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Company culture is without a doubt one of the top job benefits for employees. Free snacks and good vacation time make a difference, but how you interact with your supervisors and the environment that results from that is what can keep an employee on board when pay raises and bonuses aren’t a regular thing. But for the increasing...
Every business will run into uncertainty at some point. Unsettled times, almost by definition, are challenging to navigate, and pose an additional challenge for employee managers and other leaders: how transparent should they be with staff members? It’s important to recognize at the outset that there are reasons to be frank and open with team...
Whether you’re in the thick of it or on the sidelines, almost everyone has experienced work drama. Managing appropriate boundaries and balancing the social dynamics of the office can be challenging. Fortunately, you can manage tough conversations with employees with a little planning and preparation. Preparing for tough conversations helps you avoid making serious missteps,...
In the U.S., town hall meetings have served as a means of communication since settlers first arrived back in the 1600s. These meetings were public events that brought about a healthy, robust, but organized dialogue between municipal officials and citizens. While still inherently hierarchical, modern workplaces are becoming more democratic in that corporate leaders more...
Ask around, and you’ll find that many professionals don’t feel they work in the most optimistic or fun-loving environment these days. The ongoing health crisis continues to make working from home feel increasingly normal and has further reduced coworker relationships to on-screen interactions. The fact of the matter is, work relationships are evolving, and they...
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Despite the many benefits tied to teamwork, research into the subject is contributing to conflicting ideas. It turns out that teamwork does not always work. Not in situations when absolute creativity is required, where people find it better to work alone, or times when teams are doomed to fail.  For instance, big teams tend to ...
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Today’s businesses can no longer afford to stay silent on injustice. The deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others ignited a long-smoldering firestorm in the U.S. It triggered a much-needed debate and discussion about the ways systemic racism harms and holds back members of the Black community in this country and all over the...
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You’ve reached the end of the short list, and sitting in front of you is the candidate you want to fill a badly needed position. This person has the right qualifications, education and experience. Potential team members have even given their stamp of approval so culture fit looks good. It’s up to you to seal...
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Your company’s culture impacts your training processes and how empowered and engaged your employees feel during their workday. For these reasons, it’s crucial to instill a healthy culture in your company. In doing so, you’ll provide everyone you work with the resources and tools they need to thrive and contribute positively to your business. So...
In these tumultuous times, it’s important more than ever to develop a company culture where people can feel both joyful and productive in person. You typically want to team members to feel comfortable relaxing around both bosses and coworkers. An office party and other events like it are undeniably still a part of this equation....
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