Month: July 2019

know-it-all employee

5 Ways to Better Manage “Know-It-All” Employees

By butler.jeff1 / July 31, 2019 / Comments Off on 5 Ways to Better Manage “Know-It-All” Employees

They respond: “Yep, I already knew that!” and you think “so why are you still do it wrong?” Sound familiar? At some point, you will run into an employee who thinks they know just about everything. As a manager, this can single-handedly be the most difficult employee to manage. If you point out a flaw…

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Stop Watching the News About Shootings! You Are Contributing To The Problem

By butler.jeff1 / July 30, 2019 / Comments Off on Stop Watching the News About Shootings! You Are Contributing To The Problem

So it happened again.  Earlier this morning, I started my morning routine that consisted of making a quick breakfast and going to the gym. During this time, I make sure to not check the news, text anyone, or let anyone know where I am going. It is my sacred time.  After arriving at the local…

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open floor plan

What Millennials Really Think of Open Floor Plans?

By butler.jeff1 / July 24, 2019 / Comments Off on What Millennials Really Think of Open Floor Plans?

Hate or love them, the open floor plan always makes a polarizing topic. On one hand, people argue that open floor plans allows better communication and make the internal culture appear more transparent. On the other, experts argue that these progressive approaches to the workplace can destroy productivity. As an introvert, I have mixed feelings…

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millennial mental health

5 Ways That Technology Is Changing Millennial Mental Health

By butler.jeff1 / July 23, 2019 / Comments Off on 5 Ways That Technology Is Changing Millennial Mental Health

While many of us stand in line for hours for the newest IPhone dreaming about how much better it will make our lives, much less is talked about how this revolutionary technology is changing the way we think. Edward Jenner in his book Why Things Bite Back highlights on with newer technology there is usually…

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millennial ownership

How to get Millennials to have a sense of ownership in their projects?

By butler.jeff1 / July 18, 2019 / Comments Off on How to get Millennials to have a sense of ownership in their projects?

Millennials now consisting of over half of the workplace and bringing new possibilities but also challenges to the workplace. Quite a few managers have complained that younger employees usually lack motivation and drive. For instance, in the infamous Time magazine article Millennials – The Me Me Me Generation “And they are lazy. In 1992, the…

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attracting younger readers

10 Things That Newspapers Should Do To Attract Younger Readers

By butler.jeff1 / July 11, 2019 / Comments Off on 10 Things That Newspapers Should Do To Attract Younger Readers

  1. Switch to Digital from Print Media In 2013, the Paper of Montgomery County in Crawford Indiana made a deliberate decision to change their revenue ratios. According to Median Insights, 94% of Millennials have a Smartphone and 74% get their news from online news sources. At the time the newspaper was bringing in 75%…

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engaging Millennials with newspapers

5 Ways That Newspapers Can Better Engage Millennial Readers

By butler.jeff1 / July 10, 2019 / Comments Off on 5 Ways That Newspapers Can Better Engage Millennial Readers

Turns out Millennials are not wrapped in a bed of narcissism and self absorption to not care for the news. According to the American Institute Press 69% of Millennials get their news once a day. However, with this stat at hand, why do news outlets still struggle to engage the Millennial audience? How do newspaper…

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multigenerational workplace

9 Major Challenges in Working in a Multi-Generational Workplace

By butler.jeff1 / July 9, 2019 / Comments Off on 9 Major Challenges in Working in a Multi-Generational Workplace

For the first time in history, we now have five generations in the workplace. Ranging from Traditionalists, those born during World War II, to Generation Z who are just becoming old enough to work in the United States. With such a large age range in the workplace, organizations are essentially taking 60 years of values,…

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