How can you maintain your company’s work culture while continuing to work from home?

Company culture happens to be one of the most critical factors for consideration nowadays when a job seeker applies for a new job or decides to continue working for their existing company. Therefore, building a positive company culture is imperative. A strong work culture reflects the mission, vision, values, and goals of the company. These are the things that cannot be created overnight. Even employers who work with remote teams should make an effort to…

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How to develop and sustain a high-performance work team?

A “high-performance work team” is a group of employees focussed on their goals. They possess special expertise and exceptional skills that help them in collaborating, innovating and producing superior results consistently. Specialties of a High-Performance Work Team Simple measures cannot determine the performance effectiveness of groups. Also, no two teams are identical. However, most teams seem to have a shared understanding of the qualities that make an effective workgroup. Generally, a high-performance work team is…

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How can a Flat Organizational Structure benefit your organization?

In today’s interconnected world, organizations rely more on flat organizational structures that promote collaboration and team-building than on traditional pyramid structures of leadership that facilitate bureaucracy. This is because an even playing field allows the organizations to leverage the passions, talent, and expertise of the employees to find a better way of overcoming business challenges. What Is Flat Organization Structure? A flat organization implies that there are very few or no management levels separating the…

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As a Leader, How Can You Encourage Group Cooperation?

If you want your organization to run smoothly and meet its goals, you must foster a workplace environment that supports group cooperation and collaboration amongst colleagues. Cooperation amongst teammates within the office can help to increase the level of participation from your employees in decision-making. Cooperation can further improve interactions amongst all the levels of your organization and allow everyone to work together towards achieving common goals. That is why it is essential to encourage…

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How Does Diversity Make Your Team More Innovative?

Even in this 21st century, many people are bogged down by the age-old belief that only a specific segment of society can prove efficient and effective in the workplace. However, many modern companies are trying to disprove this notion by bringing diversity to their team.  Take, for instance, Alibaba Group, the biggest e-commerce company in the world that not only serves millions of users but also hosts numerous merchants. In 2017, online transactions from its…

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The Ultimate Guide to Employee Workload Management at the Workplace

Delegating work to team members in a way that does not overburden them is not an easy task. As a leader, you not only have to keep your team members focused on their job but also ensure that they are maintaining their productivity and timely delivery. To make this possible, you must divide your team’s workload fairly. Otherwise, your overworked high performers will start harbouring resentment in their minds about doing extra, and you will…

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Why Goofing Off at Work Isn’t All Bad

Getting wrapped up in your work is so much easier now that you’re settled in, working at home. While great for productivity, it’s not all that great for your health. Now, missing those impromptu distractions that you had at the office, you find yourself a little burned out. In this article, I’ll give you some permission to “goof off” a little to boost productivity and energy levels. Every business organization has its share of employees…

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How Strong is the “Glue” That Holds Your Team Together?

A colleague of mine asked me this question a couple of days ago and it made me stop and think – what does it take to create a strong cohesive team? Is it the strength of the leader who can successfully motivate the members? Perhaps it’s the fact that a select few share a common goal and work together to solve any and all problems to reach a final conclusion? Or does a great team…

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How to Rev Up the Engine’s of an Unmotivated Team

Let me set the scenario for you. The ‘cream of the crop’ of your employees is all gathered in your boardroom for the sixth team meeting. As you gaze around the table you notice that two of them are almost nodding off, one is frantically typing notes on their laptop, while another is staring out the window, thoughts totally lost in space. The remainder of the group looks as if root canal surgery is imminent…

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Peering Through the Looking Glass: Salary Transparency – Is It For You?

It is every business owner’s dream to have a company that runs smoother than creamy peanut butter on hot toast. It is crucial to try and hire the best and brightest and keep those knowledgeable employees happy, but let’s get realistic here for a moment and take a closer look at something that is becoming an issue within many organizations and that is… salary transparency. Today I’d like to talk about this sometimes controversial aspect…

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