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The Influence of Others

The Influence of Others

At the office, we’re often expected to work with groups of people. This is generally a good thing! We can benefit from other people’s skills, strengths, and experience. And working with other people can often help us to get the work done more quickly. But keep in mind that our behavior is affected by the(…)

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Giving Recognition

Giving Recognition

Most organizations link performance management to pay. While pay is one of the more common methods of rewarding employees, and while many supervisors would like to be able to give larger increases to their high-performing employees, the fact is that budgets must also be considered. So the question is: how can employees be rewarded during(…)

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I Tried a Strange Problem-Solving Technique – Here’s What Happened

I Tried a Strange Problem-Solving Technique – Here’s What Happened

I recently read about an odd problem-solving technique. According to author Josh Waitzkin, there’s no need to spend your waking hours trying to solve a complex or troubling problem. He believes that as long as you follow the proper steps, you can solve difficult problems while your sleep. (Talk about multi-tasking!) Here’s what you need(…)

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Have a Problem You Can’t Solve? Try Daydreaming.

Have a Problem You Can’t Solve? Try Daydreaming.

Do you ever daydream while you’re at work? If you do, you might think that you’re wasting time and being unproductive. But actually, research has shown that this isn’t the case. You may not realize it, but daydreaming is actually a good problem-solving technique! Studies have shown that it can benefit you in the following(…)

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