With school starting after summer vacation and the holidays coming up, soon it will be fund raising time. This is when your co-workers approach you about supporting their children, nieces, nephews or grandchildren in their fund-raising campaigns. Whether it be candy, cookie or candle sales; you’re going to be asked for support. So, what do you do? Workplace policies Some workplaces policies only permit fundraising requests on lunch hours or breaks. Other companies allow donation...
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When two or more of your employees are having issues and not getting along, it can cause tension for everyone else. Being hostile, moody or combative can make other employees on edge, not to mention unable to get their work done. Their desk time will be miserable. Arguments, disagreements and feuds can crop up for numerous reasons even if you have an excellent company culture too. It could be a power struggle, one person thinking...
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Gift giving at the office can be like walking a tightrope at times. How much do you give? Is everyone included? Are you supposed to be giving a gift to your supervisor or boss? So, below are some tips on how to handle office gift giving with some of the do’s and don’ts. Tips for office gift giving Check what the rules are for gift giving in your office. Some businesses have policies about what...
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The Importance of company culture is that it helps define what the company is all about. The culture of the company is the heart of the company and what makes it run smoothly. When the company culture is healthy, then each employee is valued for the contribution that employee gives. Because of this, it makes the employees want to work hard as a team behind their desks and stay with the company. When a company...
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Cell phones are everywhere and that includes in the office. However, with their ringing and beeping, cell phones at office desks turned on, even if not being used, can be a major distraction. Also, if employees are answering their phones while working, their personal conversations can be disruptive to the other employees as well. This additionally means that the employees having conversations while on the job aren’t being productive either. So, to avoid this, you...
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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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Companies have rules. If companies didn’t have rules, then chaos would reign and output would suffer. Also, rules in a company or office define the culture and the type of company it is. Without rules, there is no company, but a group of independently functioning individuals. Why rules are important There are reasons why rules are put into place in a company or an office. These rules and procedures must be followed, and the pertinent...
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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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