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Why can’t our staff be more sitcom-worthy?

March 4, 2014
As if it weren’t bad enough that everyone on sitcoms seems to have a strangely entertaining job, they have to go ahead sometimes and do zany things with their co-workers beyond the office walls. Will any of that craziness ever happen to us? Here are the mathematical odds.
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Strategies from your peers: What is your favorite interview question to reveal a candidate’s true nature?

February 13, 2014
Do you have a tip or tactic you would like to share with readers? Please email your response to editor@OfficeManagerToday.com along with your first name or initials. Answers may be edited for clarity and space. Thank you!
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A 10-step ‘prescription’ to create a happier workforce

February 13, 2014

It doesn’t take much for negativity to fester and bring down your entire workforce. The good news is you can reverse that trend. Here’s how to do it.

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‘Untethered’ office: Will it catch on?

February 13, 2014
In a move uncommon in the United States but more popular in Europe, international real estate brokerage CBRE Group took away its employees’ personal space—offices, desks and file cabinets—and converted to an “untethered” office.
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Super Tuesday: when workers are most productive

February 13, 2014
By a wide margin, that’s our most productive day of the week, according to an Accountemps poll of HR managers.
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Join the ranks of the “Hi” people

February 13, 2014
When you think of it, the office staff can be divided into two types of people: those who make eye contact, smile and say hello when they pass you in the hallway, and those who don’t.
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Sweat your way to better negotiations

February 13, 2014
A 2013 study published in the journal Psychological Science found that people who were excited about negotiating a deal and came to the table with an increased heart rate from walking on a treadmill or engaging in other physical exertion were more likely to have successful outcomes.
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By the numbers: How much paper do we use?

February 13, 2014
Take a guess as to how much the average office worker goes through in a year.
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How to hold a productive coffee meeting

February 13, 2014

Let no one tell you that a coffee meeting must end in a caffeine-dazed, unproductive parting of ways. 99u’s Sean Blanda has tips to help you lay the foundation for a great coffee meeting and get the most out of your time.

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Phone rules for all employees

February 13, 2014
Many of your workers are not accustomed to handling a business phone. The result: A lost or upset customer. Here is a thumbnail guide for all workers who were not trained in customer service.
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