How to Encourage Creativity at Work

When employees are inspired to be creative, they can become better problem-solvers, help grow the business, seek new opportunities for the organization, and improve sales. Thinking outside of the box is a tremendous tool to have in business, and when the atmosphere your employees work in stimulates creativity, your organization will prosper as a result.…

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Designing an Employee Development Plan

When it comes to growing your organization and fostering greater employee engagement, an employee development plan may be the solution. Consider trying these steps and see if an employee development program would be beneficial to your colleagues and overall business. Create Opportunities To help an employee reach their full potential, make sure to provide them…

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Benefits of Stand-Up Meetings

Stand-up meetings are a daily or weekly 5 to 15 minute meeting where one team member speaks at a time while everyone stands. The purpose of standing is to encourage shorter, more efficient meetings on a regular basis. This helps to ensure everyone is working together, but isn’t wasting valuable time sitting in an hour-long…

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Step into Spring

Last month we asked you to tell us which season was your most productive. The poll results showed some people found no difference between seasons, a handful preferred winter and fall, however, an overwhelming majority chose spring as their most productive time of year. We compiled a list of ways to bring spring into your…

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Simple Ways to Reduce Stress

Workplace stress is oftentimes an inevitable part of the job, but when you feel more stressed than productive, it may be time for something to change. Here are some helpful ways to stress less and achieve more. Find Quiet Time During the Day A great way to reduce stress is to carve out time throughout…

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The Importance of Constructive Criticism

Constructive criticism can sometimes feel disheartening, but the truth is it can be a great way to elevate your career. Feedback and criticism can help you improve various facets of your professional life. Here are some of the reasons why constructive criticism can potentially be a great gift. Gain a New Perspective When you receive…

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Why Going to the Gym Before Work May Be Right for You

Following a routine, particularly during the work week can be tremendously helpful when it comes to your overall health and wellness, as well as your work performance. While going to the gym before work has many benefits, it does have some pitfalls. Here are some pros and cons to help you decide if going to…

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The Value of Buying Locally

When it comes to your shopping needs, buying locally is the answer. Offering a whole host of benefits, including great customer service, incredible prices, custom orders, and much more, when you buy locally you help yourself and your community, all while supporting the dreams of small business owners. What could be better? Top Notch Customer…

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Helpful Microsoft Word Shortcuts

It’s likely that you’re already familiar with Microsoft Word, but you may not know about the myriad of shortcuts available to save you time and improve your work and overall efficiency throughout the day. Here are some shortcuts that could improve your workflow. General Shortcuts Create a new document Ctrl+N Open an existing document Ctrl+O…

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The Value in Creating an Inclusive Office Culture

When it comes to office culture, it’s important to make every employee feel included and part of the team. Not only can this help everyone feel happier while working, but it can also improve each employee’s work ethic and the overall success of the organization. Keep reading to learn the simple but powerful ways that…

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