Team Member Engagement

Four Ways to Get More Done

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March 11, 2016
Four Ways to Get More Done

Tweet Dale Carnegie said, “If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.”  At times, it feels nearly impossible to get everything done!  We all...
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Create Camaraderie With Co-Workers in 4 Simple Steps

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February 12, 2016
Create Camaraderie With Co-Workers in 4 Simple Steps

Tweet In today’s hyper-connected, highly technological workplace, co-worker relationships are more important than ever.  A recent Gallup poll found that 30% of employees have a best friend at work, and these employees are seven times as likely to be engaged.  They’re also better at engaging customers, produce higher quality work, and exhibit higher levels of wellbeing. Here are four...
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Five Ways Well-Being Enhances Employee Engagement

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January 1, 2016
Five Ways Well-Being Enhances Employee Engagement

Tweet Gallup has found that the two major factors which influence employee performance are well-being and engagement.  Some companies focus primarily on employee performance while others focus on their employees’ well-being.  Gallup partnered with Healthways to measure well-being through five elements that are crucial to a life well-lived.  Here are the five elements of the Gallup-Healthways...
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Three Ways to ‘Work It’ at Your Holiday Party

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December 16, 2015
Three Ways to ‘Work It’ at Your Holiday Party

Tweet Mixing everyone on an organizational chart with free alcohol can be a recipe for disaster as you have probably witnessed firsthand at holiday parties of yesteryear. Put your workplace celebration to work for you by following these three ways to work it properly. Prepare a brief personal value statement. While your co-workers are...
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Three Ways to Maximize Your Motivation

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November 6, 2015
Three Ways to Maximize Your Motivation

Tweet When most people land a new job, they are full of excitement and begin contemplating how they can be successful.  After a while, responsibilities become routine and the balloon of motivation that was once ready to burst is now almost completely deflated.  Before we dive into ways to maximize your motivation, consider the three...
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Nice to Beat You — Four Ways Workplace Competition Pays Off

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October 16, 2015
Nice to Beat You — Four Ways Workplace Competition Pays Off

Tweet Dale Carnegie once told a story demonstrating how powerful competition in the workplace can be. To incentivize workers in the Charles M. Schwab steel mill, Schwab wrote the quantity of steel that the day shift had produced on the floor.  The night shift worked extra hard to top the day shift’s number and soon both...
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Three Reasons to Welcome Rejection

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October 9, 2015
Three Reasons to Welcome Rejection

Tweet Everyone fears rejection although it is inevitable.  No employee will procure the funding necessary to commence a huge project every time.  There are no sales representatives with a 100% close rate.  Executive Boards decline requests made by stakeholders every single day. Accepting that rejection, set-backs and losses are inevitable does not mean giving up or giving...
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Four Ways to Pump Up Your Productivity

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October 2, 2015
Four Ways to Pump Up Your Productivity

Tweet If one of your goals is to be more productive at work, follow these four simple tips. Get your groove on.  When I returned to the workplace after half of a decade raising small children, I was surprised by the number of millennials with earbuds in their ears.  “How can they possibly get...
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Portland’s Pursuit of Reaching Its Ultimate Workforce Potential

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September 25, 2015
Portland’s Pursuit of Reaching Its Ultimate Workforce Potential

Tweet On Sept. 22nd, the State of Oregon Employment Department announced that the Portland area has reached its highest jobs level in a decade.  According to the report, 4,800 new jobs were added to the Portland area in August.  There are many initiatives aimed at growing Portland’s tech ecosystem as many of the state’s...
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Remote Control – Three Ways to Improve Remote Employees’ Productivity

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September 16, 2015
Remote Control – Three Ways to Improve Remote Employees’ Productivity

Tweet The remote work debate continues despite evidence proving that—when managed correctly, it can increase productivity, worker engagement and morale.  According to Global Workplace Analytics, more than 60% of employers that allow remote work report increases in productivity among telecommuters.  37% of U.S. workers say they have telecommuted1, which is slightly higher than 30% cited for...
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