Why Work Relationships Actually Matter

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Over a period of time while working at your current job, it isn’t uncommon for employees to become friends. Studies show, 33% of employees have one to five friends at work. These friendships can be casual, you only see them at work. However, coworkers can end up being some of your closest friends. No matter the status of your friendship. Studies have shown value in such workplace friendships. Take a look at the benefits of having workplace friendships. Read More.

Be Everyone’s Favorite Coworker with These Tips

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In every crew there’s a team favorite, The Fonz from happy days, Marsha Brady from the Brady Bunch, and Kramer from Seinfeld. Why and how do we establish widely recognized favorites? Personality. Think of a coworker or boss that was clearly a workplace favorite. What traits did they have, which mannerisms, what attitude? There may not be exact copies of one another but we’re willing to bet they have some similarities. Read More.

Surviving in Middle Management: How to Manage Up & Down

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Did you know middle managers have one of the most stressful jobs? This comes from the fact they are pressured with a high amount of responsibility, yet they only have a minimal amount of authority. They’re often balancing expectations from upper management and then tailoring their direction and messaging to suit the rest of their team as they understand best. Read More.

Thought Diversity: The New Definition of Diversity in the Workplace

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Diversity. While it’s a hot topic today, the way society defines diversity is shifting. Prior generations have defined diversity in a way that focuses on demographics and cultural differences, and while those notions have carried over into today’s definitions of diversity, they aren’t here to stay. Studies find that Millennials believe diversity is focused more in experiential and thought differences. Diversity can be broken down into three parts: Read More.

The Case for Introverted Employees: Surviving in an Extroverted World

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Personality is not “one or the other.” however, many popular personality tests create misconceptions that cause people to count themselves or others out when it comes to talents or workplace traits. The first step for survival as an introvert is to forget everything you’ve learned about the term “introvert.” Introverts are not antisocial or shy or unable to communicate. Introverts can make friends among colleagues. If you’re an introvert, you are not destined to fail in a fast-paced, business atmosphere. Read More.

Vitru Value Series: Managing Employees Who Value Citizenship

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Editor’s Note: Vitru puts knowledge into the hands of people who need it: managers, teams, employees. Using psychometric assessment testing, each personality is broken down and segmented into a microcosm of work values and traits. Just as each employee has a unique persona, each work value embodies its own narrative. This multi-part blog series sets each of the 15 Vitru Work Values under the microscope to learn significance of each. Read More.

4 Budget Friendly Ways to Motivate Your Team

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Last year, there was an increase in employee engagement compared to years prior. Even with that gain, only a third of employees said they were engaged in their jobs. Even more, 70% of employees are actually unhappy with 52% ‘feeling blah’ and 18% downright hating their current position. No leader is unaware what that can mean for productivity and the business’ bottom line. While organizations are aware of the detriment, many are scratching their heads and frantically searching for the answer to their employees’ motivation problem. Read More.

4 Components You Can’t Miss While Building Winning Teams

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“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” – Michael Jordan

As managers, it’s your job to not just build teams, but to build high-performing, well-connected teams that produce results. It’s easier said than done and can even be described by some as a form of art!  It takes a lot more than a group of talented professionals to crank out great teamwork and remain intact long-term. So, below are some of the building blocks to building winning teams. Read More.

3 Fun Ways to Celebrate Employee Appreciation Day Today!

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Did you know today is National Employee Appreciation Day? While it’s rather a new holiday in the corporate world, it’s one that shouldn’t go unnoticed. Lack of appreciation is the number one reason people leave their jobs, and feeling appreciated at work is the number one thing that motivates employees to do great at work. How could you not jump on this special day to show your employees some appreciation?! Read More.