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Neen James: Conquer the World in 15 Minutes

Improve your productivity incrementally.
March 17, 2014
‘Time is the new currency.’
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Security vs. Productivity

Must they always be diametrically opposed?
January 29, 2014
Employees hate the extra burdens, but the need to protect your credit union from risk has never been greater.
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Security, Productivity Should Reinforce Each Other

Four ways to help these functions work together.
September 24, 2013
Security and productivity typically are diametrically opposed to each other.
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Five Steps to Become ‘Super Productive’

Get the biggest impact out of every hour you work.
April 19, 2013
Consider five strategies to eliminate waste and boost productivity.
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Four Must-Have Job Skills for 2013

Employers will remain cautious about the workforce this year, forcing employees to step up their game.
January 19, 2013
Clear communications, personal branding, flexibility and productivity are key skills.
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Achor: Employee Happiness Spurs Profitability

Learn how your organization can help employees prosper in the workplace.
May 4, 2012
Happiness is the greatest competitive advantage in the modern economy, says author Shawn Achor.
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The True Cost of Poor Workforce Utilization

Survey reveals differences between high- and low-performing branches.
February 10, 2012
Relying too heavily on tellers to perform administrative tasks can reduce their productivity in other important measures.
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Unhealthy Workers’ Absenteeism Costs $153 Billion

About 86% of full-time U.S. workers are above normal weight or have at least one chronic condition.
December 21, 2011
The high percentage of staff with poor health is a significant drain on productivity.
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Great article! Unfortunately, most employees don’t feel valued or appreciated by their supervisors or employers. In fact, research has shown that the predominant reason team members quit their jobs is because they don’t feel valued. This is in spite of the fact that employee recognition programs have proliferated in the workplace – over 90% of all organizations in the U.S. has some form of employee recognition activities in place. But most employee recognition programs are viewed with skepticism and cynicism – because they aren’t viewed as being genuine in their communication of appreciation. Getting the “employee of the month” award, receiving a certificate of recognition, or a “Way to go, team!” email just don’t get the job done. How do you communicate authentic appreciation? We have found people have different ways that they want to be shown appreciation, and if you don’t communicate in the language of appreciation important to them, you essentially “miss the mark”. Additionally, employees need to receive recognition more than once a year at their performance review. Otherwise, they view the praise as “going through the motions”. A third component of authentic appreciation is that the communication has to be about them personally – not the department, not their group, but something they did. Finally, they have to believe that you mean what you say. How you treat them has to match the words you use. If you are not sure how your team members want to be shown appreciation, the Motivating By Appreciation Inventory (www.appreciationatwork.com/assess) will identify the language of appreciation and specific actions preferred by each employee. You then can create a group profile for your team, so everyone knows how to encourage one another. Remember, employees want to know that they are valued for what they contribute to the success of the organization. And communicating authentic appreciation in the ways they desire it can make the difference between keeping your quality team members or having a negative work environment that everyone wants to leave. Paul White, Ph.D., is the co-author of The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace with Dr. Gary Chapman.

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