The way networking should work and the way it is often used are at odds. It can be a great tool for helping you meet other people. Networking lets you learn more about the field you’re in and make connections with people who work in the same industry and in related industries. It’s also an opportunity to learn about new technology, trends, changes and other information that can help you do your work better and...
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Workplace violence is a concern for people all over the country. There have been incidents in many different types of companies by both customers and employees with tragic results. People worry about their loved ones being attacked. Employers want to protect their employees and company. To ease concerns, your company can create policies and systems to prevent violent incidents. If there is an incident, there are many strategies for improving security and avoiding incidents. The effects of workplace violence,...
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It’s important to have a diverse workforce. People with different backgrounds and experiences can provide perspective and information that helps everyone perform better. When you have any kind of diversity, there are opportunities for challenging situations. One of the difficulties in the modern workplace is resolving the realities of parenting without overburdening employees that don’t have children. Parents want employers that are accommodating to the realities of family life. It’s one of the selling points...
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PTO or Paid Time Off is the time awarded to employees for vacations and personal time. It’s one of the most important benefits that employees receive. Everyone one needs a break from work. While most companies provide time off, many don’t use the time they’re entitled to. At the same time, surveys show that employees are experiencing more stress than ever. People’s fears about taking time off are so significant that many people go years without taking time off....
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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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