Managing Employees

To Boost Productivity, Encourage Employees to Encourage Each Other
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To Boost Productivity, Encourage Employees to Encourage Each Other

How team members interact, and the settings in which interactions occur, dramatically impact the workplace.
How Much Time Do Your Employees Spend Doing Real Work? The Answer May Surprise You. (Infographic)
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How Much Time Do Your Employees Spend Doing Real Work? The Answer May Surprise You. (Infographic)

A survey of more than 2,000 employees found that only 45 percent of time at the office is spent on primary job duties.
Does Your Staff Dislike You?
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Does Your Staff Dislike You?

Grade yourself on this checklist of managerial behaviors. Spot leadership mistakes that elicit less-than-desirable results.
The 7 Attributes of People Who Get Things Done
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The 7 Attributes of People Who Get Things Done

As a leader, you want these go-getters on your team. As an employee, you should aspire to be like them.
Small-Business Owners Who Aren't Experts in Their Fields Will End Up Paying a Hefty Price
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Small-Business Owners Who Aren't Experts in Their Fields Will End Up Paying a Hefty Price

If you want to stay relevant, much less open, you should know your product or service in and out, and make sure you employees are well trained.
Enlist the Power of Suggestion to Boost Your Startup's Performance
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Enlist the Power of Suggestion to Boost Your Startup's Performance

Setting employee expectations is critical enough that it can mean the difference between success and failure.
Multiply the Trust Factor Inside Your Organization
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Multiply the Trust Factor Inside Your Organization

These 10 principles will go a long way toward enhancing employees' commitment to the company.
6 Tips for a Fun, Affordable Holiday Party
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6 Tips for a Fun, Affordable Holiday Party

An end-of-year celebration can boost employees spirits and raise their morale for next year.
Promote Your All-Stars Without Throwing Off the Team Dynamic
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Promote Your All-Stars Without Throwing Off the Team Dynamic

Recognizing when an employee is ready for advancement and helping the rest of the staff navigate the transition smoothly can mean the difference between a dream team and a disaster.
What Do Your Employees Really Cost You?
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What Do Your Employees Really Cost You?

Here's how to figure out the true cost of an employee, according to one business expert.
How Perfection Can Ruin Your Business
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How Perfection Can Ruin Your Business

Very often, perfection is the enemy of success. Don't let it be.
5 Essential Keys to Leading a Remote Workforce
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5 Essential Keys to Leading a Remote Workforce

Modern technology has freed employees from the constraints of a central office. Here's how managers can ensure they're productive but not micromanaged.
An Open-Handed Vacation Policy is a Great Perk for Employers
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An Open-Handed Vacation Policy is a Great Perk for Employers

Generous time off encourages employee loyalty and, since so many workers don't use all their vacation time, costs the company little.
15 Behaviors and Traits of Great Leaders
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15 Behaviors and Traits of Great Leaders

They have resolve and vision, but are humble about it.
The Real Reason the Castaways Never Escaped Gilligan's Island
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The Real Reason the Castaways Never Escaped Gilligan's Island

Are you creating incentives for specific behaviors, but motivating people to do something completely different?
Condé Nast to Pay $5.8 Million to Unpaid and Underpaid Interns
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Condé Nast to Pay $5.8 Million to Unpaid and Underpaid Interns

Interns triumphed over the publisher in a class-action lawsuit brought by thousands of former interns from magazines like Vogue and the New Yorker.
How Much Value Do Your Employees Bring to the Bottom Line?
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How Much Value Do Your Employees Bring to the Bottom Line?

You have to begin looking at each of your employees as a profit center.
Don't Overestimate the Motivational Potential of a Salary Raise
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Don't Overestimate the Motivational Potential of a Salary Raise

The prospect of an annual pay hike is just too abstract to keep employees operating with enthusiasm every day. That requires personal engagement.
Here is How to Make Your International Team Feel Like Part of the Family
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Here is How to Make Your International Team Feel Like Part of the Family

Developing and managing an international team is not a trivial endeavor and any founders considering such an effort should heed this advice.
Pay People for Commitment, Not for Time or Results
Leadership

Pay People for Commitment, Not for Time or Results

With flexible work schedules and performance metrics, a business network CEO suggests a different approach to gauging employees.
5 Lessons a Boss Should Learn From Employees
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5 Lessons a Boss Should Learn From Employees

Often employers are removed from employees. Leaders often feel responsible for teaching employees, but the opposite has many benefits as well.
Consider These 10 Strategies When Preparing to Grow Your Company
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Consider These 10 Strategies When Preparing to Grow Your Company

There are concrete steps you can take as your progress your startup to the next level.
Early to Work, Early Back Home Banishes the Wintertime Blues
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Early to Work, Early Back Home Banishes the Wintertime Blues

Who says you need to "fall back'' when the clocks change? One company is ignoring the clock to give employees an hour of sunlight.
24 People, No Managers: Our Experiment in Getting Work Done
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24 People, No Managers: Our Experiment in Getting Work Done

Instead of higher-ups making decisions, often far removed from the real problems that team members face, you give the decision making power to those that are closest to the problem.
Why True Leaders Are So Rare
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Why True Leaders Are So Rare

It takes courage, strength and discipline to break from the herd and become a successful entrepreneur or business leader.
5 Lessons That Business Leaders Could Learn From Academics
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5 Lessons That Business Leaders Could Learn From Academics

Researchers frame questions, recognize solutions and structure teams in ways that businesses could profitably emulate.
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