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13 Characteristics of a Great Teammate

We all have worked side by side with people we have enjoyed and respected—the type of teammates who make work fun. And we all have worked with people whom, well, we didn’t enjoy or respect—the type of teammates who suck all the joy out of work for everyone around them. So, there’s obviously people who […]

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Fostering Informal Learning in the Workplace

According to Ronda Davis, CPLP, PMP, a training manager at MicroPact, trainers can tap the power of informal learning by incorporating “the three Es” (environment, education, and encouragement) into their training strategy.

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Don’t Let Lack of Training Create Social Media Chaos

There’s no denying social media is here to stay, and its impact on the workplace can’t be ignored. So employers are smart to be proactive and have policies in place to help them avoid potential liability connected to employee use of social media.

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Training Your Employees to Be More Autonomous

Employee retention is affected by a lot of differing factors, one of which is employee satisfaction. Satisfaction levels can be greatly influenced by how much control or autonomy employees feel they have over their day-to-day work life. For a job with little change and little opportunity to exercise any type of control, employees may get […]

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Leaders Must Do What’s Best for the Greater Good

The Japanese surprise attack at Pearl Harbor caught the U.S. military completely off guard. Months after the bombing in Hawaii, the U.S. military was still reeling and on its heels. American citizens were shocked by their country’s vulnerability as the Japanese brought the fight to them.

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Sleep Affects the Working World

Workers aren’t getting enough sleep—and it’s not good for the workplace. Besides the detrimental effects to wellness, a lack of sleep contributes to poor decision making. Part of the problem is managerial cultures that treat constant wakefulness as a badge of honor.

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