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Office Gift Exchange Ideas

Like it or not, it’s time for holiday gift giving at the office.  If you’ve been doing Secret Santa exchanges for so many years that he’s no longer a secret, it may be time to find a new way to get your co-workers into the...

Gratitude at Work

Because of the lack of appreciation prevalent in the workplace today, it's easy to fall into the trap of complaining about the annoying co-worker, the demanding boss, the department that just can't get its act together, without realizing that each grumble and complaint is like...

Making Your Workplace Secure

After my last post about how vulnerable your desktop can be (see here), I started thinking about the many security issues that exist in the office.  As employers and employees, we are better off taking proactive steps to ensure that we are safe in the...

Messy Workstation = Vulnerable Workstation

Cleaning up your workspace is most likely at the very bottom of your to-do list.  It is one of those never ending tasks that are too hard to make time for.  We have all seen the studies that prove that you can be more productive...

Workplaces to Enhance Wellbeing

  When businesses make a financial case for green buildings, they often focus on energy efficiency because it is easy to measure the cost and benefits. However, the opportunity to increase employee productivity, even by a small percentage is a much greater financial plus, even if...

Effective Email

Are you the frequent recipient of emails that are way too long?  Even worse, are you the guilty party sending out these essay-like emails?  Long emails are disrespectful to the time of others, often take too long to get to the point, and usually do...

Boss Day 2011

Did you know that today is National Boss Appreciation Day?  Hurry, it's not too late to let your employer know how much you appreciate them!    The concept of National Boss Day began in 1958 when Patricia Bays Haroski, then an employee at State Farm Insurance Company...

Taming Conflict in the Office

Whether you manage 6 people or 60, tensions and disagreements are bound to arise.  As a manager, helping to resolve employee conflicts comes with the territory.  In fact, sorting out employee personality differences can take up a huge chunk of your precious time.    A common...

Effective Stand Up Meetings

Does your company hold Stand Up Meetings?  If not, would your team benefit from quick, regular updates from fellow team members?  Here’s a quick rundown on Stand up Meetings:   Wikipedia describes a Stand Up Meeting as:  A stand-up meeting (or simply stand-up) is a daily team...

Employee Rewards & Recognition

Employees are the primary driving force behind a successful business.  They help to create, market, sell and distribute product as well as provide customer service.  As an employer, it is of upmost importance to show your employees that you appreciate them and their many contributions. ...