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Monday, April 29, 2024
Why Social Time with Co-Workers is the Ultimate Office Perk

659 words/ 3 min. read • Employees need meaningful connections in the workplace, and social time with co-workers can be a powerful office perk. • 85%, 84%, 74%, and 73% of employees indicated that they would return to their offices if they could rebuild team bonds, socialize with coworkers, if their “work friends” were there or if their direct team members would be there. • Employers should also integrate social time, breaks, and movement at work to create a positive workplace climate • The hybrid work

Kate Miller

Monday, April 1, 2024
The Curse of Perfectionism: Why It Hinders Workplace Productivity

654 / 2.5 min. read Perfectionism can be a hindrance to workplace productivity, as employees who focus too much on making things perfect waste time and miss deadlines. The pursuit of perfection is driven by a fear of failure and can lead to negative personal consequences such as stress, burnout, and sickness. Leaders can help their teams focus on meaningful work by setting clear expectations on individual projects and utilizing the 20:80 rule (Pareto Principle). Leaders should also model behaviors of

Kate Miller

Wednesday, August 9, 2023
The Power of Introverts at Work

560 words ~ 3 minute read Introverts bring unique strengths to the workplace, including increased focus, productivity, and deep thinking abilities that stem from their comfort with solitude and their highly active brains, even at rest. Despite the perception of extroverts as better leaders due to their assertiveness and social ease, introverts often prove to be superior in leadership roles. Their natural predisposition towards listening, empathy, and forming deep connections is highly valued and, in fact,

Kate Miller

Thursday, July 6, 2023
Build a More Positive Workplace Culture in 90 Days

Building a positive workplace culture results in happier employees, which in turn, increases your production rates. Basically, a happy workplace is good for everyone. The question is, how can you create a positive, supporting workplace culture quickly. Check out these tips to get started

Kate Miller

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