Is it time to rethink an open-space office?

October 15, 2013
Open-plan offices have grown in popularity for not only communication benefits, but economic factors. But a new study based on a survey of over 42,000 office workers in 303 office buildings finds no evidence to support this claim.
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Strategies from your peers: What’s your secret formula for making sure meetings produce real action plans?

September 13, 2013
Check out reader responses to a question posed by Office Manager Today.
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Avoid 5 mistakes that inflame fired workers

September 13, 2013
Many legal claims are born solely out of employees’ anger, not a solid legal case. One wrong move, especially during the firing process, can leave employees feeling hurt or humiliated—and running for the courthouse. Here are five common blunders to avoid when terminating an employee.
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Who works harder?

September 13, 2013
Here’s what a poll reveals about our views of those who work in the private sector compared to government employees.
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Don’t offer employees that unsavory feedback ‘sandwich’

September 13, 2013
Many managers have been taught to “sandwich” constructive criticism between two positive statements. Human behavior expert Colette Carlson thinks this is a distasteful way of delivering feedback. Here’s why.
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Team-building fun: All you need is a large ball and a permanent marker

September 13, 2013
How can a leader motivate team members to move toward mutual goals that enhance productivity? It’s all about team-building exercises, says Christy Crump, director of operations at FRLA Regulatory Compliance Services, which offers risk management and regulatory compliance training. But before you choose a team-building exercise, ask yourself two questions.
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Need a creative spark?

September 13, 2013
For a fresh look at your organization, spend time with new employees.
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When the pen is mightier

September 13, 2013
Invest in a single pen of superior quality for your days of meetings and networking.
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Where did all the toner go?

September 12, 2013
Some employees can get pretty creative when it comes to supplementing their incomes. Take, for example, a New York City law firm employee who for two years was ordering more toner cartridges than the firm used, then selling them on the side.
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Feeling a little more productive now?

September 12, 2013
A recent study by Hiroshima University researchers found that people’s productivity increases after viewing pictures of cute puppies and kittens.
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