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How to communicate to employees in times of stress

Today, we’re finishes our series on communication. Over the past several weeks, we’ve been sharing insights, strategies, and tips for communicating during all kinds of circumstances.

Our hope is that the valuable content we’ve provided will help you excel as a communicator and gain a highly coveted skill that can see you rise in both your personal and professional life.

In our first installment, which you can read here, we discussed 4 ways to help you communicate more effectively in meetings.

In our second installment, which you can read here, we discussed communication strategies you can easily master to help you become a more […]

3 more ways your business can be more persuasive and influential

Today, we’re continuing our series on communication. Over the next several weeks, we’ll be sharing insights, strategies, and tips for communicating during all kinds of circumstances: under stress, in the workplace, when delivering a presentation, and so on. The valuable content we provide will help you excel as a communicator and gain a highly coveted skill that can see you rise in both your personal and professional life.

Last time, we discussed communication in the sense of a business communication plan, specifically focusing on 3 ways your business can be more persuasive and influential.

Today, we’ll share 3 more principles of […]

3 ways your business can be more persuasive and influential

Today, we’re continuing our series on communication. Over the next several weeks, we’ll be sharing insights, strategies, and tips for communicating during all kinds of circumstances: under stress, in the workplace, when delivering a presentation, and so on. The valuable content we provide will help you excel as a communicator and gain a highly coveted skill that can see you rise in both your personal and professional life.

In our first installment, which you can read here, we discussed 4 ways to help you communicate more effectively in meetings.

In our second installment, which you can read here, we discussed communication […]

5 ways to become more charismatic

Today, we’re continuing our series on communication. Over the next several weeks, we’ll be sharing insights, strategies, and tips for communicating during all kinds of circumstances: under stress, in the workplace, when delivering a presentation, and so on. The valuable content we provide will help you excel as a communicator and gain a highly coveted skill that can see you rise in both your personal and professional life.

Last time, we discussed 4 ways to help you communicate more effectively in meetings. In case you missed the post, you can read it here.

This time around, we’re going to discuss communication […]

How clutter in the office can hurt the productivity of your team

If you have ever worked in an office that was full of clutter, you might have noticed that you were less productive. However, you may not have considered that it was actually the clutter around you that was impacting your workflow. There are many ways in which clutter can decrease the productivity of your team, and here are some of the foremost.

 

The Causes of Clutter

When you are busy at work, and your team is racing to meet a deadline, it is common to toss aside unused documents and other items so that you can focus on the task at […]

By |March 14th, 2017|Productivity, Research, Stress|Comments Off on How clutter in the office can hurt the productivity of your team

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Sharpen the Saw

Today, we’re completing our series on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

There’s a reason why Stephen Covey’s global sensation has been a bestseller for decades. The information found within the pages of this book truly has the power to change your life both in the personal and professional spheres.

My hope is that your journey through this 7-part series has been informative, educational, and enlightening. I hope also that you’ve been able to implement the strategies from each installment with amazing results.

Before we continue, let’s take a quick look at the ground we’ve covered so far. In case you’ve […]

By |March 6th, 2017|Book Reviews, Coaching, Development, Leadership, Motivation, Positivity, Potential, Productivity, Relationship Building, Research, Resilience, Social Support, Values and Behaviours|Comments Off on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Sharpen the Saw

The importance of a personal day

For the past few weeks, we’ve been talking a great deal about stress in the workplace. It’s an important topic. Stress affects us all. Just look at this excerpt from the website helpguide.org:

“While some workplace stress is normal, excessive stress can interfere with your productivity and performance—and impact your physical and emotional health. Often, your ability to deal with stress can mean the difference between success and failure at work.”

But stress doesn’t just surface in our places of employment. We can experience stress in other areas of our lives as well. Common areas that affect our stress levels include […]

By |November 9th, 2016|Development, Positivity, Productivity, Research, Stress|Comments Off on The importance of a personal day

5 more ways to troubleshoot workplace stress

Today, we’re finishing up our miniseries on workplace stress.

We’ve covered a great deal of ground these past few weeks when it comes to this incredibly important yet often overlooked topic. Despite how pervasive an epidemic it is (approximately 40% of employees experience persistent stress or excessive anxiety on a daily basis), not enough workplaces are addressing the issue head on. Instead, stress has become something of a taboo subject that workers shy away from.

Perhaps these workers don’t want to seem ill-equipped to handle the demands of their job. Or perhaps the majority of us have simply accepted that ‘everyone […]

By |October 26th, 2016|Autonomy, Change, Community, Development, Employee Engagement, Leadership, Organisational Culture, Positivity, Productivity, Research, Social Support, Stress|Comments Off on 5 more ways to troubleshoot workplace stress

7 Ways to Maximise Your Online Learning

Online learning is seen by many as the way of the future. With digital technology expanding the study horizons each day, who can argue? More than a bi-product of cultural evolution, the rise of e-learning is a viable method for established professionals to engage in adult learning.

A current and flexible environment that allows you to study anytime, anyplace and at any pace that is best suitable for you – isn’t that what we all want? If you’re about to enter a digital academic course, there are many best practices to keep in mind.

Maximise your online learning with these simple […]

By |October 17th, 2016|Development, Mastery, Motivation, Potential, Productivity, Research|Comments Off on 7 Ways to Maximise Your Online Learning

5 Reasons to Encourage Employees to Work Effectively, Not Long Hours

Contrary to what many employers and employees believe, working overtime and exceeding the normal 40 hours per week does not equate to higher productivity. To increase output, many employers can be found pushing their staff to work more hours with overtime pay; however, there are also workers that are asked to work for long hours without demanding for additional remuneration. The points discussed below show several reasons why you or your employees should not exceed the recommended 40 hours of work per week.

 

Productivity Diminishes With Overwork

A big question that all managers and business owners need to ask is: is […]

By |October 13th, 2016|Employee Engagement, Productivity, Research, Stress|Comments Off on 5 Reasons to Encourage Employees to Work Effectively, Not Long Hours