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7 workspace characteristics that impact productivity

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 Thought Leadership on Workspace Solutions presented by Benhar Office Interiors. It happens in every kind of work setting: We leave a meeting and think, “Now I can get some real work done.” And yet the interaction we have with others, whether spontaneous or planned, is, in fact real work. Our work interactions and productivity are impacted directly by our workspace. Productivity ...

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How symbols, rituals and magic are shaping your company’s brand

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The desire to group with other humans is embedded in our genetic programming. Millions of years ago, “lone heroes” tended to become food products, so nature has selected grouping behavior instincts as part of our DNA. In corporations as in tribes, these instincts emerge in three different forms: symbols, rituals and magic, all part of creating your distinct brand.

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The unexpected rewards of building a brand

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Thought Leadership on Lending presented by Gibraltar Business Capital. What we learned about our company and the value of branding — even in finance. Branding is a term that is tossed around frequently in today’s corporate world, a word often associated with leading consumer companies such as Coca-Cola, General Motors, and Apple. These firms can point to a dimensional product and ...

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How asset-based lending can help your business

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Thought Leadership on Business Insights presented by Sterling National Bank. Small businesses are constantly in need of financial resources to help manage their cash flow. But despite the improvement in the economy, many businesses are still finding it difficult to get the financing they need. This is a trend that’s happening across all industries, as many businesses are being forced to ...

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Three reasons why organizations are motivated to transform how they manage spending

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Thought Leadership on Managing Company Spending by ExpenseWatch As organizations grow, management is often forced to contend with once effective business processes that have now begun to buckle under the strain resulting from their growth. Identifying and evolving such processes is critical in order to maintain a balance between organizational oversight and a dynamic and efficient workforce, without compromising the growth ...

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Why you must rethink your attitude to service recovery

Curated article from Forbes on Service Recovery

Things go wrong. Good companies make them right. Great companies go beyond that to making the people who were wronged feel better. The lifetime value of loyal customers is common knowledge. The impact disgruntled customers can have is known to be enormous. Why then doesn’t everyone adopt a BRAVE approach to service recovery? It comes down to attitude. Those focused ...

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What will technology budgeting and purchasing look like in two years’ time?

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Thought Leadership on The Future of Technology presented by One Source Imaging Solutions, Inc. When’s the last time you bought a DVD? You probably have to think really hard just to remember the last time you even WATCHED one of those, right? These days, most people just rely on platforms like Netflix and Hulu when they’ve got a hankering to watch ...

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Book Review: Dirty Little Secrets of Family Business

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Family businesses are often called the backbone of the American economy, but it’s also notoriously difficult to keep them alive. Transitions from one generation to the next have ruined many Thanksgiving dinners and sunk countless promising entrepreneurial ventures.

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How to use criticism to your advantage

How to use criticism to your advantage

When you’re running your own business, the more you grow, the more feedback and criticism you receive. This can be difficult to handle. How can you take control of criticism and use it to your advantage rather than living in fear of it? Here is a framework, part of which comes from leadership expert John Maxwell, that will help you ...

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The ROI of a ‘President’s Club’ in your company’s plan

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Thought Leadership on Meetings & Incentives presented by Peak Performance Meetings and Incentives.  Everyone likes to be rewarded for their hard work. Employees in companies both large and small are no exception. Recognition and incentive programs can be some of the best ways to both acknowledge a job well done and motivate desired future outcomes. Several prominent studies show that recognition ...

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