume they don’t need to worry about details like employee handbooks. The handbooks seem like details that are only necessary for larger companies with many workers. This is a common misconception. An employee handbook is critical for companies of every size. It helps both the employer and the employees. Another misconception among small and large companies is that an employee handbook only needs to be created once. In reality, the document...
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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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