A toxic employee can become an employable person with the right employer and some coaching from an employer who cares. One way to do this coaching with toxic employees is to disengage bad behavior and remain neutral, but diplomatic. Also, when dealing with toxic behavior, you can address the issue with a solution that’s positive so that the behavior is disengaged. So, what are the toxic behaviors and the solutions to these kinds of bad...
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Since company culture is such a big buzzword in the world of business, the question is how can company culture help a small business expand to mid-size? Because there are ways to make positive company culture work from small businesses from the ground up. Also, to create a great company culture that is positive for a company begins with concern for the people who make it up. Here, every employee has basic needs which make...
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If you’re in charge of your company, are you going to be a boss or a leader? Of course, as a leader you are the boss, but this term boss is meant with its pejorative implications. Because there are definite differences between a boss in that sense and a leader. Depending on which one you are too will add to the success of your business and the contentment of your employees. So, do you want...
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One of your employee wishes to make an appointment with you. As you sit behind your desk, you wonder if it could be about a pay raise and you start to worry. You worry because if the employee does want a pay raise, then that means you have a worker unhappy about his or her employment status. It could be a sign of potentially losing the employee if you don’t give a raise too. However,...
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Talking too much at work about non-work related issues that are friendly can be a touchy subject. Also, if everyone is talking too much, then productivity slows down. If talking about off-work things is frowned upon totally though, this can affect the morale of your employees. With all of this, keeping your business running while keeping talking under control and employees happy isn’t always easy to juggle. No one wants to be a tyrant, but...
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Your business is going along smoothly and your employees are working as a team efficiently. But then you start to notice signs of dissatisfaction from your most valuable employee. He doesn’t seem as enthused about a new project and seems to be distracted. Could your employee be about ready to quit? Well, there are things to look for which can give you a head’s up that an employee is thinking about going out the door....
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Employers may believe that the work culture of their company provides its employees with teamwork and innovation. However, the employees may at the same time feel as if the workplace is a place of competition, predictability and obedience at the expense of worker happiness and productivity. Company culture is extremely important in the workplace, but many employers aren’t giving the employees what’s needed to make this culture successful. So some employees may feel then that...
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When you have employees, you can also have personality conflicts. Sometimes it’s something which can be shrugged off, but other times it may be something more serious. Conflict isn’t always a bad thing either, it can lead to improvements, creativity, innovation or even a healthy competition. But what if it causes tension so thick that it can be cut with a knife? Then you have a problem. This needs to be brought before your desk....
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A performance evaluation of an employee is an important part of making sure that an employee is meeting the requirements of the job. It also gives an opportunity to identify any underachieving performance problems. Additionally, this gives the employee a chance to discuss any concerns that may have arisen. In addition, employees that understand the role they play in a business will stay motivated and productive. With a performance review too, this tool can help...
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In the business world, there are bad types of bosses that an employee may encounter. Some of these bosses are bullies, some are too much the buddy, some are even procrastinators; but all are bosses that different employees have to deal with.  So below are how different styles of management and the effects that they have on the employees: When working for a procrastinator A procrastinator is a person who waits until the last minute...
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