Posts Categorized: Tips for the Workplace

Get to Work! 6 Ways to Have a Productive Day

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When you have a busy work schedule, 24 hours never seems like enough time in the day.  Unfortunately, that’s all we’ve been given, so it’s essential to learn how to manage your time effectively.  Learning how to plan out your day and set work priorities can increase productivity, decrease stress, and reduce the amount of Read more »

Managing Different Personalities in the Office

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One of the hardest parts of being a manager is learning how to manage the different personality types and work styles of your employees.  This is especially true when you’re managing employees from the Baby Boomer, Gen X, and Millennial generations.  Some employees need constant direction and feedback while others hate being micromanaged.  As a Read more »

If 2013 was Great…Make 2014 Better

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It’s hard to believe we’ve already flown through January and are almost a full week into February. Just a few weeks ago we were discussing making resolutions and setting new business objectives for 2014.  Now that a month has gone by, it’s time to assess how those goals are playing out so far.  Here are Read more »

Wrap up 2013 & Look to the Future!

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Congratulations! You made it through another year!  As you take a look back on 2013, review your annual goals.  Did you achieve all your business objectives?  If not, use these key steps to refocus your efforts and ensure that 2014 is a success. Celebrate Past Successes. Look back at 2013, and acknowledge your accomplishments. Congratulate Read more »

Anger Management Tactics for the Workplace

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No matter which line of work you are in, everyone gets frustrated in their job at times.  If you’re not careful, that frustration can get you in multitudes of conflict with your colleagues.  Thankfully, there are tactics that can be used to manage anger and resolve workplace disagreements without having a fight. Take a deep Read more »

Building an Effective Employee Incentives Program

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The success of your organization heavily depends on having high-performing, driven employees.  While respecting your employees is a large part of the formula to keep them engaged, a structured incentive program can help set, meet, and exceed company goals.  In fact, a recent survey found that 85% of employees who participate in a company-driven incentive 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 »

Choosing the Right Candidate

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Finding the right candidate for job is never an easy task.  If you hire the wrong person it can be expensive, damaging to your work environment, and very time consuming.  Hiring the correct person on the other hand will enhance your work culture and pay you back in high employee morale. You’ve pulled together a Read more »

What Should I Do Today?| Planning a Successful Workday

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In a fast-paced industry, managing time efficiently is a skill many architects and engineers must pick up quickly. Learning how to plan your day and set work priorities can increase productivity, decrease stress, and reduce the amount of overtime hours you are putting in.  Time management is more than jumping from task to task putting Read more »

Employee Retention Tips

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A recent study by Randstad U.S. reported that 40 percent of U.S. workers said they’re planning to look for a new job within the next six months. Another 69% of employees admitted they are already passively shopping for other opportunities via social media. As an employer, these numbers should be frightening. You spend countless hours 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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