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Connecting the Divide

Fear. It is the lingering figure that waits around the corner. The monster that taunts us in our sleep, and the heavy, overwhelming presence that we drag around with us all our lives. It masks our eyes and whispers into our ears the dangers of the world. They’re not going to like your idea. You’re […]

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Preventive Care: Low Employee Morale

With the chilly weather kicking in, it’s important to watch your health. Kids are back in school and germ sharing is on the rise! In fact, one out of four adults get sick with the flu or a cold every year. But rather than stay home and recover, many of these individuals continue to go […]

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Beyond SMART Goals

Whenever it comes to setting goals, I always hear about SMART goals. Goals that are specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely. But just because a goal is SMART, having the motivation to actually achieve that goal is a separate matter. I’ve set a lot of SMART goals before — many of them being personal goals. […]

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Preparing for a Successful M&A

It’s finally time. The papers are there before you, and as you look around the room, you are met with the faces full of anticipation of those you’ve been working with for the last few months. This is what you’ve all been working toward. This is what you and your teammates have spent endless nights […]

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4 Stages of Culture Integration

Change is scary. Whether you’re moving to a new area, starting a new job, or simply taking on more responsibilities. Just like people, companies experience change in a similar way. The only difference is that companies hold a heavier burden because so many lives are affected by a single decision. You’ve probably heard of Elizabeth […]

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The Biggest Mistake in eNPS Benchmarking

Employee Net Promoter Score (eNPS) can be used to predict the productivity of your company. Studies have shown that a higher eNPS leads to better customer experiences, and thus, creates an increase in growth. The idea behind this is that when people enjoy the work they are doing, they are more focused on their tasks […]

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5 Simple Steps to Building Company Culture

If you don’t know where you’re going, then the path you take doesn’t really matter. However, wandering through various paths doesn’t mean success. And when it comes to companies, lacking a clear vision can result in failure. Without a clear direction, it’s difficult to motivate employees, be productive, create a brand, and develop goals. Bain […]

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Confronting Confrontation in the Workplace

When I was younger, I often found myself going to great lengths in order to avoid problems or confrontation. This was especially true when it came to group projects. I was the group member who always ended up with the most workload. Even though I secretly felt it was unfair, I hardly ever spoke up […]

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eNPS: Measure Your Company’s Health

The human body is capable of amazing things. We run, dance, play sports and do various other activities. However, if not taken care of properly, our capabilities become limited because of unhealthy habits. Much as the human body can suffer from health issues, so can companies. Various negative outcomes — including high turnover and the flattening […]

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The Cost of Turnover

Making the Employment Market a Competitive Advantage for your Company I was recently driving past an industrial park with my three young boys in tow. I casually noticed that there were several businesses with ‘Now Hiring’ signs posted outside their business doors, and made a comment stating that fact. My oldest son, Bryce, pronounced, “I […]

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Organizational Culture: People vs Process

A common trend we see with businesses is the emphasis on streamlining processes and making quality improvements in how processes are developed and how they flow. As new initiatives in the manufacturing service sector of our economy grow, there have been a lot of emphasis on process re-engineering, lean manufacturing and many other quality improvements [...]

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