When Bosses Say “Thank You” More: The Real Benefits

Across almost all generations, most of us were taught to say “please” and “thank you” about the same time we were learning to walk. Showing gratitude is polite. It’s a powerful expression with benefits for both the person expressing the thanks and the person receiving them. However, despite the benefits and all this early practice,…

6 Ideas for Handling a Growing Workload

  If you’re struggling with a growing workload — a mountain of work projects and tasks — you’re not alone. Many organizations are still running lean, trying to balance employee workloads with budgets. But only you know your limits. Organize, prioritize, and communicate.  It’s a slow progression …. A coworker leaves and you’re “temporarily” given a…

9 Things Your Web Designer Wishes You’d Do

  The relationship between you and a Web designer can be great, but it takes planning, communication, follow-through and trust … from both the website owner and the designer. If you’re involved with building a new site or reworking an existing site, think carefully about what you want to accomplish through the site. Are you…

Grow Your Mind … How Training Reenergizes You

  “The lifelong learner and wonder-seeker in each of us awaits,” says Jennifer Hamady in an article for Psychology Today. If you’re feeling unmotivated at work, perhaps all you need is the fresh perspective learning can give you. The number one reason employees choose to leave an organization is lack of growth opportunities, reports the…

Does Competition Really Motivate Employees?

  Using competition in the workplace to motivate employees is more complicated than just setting a goal, slapping up a whiteboard with gauges … and watching progress. Years ago, I interviewed a coworker for a company newsletter. The employee worked in inside sales. When I asked the standard “what do you like most about working…