5 Ways to Increase Happiness and Create Positive Change at Work

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5 Ways to Increase Happiness and Create Positive Change at Work

Co-authored by Danielle Harlan Have you ever started your “dream” job only to find yourself feeling bored and unmotivated a few months — or even a few weeks — in? As consultants who work extensively in strategic culture and employee development planning, we see this common scenario time and time again: New employees join an […]

Eight Steps to Build a Learning Culture in Your Organization

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Eight Steps to Build a Learning Culture in Your Organization

How Millennials Work and Live, Gallup’s report, shows that 59% of Millennials say learning and development (L&D) opportunities are extremely important to them when considering a job. Comparatively, 44% of Gen Xers and 41% of Baby Boomers say the same about L&D. Gallup also reports that “An impressive 87% of Millennials rate ‘professional or career […]

QUIZ: What’s Your Office Personality Type?

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QUIZ: What’s Your Office Personality Type?

Revise Sociology calculated that ever a 50-year working-life period, assuming eight hours of sleep a night, the average working person spends 35% of their total waking hours at work. And for most of us, that means spending a large percentage of our lives with co-workers. This means our relationships at work have a huge impact […]

Are Your Internal Communication Tools Doing More Harm Than Good?

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Are Your Internal Communication Tools Doing More Harm Than Good?

Guest post by Kyle Sabraw There’s no arguing that the modern workplace has changed. Gone are the days of a 9-5, Monday through Friday desk job hidden inside of a cubicle. For better or for worse, our office has become wherever we happen to be. Fully 43% of employees today consider themselves mobile or “deskless”. […]

Should Your Organization Be Decentralized?

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Should Your Organization Be Decentralized?

As Henry Mintzberg, author of The Structuring of Organizations, writes, “The words centralization and decentralization have been bandied about for as long as anyone has cared to write about organizations.” And that is a pretty long time, at least since 400 B.C., when Jethro advised Moses to distribute responsibility to various levels in the hierarchy. […]

Future Of Work Trends To Watch: Gen Z, AI & Automation [Infographic]

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Future Of Work Trends To Watch: Gen Z, AI & Automation [Infographic]

Two major future of work trends impacting the workplace are the introduction of a new generation, and the acceleration of automation and artificial intelligence (AI). While these trends are already impacting today’s workforce, they will continue to shape the future of work. Let’s start with the newest generation of workers, Generation Z, born since 1995 […]

Listening: The Do’s and Don’ts and How To Master It

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Listening: The Do’s and Don’ts and How To Master It

The human mouth plods along at 125 words per minute, while a neuron in the brain can fire about 200 times a second. No wonder our mind wanders when there’s so much time in between the words of a conversation. This is part of the reason we remember only 25 to 50% of what we […]

10 Tips To Ensure Your Employee Training Programs Are Effective

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10 Tips To Ensure Your Employee Training Programs Are Effective

If you’re going to invest in a training program, you should set your organization up for success. Otherwise, your employees may feel they are victims of “drive-by trainings” and lament their wasted time. If there is no benefit for them, there is no benefit to your organization. As someone who provides workshops and training to […]

The Facts About Women in Business in the UK

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The Facts About Women in Business in the UK

Originally posted on Moneypod Women are still under-represented in the UK in terms of entrepreneurship and business. Although the gap between the number of male and female entrepreneurs may be closing, it still exists. In the UK the so called “Enterprise Gap”, the difference in the number of men and women owning companies, has significantly […]

A Quick and Creative Way to Solve Problems at Work

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A Quick and Creative Way to Solve Problems at Work

Most of us have seen this image before. Some swear it’s a duck, while others swear it is a rabbit. Both are correct! But this exercise gives us a clear example of how individuals naturally see the world differently. And in the work environment, this different way of seeing things, if leveraged, presents a huge […]