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A Time for Thanks

A Time for Thanks

As our thoughts turn to being thankful and celebrating with family and friends, we might also take a moment to thank our staff members. Some managers might think, “They know how much I appreciate them.” Others might take this view, “Why am I thanking them for doing their jobs?”

Saying thanks is not only a good way to treat employees, study after study suggests that appreciation for a job well done translates into increased productivity and overall job satisfaction. When Monster surveyed workers in the UK, 63 percent said they’d take a verbal thank-you in place of a bonus when they’d “gone the extra mile” on the job. According to an online survey conducted by the Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated, when asked what gives them a high sense of satisfaction at work, 55 percent of employees said receiving a "thank you" from their direct manager.

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Avoid the Perils of Adopting New Technologies: 5 Questions to Ask

Avoid the Perils of Adopting New Technologies: 5 Questions to Ask

Change is scary for most people, and in our experience, they can be especially anxious about implementing a new technology solution. Even if the new solution will ultimately make their jobs easier, staff members may be reluctant to learn something new.

Eventually, most people are able to overcome their fears and get on board with the new solution. However, as with any new venture, there is the potential for making an already sensitive situation worse if you don’t take precautions to avoid some common pitfalls organizations encounter when adopting new technologies.

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