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Simple Ways To Improve Workplace Morale

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There are several key ways to increase and improve morale in the workplace including practical suggestions such as having a weekly dress-down day.

Especially in today’s difficult financial climate with more and more people being made redundant or currently unemployed, morale can be rather poor.

There are a range of simple ways which may help to both increase and improve morale within the workplace making for a happier and hopefully more productive workforce environment. Keep Reading

Authentic Leadership & Challenges of Building Character at Work

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Greatest Leaders

Truly successful leaders are authentic in word and action, but there are challenges authentic leader must face to build character in the workplace.

Scholars and business experts have written a lot about authentic leadership and how crucial it is to leading in today’s complex organizations.

In The Leadership Challenge, authors Kouzes and Posner define authentic leadership as doing what you say you will do and holding others to the same standard.

The authors explain how leaders who lead by example foster respect, loyalty and commitment, and set the tone for how a leader wants the people he or she leads to behave. Keep Reading

Set Goals for Staff Members

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Business Staff Member

Setting goals for staff members is a key responsibility of management, but it has to be done the right way to avoid demotivating employees.

In today’s small-to-medium sized businesses goal setting for team members is a part of the business structure, whether it’s a formal arrangement linked to KPIs or simply a way of letting them know what’s expected of them.

There’s an important difference between goals and ‘objectives’. Goals are broad statements applied to a project. Goals are the ‘what’ of the process. In other words, ‘what’ will the project accomplish?

Projects may have more than one goal, but many objectives per goal. Keep Reading

Recruiting for Creativity

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Recruiting for Creativity

Interviewing Tools to Help Attract Creative Candidates

How can creativity be assessed? Are there assessment tools, interviewing techniques and workplace practices that can unveil and enhance people’s inherent resourcefulness?

Creativity can be hard to define and pinpoint. It is a mixed bag of intelligence, imagination, and the ability to see things from a fresh perspective, to say the least.

Psychologist Abraham Maslow believed that innovative individuals are characterized by the ability to see both the concrete and abstract, to be spontaneous and expressive, and able to go with the flow. Keep Reading

Developing Creativity: Ways to Inspire Employees to Do More

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Is creativity innate or can it be developed?

Can organizations identify ways to foster workplace innovation and inspire employees to release their creativity?

  • Einstein once said, “Creativity is seeing what others see and thinking what no one else has thought.”
  • Robert Kennedy said something along the same lines, “I look at things that are and I ask why? I look at things that never were and ask why not?”

Both were talking about the same thing – people’s ability to engage their creative brainpower. Keep Reading

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