Category: Management Insights

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How to Tweak the Office Floor Plan to Boost Profits

Are you looking for a way to boost your company’s profits by $1 million a year? Yet, the secret to this kind of success may be as simple as changing your office floor plan.

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Is Your Leadership Development Program Best-in-Class?

Research conducted by Harvard Business Publishing Corporate Learning, an organization that develops leadership programs, finds that too many executives aren’t making the critical connection between investing in their managers and the improved bottom line in the future.

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Tips for Top-Shelf Skip-Level Meetings

The farther removed managers are from the day-to-day operations in the company, the more likely they are to worry about how things are really going. One way to find out what entry-level employees think is to hold skip-level meetings.

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Tips to Make Your One-On-One Meetings Matter

If you feel your weekly one-on-one meetings are falling into a rut of reviewing the same old topics, it may be time to change things up. Kevin Eikenberry recently discussed team member meetings in a blog post and encouraged readers to take the initiative to make improvements.

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Is Your Corporate Culture Contributing to Employee Stress?

A new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of One Medical has found that 24% of consumers are feeling more stressed in the workplace than they have in the past. This stress is manifesting itself through depression, anxiety and sleeplessness (55%.)

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How to Help Team Members Set Goals, Maintain Accountability

One of the most radical changes impacting organizations is the morphing of the old performance appraisal into “performance development.” A thoughtful post by Jim Harter at Gallup challenges you to think about this concept.

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Coaching Tactics to Increase Team Member Loyalty

The latest unemployment numbers show what many companies should be aware of. There’s a growing talent shortage as enterprises look for the best and brightest candidates to help them launch new initiatives. If you fail to take concrete steps toward offering your employees a good experience, professional development, and rewards, you risk losing them. Earlier

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7 Tips for Interviewing Sales Reps

Hiring new sales reps is a perennially difficult task. After all, salespeople are “people” people, good at making others feel engaged and energized. None of this means the candidate who’s just schmoozed you has the drive, grit, tact, intelligence, or discipline to be a top producer for your company in the long term. Nor does

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How to Help Your New Team Member Fit In

Who can blame a new employee for breezing into the office with a big list of ideas about how to change things up? But, unless you specifically hired this individual to be a change agent in your organization, your new hire will need a little sensitivity training before she creates unnecessary drama with other employees.

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