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January 26, 2016

Creating a Winning Work Culture: Cards Against Humanity

This entry isn’t about an individual boss, but rather an entire organization that has made extraordinary efforts to recognize its employees and build a winning work culture. The folks at Cards Against Humanity create the wildly successful card game of the same name. It is also one of the more curious success stories in business: […]

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January 25, 2016

Recognizing Blizzard Workers

Winter Storm Jonas slammed the East Coast last weekend, causing over 25” of snowfall, cancelling over 6,000 airline flights, and leaving most major cities on the Eastern seaboard paralyzed with cleanup duties as the work week began on Monday. New York City, on the other hand, was able to get back to business in a […]

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January 20, 2016

Recognition and Innovation

It can be difficult to measure innovation, but researchers at Monash University and LaTrobe University in Australia have taken a novel approach by examining the value and quality of in-house patents at several companies, and how they correlate to workplace culture. They found that the better employees are treated by their employers, the number and […]

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January 19, 2016

The Era of the Empowered Employee

Indeed.com, the biggest job site in the world, commissioned an end-of-year study showing that more than 50 percent of US workers are thinking of making a career change in 2016. Some of the chief motivators were a better work location, a higher position/title, and the biggest motivator was salary, with 79 percent of respondents listing […]

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January 14, 2016

You Can Take This Job and… Keep It?

Three winning tickets were identified in that whopping $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot that made headlines this week, and it’s got many of us thinking what we would do if we won more money than we could ever spend. Quit Date The first thing most people fantasize about upon winning a big lottery jackpot is quitting […]

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January 7, 2016

Recognize Your Programmers This Week

January 7 is the 8th annual International Programmers Day, when we take the time to celebrate all the ingenious work programmers do to keep society moving. Whether it’s people who program websites, mobile devices, or backend systems, the technological advancements of the last 50+ years would be useless if it weren’t for their code and […]

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January 4, 2016

5 Fatal Flaws of Darth Vader’s Management Style

Maybe you’ve heard of a small independent film called Star Wars: The Force Awakens that was released this holiday season? It is the continuation of the original Star Wars Trilogy, which featured the incomparable villain Darth Vader, a high-level management type in the Galactic Empire, whose mission was to eradicate the small band of rebels […]

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