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Sharpening Your Business Rapport in Seven Quick Ways

Rapport is the foundation of valuable relationships and is key to your success in your interactions with others in business. Here are some ways to help you build rapport fast: [more…]

Ten Ways for Managers to Motivate Employees in Business

Employees may not need a pay rise as much as they do personal thanks from their manager for a job well done. Show your workers that you support them, and encourage better performance by motivating them [more…]

Looking at Employee Personality: The Big 5

The Big 5 is probably the most famous and most commonly used personality model in the workplace and employers commonly use it in the selection process. Unsurprisingly, this model has five personality traits [more…]

Addressing Fairness as an Employer

Employers have several options open to them for ensuring equality and fairness in the workplace. No quick-fix solutions exist, but the following are options to consider: [more…]

Avoiding Work Stress in Organisations

If people are unhappy or stressed at work, they’re often less productive, so not only is their health likely to suffer, so is the organisation! Organisations need to try to minimise the following work [more…]

Applying Organisational Behaviour Principles to Make Organisations More Successful

By making the effort to apply organisational behaviour principles within the workplace, organisations can help themselves to be more successful. Organisations should pay attention to the following: [more…]

Defining Organisational Behaviour

Organisational behaviour and work psychology have similar ideas and aims. Both involve looking at the ways in which people behave at work and what this behaviour means for organisations. [more…]

How to Ensure Smooth Job Transitions

It’s not enough to simply develop a succession plan and set it into motion. In addition to monitoring, evaluating, and adjusting it as necessary, there is one very important element that must be carefully [more…]

How to Align Your Team with Video

Motivating different types of people to do or say the right things in the right ways consistently is always a challenge. Video marketing is a useful way to get all team members on the same page. [more…]

How to Maximize Your Training Technique with Video

If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video must be worth ten thousand words of how-to training. Every company has to train employees to use a process. Creating a video library for training saves you [more…]

Getting People to Listen to You

You don’t have to become a different person to get people to enjoy listening to you – you just have to make it easy for them. Even small changes on your part make the vital difference in how you come across [more…]

Support Cross-Functional Teamwork for Business Change

One of the best things about having a diverse change team that supports cross-functional work is that the team will help drive buy-in throughout the organization because the team members come from various [more…]

How to Motivate and Encourage Business Change

The status quo is never a catalyst to change. Now is the time to remind your employees to leave the status quo and move to this wonderful new future. Here are some ways you can start challenging the existing [more…]

Generation Gaps Spur Business Change

A giant barrier to communication in the workforce is the generation gap. In your office, you may have someone who remembers life before e-mail and Internet, whereas others can’t even dream of living without [more…]

The Importance of Teamwork to Business Change

You’ve heard that two is better than one; a cord of three can’t be broken; there’s no “I” in “team.” A team working together well is a beautiful thing. Here are a few of the best aspects of teamwork: [more…]

How to Recognize a Need to Change with SWOT

A SWOT analysis looks at an organization’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. If change isn’t easy, why in the world do you want to change in the first place? Pinpointing your need is the [more…]

How to Manage the People Factors during Business Change

When all is said and done, the success of change is based on how committed the people in the organization are to making the change happen and last for years to come. Even if your organization decides to [more…]

How to Lead by Example to Create Business Change

When a leader leads by example, maintains interest, and holds the pedal to the metal to keep intensity and commitment at their highest levels, the rest of the organization usually picks up on it, and people [more…]

How to Draw Out a Speaker with Probing Questions

One of the key duties of a meeting facilitator is to make sure participants' ideas are understood by everyone. Probing with questions is a listening tool you can use to draw out and add depth to the speaker's [more…]

Part of the Series: Companion Content from the E-Book Running a Great Meeting In A Day For Dummies

Ten Ways to Fine-Tune Your Focus on the Job

Making the best use of your time is closely connected to your ability to concentrate. Maintaining your focus on the most critical tasks is one of the most perplexing challenges you face as you strive to [more…]

Part of the Series: Companion Content from the E-Book Effective Time Management In A Day For Dummies

Scheduling Time to Manage and Interact with Your Staff

If you're a manager, you walk a fine line: It's important to be available to staff to address issues and offer encouragement, but you need to prevent in-person interruptions while maintaining your role [more…]

Part of the Series: Companion Content from the E-Book Effective Time Management In A Day For Dummies

How to Evaluate Résumés

When hiring, the résumé is your first contact with a job candidate. To get the most from this important document and determine if someone is worth calling in for an interview, you'll need to know how to [more…]

Five Interview Questions That Reveal the Most about Job Candidates

The job interview is perhaps your best opportunity to determine if a potential hire will succeed with your firm. But most applicants now have ready-made answers to standard questions such as [more…]

How to Create an Employee-Friendly Work Environment

Making your company a great place to work will help you attract — and keep — great employees. But creating an employee-friendly work environment involves more than just offering an attractive paycheck. [more…]

Seven Steps to Efficient Change Management

Change is good, but it can also wreak havoc on an organization if not managed with thought and careful planning. Here are seven steps to managing change in any organization, efficiently. [more…]

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