Don’t Overthink. Interact! FREE 2018 Calendar of Employee Engagement Ideas

Improve Your Employee Relationships Daily interactions with your employees will improve relationships and show that taking an interest in and communicating with them is a priority for you as a leader. Improve your frequency and effectiveness in employee interactions and raise employee productivity and engagement. Happy Employees Are Good For Business. Be a Creative Leader!…

Do You Listen to Music at Work?

We’re jammin’……I want to jam it with you……We’re jammin’, jammin……And I hope you like jammin’ too. A little Bob Marley during the workday can make even the highest stress of days go a little easier. Having some easy listening or your favorite tunes playing lightly in the background can help keep you in the zone…

10 Qualities of an Awesome Employee

Let’s be real. Some hires look great on paper and even pass interviews with flying colors. Then they start, they integrate, they do most things right….but something’s missing. They don’t have that spark or aren’t quite as ‘awesome’ as you’d have hoped. Here are 10 qualities of an awesome employee.  Not all awesome employees will…

Top 10 Quotes: Motivation, Inspiration & Workplace Fun

Here are The Workplace Word’s Top 10 curated quotes. These quotes made this list for being motivating, being workplace inspired, or being plain-old funny.  Enjoy! 1. “I like work; it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.” – Jerome K. Jerome 2. “Success is dependent upon the glands – sweat glands.” –…

Avoid Unrealistic Deadlines: Get Your Team and Your Clients on the Same Page

Getting an opportunity to provide a proposal is exciting stuff.  After all, you worked hard to make it past the gatekeeper and get some face-to-face time with the decision maker. Bringing in information to create proposals can turn into major stumbling blocks for your team’s process if your client’s expectation and the team’s expectations don’t…

InfoGraphic: Communicating Organizational Changes or Updates

Yay for graphics! Want to share these great tips with others in your company?  Click the share button below to send it directly to their inbox. Here are some tips to keep in mind when sending out organizational news and updating your employees: Know your audience. Who is going to read this email update? What are…

Try These Strategies to Keep Your Team Connected

Here are two scenarios that’ll have you rolling your eyes (in an, “I’ve been there kind of way”).  Scenario 1: “Here’re my notes from my meeting today,” Employee 1 says to Employee 2 while laying a napkin on the desk with words and scribbles on it. Employee 1 is thinking, ‘Check that off my list.’…

What makes people happy in the workplace?

What’s the NUMBER 1 thing that makes people happy in the workplace? Any guesses? If you’re thinking money. Nope. Maybe you’re thinking benefits. Nope. Perhaps it’s time off or flexibility. Nope and nope. Now don’t get me wrong, these are all important. They carry significant weight when it comes to happiness in the workplace. But we’re…