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Popular Management Theories Decoded
By Bennett Conlin | August 12, 2022

What's the logic behind popular management theories? Discover the pros and cons of these theories in our detailed guide.

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Why Meetings Kill Productivity (and What to Do About It)
By Chad Brooks | August 12, 2022

Many meetings are unproductive and simply waste everyone's time. If you have to have meetings, here's how to make the most of them.

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Hiring for Attitude Over Experience: What the Numbers Show
By Skye Schooley | August 11, 2022

Studies show that skilled and experienced employees with rotten attitudes fail quickly. Here's why you need to hire for attitude.

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7 Areas Where Attention to Detail Can Create an Effective Organization
By Jennifer Dublino | August 11, 2022

Focusing on the details in key areas can boost your business's efficiency. Learn the areas where you should be extra attentive to the little things.

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The Best Passive-Aggressive Office Fridge Notes of All Time
By Chad Brooks | August 11, 2022

Sometimes sharing an office fridge is like having a lot of roommates with bad habits. These office fridge notes tell it like it is.

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How a Good Work Atmosphere Leads to More Success
By Julie Thompson | August 11, 2022

Your workplace atmosphere has a big hand in your business's success. Learn the benefits of a healthy work environment and how to create one.

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Emotions vs. Information in Business Decision-Making
By Sean Peek | August 11, 2022

While information plays a role in business decisions, emotions are also a factor. Learn the pros and cons of emotion- vs. fact-based decision-making.

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What Does Modern Leadership Really Mean?
By Jennifer Post | August 11, 2022

As more millennials enter the workforce, leadership styles are undergoing a transformation. Here are some of the most common new leadership styles.

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Times Are Changing: The Future of Performance Management Trends
By Skye Schooley | August 11, 2022

Learn about the direction performance management is heading and how the most effective trends can help manage your team.

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Why Brand Ambassadors Could Be Your Best Marketing Strategy
By Todd Kunsman | August 10, 2022

In your marketing strategy for the new year, brand ambassadors should be a top priority for boosting your brand visibility and increasing sales.

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Why Do Small Businesses Need a Registered Agent?
By Deborah Sweeney | August 10, 2022

A registered agent acts as the state’s means to communicate with your business. Here's why you need one, and how to choose the best person for the role.

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Substance Abuse in the Workplace: What to Do When an Employee Returns from Rehab
By Chad Brooks | August 09, 2022

Returning to work is a critical part of recovery for many former addicts. As a supervisor, learn how you can best support an employee.

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For First-Class Customer Service, Put Your Employees First
By Jaspar Weir | August 09, 2022

If you want to improve customer satisfaction and loyalty, the answer may lie with your employees. Learn more here.

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The COVID-19 Return-to-Work Guide for Small Businesses
By Mona Bushnell | August 09, 2022

Here's everything you need to know about reopening your business during the coronavirus pandemic while supporting public health and following the law.

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Why You Should Let Your Employees Nap on the Job
By Holger Reisinger | August 09, 2022

The key to productivity may actually be encouraging workers to sleep during the day. Here are some ways to implement a nap-positive culture in your office.

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Should Your Company Implement a Holacracy Organization Model?
By Deborah Sweeney | August 09, 2022

Changing your organizational structure to a holacracy could impress millennial employees, but the structure isn't the right fit for every organization.

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Motivation Station: 3 Scientifically Proven Ways To Inspire Your Team
By Ekta Sahasi | August 09, 2022

Current research suggests these strategies will help you inspire and motivate your employees, creating happier, effective and productive.

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Why Growing Employees Is Key to Growing Your Business
By Rob Reid | August 09, 2022

Employees are leaving companies seeking opportunity and upward mobility elsewhere. Here are three tips to prevent employee churn.

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5 Ways to Increase Business Productivity
By Steve Wilson | August 09, 2022

Discover 5 ways to increase your overall productivity and generate more revenue while using fewer resources. Read more.

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5 Ways To Increase Employee Retention With a Learning Management System
By Chad Brooks | August 09, 2022

Want to improve employee retention? Try implementing a learning management system.

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How the Best Companies Develop Better Employees
By Melissa Powell | August 09, 2022

Developing great employees starts with addressing their needs as professionals. Here's how to support their goals and keep them at your company.

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Is Your Office Space Making You Depressed? 5 Ways Environment Affects Productivity
By Meredith Wood | August 09, 2022

The look and feel of an office has a big impact on moods and productivity. Here are five aspects to improve to make sure your office is an appealing space.

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How Business Transparency Empowers Your Company
By Colum Donahue | August 03, 2022

Business transparency empowers companies by improving company culture while strengthening an operation from top to bottom.

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5 Feminine Traits That Make Leaders Great
By Angela Koch | August 03, 2022

More women are taking positions of power and leadership on the corporate stage. What attributes make women powerful leaders, and how can you hone them?

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5 Tips To Encourage Better Teamwork
By Sean Peek | August 03, 2022

See the best tips and tools for encouraging everyone on your team to share ideas and work together.

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How Can You Change the Diversity and Inclusion Status Quo at Your Company?
By Angela Koch | August 03, 2022

Follow these four steps to improve both the diversity and inclusivity of your company.

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5 Metrics That Amp Up Agile Team Productivity
By Aakash Gupta | August 03, 2022

Agile team metrics let you extract the right skills in time for the right projects.

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What a Good Performance Process Looks Like
By Marisa Sanfilippo | August 02, 2022

A strong performance management process is crucial to employee success and growth. Learn how to develop a performance process for your business.

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A Guide to Environmental Issues in the Workplace
By Sean Peek | August 02, 2022

Environmental issues in the workplace are a growing concern. Learn how to manage these five common workplace environmental issues.

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What Does It Take to Be a Good People Manager?
By Skye Schooley | August 02, 2022

People skills are one of the most important factors that define a good manager. Learn how to develop your people management skills.