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WHY IS COLLABORATION SO IMPORTANT IN BUSINESS

An Effective, Well-Trained Team This fall the North Carolina Society of Human Resources Management (NC SHRM) is focusing on “collaboration” at this year’s annual conference, as it is so important and pivotal to the efficiency and productivity of an organization.  Without “Team Work” a workforce is just a group of individuals doing his or her …

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What Aspect of Change or Transitions Is Most Difficult or Not Addressed

Having changes in business or other organizations is far from new, and yet they stir up mixed emotions and opinions time and again.  Companies and other entities have experienced Mergers, Acquisitions, Restructurings, Reorganizations, etc., and any of these transitions can cause not only human emotional situations, but there can also be logistical hardships, unexpected financial …

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WHY IS ACCCOUNTABILITY IMPORTANT & WHY ARE FEWER PEOPLE TAKING ACCOUNTABILITY SERIOUSLY

Being accountable for one’s actions and behavior means taking responsibility for what you say and do.  When you are a child, you may not be expected to be responsible for your behavior, but as you become older, that changes.  Others may DEPEND on you and need for you to handle certain tasks. Responsibilities that we …

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TWO THOUGHTS FOR BUSINESSES TO CONSIDER – GROWTH EFFORTS & MERGERS

Today businesses try to carefully select the best ways to promote their companies, using their funds as efficiently as possible. One effort is by determining which venue is more effective, and how much money is needed to produce a positive impact. It seems those in charge of these decisions don’t always recognize the more practical …

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With the Majority of Employees Expressing a Major Concern About Communication, Why Aren’t More Employers Responding?

For years employees have voiced a strong concern about “poor communication” in their organizations. I’ve even had many company management echoing this concern, and yet companies and organizations do NOT seek out or hire experts to address this topic. “COMMUNICATION” touches all industries (businesses, non-profits, educational venues, skilled labor, etc.), as well as different departments, …

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How Have the Skills of our Workforce Changed and Continues to Change

With each generation, skills and personality traits change. There has been a lot of discussion about the differences for instance in Baby Boomers verses Millenials. For instance, the Boomers are usually willing to work long hours verses the Millenials prefer working their specific work hours and clock out. In addition, Boomers take pride in their …

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Is Your Company a Supportive Community Partner

One important aspect of any company is to have “good public relations” with their community. Companies that hire a larger number of community citizens should feel that public relations is a very important factor. Hopefully, that employer compensates the employees well and provides valuable benefits and resources. The relationship and management that employers have with …

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Annual Reviews: the End of an Era

Annual Reviews can actually be traced back to 221 A.D. when an emperor used it to determine the “performance of the official family members”. Though most give credit to Robert Owen in the early 1800’s, who used it to monitor the performance of his cotton mills in Scotland. Then in 1911 Frederick Taylor used this …

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