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How to Survive the Open Office Workplace

Many workplace walls are becoming a relic from the past, as more and more businesses choose to design open office floor plans for employees of all statuses to work together. Employers often cite cost savings for their companies as real estate prices continue to rise. “if you’re company X and company Y has reduced their… Read more »

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Leadership Skills to Gain at Your First Job

When you start your first serious job search your senior year of college, there are many unknowns and often a feeling of being overwhelmed. You’re wondering, “What type of career do I really want and what should my expectations be to find that perfect position?” A great place start is in a position that will… Read more »

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Communication Tips to Avoid Awkward Moments in the Workplace

  We have all experienced those cringe-worthy moments where we wish something that was said could be erased from everyone’s minds. Hopefully that off hand comment was among friendly colleagues in the office and not at a meeting at work.  Knowing what your communication style is will help you understand how to be a more… Read more »

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More Companies Asking Employees to Collaborate

Employers in most industries are encouraging employees across different departments to collaborate, in an effort to help foster faster responses to rapid changes in their markets. But how do you get a fast talking salesperson to work with the reserved, detailed-oriented engineer? Collaborating with colleagues is an essential skill necessary to success in the workplace,… Read more »

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Five Minute Meeting

The latest war on meeting bloat – meetings that are long and inefficient — is leading some employers to squeeze minor decision making issues into a few minutes. Tech companies embraced the concept of having brief daily check-in meetings years ago.  These management techniques are now being adopted by other industries, such as marketing, e-commerce,… Read more »