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Category: Productivity Tips

Employee Stress Is Probably Costing You More Than You Realize

Just about everyone has heard horror stories about how stressed the American worker is.  If you’re a business owner, perhaps you believe that your employees are exempt.  That stress doesn’t impact them because, after all, you’ve created a great company and an exceptional work environment, right? Unfortunately, the numbers don’t lie, and your employees are […]

Employees Are On The Move Again – Are You Ready To Deal With A Surge In PTO?

It is finally happening.  We’ve officially turned the corner on the pandemic and life is beginning to return to something close to normal.  Unfortunately, the way that the past year has played out has planted a ticking bomb inside almost every company still in business. Think about it:  All during the past year, while employees […]

Deconstructing the Onboarding Process

Onboarding.  It’s a term almost every business owner is familiar with but what does it actually mean?  What constitutes a good, complete onboarding process and why does it matter to your company?  Those are fair questions and in this article, we’ll take a closer look in hopes of demystifying the onboarding process. Let’s start with […]

Identify The Core Strengths of Your Team Members

Identifying the core strengths of members of your team can be a real challenge.  After all, if you simply ask the question “what do you regard as your biggest strengths and weaknesses?” you put your employee on the spot.  It’s an uncomfortable question and you can’t necessarily rely on the information you get. The question […]

Employees Are On The Move Again – Are You Ready To Deal With A Surge In PTO?

It is finally happening.  We’ve officially turned the corner on the pandemic and life is beginning to return to something close to normal.  Unfortunately, the way that the past year has played out has planted a ticking bomb inside almost every company still in business. Think about it:  All during the past year, while employees […]

Combatting Pandemic Fatigue – What You Need To Know

We’re now well into year two of the ongoing pandemic and honestly, people are getting sick of it.  That’s certainly true of people who work in the healthcare field but although they’re the ones on the front lines and subject to the greatest impacts, they’re certainly not the only ones being affected as outlined in […]

You Can Work Both Harder And Smarter With A (Sometimes) Unfocused Mind

Scientists have known for years that most people aren’t very good at multi-tasking.  In fact, although most people think they’re good at it, only about 2% of the population can actually multitask with any sort of real efficiency. The reason is simple:  Every task you do, from checking your email to pouring over a spreadsheet […]

Employment Trends To Be On The Lookout For In 2021

It’s no secret that the pandemic has changed the way we work in the here and now, but a growing number of experts who have been monitoring the trends and changes expect that many of them will remain with us long after the pandemic is finally behind us.  If the experts are correct, here are […]

The Importance Of Rituals In The (Remote) Workplace

You’ve probably got at least a few rituals in your office, or at least, you did, before the pandemic. Maybe you had an employee named Bob who brought doughnuts in for everybody and just left them in the break room, first come, first serve, or maybe you’re ‘Bob,’ and left the doughnuts there for your […]

Helping Your Employees Work More Effectively From Home

If you’re like many managers and small business owners, you’ve probably got a number of employees working remotely, from home right now.  That’s been a fairly common practice since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and it’s a practice that seems likely to continue for the foreseeable future. Some employees have taken to the new […]