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Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs in the Workplace
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Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs in the Workplace

Looking at the statistics related to workplace contentment makes for pretty grim reading. Employee engagement is down to about 30%. Studies have shown that, on a scale of 1 to 5, 60% of workers feel at a stress level of 3 and above on any given work day.  Work life balance is not trending in a favorable direction either.  A …

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Does multitasking lower our IQ and kill productivity
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Does multitasking lower our IQ and kill productivity? Here is the solution.

You have a huge project due on a fast-approaching timeline. You are rushing in early and working later than you’d like but the job doesn’t get much closer to being finished. You just can’t get into a solid rhythm. Your phone keeps buzzing, meetings keep happening, and you are still accountable for other tasks. Sound familiar?  Of course it does. …

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Beginners Guide to Employee Engagement
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Beginners Guide to Employee Engagement

Employee engagement is the biggest evolution in human resource and performance management strategy in the last 20 years. It deviates from the old carrot and stick extrinsic motivators and gets to the heart of what drives employees. Engagement centers around aligning employees’ career goals to that of the business and has been generating staggering economic benefits.  A study by Gallup …

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How can I motivate my team and employees
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How can I motivate my team and employees? Try Frederick Herzberg’s Two Factor Theory

What makes people happy and motivated at work is what they do. What makes people unhappy is the situation in which they do it. Frederick Herzberg Motivation is a fickle source of fuel in today’s workforces and it is resulting in inconsistent productivity and output. Most companies see employees accomplish most of their tasks on a Monday but by the …

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employee strengths vs weaknesses
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Should I focus on my strengths or weaknesses?

Just think about this for a moment: if you got an A and an F on your report card, which would you focus on? Probably the ‘F’ because we want to fix everything, right? Now which subject do you think you are more likely to succeed in? Kids are taught that to be successful you must be well rounded and …

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clear is kind in the workplace
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What do you mean by “Clear is kind, unclear is unkind”?

Dr. Brene Brown sat in a AA 12-step meeting listening to slogans and platitudes, brushing most of them off but, one seemed to stick in the back of her mind. “Clear is kind, unclear is unkind”.  “I saw the data about how most of us avoid clarity because we tell ourselves that we’re being kind, when what we’re actually doing …

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