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What Makes A Great Work Environment?

What Makes A Great Work Environment?

One of the most common problems I hear from employers at this time is a not having enough staff to run their business and grow.  Many employers as we know lost employees at the beginning of the pandemic and have not been able to replace them.  The employee pool is quite shallow currently as well … Continue reading

The Great Resignation of 2021

The Great Resignation of 2021

In September 2021 over 4 million people had quit their jobs as part of what is being called, “The Great Resignation.”  When interviewed many of these people state their reason for leaving their job was due to lack of management listening to them.  This is not the first time we have heard this as a … Continue reading

Thank you! (Is it that hard?)

Thank you! (Is it that hard?)

I was talking with a colleague about employees and how to inspire them to do their best. One of the suggestions I had was to let their staff know how much they are appreciated and to tell them thank you each day for their contribution to the success of their business. I was a bit … Continue reading

Cross Training for Function not Dysfunction

Cross Training for Function not Dysfunction

No one staff member should ever be indispensable to a practice. All staff members should beequally trained in their position and then some. Every staff member should learn certain job tasks and procedures besides their own daily job tasks.Remember, this is why we developed protocols. There is a certain danger in having some tasks onlylearned … Continue reading

Creating A More Productive Workplace

Creating A More Productive Workplace

As a business owner or manager your expectations of those that work for you are to be productive.  Many times, people are less productive because of their work environment, this is a proven fact.  Just think about it for yourself, don’t you work better if you are happy with where you are working?  People respond … Continue reading

Coworker Conflict Can Be Good

Coworker Conflict Can Be Good

If you work with people, then you have had to deal with conflict of some sort.  Conflict is neither good nor bad, it is just conflict.  It is how people handle the conflict that will determine if it leads to a positive or negative outcome. Conflict is bound to happen at work.  We have our … Continue reading

Failures Promote Progress

Failures Promote Progress

A few years ago I came upon this great book, “Celebrating Failure” by author Ralph Heath. I believe this is one book that should be in every manager’s, supervisor’s or leader’s library. We often hear the saying, “there is no room for failure.” However, we learn so much by our failures. Teams are strengthened by … Continue reading

What’s Up With My Employees?

What’s Up With My Employees?

When working with business owners I will often get asked the question, “What’s up with my employees?” Usually after talking with them or management staff person I will find out the problem is that the employees are not engaged with their job or the business as the owner would expect. Business owners know that the … Continue reading

Getting Others To Contribute

Getting Others To Contribute

What inspires employees to think about what they can do to contribute to the overall success of the business?    Of course, there are probably many different answers, but I personally think one of the key elements for this to happen is to be led by someone who is doing their best at what they … Continue reading