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Clearing the Path: The 4 Biggest Obstacles to Teamwork Success

Great teams can accomplish amazing feats—assuming they’re adequately equipped to handle the occasional obstacle along the way. There are many reasons why even the closest-knit teams can fall apart, but if you’re informed about the potential pitfalls from the beginning, you’ll be better prepared to address these four obstacles to teamwork success. Communication barriers The […]

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CareerBuilder Survey: Political Talk Heats Up the Workplace

The upcoming presidential election has been an incendiary topic for debate throughout 2016. And as Nov. 8 draws closer, the rhetoric and fighting will only intensify. Because the average workplace is made up of a broad range of personalities and beliefs, it’s not surprising that conflict over the election is becoming increasingly common occurrence for […]

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How Volunteering Improves Your Employees’ Performance

Whether you send a team of employees to help build a home with Habitat for Humanity or sort canned goods at an area food bank, your employee volunteer program makes a difference in your community and underlines your commitment to corporate social responsibility. The strongest return, however, might be in your workplace. Research shows that […]

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Helping or Hurting: 4 Types of Feedback to Ignore

Feedback can be the lifeblood of personal and career development. Constructive criticism from a close peer or positive reinforcement from a focus group can help a leader navigate through the rowdy seas of commerce. Interestingly enough, according to a study by Office Vibe, companies that implement regular employee feedback experience 14.9% lower turnover rates. But […]

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The Lost Art of Apprenticeship: A Few Tips for a Resurging Practice

According to a 2012 study by the McKinsey Global Institute, a management consulting firm, we may face a shortage of about 40 million high-skilled workers and 45 million medium-skilled workers by 2020. At the same time, analysts predict that there will be a surplus of 95 million workers who do not have the training to […]

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Teamwork Lessons from Football Legends

If there were a national championship for workplace team performance, would your team be in it to win it—or would they miss the playoffs? While individual achievement is important, teamwork is critical to a company’s success. So, how do you get your workers to pull together as a team? Take some tips from these professional football […]

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