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Productivity / Performance

Analysis paralysis? 4 tips for making better decisions

10/26/2015
Your ability to make sound business decisions swiftly—even when they involve ambiguity and risk—is a major factor in your ability to guide and manage a successful team. Here are some simple ways to help you make better decisions.

In praise of praise

10/25/2015
New leaders tend to get tripped up on praise because they worry that it will seem unprofessional or that people will get overconfident and complacent. It isn’t … and they won’t.

3 types of underperformers who taint your workplace

10/23/2015
Underperformers really come in only three varieties, and most of them can be repaired, but more easily, prevented from becoming one in the first place.

Sobering statistic: The hidden business cost of hangovers

10/22/2015
Binge drinking and the resulting hangovers cost U.S. employers $77 million in lost productivity at work, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The employee, not the job, is what makes telecommuting work

10/14/2015
What should the rules of telecommuting be—and who is it really working for?

Should you swap performance reviews for a feedback app?

10/09/2015
Some companies, including General Electric, have begun replacing traditional performance reviews with web- and mobile-based apps that let employees provide real-time, 360-degree feedback of one another.

Mentorship: Take the time to pay it forward

10/08/2015
Tania Basheer of Blue Sky Coaching recommends a number of actions you can take to help a new employee grow in his or her career.

Rise and shine with standing desks

10/07/2015
The jury’s still out on standing workstations. If you’re leaning in that direction, here are the benefits you may be overlooking.

Don’t confuse coaching with feedback

09/14/2015
Renée Robertson, founder and CEO of Trilogy Development, explains the subtle difference.

Older workers ‘coasting’?

09/14/2015
Here’s how to handle those employees who think they’ve earned the right to ease into retirement.