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Study: Office Plants Can Boost Productivity and Morale
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Study: Office Plants Can Boost Productivity and Morale

While minimally-appointed office spaces are typically thought to be the most productive, a new study suggests that ornamentation -- via greenery -- can enhance efficiency.
Geoff Weiss
How Fortune 500 Leaders Spend Every Minute of the Day (Infographic)
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How Fortune 500 Leaders Spend Every Minute of the Day (Infographic)

The heads of some of America's biggest companies divulge their personal and work habits.
John Rampton
Ask Your Employees These 4 Simple Questions to Elicit Productive Feedback
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Ask Your Employees These 4 Simple Questions to Elicit Productive Feedback

To improve employee engagement and make positive changes in the workplace, leaders should be asking employees for their honest opinion about what is working -- or not working -- in the organization.
Susan Steinbrecher
5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Sick Days
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5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Sick Days

Even entrepreneurs can get run down and get sick but for many, they can't afford to take time off. Here's how you can harness the power of sick days to get ahead in business.
Dorie Clark
6 Battle-Tested Tips to End Email Overload
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6 Battle-Tested Tips to End Email Overload

Email is making us slower, less productive and even dumber. Here's how you can manage your overflowing inbox.
Ryan Holmes
Basecamp's Rebel Recipe for Success: 5 Ways the Software Maverick Made Millions by Being Different
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Basecamp's Rebel Recipe for Success: 5 Ways the Software Maverick Made Millions by Being Different

Here are the surprising, unorthodox strategies that helped the early software as a service pioneer rise to -- and stay at the top of -- the crowded online project management space.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
For More Productive Meetings, Throw Out Your Conference Table
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For More Productive Meetings, Throw Out Your Conference Table

Virtual meetings, a necessity for dispersed teams, offer many advantages, if structured correctly.
Tasha Eurich
People Prefer Robot Bosses, Study Shows
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People Prefer Robot Bosses, Study Shows

A recent study from MIT took a look at the efficiency of robot/human team work.
Nina Zipkin
Why Your Team Needs YOU to Take a Summer Vacation
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Why Your Team Needs YOU to Take a Summer Vacation

If you are on the fence about taking a vacation (or think that your team cannot survive without you), here are three questions to ask yourself.
Craig Cincotta
3 Eastern Practices to Tame 'Monkey Mind'
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3 Eastern Practices to Tame 'Monkey Mind'

If you found yourself distracted and unable to pursue the path of entrepreneurship, these mental training options could provide clarity and a productivity boost.
Adam Toren
Do You Need to Break Down the Cubicle Walls to Improve Performance?
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Do You Need to Break Down the Cubicle Walls to Improve Performance?

The way your office is set up not only plays a role in company culture but also how employees function. Choose carefully.
Jeff Boss
8 Essentials to Get the Most Out of Working From Home
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8 Essentials to Get the Most Out of Working From Home

If you focus on creating structure, you'll be amazed how much you can accomplish.
Stephen Key
How to Stop Making the Same Mistakes Over and Over Again
Creativity

How to Stop Making the Same Mistakes Over and Over Again

One way to combat falling into terrible habits is to focus on thinking outside of the box.
Katelyn Oster
6 Steps to Create an Effective BYOD Plan (Infographic)
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6 Steps to Create an Effective BYOD Plan (Infographic)

Increase employees' productivity and protect your company's data with these tips for building a safe 'bring your own device' plan.
Nina Zipkin