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baby boomer technology

How Do You Get Baby Boomers to Adopt New Technology?

By butler.jeff1 / August 5, 2019 / Comments Off on How Do You Get Baby Boomers to Adopt New Technology?

Can’t change, won’t change, should change. Getting anyone to adopt something new is a challenge and adopting new technology is an even bigger obstacle. Having a Baby Boomer adopt new technology hits pretty close to home. By close I mean a Traditionalist, my grandfather. For the first time in my life I have been spending…

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multigenerational workplace

Is a Multi-generational Workforce Really a Competitive Advantage?

By butler.jeff1 / August 1, 2019 / Comments Off on Is a Multi-generational Workforce Really a Competitive Advantage?

To cut to the chase, the answer is: yes and no.  By itself, a multi-generational workforce won’t make a company better. These types of workforces fall under the umbrella of diversity workplaces. Today, diversity is the talk of the media. New buzzwords such as ‘Chief Diversity Officers’ and ‘Inclusion Programs’ are becoming the norm in…

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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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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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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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employee engagement kpis

10 Key KPIs For Optimal Employee Engagement

By butler.jeff1 / May 16, 2019 / Comments Off on 10 Key KPIs For Optimal Employee Engagement

“What gets measured, gets managed” – Peter Drucker Unfortunately, employee engagement plagues workplaces today. According to Gallup Research only 31 percent of employees that are actively engaged in the workplace. Typically, employers attempt to youthanize (yes I just made that up, but it is in Urban Dictionary) adding bean bags, foosball tables, and a host…

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where does entitlement come from?

Where Does Workplace Entitled Behavior Come From?

By butler.jeff1 / May 13, 2019 / Comments Off on Where Does Workplace Entitled Behavior Come From?

Dealing with an entitled coworker is one of the most difficult things that an employee will face. Chances are they don’t do as much work as you and they expect the same if not more benefits. Usually, this creates office conflict on the level of the international known television show The Office would have. Unfortunately,…

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toxic employees

How to Effectively Deal with a Toxic Employee?

By butler.jeff1 / May 5, 2019 / Comments Off on How to Effectively Deal with a Toxic Employee?

Whether it’s the top performer on a team, or a small contributor, regards who the team member is, being able to deal with toxic employees is imperative to maintaining a healthy workplace culture. If you neglect a toxic employee, their attitude will change the rest of the team and decrease engagement. Worst case scenario, employees…

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pitching an idea

How To Persuade Your Boss to Act On Your Ideas

By butler.jeff1 / May 2, 2019 / Comments Off on How To Persuade Your Boss to Act On Your Ideas

Let’s face it, sometimes the people in charge don’t always have the best ideas. There are many times in someone’s career where they will get a great idea, but know one else in the office would either take it seriously, or act on it. This leaves many employees feeling defeated and inevitably giving up in…

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employees who think they know everything

5 Steps to Better Manage Employees Who Think They Know Everything [Updated for 2022]

By butler.jeff1 / May 1, 2019 / Comments Off on 5 Steps to Better Manage Employees Who Think They Know Everything [Updated for 2022]

Them- “Yep, I already knew that!”  You- “Then why did you still do the task wrong?” At some point in your career you will run into an employee who thinks they know just about everything. If you are in a management position, this can single-handedly be the most difficult type of employee to manage. If…

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