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  • Tips for Keeping Your Most Valuable Employees Happy

    Nothing about managing a workplace is easy. Problems arise quicker than they can be solved, and it often seems as though you're battling some kind of business complication hydra that grows two new heads every time you cut one off. Keeping your employees happy is one of the most important...

  • 5 Fun Team Building Activities for the Workplace

    When you really stop to think about it, the people who we tend to spend most of our waking hours with are our co-workers. For eight hours a day (give or take a few), we share an office with many different kinds of personalities that have many different kinds of expectations. So, for the sake...

  • Top 5 Tips for Successful Outsourcing

    We can't always afford to do work that needs to be done in-house or by ourselves. Sometimes it's simply an issue of not being capable of doing the work, either due to a lack of equipment or skills. Regardless of the work or reasons in question, it's never been easier to outsource work. 

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  • Tips for Resolving Customer Conflicts Quickly and Amicably

    When you're running a business and dealing with the expectations of many different kinds of customers, you're almost sure to run into some form of conflict at one time or another. Maybe a customer didn't get what they ordered on time. Perhaps they were dissatisfied with the level of customer...

  • Top Five Ways to Improve Communication and Teamwork in the Office

    Our understanding of communication and teamwork in the office has grown by leaps and bounds in the last few decades. Professors at top-tier universities like Northwestern and Syracuse have conducted groundbreaking studies about how communication and teambuilding affect productivity and profit...

  • The Benefits of Conducting Virtual Job Interviews

    Working from home has many fantastic perks, but hiring someone without meeting them in person can still seem like a daunting task. After all, will we like them? Will we be able to work with them? Are they even who they say they are? Traditional interviewing tactics rely on meeting and greeting...

  • Will Ergonomic Office Design Increase Productivity?

    The word "ergonomic" may not be one that you toss around during your lunch hour at work, but the meaning behind it is definitely something that people strive to have at their place of business. Ergonomic basically speaks to creating the kind of environment that will be comfortable for...

  • How Businesses Can Improve the Efficiency of Their Service Management Teams

    If you are fortunate enough to be a part of a service management team, then you know that it's a position that is filled with a lot of room for growth and also a high demand for great service. As a form of open-source management, you are working daily to come up with various methods and...

  • 5 Ways to Prevent Hiring Catastrophes

    Everyone knows that hiring is the pits. It can be extremely disheartening to sift through stacks of applications with nary a qualified candidate among them. And even if you do find someone who looks great on paper, you may find yourself contending with all kinds of problems. Perhaps they'll...

  • Learning to Delegate More Effectively in the Workplace

    If you're in a management position, then you probably already know that a part of your responsibility is to properly delegate assignments to the people that you manage. However, if you're a good manager, then you also know that this sounds a lot easier than it actually is.

    Delegating...

  • How to Manage Personality Conflicts When You Lead a Team

    You received that promotion because you're really good at your work, and at managing a team. While you probably went through a honeymoon period during which everyone got along, good work was delivered and your bosses were happy, it is inevitable that personality conflicts within your team will...

  • Learning to Delegate Effectively and Prevent Work Overload

    These days we're expected to be superwomen. There's work, family and friends that all require attention, and every once in awhile you're supposed to be able to squeeze out a few minutes for yourself. But there are only so many hours in a day, and it's incredibly easy to get overwhelmed. If...

  • How to Manage School, Career, and Motherhood

    The wise person who said, "We need more than 24 hours a day to get the day done" must've been a mother, with an office job, who's going back to school. The fact is, when you really think about it, when you're raising kids, working a 9-to-5 and pursuing a degree, you're basically jugging three...

  • Managing Your Time Effectively

     

    Whether you split your time working in an office and caring for a family in your off-time, you work from home in order to raise your kids while bringing in a second income, or you are focusing on your career now so that you can plan for a family down the road, you may have...

  • Organize Your Life with Project Management Tools

    These days, it seems like everyone is stuck in the conundrum of how to squeeze more usable hours out of a day.  There is simply more to do than we have time for.  Whether you’re a mom who works from home, managing a business and children at the same time; you run a small business with just a...

  • Large Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions and Implementation

    There has been a lot of talk about new advances in large enterprise infrastructure solutions and how most of it seems to be headed straight toward the cloud. Having said that, though, it turns out that a lot of these big companies are actually taking their time to adopt some of these changes,...

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