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How Rapid Growth Almost Killed My Company And What I Learned From It | Inc.com

Is it better to grow your business slowly or drive it hard and fast? I'm not sure if there is right answer.<p>The "methodical" camp says that if you grow too fast you'll outstrip your infrastructure to deliver. The "hard and fast" camp might counter with the notion that you've got to take every …

Business Strategy

If Your Team Agrees on Everything, Working Together Is Pointless

Collaboration is crumpling under the weight of our expectations. What should be a messy back-and-forth process far too often falls victim to our desire to keep things harmonious and efficient. Collaboration’s promise of greater innovation and better risk mitigation can go unfulfilled because of …

3 Critical Reasons Employees Become Unmotivated In The Workplace | Inc.com

There is a huge difference between a goal and a vision. A goal is simply a measure: you either achieve it or you don't. But a vision is a culture, an ongoing daily practice from everyone involved. Unfortunately, most companies misuse the word "vision" for merely a goal. They hold team meetings and …

Employment

Employees Are Happiest When Work Offers 2 Things (Hint: It's Not More Money or Work-Life Balance) | Inc.com

Your happiness is tied to how much money you make -- but only up to a certain amount. That magic number is $75,000 a year, according to often-cited Princeton University research. Make just a little or a whole lot more than $75,000, and your level of happiness will increase only a smidge.<p>So after …

Work-life Balance

6 HR Mistakes That Will Cost You Your Best Employees | Inc.com

In any office setting or work space, tiny societies tend to form, and within those societies relationships. Because we spend so much time at work on a weekly basis, the nature of the work environment and those relationships become very important. We all know well enough that happy and balance …

The Workplace

Influencing Workplace Culture Through Employee Recognition

December 22, 2016 – As employers look for ways to deal with the challenges of low employee retention and high turnover, a new survey released from …

Employee Engagement

Why Respect Is Key To Employee Engagement

Respect is one of those subtle lubricants that keep the engine of management running smoothly. But when, like oil, it gets low, parts start grinding.<p>I was reminded of this through a series of conversations about a change in management an old friend of mine recently experienced. He was a longtime …

Employee Engagement

Employee Motivation Has to Be More Than 'a Pat on the Back'

Accountability leads to ownership, which improves the connection between employees and their work.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Over the years, Pavel Vosk noticed something about employee motivation. The Puyallup, Washington-based business and management consultant …