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How Transparency Stops Gossip in your Organization

By | Sep 3, 2015 at 10:00 am

Talking behind others’ backs destroys organizations. Gossiping is a constant problem that almost every company has to deal with. The best way to handle situations like this is to understand the root of the problem. Most of the time, the issue occurs because people…

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Why your Employees Will Never Tell you They’re Unhappy

By | Aug 24, 2015 at 11:00 am

You’re an open-minded, easy-to-approach manager. You get along well with your team, and no one seems to have any complaints. You’re pretty sure that your non-scary demeanor would invite confidential sharing of problems, and since you haven’t heard about any, then the team is…

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6 Remote Work Culture Lessons from Successful Startups

By | Aug 19, 2015 at 5:00 pm

I had been waiting for 30 minutes on my final bus transfer, in one maddening morning commute combo. Fidgeting my fingers, I would stress about how I could be pushing our company forward, or getting more sleep – but instead 3 to 4 hours a day were wasted…

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What Ownership Really Means in Business

By | Jul 30, 2015 at 9:00 am

To me ownership is the single most important concept in business and, although equity is important, I’m not talking about actual shares or percentages of a company. I’m talking about empowering employees, partners, and coworkers to be able to make decisions. Ownership equates to…

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8 Expert Tips for Outstanding Company Culture

By | Jul 11, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Company culture is the ‘it’ phrase of business. Forbes describes company culture as something that is inherent; it’s not something that your employees bring with them. As a business owner, your company culture is on your shoulders. If you want your business to succeed,…

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10 Women-Friendly Tech Startups

By | Jun 29, 2015 at 11:00 am

Ten startups released numbers showing how women-friendly they are, as part of the launch of San Francisco startup Doxa. We’re talking pay gaps, percentage of women at the company (and in tech and leadership), maternity leave, and who gets promoted. Kiva, for example, boasts…

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Building Transparency in the Workplace with Tech

By | Jun 28, 2015 at 6:00 pm

It’s clear that transparency in the workplace can help build better trust, engagement, and all-around happier employees. Not to mention, it gives employers increased visibility into the inner workings of the company. That level of transparency is fueled by social and workplace technologies. Without…

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6 Ways to Be a Great Coworker

By | Jun 5, 2015 at 4:04 pm

The morning keynote kicking off the final day of Future Insights Live in Las Vegas was given by Jenn Lukas, front-end freelance consultant. She offered up a few dozen tips on “How to Be a Great Coworker” using some comical and, admittedly, some very sad examples of coworker behavior….

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What Employees Want in Their Compensation Package [INFOGRAPHIC]

By | Jun 2, 2015 at 4:00 pm

As we’ve observed here, on Tech.Co, salary isn’t always everything when it comes to attracting the right employees to a company. Oftentimes, it comes down to the overall package that you can offer a future member of your company. Aside from compensation, potential employees…

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5 Things Every Startup Should Know About Hiring

By | Jun 1, 2015 at 2:00 pm

As any entrepreneur or businessperson will tell you, hiring is vitally important for business success. Here’s a few points to help you do it correctly: Sell the Vision This is first for a reason. Selling the vision is critical at every stage of your…

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TinyPulse Study Shows That It’s Not All Smiles in Finance Sector

By | Jun 1, 2015 at 9:00 am

A recent TinyPulse study has shown that it’s somewhat ignorant to equate strong salaries and job stability with workplace happiness. This is a common assumption made in the world of finance, in particular. We tend to think of lucrative fields such as investment banking and financial management…

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6 Ways to Create More Flow at Work

By | May 21, 2015 at 8:00 am

There’s a great paradox of work: even though we experience more flow at work than anywhere else, we’d usually prefer to be doing something other than work. Researcher Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, who developed the concept of flow by interviewing around 10,000 people, attributes this paradox…

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Your Brand Story Should Be Present in Every Part of your Organization

By | May 17, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Effective use of online branding can separate an industry leader from an organization that never quite fulfills its potential. It’s your way of communicating what you’re all about to your customers and distinguishing your company from the many competitors online. But in the drive…

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What Makes some Teams Better than Others

By | May 12, 2015 at 8:00 am

Putting together a team that will work and grow together is tough. Are there certain factors that help people work together more effectively? According to business leader and author Margaret Heffernan, there is one essential ingredient that makes some teams better than others: social capital….

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John Oliver’s Funny, Yet Sad Look at the Parental Leave System

By | May 11, 2015 at 2:00 pm

HBO’s late night host John Oliver offers viewers reality checks on a weekly basis. During this week’s show, Oliver brought up a serious issue silently plaguing corporate America: Our country’s archaic parental leave system and its shortcomings. Supportive parental leave policies are important if we want to keep women…

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5 Tips for Maintaining Startup Culture When Growing

By | May 10, 2015 at 2:00 pm

As a startup begins to find success, growth of the company is sure to follow. This unavoidable growth means more people, more customers, and more money. Holding on to your startup culture, however, can get lost in the rush to expand and to meet the…

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4 Signs Your Rockstar Employee Is an Asshole

By | May 6, 2015 at 9:00 am

Every startup needs a “no assholes” policy – a commitment to fire (or not hire) anyone who is disruptive, acts like a diva, and clashes with the culture. You’d think this would be obvious, but it’s not – we make excuses for these people…