Posts Categorized: Project Management Best Practices

Do you have a Fun Company Culture? Or are you Just Wasting Time?

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Within reason, injecting a little fun into the workday can make your employees happier and more productive. There are good reasons that finding a balance between work and fun is important. What are the benefits of a fun company culture? Research at California State University Long Beach shows that “people who have fun at work Read more »

Hiring a Passionate Employee

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As a manager, you need employees that are committed to your organization’s mission and willing to work hard.  Everyone can work, but hiring an employee that enjoys coming to work, exhibits go the extra mile energy, and strong dedication is essential for overall productivity.  It’s important that you look for passionate employees during the interview Read more »

Maximizing Productivity Through Incentives

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While a paycheck is a great incentive to work hard, it takes more than that to motivate most employees.  Your workforce is composed of a diverse group of employees with different desires and priorities, so a one size fits all incentive program is often not the best answer.  Motivated employees with high levels of engagement Read more »

Strategies for Managing Different Personality Types

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The most effective workplaces are made up of a dynamic group of employees, each whom has their own set of strengths and talents.  However, when a team consists of diverse individuals, they also have different personality traits and work styles.  Some employees take the slow and steady approach whereas some are constantly looking for more Read more »

R-E-S-P-E-C-T

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As a supervisor, one of your main goals should be to create a strong organizational culture with highly engaged and dedicated employees. You want motivated employees that respect you and are loyal to the company. Despite many years of research on employee motivation, many organizations are still developing and executing traditional rewards programs that encourage Read more »

The New Rules of Employee Engagement

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Many companies realize the importance of employee engagement to their success, and a new study has brought that connection home with even more emphasis. The Towers Watson 2012 Global Workforce study, which covered 32,000 employees in 30 countries, showed the strong connection between engaged employees and their performance. But the study also shows that the Read more »

Mergers and Employee Morale

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Your company has just gone through a merger. This, naturally, is a big change for employees and presents a lot of anxiety and uncertainty in the workforce. What can you do to help lessen the uncertainty and improve morale? To help employees cope, it is important to explain to them why the merger occurred, what Read more »

Signs an Employee Is About to Leave

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As a manager, you naturally are concerned about employee turnover, too much of which can be a drag on any business. And, when the competition for good talent is so keen, keeping top performers is especially important. This being the case, it would certainly be helpful to have some idea when an employee is not Read more »

Late to Work

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If you have employees who are chronically late to work, what can human resources do to handle a problem like this before it reaches the point where termination enters the picture? The first thing to do, says human resource specialist Ellen Raim, is find out more about the situation of the employee with the tardiness Read more »

Yes, Qualified Job Candidates DO Exist

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Despite the high unemployment, a common complaint of companies is that they still cannot find qualified workers. But research by human resource specialists is showing the problem may not be with the quality of the job candidates but with the unrealistic expectations of employers. According to Peter Cappelli, director of the Center for Human Resources Read more »

A career in construction administration and management can be (and for me has been) one of constant transition. It’s rather common that employment with a given company starts and finishes with each successive project; you’re a new hire as it’s just getting “out of the ground,” then finished and looking for a new project (and Read More…

Greg Wangler, Pentagon Construction Management Division

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