Productivity

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Top Companies that Create Success by Celebrating Success

Celebrating success at work isn’t an indulgence – it should be an integral part of your company’s work culture. Taking time to celebrate successes is helpful in a number of ways. It’s great for employee appreciation, which leads to higher morale and lower turnover. It reinforces an overall positive attitude, which makes people more resilient…

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Celebrate Successes Big and Small

The holiday season is a perfect reminder to celebrate successes both big and small. It’s a great time to look back at the year that has come to pass and pay tribute to all the good that has been accomplished at home, with friends, and at work. But there’s no need to wait until your…

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Helping Your Employees Get over Their Vacation Guilt

The evidence is clear. Taking vacations is good for you. It’s good for your mental health, your physical health, your work performance, and the overall performance of the company. At this point, all of those benefits aren’t exactly a secret. So why do four out of ten Americans not use all of their vacation time…

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How Does Rest Improve Employee Productivity and Engagement?

Americans get fewer vacation days on average than many other countries, but even so, 55% of Americans did not use all of their vacation days in 2015. And amongst the people who did take vacation, 41% checked in on work while they were away. There are a lot of factors behind the American work ethic,…

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Helping Employees set SMART Goals

A core piece of the Situational Leadership® II model is helping employees set SMART goals. Without goal setting, employees often don’t know what is expected of them. Whether you incorporate goal setting into an annual review or meet with team members weekly to discuss pressing tasks (a habit we strongly recommend that you establish), a…

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Taking Time to Reflect: Celebrating YOU!!

As 2017 comes to a close, you may be thinking about all that you want to achieve in 2018. You may have started writing a list of resolutions or, better yet, a list of goals. That instinct is a good one. Writing out your goals is an important first step toward a better you. Written…

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5 Ways to Celebrate Success with Your Team

Chances are your office is getting ready for its annual holiday party. This is the one time of year that you all get together to celebrate the accomplishments of the past twelve months, enjoy each other’s company, and bond through bad karaoke. But celebrating success at work shouldn’t be something that only happens during the…

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Aspire to Better with Rest

The instinct in American businesses is, if you want to rise to the top, you need to work longer and harder than everyone else. And it’s certainly true that hard work and dedication are essential components of achieving any goal. But all of that hard work needs to be balanced with rest. Taking time off…

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Why Don’t We Use Our Vacation Days?

The importance of taking time off is well documented. The occasional vacation clears the mind, rejuvenates the spirit, and improves overall health. People who take vacations report being more productive at work, because they are less stressed and lead more balanced lives. So why do so many Americans fail to use their vacation days? In…

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