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Simple Ways to Increase Motivation in the Workplace

Increase motivation in the workplaceWhether you are in charge of a small business or perhaps only a leader of a small team, you are aware of how connected motivation and productivity are. Providing your employees with the basics such as competitive salaries and benefit packages is very important for their motivation. Besides this, there are other strategies that will help with how motivated your employees feel day-to-day. You don’t have to take it as far as introducing 5-hour days (which research shows lead to...

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1-to-1s Are a MUST!

1 to 1Take care of both the practical and personal side of every 1-to-1! 

It’s a golden rule every new manager learns early on: Make time for your direct reports, 1-to-1, every week or so. It is the manager’s responsibility to ensure they happen, and it’s their obligation to keep them fresh and informally formal. Think of every interaction as having two sides, the practical and the personal. On the practical side, you and your colleague need to decide and mutually...

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PROPHYLAXIS – The Fifth P in Marketing

4 Steps towards the NEW NORMAL business

Towards the NEW NORMAL businessStep 1 to reopening your business is to assess this new business environment and evaluate the impact of all of the changes you deem necessary to achieve 100% health confidence in your company from your employees and customers. There are 4 phases to achieving this first step…

  • Understand that "COVID-proofing" your business environment is the ONLY solution to ensuring people know they won’t become sick and possibly die because they...

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Stop Doing 4 Things to Build Your Emotional Intelligence

Stop criticizing people4 Misbehaviors that suppress our EQ 

1.  Stop criticizing people to make yourself feel good in the short term.  Why? Because at the end of "Remorse Road" lies "destination Anguish." Why do we criticize others so much? We aren't made taller, nor even appear to be taller, by knocking other people down. So, what emotional payoff do we get from this common unconscious action? Psychologists like Nick Wignall know it for what it is, a defensive reflex that temporarily masks our...

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Guidelines for Managing  Remote Working...

Managing remote working...especially for first-time remote workers 

There is so much to think about when adapting your business to this new COVID-19 world. Ideally, remote working should be planned for and trained in, but urgent quarantine of our employees precludes this. Even with remote workers with their own computers, phones, and work processes, it is a challenge to "distance manage" team cohesion! How do you ensure quality work? How can teams continue to thrive or collaborate on new projects,...

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