If your company culture is unadaptable or rigid, the possibility that your company will fail is increased. A company that has outstanding company culture has outstanding leadership. So, if changes are to be made, leaders need to recognize that need and be willing to make the needed appropriate changes. Now leadership which is outstanding is a combination of conviction, maturity, focus, optimism, diligence and the ability to handle uncertainty. When leadership is strong in a...
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Gossip is a problem in the workplace, and it can hurt morale and reduce productivity. It can increase the turnover rate in a company too because high-performing employees may get frustrated by it. After all, they can get news jobs easier than under-performing employees. So, they may come to feel that they do all the work while everyone else just sits around gossiping about everyone else. Additionally, if the gossip is malicious, it could even...
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Office etiquette is not something which is usually thought about. However, as a boss, you may need to talk about office etiquette to new employees or sometimes even your older ones. Because your office workplace can become a place of stress when simple rules of etiquette aren’t followed.  Office etiquette is important because when bad manners show up they can not only be bad for your employees’ morale, but drive away customers if practiced around...
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The first question may be what is company culture? Company culture is culture within an organization that’s a system of shared beliefs, assumptions and values. It helps individuals within the company understand which behaviors are appropriate and which behaviors are not. If the company supports a perons’s personal values and his or her professional success also, then those individuals are more likely to remain with that company. Also, company culture that is good spreads a...
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The humble breakroom is often overlooked along with its actual importance for employee morale. The breakroom is named as such though because of its intended purpose; it’s a place where the employees can take mental and physical breaks from work. So, if you want your work team to be satisfied and productive at work, you need to create a space where the employees can relax, sit together and enjoy each other’s company. This also encourages...
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During the course of your career, you will have the opportunity to attend many work-related social events. These may include after-hours work parties, happy hours and dinner parties. Outside of your job, you may join any number of professional associations that hold social-style networking events. Your conduct at work and other professional events can have a profound effect on your career. Although some work-related events are more successful that others, your conduct can enhance your...
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Frustrations are a part of working life. Co-workers, customers, regulations and management can contribute to feelings of anger, irritation and discomfort. Everyone feels this way sometimes. As a manager, you need to know as much as possible about the issues that trouble your employees. You should also be someone they trust so that they will talk to you when they’re worried or upset. When employees come to you with their concerns, they’re demonstrating a significant...
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It’s exciting when a business grows. After all, it’s the goal of business owners to watch their companies grow and thrive. However, growth brings its own set of problems. There are many examples of businesses that have failed because the owners aren’t able to adapt to the challenges of a growing business. Sometimes, the people that are trying to build a company that are the very people that hold it back. But, if the entrepreneur...
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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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The appearance of your office sends an important message to everyone who enters it. If the office isn’t organized, contains mismatched furniture or is chaotic, it will leave a lasting impression on clients and other visitors. If you are updating the furniture in a financial office, it’s important that the image your office projects is one of stability, steadiness and constancy. There are a lot of exciting decorating styles out there, but whimsical or eccentric...
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