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10 Ways to Improve Employee Communication During Work Hours

Posted by Odessa Powell on Mon, Jul 3, 2023

Office communication can be improved in several ways. I just returned from a Quarterly Planning Meeting where we took a full day to work through Patrick Lencioni’s Five Dysfunctions of a Team. The team enjoyed it, felt closer, set rules for conflicts, and built a theme to improve accountability! Odessa Powell contributed this article while I’m on vacation, sharing additional ideas on how to improve team communication.

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Topics: Employee Feedback, employee engagement, employee performance, Better communication, Employee Wellbeing, Great Teams

How to Tackle the Current Employee Acquisition Problem

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Oct 18, 2021

If you’ve ever faced a difficult challenge, you know the skills and resources required, rarely fall into place for you to solve it immediately.

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Topics: Business Culture, Company Culture, Employee retention, Harmonious Culture of Accountability, Culture, Strategy vs. Planning, Why Employees Leave, Employee Wellbeing, Employee Acquistion

Fall in Love with their Job Again

Posted by Regina Wheeler on Mon, May 24, 2021

COVID, and the increase in working from home dramatically changed how to deal with our employees. Regina Wheeler, an e-learning consultant for Academic Brits, shares ideas to help your team love their work whether it’s for returning to your office or working from home.

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Topics: employee engagement, Employee Recognition, Work Environment, Employee Satisfaction, Employee Wellbeing, Remote Workers, Worker Performance

What Your Employees Need from You Now

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Apr 13, 2020

You’re leading your business through an unprecedented time in history and our world economy.

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Topics: employee engagement, Q12, Gallup's Q12 Employee Engagement Survey, Employee Wellbeing, Coronavirus

Work From Home – Working from a Hospital Room: Cancer Cured Book Excerpt

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Mar 30, 2020

In 2012 I was hospitalized with Acute Myeloid Leukemia for nearly 7 months.

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Topics: Acute Myeloid Luekemia, Work Environment, Employee Wellbeing, Remote Working, Cancer Cured

Identify and Prevent Sick Building Syndrome In Your Workplace

Posted by Karoline Clarke on Mon, Mar 2, 2020

This past Sunday I made flight reservations to fly to Arizona this Sunday.  A warning from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday, Americans should be prepared for the potential for “significant disruptions” when the corona virus, or COVID-19, spreads in the U.S., made me reconsider my plans for air travel. 

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Topics: Employee retention, Karoline Clarke, Office Environment, Employee Wellbeing, Coronavirus, COVID19

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