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For the first time in history, there are four different generations working side-by-side in the workplace: Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Gen Xers and Millennials. To maintain a “unified culture” where values and ambitions are shared, the needs of each generation must be addressed. One area where this is essential is a company’s Service Anniversary Program. In…
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Sometimes it’s tough for employees to stay focused on work when summer finally arrives. After months of cold temps, it’s natural for people to shift their focus from working indoors to enjoying outdoor activities. You might even notice a reduction in productivity or maybe employees start leaving earlier to get a head start on their…
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What To Do When Good Brand Ambassadors Go Bad

Brand ambassadors amplify your company’s message by sharing your updates and accomplishments with friends, family and professional networks via social at every opportunity. Being invested in your vision, they embody the values of your organization and serve as the embodiment of your culture–a model for others in the company to emulate–but this enthusiasm needs to…
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How Power Affects Performance

We’re all familiar with “the last kid picked for the team” adage. In the schoolyard scenario, the athletes with the highest skill level and overall best proven ability to win are chosen first. Conversely, the players who show the least athleticism and lowest level of ability are chosen last. Fast forward 20 years later to…
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How To Manage Your Micromanagers

Just about everyone, at some point in their career, has dealt with a leader who micromanages. Simply mentioning the term “micromanage” in a casual conversation can start an exchange of anecdotes and stories of executives who over managed their employees while working on major projects or even day-to-day activities. At best, micromanagement can be frustrating…
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When you go to a company’s website and click on the obligatory “About Us” section, what are you expecting to learn? Perhaps when the company was founded, general information about their products/services, but most importantly you’re probably looking for the company’s story–what makes them unique, their philosophy, why customers choose them, what makes this organization…
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Tips For Nurturing Peer-To-Peer Recognition

Consider this scenario: You’re an Executive Director at EFG Corp and you’ve been actively using your company’s social recognition technology to deliver rewards and recognition to your team of 50 people. You’ve identified your rockstar managers and have been recognizing them to show your appreciation and to inspire the rest of the team to emulate…
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Imagine an office where your manager glides into a conference room on a hoverboard to conduct an impromptu meeting; where colleagues exchange ideas via Snapchat; where ad hoc announcements are made via megaphone across an open, collaborative space. If you don’t relate to this example of fast-paced, socially driven office culture, then you might want…
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The Number One Killer Of A Sales Culture

An effective sales process is an orchestrated path of steps that all lead to “yes.” However, putting a sluggish sales force on that very same path will likely lead to “no.” Why? Because this carefully coordinated course established by sales ops requires more than simply following the steps. The process is part of something much…
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They could be leading your department; perhaps you have one on your team; or maybe you’re one of them. We’re talking about Boomerang Employees, those who leave an organization and return to their former employer, and they’re on the rise. With retention being a top issue for HR leaders, it’s no wonder boomerang employees are…
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