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Negative employee behaviors can taint the company culture and dynamics of the office. Managers expect professional and courteous behavior from employees, but when the morale of ...
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  • By: Joe Weinlick
  • On: 5/20/2015 5:00 PM
  • In: Employers - Managing
Workplace diversity continues to be a buzzword among managers and recruiters. People from different backgrounds help companies maintain strong ties and interactions with customers ...
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  • By: Joe Weinlick
  • On: 5/18/2015 4:00 PM
  • In: Employers - Managing
At some point in your career, you are likely to witness the effects of drug or alcohol addiction in the workplace. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and ...
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  • By: Joe Weinlick
  • On: 5/15/2015 8:00 AM
  • In: Employers - Managing
Many managers wonder how they can develop a team of productive employees. If you are attempting to find ways to make your workforce more effective, start from the ground ...
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  • By: Joe Weinlick
  • On: 5/13/2015 5:00 PM
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What traits are companies looking for in future employees in this ever-changing workplace landscape? Many assume that a solid education is what employers deem most important when ...
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More and more American companies have come to realize that the health of their employees should be a priority. Some firms offer workout equipment, healthy food at the office, ...
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  • By: Joe Weinlick
  • On: 5/8/2015 8:00 AM
  • In: Employers - Managing
For most businesses today, the administrative assistant serves as the backbone of the office, supporting every role within the business. While an administrative assistant may go ...
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  • By: Joe Weinlick
  • On: 5/6/2015 5:00 PM
  • In: Employers - Managing
Managing remote workers requires a different skill set than working with traditional employees. The lack of in-person communication and oversight can make it difficult for ...
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A project manager oversees a team responsible for planning, developing, implementing and completing one specific project for a company. Combine this type of team leadership with ...
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Managers constantly try to improve employee productivity, as the more you get out of someone's work, the more efficient your office becomes. Restricting someone's Internet access ...
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  • By: Joe Weinlick
  • On: 4/29/2015 5:00 PM
  • In: Employers - Managing
Administrative assistants need to be highly organized and professional with excellent communication skills. They often function as the backbone of the office, ensuring that daily ...
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  • By: Joe Weinlick
  • On: 4/27/2015 4:00 PM
  • In: Employers - Managing
From Ronald Reagan to Winston Churchill, great leaders throughout history have convinced their followers to work towards a single vision thanks to their ability to put their ...
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Many managers wonder about the outcome when it comes to handling decision-making responsibilities, so they take extra care to make the proper decisions and perform well. However, ...
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  • By: Joe Weinlick
  • On: 4/22/2015 5:00 PM
  • In: Employers - Managing
Managers must motivate and maximize employee performance to improve profits and productivity. Underachieving employees can pose a challenge for managers who must meet goals ...
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  • By: Joe Weinlick
  • On: 4/20/2015 4:00 PM
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The issue of tattoos at work tends to spark a lot of controversy. Many employers worry about employee tattoos conveying the wrong message to clients and vendors, while employees ...
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  • By: Joe Weinlick
  • On: 4/17/2015 8:00 AM
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You earned the promotion from entry-level worker to middle management after putting in long hours of hard work and consistently walking the company line. The new manager position ...
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  • By: Joe Weinlick
  • On: 4/15/2015 5:00 PM
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For management professionals, apologizing at work can feel like a minefield. A poor choice of words or the wrong tone can make the problem worse, particularly in high-profile ...
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Many employees don't speak up about their abusive managers because they worry human resources won't take their complaints seriously. Unfortunately, research shows that abusive ...
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  • By: Joe Weinlick
  • On: 4/10/2015 8:00 AM
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As a manager, you have the tough job of balancing the needs of the business with the needs of your direct reports. Employee depression is a serious issue that impacts the entire ...
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In January 2015, representatives from Anthem discovered the company had been cyberattacked by hackers, exposing the personal information of up to 80 million Americans. The data ...
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Exceptional leaders exhibit leadership behaviors that are often difficult to describe, but most employees recognize when they are working for a boss who knows how to manage in a ...
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  • By: Joe Weinlick
  • On: 4/3/2015 8:00 AM
  • In: Employers - Managing
Delegation can be a difficult task for management professionals who are deeply invested in the success of their businesses. It requires a tremendous amount of trust, particularly ...
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Meetings have their place in business, but many companies go overboard with meeting scheduling. Too many meetings can eat into your valuable time, making it impossible to handle ...
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When you are promoted to a management position, your co-workers become your employees, and your goals and responsibilities experience a sizable shift. It is important for other ...
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  • By: Joe Weinlick
  • On: 3/27/2015 8:00 AM
  • In: Employers - Managing
It's no secret that employee morale is an essential determining factor of productivity and profitability. An unhealthy management culture can derail how an employee performs, the ...
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  • By: Joe Weinlick
  • On: 3/25/2015 5:00 PM
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For most professionals, attending meetings is a necessary part of corporate life. In fact, Rachel Silverman of The Wall Street Journal reports that executives spend about ...
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If you are responsible for managing employees, what you don't do is just as important as what you do on a daily basis. A great boss strives to recognize workers for their efforts ...
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Successful leaders create thriving businesses. Like championship chess players, owners and CEOs must put strategies in place to expand their businesses, make a positive impact on ...
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Telecommuting is no longer a unique occurrence; according to research by Global Workplace Analytics, teleworking grew by more than 70 percent between 2005 and 2012. For managers, ...
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Many companies conduct meetings in the same old manner, but a number of them fail to orchestrate productive meetings that get the job done. Consider some ways that you can host ...
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You don't need to reinvent the wheel to become a successful leader. Instead, look at the common traits that other leaders have to help you determine where you need to improve. ...
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Entrepreneurs start with an idea and turn a particular passion into a money-making reality. The entrepreneurial creativity that drives business owners to live out their dreams may ...
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With so much pressure to land a job surrounded by tough competition and to perform well at work, both job seekers and employees are wondering if they should tell a white lie or ...
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It is no secret that great managers can lead a company to a prosperous place. If you want to be an excellent manager, follow these techniques to make yourself and the workforce ...
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With corporate retreats, there's rarely a middle ground — it is usually a success or a failure. Long lectures, forced creativity and poor planning can leave participants ...
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When you think of talent, you probably see images of well-known musicians, sports stars and the silver screen rather than business leaders and top-notch office performers, but ...
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In the face of deadlines and crises, you can all too easily to slip into a negative, threat-driven mindset at work. The build-up of negativity over time can damage corporate ...
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Employee loyalty relies on clear, concise and transparent communication between managers and subordinates. Secure dedicated and motivated employees with employee retention ...
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More and more technology companies rely on freelance labor to deliver services to consumers. The Great Recession sparked a crush of on-demand workers within America's labor pool ...
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Every employee, manager and CEO tries to have a work-life balance that fits his or her needs. Workplace flexibility, family time and more days away from the office represent new ...
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Too often, when managers and leaders think about employee engagement, the focus surrounds monetary rewards. Employee retention and engagement, though, is about more than just ...
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Without careful preparation and meeting execution, an office meeting can be a stressful time for everyone involved. You can execute a successful office meeting by using a few ...
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With obesity levels rising, and the amount of time workers spend in front of a computer climbing as well, many employers are stepping up to initiate change by encouraging ...
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Employee retention has become a top priority for corporations leaning toward developing the full potential of their new hires and existing workforce. Strategies to engage ...
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Directing remote employees can be a challenge for any manager. Fortunately, you can be an excellent manager exerting a positive influence on your employees, even from a ...
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Middle managers face many hurdles at the office, ranging from unhappy bosses to unruly employees — and everything in between. When a project fails, middle management may be ...
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In the wake of the January 2015 Al Qaeda attack that resulted in the deaths of 11 journalists at the offices of Paris weekly Charlie Hebdo, a wave of anti-Muslim sentiment ...
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An effective manager leads by example, motivates employees with intrinsic and extrinsic rewards, and shows gratitude for each employee's contribution. Leadership strategies are ...
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Business lobbying groups sometimes argue that increases in the federal minimum wage lead to lower profits because large companies cannot afford to pay thousands of employees more ...
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A great manager has the power to transform a workforce and lead his team effectively. Consider some of the skills and actions that an excellent manager uses daily to lead ...
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Some managers erroneously believe that shame-based management is effective, but there are far better management approaches. Although shame-based management forces some employees ...
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A common opening line of a job posting reads, "Requires a bachelor's degree and a minimum of five years of work experience." A cursory study of job advertisements on ...
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A little workplace gossip might seem harmless, but it has the power to ruin relationships and hurt your company's reputation. When employees spread rumors, other employees tend to ...
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A business model should clearly define the desired company culture. When hiring executives and managers, the best candidate should model the characteristics of the culture, ...
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Leaders face challenges on a daily basis. However, with a faltering economy and uncertainty within profit margins, leaders face an even bigger responsibility to trudge forward ...
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Every December, around the turn of the new year on the civil calendar, prognosticators preview the upcoming year by predicting what will happen in entertainment, geopolitics, ...
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Psychologists frequently use the phrase "retrain your brain" to help you reconsider scenarios and situations in your mind. The process works for dieting, smoking, ...
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Workplace distractions can become the enemy of efficiency in the workplace, and a distracted manager is more likely to neglect his employees and fail to meet company goals. Even ...
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Often, meetings are seen as a necessary evil around the office. A poorly organized meeting is frequently a waste of time and resources, one which results in very little actually ...
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Distractions in the workplace, both internal and external, can easily derail your progress and the company's growth. Manage your projects and overcome procrastination with ...
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Millennials, the generation born after 1980, are currently in the workforce, and their numbers continue to grow as they age into the majority of the workforce. Some managers view ...
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The strength of a startup business lies in how well the company delivers a very specific and unique product that no one else has on the market. Trying to create a product with a ...
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By nature, all human beings have flaws, weaknesses and vulnerabilities, but leaders often feel the need to project an image of unassailable strength. Managers who accept and admit ...
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Employees can easily become distracted by small talk and the latest raging debates about current events. While you want to encourage comradarie among your workers and that ...
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Demand for big data specialists is rising, according to predictions made by the executive search firm CTPartners. Professionals who have experience working with big data are ...
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As a manager, it is important to have control over your emotions to maintain stability and give wise direction to others. However, bringing your emotions to work can be good or ...
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Many times, a job seeker will inflate his resumes with skills he does not have in order to appear more qualified and secure a position. Often, this deceit is not discovered until ...
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There is no doubt that the work environment is changing, and that means professionals have to adapt the way they work. Technology is playing an increasingly sophisticated role in ...
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For people with a fear of or inexperience with public speaking, a professional presentation can feel like an impossible obstacle. If you have trouble putting together a cohesive ...
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Motivating employees is a crucial part of keeping morale up and maintaining productivity. When you're in a management position, your job is not only to give orders. You must find ...
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From Thanksgiving to New Year's Day, Americans indulge in one treasured holiday ritual after another. With all of the fun happening outside of the office, it can be a challenge ...
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As research continues to show the long-term health dangers of sitting for extended periods of time, more professionals are finding ways to get moving during the work day. One ...
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A manager who has to deal with egotistical employees may find it difficult to successfully manage them in any type of work environment. Finding the best way to handle a prima ...
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Every manager has faces instances of extreme pressure at work. Meeting difficult work goals or facing escalated situations can create a stressful work environment for everyone. To ...
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It is difficult for any business to find and secure the top workers on their team. However, some great employees end up leaving one company for another if they are not satisfied. ...
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Hiring and training a new employee is an expensive and time-consuming process; if the successful candidate doesn't work out, the company is out a considerable amount of time and ...
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The holy grail of business managers is to motivate their team to be the most dynamic, productive and unstoppable force on planet Earth. Employee teamwork that leads to better ...
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Being a boss is often a thankless job, one that not all employees are willing to take on. An excellent boss ensures efficiency and efficacy at every level of the company, ...
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More businesses than ever are turning to desk-sharing as a way of keeping overheads down. However, some organizations claim that desk-sharing is about more than just cutting ...
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Making friends at work may seem like a trivial pursuit, but work friendships actually have a substantial impact on your work life. More than 80 percent of American workers ...
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Fear and worry can sabotage productivity among workers, even when the economy is strong. For management professionals, it is often challenging to identify the source of a dip in ...
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As the idea of apprenticeship gains popularity in the United States, companies are beginning to consider them as a potential way to bridge knowledge gaps in the skilled labor ...
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Administrative support staff is crucial to the day-to-day operation of a business. The right person can streamline the office workflow and increase productivity. By understanding ...
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Managing a shy employee can be a challenge for managers, particularly those who are outgoing and gregarious. Taking the wrong tack can push the person back into his shell and ...
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Critical thinking can be defined as the ability to meticulously examine evidence and use fair-minded reasoning to solve problems and make better decisions. Consider the various ...
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In order to maintain a healthy and productive working environment, workplace supervisors need to concentrate on preventing workplace absenteeism and problems with employee ...
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Hiring a new employee is an expensive and time-consuming endeavor. When a new hire doesn't work out, the resources you invested in the hiring process are essentially lost. By ...
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When you begin your search for the right candidates for customer service positions, it can seem like a perplexing task. Today’s world of customer service involves more than ...
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If you feel there is a lot of negativity in your workplace or that your employees are lacking in ambition, motivating employees can be a key factor in improving workplace ...
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Employees are essential to businesses, but too many managers don't use employees to their full potential. Many managers have an autocratic management style where they make ...
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When you are running a small business, your employees are crucial to your business's success. If you do not know how to recruit and keep employees, you are likely to experience ...
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It can be difficult to be successful in business without strong professional relationships with your co-workers and your clients. Make sure that you get along with the people you ...
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There are several advantages to involving employees in the decision-making process. It shows them that you value them as part of the team, and it gives you a variety of different ...
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Making employees feel like they have real value to a company can be difficult, especially on a budget. However, appreciated employees often are more productive and do more to ...
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More businesses are turning to virtual teams to get the job done and enable employees to work on projects from home. As a supervisor, managing a virtual team has it own ...
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Effective management is always necessary, and a great manager can help make a company a success. Managers hold the power to cause disarray, create harmony in the workplace and ...
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Several industries face looming labor shortages due to retiring baby boomers and lack of a sustainable workforce. Health care, construction and manufacturing have plenty of job ...
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In the process of doing business, many companies focus exclusively on output and profits often at the expense of fun and creativity. If your office feels stifled or negative, find ...
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The name "chief" indicates the head or most important aspect of something. While there are many elements of a company that are important and essential to its success, ...
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Happy workers at the office are essential for maintaining a good, professional environment. Yet, several workplace myths may be counterproductive to keeping people happy in their ...
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Unemployment is a tough pill for anyone to swallow. Professionals are constantly looking for work in an environment plagued by sticky wages and decreased demand in labor. Though ...
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Despite assertions to the contrary, Americans work less than they think, sleep more than they realize and have at least 40 hours of free time per week. A new American Time Use ...
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Managing people is a challenging endeavor, especially for new managers. If you've been newly promoted to a management position, you need to know the common mistakes that rookie ...
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Big data is revolutionizing many industries, from retail to real estate. However, big data alone is not a magical solution to business problems. Users of big data need to use the ...
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A new survey recently showed that one third of small businesses say they could not survive without mobile apps. AT&T’s survey revealed that small businesses in ...
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From the work-at-home entrepreneur to the big, multimillion-dollar companies, company blogs have become a staple in today's business world. Often, consumers turn to company blogs ...
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As the nation grows more diverse with each passing year, employers are taking note. No longer is the subject of diversity confined to the walls of the human resources department. ...
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Cloud computing has recently garnered a great deal of interest. Numerous individuals, small companies and huge corporations have already switched over to cloud computing systems. ...
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Virtual teams, while advantageous for companies and employees, often present a challenge for supervisors. Managers often struggle to find ways to create cohesion and strong ...
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Many employees submit new ideas to their supervisors, but their thoughts often fall on deaf ears. Do not be a manager that lets outstanding ideas that could benefit the company ...
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From tossing coins to checking the patterns made by the dregs at the bottom of their cups, individuals rely on a plethora of methods to guide their decision-making processes. In ...
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When changes initially start to take place within an organization, many managers and employees start to panic under the pressure. Learn how to hold the fort down and manage change ...
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In this wireless world, mobile apps are becoming a business' best friend, allowing small business owners to manage their finances, store important documents or take timely notes ...
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For great leaders, emotional intelligence can be a deal breaker. Without it, it is difficult — if not impossible — to motivate and inspire employees. By understanding ...
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Consulting is a great field to get into for professionals who aren’t keen on conforming to someone else’s work ethic or schedule. Starting a consulting firm is the ...
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In the business world, anonymous feedback, known as 360 degree feedback, given by peers and managers is becoming more and more popular. Peers review each other anonymously to ...
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Keeping a busy company running efficiently requires a dedicated team of driven workers. In your own office, you are bound to recognize those who truly go above and beyond the call ...
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Because of the similarities between “project” management and “program” management, it's a common mistake to confuse the two types. However, program ...
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It’s not uncommon for professionals to come up against an ego every now and then when problem solving. Because most employees and managers are required to have some college ...
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Finding the best candidate for an open position starts with asking better interview questions. The Department of U.S. Labor and Statistics estimates that hiring the wrong person ...
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If you are a bad micromanager, letting go of the reins can be difficult. However, if you don’t back down from your employees, you can push them out the front door. Release ...
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Myths about leadership can be pervasive, even among people in leadership positions. These misconceptions can inhibit performance and prevent you from developing the skills that ...
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One of the best ways to connect with others in the workplace, whether you are in management, sales or a support position, is to ask questions honestly, wanting to hear the answer. ...
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It is fairly easy to request employee feedback on a project or initiative. It is much more difficult to get honest feedback. Employees often feel obligated to speak positively ...
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Leaders, like all professionals, are subject to failure. When you are in a position of power, your shortcomings can have a widespread effect on your employees and the company as a ...
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Leaders are an essential part of any company, helping to expand its horizons through new ideas while leading team members down a productive path. Meanwhile, supervisors help to ...
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Entrepreneurs are crucial to maintaining and growing the economy. This is true on a local level and remains true when considered globally. Entrepreneurs create employment, create ...
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All too often, business powers forward, through meeting after meeting, with employees doing their jobs the way they have always done them, giving little thought to the future. ...
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The best managers know that it is their job to provide an environment in which their employees do their best work. This means that, in addition to setting clearly defined goals ...
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Whether you are praising exemplary workers or correcting poor ones, giving feedback to employees is an important part of being a great boss. Learn how to give feedback to ...
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Changing employee behavior is no small undertaking; in fact, according to "The Financial Post," about 70 percent of change initiatives are doomed to fail. Given the high ...
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Leaders in the business community constantly find themselves looking for fresh ideas, and the realm of game theory is exceptionally rich with opportunities for exploring business ...
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Company leaders often find themselves stepping down for a variety of reasons. Some want to hand over the reins before they are forced to by health or market conditions, and others ...
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Every business needs both leaders and managers to succeed. However, as much as people might like to believe in the charismatic and visionary leader who can also manage the ...
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A company's office culture plays a big role in everyday operations, affecting everything from hiring to employee performance. If the culture in your office is unproductive or ...
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Planning, organizing and coordinating are the textbook responsibilities of any manager. There is one additional skill, however, that can take a manager from routine to ...
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A key complaint in the workplace today comes from employees who feel their bosses do not trust them with key information or tasks. Employees want to know what is coming down the ...
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Hard bargainers can make any professional negotiation more challenging, particularly if you aren't prepared to deal with them effectively. With these tips, you can get through a ...
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General Motors has not been having a good month. The company announced recalls related to air bag failures in early June 2014, and on June 25, asked dealers to stop selling all ...
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In a management position, it is easy to get comfortable and complacent over time. In doing so, you may miss valuable opportunities or fail to notice issues before they become a ...
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Whether you're an experienced supervisor or a first-time manager, it's easy to fall prey to common management mistakes. No matter what your position, there is always room for ...
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For business leaders, professional failure is a crucial step on the path to success. As a manager, failed projects and ideas can be hard to take, particularly when they happen in ...
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As World Cup fever sweeps the world, many managers are taking note of team and event strategies. By paying attention to the mistakes and successes of the world's best soccer ...
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As your company grows you may find yourself having to hire managers to help run your business. This can help lessen your workload tremendously. Unfortunately if you're not ...
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While it may be daunting on the surface, you only need a little initiative to learn the ropes of modern office management. The most important thing to remember is that managing ...
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Learning when to lead and when to follow is one of the most important parts of becoming a manager. Many people start their first management position understanding they are ...
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For many people, professional networking feels forced and uncomfortable. In industries where who you know is as important as what you can do, however, networking is a crucial ...
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In order for any company to remain competitive and efficient, it must work to retain its employees. Low employee turnover not only keeps business running smoothly, but also boosts ...
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The conclusion is a crucial, but often ignored, component of a professional presentation. Many professionals tack on a presentation conclusion almost as an afterthought, wasting a ...
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Constantly micromanaging your team is a waste of time, and it creates a stressful work environment. It’s imperative to your team’s success that you learn how to ...
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Too many business owners and managers believe that working hard is the only way to get things done right, but this is not the case. You can learn how to work smarter by taking ...
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It's undeniable that social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn have taken the world by storm in recent years. Most people use these networks in personal time but what ...
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Green work spaces benefit employees and companies by increasing focus, productivity and illness-recovery times of personnel. Likewise, the introduction of plants in an office ...
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When employee discipline must be memorialized through a formal written warning, the disciplinary warning form must contain adequate background information, an accurate description ...
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Business process management views every business as a series of processes from product development to advertising to sales. The model also includes support processes, such as ...
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Organizational change management is the process of planning and implementing a change to a company or organization. Organizational change managers oversee everything from a merger ...
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Knowledge management involves the creation, capture, protection and shared use of organizational information to benefit your business. With an increasing amount of information ...
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For managers, management and leadership are both crucial skills. The two concepts are frequently understood to mean the same thing, an unfortunate mistake that leads to a ...
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As a manager, managing change is just as important as managing people. If you do not learn how to introduce change, bring team members on board and create both cohesion and ...
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For many managers, it is impossible to stop working when the clock strikes five. Instead of wasting your evenings and weekends hunched in front of a laptop or worrying about ...
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Many managers struggle to keep star employees challenged and happy over the years. The end results are worth the effort, because high-performing employees can serve as a valuable ...
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Women now make up the majority of the labor force, including part-time and full-time employment. As a productive part of the workforce, the sheer volume of women in the workforce ...
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To outsiders, successful entrepreneurs sometimes seem like the wizards of the business world. They teeter precariously on the brink of catastrophic failure one day, only to rake ...
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Hiring managers are quick to pull out checklists, formulate informative interview questions and compare resumes against the ideal job criteria when working to fill company ...
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After putting a lot of time, effort and money into hiring high-quality employees, it is important to exert just as much effort on retaining employees. The foundation for a long, ...
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In the last several years, business professionals have been buzzing about Big Data. It has reached fad status, which leads some to believe that data-driven business decisions are ...
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Every professional wants to feel like an irreplaceable part of an organization, but increasingly advanced technology may eliminate the need for human workers from various ...
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An environment of trust is crucial to building a healthy work place. Workers who feel unheard, unrecognized or misunderstood provide lower-quality work than those who feel ...
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Managing a multigenerational team isn’t easy. There’s often a clear divide between younger and older employees. Opinions differ on everything from work-life balance to ...
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When you send out a status report, you want to include information that is both relevant and easy to understand. If your status report includes too much information or is arranged ...
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Running a successful business places a myriad of responsibilities on your shoulders, but developing an effective management style is perhaps the single most important priority. As ...
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Running a successful business demands harmony among the members of the company's teams. Whether you find that your managers butt heads continually, or you notice tension among ...
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One of the best ways to establish consistent improvement in an organization is by instituting feedback loops. Feedback loops improve productivity by providing staff with a series ...
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You have found you have some free time between meetings throughout the day or before you're ready to leave, but you aren’t sure what to do. Instead of wasting your time ...
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One of the most important qualities in a business leader is inspiring workers to do their best. Whatever your industry, this management skill applies across the board. Giving ...
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There are a lot of powerful arguments for employees to work from home. In fact, many professionals rely on their home offices for days when they simply cannot make it in to their ...
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If you frequently experience stress in the workplace, you understand the immense challenges this situation creates. When stress accumulates, you no longer think clearly and may ...
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In the business world, you can either adapt to changing technology and embrace change or become another statistic. The fact is, businesses with high levels of online accessibility ...
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More and more companies are requiring heavier workloads from fewer employees. While this approach certainly keeps costs low and efficiency high, employee burnout does not do much ...
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Most people of faith in America are able to pass their entire career without religion coming into conflict with their jobs. However, for some, the dictates of their religion ...
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It is an unfortunate fact that the average business meeting is typically characterized by words such as "boring," "long" and "unproductive." While ...
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When modern business meets religion, complex issues arise. When business professionals are able to collaborate effectively, regardless of their religious backgrounds, then the ...
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Entrepreneurship has long been heralded as the quintessential American dream. What's better than owning your own business? Answer: owning a successful, long-running business. Many ...
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There are a myriad of reasons why quality communication skills are imperative for modern business leaders to possess. Business leaders that possess poor communication skills are ...
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For managers, project status reports are a double-edged sword; though they provide valuable information about the progress of a project, the resulting picture is often incomplete. ...
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The management skills required of modern supervisors have changed significantly over the past decade, largely in response to new devices, programs and communication options. As ...
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Vladimir Putin, who first served as Russian president from 2000 to 2008 and has won the 2012 election for another term, is known for ruling with an iron fist. Putin may not be as ...
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Bad meetings are common in many offices and easy to pick apart, but good meetings are paramount to business and are harder to define. Effective meetings capture and hold the ...
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When you have a tough project ahead of you, it can be difficult to stay motivated and focused. When you are the boss and have to boost employee motivation as well as move the ...
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Inflated egos can create more turmoil and make problem solving in the workplace more difficult for everyone. Do not allow big egos to get in the way of genuine productivity in the ...
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Over the past several years, the business world has increasingly focused on the elusive concept of creativity. Corporations seek creative thinkers in their hiring ads. Managers ...
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To make your job search more successful, your resume needs to highlight your skills and experience and to demonstrate what makes you an ideal applicant. Your resume must also ...
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The first impression is everything when you meet someone. This is especially true when you are networking at a business function. That first impression can land you a job or a ...
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Truly great leaders are supported by the finest employees. However, finding great employees goes far beyond hiring people with a winning resume. No leader can do all the work ...
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Everyone has a natural management style, but it's usually only effective part of the time. What works for some employees won't work for others. It's important to stay focused on ...
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As the name implies, a management consultant advises a company or organization on the best ways to manage and operate based on the company's individual needs. These consultants ...
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Companies spend a great deal of money in marketing strategies to woo business contacts in. The next step is to keep in touch with these hard-won clients by contacting them on a ...
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There are a wide variety of social media platforms that are available to utilize for your business. It's important to know what these platforms are and what they can be used for ...
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To be successful with your business startup, you need to find ways to save money for your endeavor. One of the top reasons new businesses fail is insufficient startup capital, so ...
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Good leaders demonstrate a variety of skills. They are often goal oriented, passionate, focused, confident, intelligent, inspiring visionaries who can coax the best out of their ...
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Executives spend approximately one-third of their work time in meetings, reports Rachel Silverman of "The Wall Street Journal." Unfortunately, running a meeting isn't ...
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Being a manager is a stressful position because everyone expects you to have all of the right answers. Part of your manager responsibilities is to direct others. Some think you ...
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Giving feedback is one of the most important jobs you can perform as a manager. Without feedback, employees may not be aware when they're doing something wrong—or right. ...
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Operations analysts, sometimes called operations research analysts, are problem solvers by nature. They use mathematics and a variety of other tools to identify opportunities for ...
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Creative destruction is a concept defined by Joseph Schumpeter in 1942 that was derived from the theories of Karl Marx on capitalist development and the business cycle. Schumpeter ...
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A management consultant is someone who works closely with businesses to help them improve their performance, increase efficiency, identify problems, and offer solutions. ...
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Managers are always trying to find new ways to increase employee productivity, but not all tricks or tips are appropriate for every workplace. One way to get more out of ...
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Many people are familiar with the basics of promoting a company's products and services, but they are not as adept at promoting themselves. Building a personal brand is essential ...
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After you've worked in the business field for several years, it's likely you have valuable job skills that would translate well to any industry. If this describes you, then a ...
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A good leader leads; a great leader inspires. History is filled with leaders who helped shape the world into what it is today. Nelson Mandela embodied patience and perseverance, ...
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What do business entrepreneurs and con artists have in common? They both make money by selling people on a dream or an ideal, except that what the entrepreneurs try to sell has a ...
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Leadership and business acumen are skills that are easier shown than told, so how can your manager resume create confidence in potential employers? One way to show your ...
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For experienced business and management professionals, it is natural to have a lengthy resume. If you are about to embark on a job search, however, it pays to spend time editing ...
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Twitter can be a valuable business tool, but only if you have enough followers. By making an effort to add more Twitter followers, you can increase the visibility of your company ...
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For managers, team productivity is a crucial concern. If your team members are having difficulty meeting their goals, roadmaps and better planning can help you increase ...
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Business decision making is a serious affair: the decisions you make can affect hundreds or thousands of employees, customers, and shareholders. That's why certain decision-making ...
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Managers and entrepreneurs face many important decisions during their careers. Deciding when to give up on a project, business, or other important goal isn't always easy, but it ...
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Recently, Facebook released Facebook Paper, an app that gives users a new way to use the social media service. Paper, which uses a new interface and integrates advanced newsreader ...
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In the workplace, it is natural to develop a certain level of vanity about your accomplishments and experience. For managers, however, an inflated sense of pride can be a problem; ...
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For managers and business professionals, following through is crucial. When you consistently deliver on your promises and declarations, you create a reputation for reliability. As ...
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Business leaders and managers rely heavily on their personal drive to produce results. Business motivation takes many different forms and can come from a variety of different ...
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Recently, Microsoft announced the selection of its newest chief executive officer after an exhaustive six-month search. During the search, many business insiders wondered whether ...
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For business professionals, attire is a crucial element. Your colleagues and contacts will automatically draw conclusions about you based on your appearance and business ...
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When the Great Recession hit in 2008, lots of automakers, including the Ford Motor Company, took big hits. Ford had been hurting for several years before the economy went sour, ...
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Business owners and managers alike understand the importance of meetings. Productive meetings are a great way to solicit feedback and disseminate information. They help you keep ...
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SHOP exchanges, which allow small businesses to purchase insurance plans for their employees under the Affordable Care Act, have shared many difficulties with the main site at ...
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Retail businesses and the entertainment industry alike share a focus on creating apps for mobile devices. Mobile design philosophy has much to teach business owners and managers, ...
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Business owners, executives, and managers constantly evaluate the effects of form vs. function in their organizations. From initial business startup to continuing operations, ...
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Over the past several years, Netflix has made multiple game-changing moves that shook the entertainment industry. By researching the changes to the Netflix business model, you can ...
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For many leaders, the most difficult part of managing projects is refocusing the team when it gets out of control. This is particularly true for new managers or managers who don't ...
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Productivity, growth, and potential: three familiar management buzzwords designed to drive prosperity. Those three words also pop up frequently during work performance reviews. As ...
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When you are busy with everyday management responsibilities, it can be difficult to keep up with advances in business technology. Despite the speed at which new technologies are ...
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In most companies, the success of a manager depends entirely on the success of the team. As you hire employees for your business team, you must find the size that works best for ...
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Nudging a project onto the right path takes a bit of finesse. The most critical project management skills deal with leadership and organization. Hesitating to make executive ...
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It's back to work for many people, and everyone's still remembering the food at Christmas and how much they enjoyed being off work for a while. Unfortunately, this doesn't do much ...
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Many business professionals make the mistake of searching for a job without having a plan. Instead of picking random job search strategies and using them to find employment, you ...
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For most management professionals, presentations are an unavoidable aspect of business. If your presentations are tired or stale, a piece of updated business technology may be the ...
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In a tough economy, job hunting can be a tedious process, even for management-level professionals with years of experience. By tailoring your resume to each job and writing a ...
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If you—like many members of the US workforce—are planning to change jobs in 2014, now may be the time to check out your options. If you're not sure where to start ...
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The recent security breach experienced by Target over the holiday season has brought the issue of information systems security into public discourse. Between alleged spying by the ...
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Finding the right candidate for an available position can be time consuming and difficult, particularly if you encounter numerous well-qualified applicants. The interview process ...
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If you're getting ready to search for management jobs, you're probably hearing all the usual job-search advice: update your resume, be prepared, and apply to multiple postings. ...
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If you think your job only affects your bank account, you are sorely mistaken. Your job affects your stress level, productivity, physical health and overall happiness. ...
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Teaching employees how to stay focused at work can be one of the hardest parts of being a manager. Other tasks—training sessions, seasonal reports, and enormous mail merge ...
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In general, customers are more willing to try a product, service, or company if it has been recommended by someone they trust. A professional recommendation from a client, ...
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You'll come across quite a few job application tips when you're looking to take the next step in your management career. For a manager, however, there really is only one takeaway ...
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When it comes to measuring the success of a business, profits are just one possible metric. Another crucial factor with the potential to affect your future success is customer ...
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Conducting a first-rate job hunt on a shoestring budget can be challenging, especially if you're searching for business management jobs. To get the job of your dreams, you must be ...
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Experts have identified several different management styles, but many people have traits of more than one style, making it necessary to ask for feedback from subordinates, peers, ...
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The start of a new year holds great symbolic power, making it the ideal time to set new goals. Without an action plan, however, it is easy to fall back into old habits. By ...
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In the professional world, relationships can be a make-or-break factor. Great relationships can make it easier to close deals, handle problems, and collaborate on projects. ...
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Most resume tips given by experts focus on the type of information you should put on your resume. To make the best impression with recruiters and hiring managers, you should also ...
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When meeting people, you have just one opportunity to make a great first impression. The impression you make during your first meeting will likely stick with new people for a long ...
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Mobile applications make it easier to identify good job opportunities and submit your application materials, but a mobile job search should not replace your use of desktop ...
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Management professionals looking for work in today's market are likely to discover that the tradition of newspaper classifieds and hand-signed applications is already behind the ...
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One of the best job search tips a management professional is likely to encounter these days involves focusing a job search on better prospects. There are two schools of thought ...
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Managers and business leaders have a variety of different decision-making tools to bring to bear when they need them. These tools may include cognitive checklists, resources that ...
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Management books are good choices for gift giving during the holiday season. The management tips they offer are helpful, and they are almost always appropriate for giving to ...
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Whether you're working in retail, publishing, or any other industry, certain times of the year are extremely busy, and it can be hard to know when to take a break. However, ...
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According to the National Statistics Council, over eleven million business meetings are held every day, and over a third of total employee work time is spent in meetings. With so ...
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When considering candidates for job openings, employers are searching for candidates with skills that will benefit everyone. Some of those skills include teamwork, leadership and ...
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Do you have trouble telling others that you can't take on a new project? If so, you aren't alone. Many people have a difficult time saying no to people, especially if that person ...
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Business leaders and management alike understand how the use of common business strategy elements can give them an edge in their markets. Traditional methods of thinking often ...
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The US healthcare website was supposed to make it easier for people to compare insurance plans and sign up for coverage. Unfortunately, the website experienced serious technical ...
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Successful business leaders are always looking for new ways to motivate employees, and it's not hard to see why. A motivated workforce will improve productivity without any major ...
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Americans have struggled to recover from the impact of the recession that took place in 2007 and 2008. Fortunately, the US economy is showing some signs of improvement, especially ...
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For managers and business executives, presentations are unavoidable. They happen at all levels of business and involve all types of audiences. If your presentations are not ...
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Businesses of all sizes require funding from the start to purchase key items and provide a cushion during a potentially lean launch period. Many companies have turned to ...
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Managers and business owners can learn quite a bit from the process of technical writing. Technical writers take complicated instructions, such as those required to operate new ...
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It's easy for managers and business owners to claim to be leaders. Working with a team and owning a business may make you seem like a leader, but more than lip service is required ...
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The recent government shutdown has taught the world a few things about politics in Washington. It has also scared more than a few institutional investors with the horrifying ...
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An emotional intelligence quotient, or EQ, is a measurement of the ability of a person to empathize and respond to emotional stimuli. This quotient rises when a person is truly ...
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For many managers, meetings have a way of going off topic. Long meetings are not always effective meetings, and they often frustrate employees and decrease productivity. When it ...
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As a manager, you need to make decisions and act on the behalf of your team, which is what Congress is supposed to do for the citizens of the United States. However, as a manager, ...
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The Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, is designed in part to simplify the process of purchasing individual insurance. If you're pursuing self-employment and have a pre-existing ...
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Management can be a tough role to fulfill effectively: entire sitcoms and countless movies have been dedicated to terrible management strategies. Voodoo dolls aside, bad ...
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An administrative assistant is essentially your liaison to the world. While hiring someone who has completed executive assistant training is a good idea, it's more important to ...
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In many businesses, managers strive to fill positions so that their headcount doesn't fall below a certain minimum, but it seems that this is rather unproductive. Business ...
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Negotiating is arguably the most important part of managing a business. Mastering negotiation strategies will put you ahead of the game for everything from setting employees' ...
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With business profits seeing some recovery following the general economic downturn, you might think it's more positive than negative on the financial front these days. You may not ...
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If you manage a team or run a business it's important that you dress, behave, and speak properly to maintain a professional image, especially if your job involves public speaking. ...
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Business ideas are easy to generate. What's more challenging is separating the ones with merit from the ones that sound good but are ultimately unachievable. Here are a few ways ...
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Most companies avoid entering political conversations, preferring to remain noncommittal for fear of losing customers. Sometimes, though, circumstances force business owners and ...
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It takes many different types of people to lead an organization, and finding the right fit for the job is rarely easy. Management professionals run the gamut from intelligent to ...
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There's a new technology that's finding itself more and more at home in today's world. The Internet of Things is, as a concept, the logical next step in the information revolution ...
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Leadership skills are essential to a smoothly run organization. No matter how flat the organizational chart or how democratic the workplace culture, leaders will always emerge to ...
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Many companies use freelancers to get work done without paying additional employment taxes or providing employee benefits. This approach has many benefits, but it can be a ...
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Social media tools such as Twitter and Facebook are both a blessing and a curse for HR professionals. With the right social media policy, you can use these tools to attract ...
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The scandals at Enron and WorldCom generated a lot of bad publicity, forcing many managers to pay more attention to business ethics in the workplace. Although the chance to ...
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As the labor market improves and job opportunities increase, more and more dissatisfied workers are quitting jobs in their fields to pursue greener pastures. Confidence in the job ...
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After eighty years of owning The Washington Post, the Graham family shocked the newspaper industry when they announced they were selling the paper to Jeff Bezos for $250 million. ...
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A top priority for many organizations is to identify and develop leaders. Demonstrating strong leadership skills gets you noticed, creates opportunity, and enhances your chances ...
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It's common for business owners to become overwhelmed with trivial tasks throughout the day. However, when the busywork monopolizes the majority of your day, it's hard to attend ...
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Last year, Marissa Mayer rocked the business industry when she left her job as vice president of Google to become the CEO of Yahoo. Since then, the female CEO has graced the ...
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With football season in full swing, people are monitoring their fantasy football teams closely, hoping to win money. Business owners and managers have debated over whether ...
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Much like the invention of fire, the development of speculation practices in the modern economy has put a powerful, but potentially very dangerous, tool into the hands of fallible ...
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Internships have become essential for many professions. However, because internships aren't typically paid positions, they're unfeasible for many people. According to ...
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In the past, people generally worked in one career for their entire lives. Today, workers are changing things up and switching industries midstream. If you want to take your ...
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Jeff Bezos has never been about doing things the typical way. The founder of Amazon.com built his business on unconventional business practices and a management strategy that ...
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Although social media websites have been around for several years, companies are still struggling to figure out how best to use these platforms to promote their businesses and ...

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