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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 […]

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How to keep your team motivated all day, every day

As a team leader it can be exhausting to juggle all of your own duties, let alone make sure that everyone else is motivated enough to carry out theirs. I’ve learned that the hard way after two and a half years of heading up our marketing team. Add in that we’re all remote workers who […]

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How to break bad news to your team (without killing their motivation)

    When bad news comes around, it can often be devastating to a team. Whether it’s a project failure, a tightening of a deadline, or the removal of resources, it can kill their motivation to keep trying harder. You don’t want this to happen, so what do you do? Here’s how to break that […]

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5 ways to defend yourself against stress

Today we’re continuing our series on stress management. We’re particularly focusing on the individual’s approach to overcoming stress and the personal strategies you can begin to implement in your own life to combat stress and live a healthier lifestyle with a better work/balance. According to the Management Study Guide website, “Employees stress is a growing […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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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5 ways to troubleshoot workplace stress

Last time, we began a new series all about dealing with stress in the workplace. It’s an important topic. Especially when approximately 40% of employees experience persistent stress or excessive anxiety on a daily basis. Jeanne Segal, Ph.D. over at helpguide.org has this to say: “Stress isn’t always bad. Stress within your comfort zone can […]

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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 […]