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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 […]

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How to identify stress among employees

According to a recent study, approximately 40% of employees experience persistent stress or excessive anxiety on a daily basis in the workplace. It’s a costly epidemic. Karen Higginbottom over at Forbes writes, “Employees suffering from high stress levels have lower engagement, are less productive and have higher absenteeism levels than those not working under excessive […]

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Helping employees overcome a scarcity mindset

Last time on the blog, we introduced the concept of a ‘scarcity mentality’ in the workplace—a very real matter that many employees experience across a wide variety of companies and organisations. Why does the scarcity mentality matter in the workplace? Because if your team members maintain such a mindset in their day-to-day job, it can […]

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5 more things productive leaders do differently

In our last blog, which you can read here, we began a mini-series on productivity tips. Understanding how to maximize your time and talents is essential as a leader. Strong leaders understand the value of time management and make the most of their hours so that they can accomplish more and still maintain quality in […]