Workplace Culture

Employee Demands are Changing – Is Your Leadership Ready?

Fifty years ago, the main thing that employees expected from a job was a paycheck. People were told that they should get the best paying job they could, and that was that. But times have changed. The modern employee realizes that a job with better pay isn’t always the job that’s best for the individual.…

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The Importance of Connecting with Your Employees

Not everyone has to be best friends at your workplace, but the better people get along with each other, and – perhaps even more importantly – the more people respect each other, the better your office will function. Employee satisfaction is a multi-faceted beast. It involves satisfaction from the work itself, satisfaction from the effect…

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Simple Ways to Increase Employee Productivity in the Workplace

There are plenty of things that you can do as a manager to get more out of your employees, but many of those options can end up being demotivating and ultimately counterproductive. For example, being more available to your team could help foster productivity, but if “leadership” crosses over to “micromanagement,” that’s going to destroy…

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How to Set Goals That Align with Your Employee’s Passions

In a perfect world, every employee would be completely self-motivated, able to set their own goals, and able to achieve their highest potential without any outside guidance. Unfortunately, that’s not the world we live in. In our current workplace culture, employees generally both want and need their bosses to be more akin to coaches –…

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How Does Celebration Create a Motivational Workplace Culture?

At this point, we’ve all heard the statistics about employee engagement and how engagement relates to motivation, productivity, loyalty, and profits. But for anyone who hasn’t heard, here are a few highlights: Highly engaged teams are, on average, 21% more profitable.Highly engaged teams have 59% less turnover.Employees who feel that their voices are heard are…

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Work Wins Worth Celebrating as a Team

Celebrating work victories is an essential part of remembering why you do the work you do, and staying motivated. Team celebrations help remind everyone that each team member has something important to contribute, and just how much that work is appreciated. Of course, not every little victory can be celebrated in equal measure. If you…

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The Mental and Emotional Benefits of Gratitude

The health benefits of gratitude are well documented by a wide variety of studies. Focusing on negativity negatively (no surprise here) hurts your health, discourages healing, and can isolate you emotionally.A positive outlook, on the other hand, can help you live a fuller life with more confidence and greater joy. Here are just a few…

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Does Your Company have an Ongoing Employee Recognition Program?

Starting an employee recognition program can be a bit of a tricky business. In the best cases, a recognition program can help significantly boost morale and engagement in your office. With a minimal upfront cost, you can actually boost your bottom line while fostering a happier, more productive, and emotionally healthier work environment.  In the…

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5 Sincere Ways to Express Gratitude to Your Employees

Saying thanks to employees doesn’t have to be a complicated business. As the boss, expressing gratitude at work is part of your job, and you should make a habit of it. How exactly you express gratitude is up to you, and it should be personal to your style and your office. That said, here are…

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