Posts Categorized: Management Best Practices

How to Avoid Things That Steal Your Time

When we look at areas where we can save time, we generally look at our work – how can we do it more efficiently and effectively so that we take less time? How can we cut back on meetings? But there are other time sinks that we routinely run into during the day, things that… Read More »

Are Business Cards Necessary in the Digital Age?

In this day and age of smart phones and other mobile electronics, how necessary is it to have a business card? This has generated a good deal of debate among career experts. Some feel business cards are relics of an age past, that they are no longer needed, while others say they still serve a… Read More »

Maintaining a Good Work-Life Balance at Your Company

To attract and retain high performing workers, companies need to provide a good work environment. One component of this is enabling employees to maintain a good work-life balance. But how do you know if your company is doing enough to ensure this balance, and whether workers are satisfied with the company’s efforts? To find out,… Read More »

Increase Your Productivity — Drink More Water

Every workplace is looking for ways to increase productivity. Increasing productivity doesn’t always require some big, complicated project. Sometimes there are very simple ways to increase productivity. For example, you can increase your productivity simply by drinking more water. That’s right. You may find that hard to believe, but there is plenty of science to… Read More »

Employee Loyalty and How to Keep It

It probably won’t come as too much of a surprise to learn that job loyalty isn’t what it used to be. Workers today are more interested in having a healthy work-life balance, rather than being consumed by ambition to climb the corporate ladder. Now that the economy is improving and unemployment has fallen a good… Read More »

A Flexible Workplace Improves Morale and Saves Money

Many companies have discovered that “workplace flexibility” is a great way to tout the firm as a great place to work. And this flexibility – if true – is a great benefit to offer. But it’s also much more: workplace flexibility is a solid business strategy, one that can actually increase your company’s bottom line.… Read More »

Taking a Philosophical Approach to Leadership

For training in leadership development, some business experts are focusing on taking a philosophical approach. It is an attempt to get business leaders to examine their values and beliefs as a precursor to the ultimate goal of making a behavior change. Although mindfulness has gained increased attention recently, the kind of introspection required to assess… Read More »

Is Your Hiring Process Taking Too Long?

When companies go to hire, they obviously are looking for the best candidate they can find. But sometimes, their expectations rise a little too high, the hiring process takes too long, and as a result, these firms end up doing themselves more harm than good. They lose good candidates because they are taking too long.… Read More »

Some Ideas on Beating Procrastination

Procrastination afflicts most of us at one time or another. Many are able to muster the motivation to pull themselves out of it. But, for others, the battle is a little harder. Here are some things to do to help you overcome procrastination. 1. Understand your purpose. You need to understand why you are doing… Read More »

How to Work Smarter

Everyone believes that to achieve, you have to work hard. And that is true as far as it goes, but it doesn’t quite go far enough. There is another part of the equation you need to understand to achieve success – you need to work smart as well. You put in long hours. This, you… Read More »