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The Ecosystem Mind-Set and Why Your L&D Team Must Adopt One

As workplaces expand their networks and offerings, hire more remote employees, and begin to rely more and more on advanced technology and data to make business decisions, it’s imperative that they adopt an ecosystem mind-set to stay connected, cohesive, and efficient.

perks

Separating Extravagant Perks from Those that Yield High ROIs

Many employers think that they need to offer things like table tennis in large and custom-designed breakrooms, organic juice bars, bring-your-dog-to-work days, and free lunch every other day—especially when it comes to hiring younger employees—to retain employees and keep them happy.

coaching

4 Tips for Coaching New Managers

According to statistics compiled in a post published on LinkedIn® Learning, three out of four employees report that their bosses are the worst and most stressful part of their jobs, with 65% of employees saying they’d take a new boss over a pay raise. And a whopping 85% of executives aren’t confident in their leadership […]

Internet

How Much Time Are Employees Wasting on the Internet?

There’s little doubt that the Internet has greatly contributed to workplace efficiency and productivity over the last couple decades. E-mail has made real-time, written communication far easier than ever before, and new technologies have provided the ability to share computer screens and hold virtual face-to-face meetings—not to mention the ability to conduct research without sifting […]

relationship

The Consensual Relationship Contract

As adults, there are often relatively few opportunities to connect with someone on a romantic level. The bar scene certainly has its drawbacks, and you’re not in a high school or college classroom every day with people your age. It’s not surprising then that many people end up finding love in the office.

happy

Should Your Company Encourage Work Happy Hours?

It’s a well-established tradition in the work world: the after-work happy hour. After everyone clocks out for the day around 5:00 p.m., it’s time to head to the local watering hole, where cheap happy hour drinks and appetizers are made available precisely to bring in the after-work crowd.

training

How to Make It Easier for Your Managers to Train Their Employees

Management and training can encompass two very different skill sets, depending on how the terms are defined. In the literal sense of the words, a manager is directing the activities of his or her group, while a trainer is providing the individuals who make up the group with the skills and knowledge they need to […]

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Encouraging Employees to Help Keep the Office Clean

Most people who’ve worked in an office have experienced a seemingly perpetual mess around the coffee machine, a messy restroom, or a culture of cluttered desks. Many, if not most, offices have a dedicated cleaner or cleaning crew, depending on the size of the company.

progress

A Work in Progress … the Power of Self-Acceptance

Accomplished artists will often make numerous rough sketches of their final composition before putting brush to canvas. When we look at these sketches, we know they are simply preludes to the final masterpiece. We don’t judge the sketch negatively because it is incomplete. We know that it is a work in progress. The same applies […]