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  • The Evolution of Wellness in the Workplace [Infographic]

    Written by: Mark Babbitt | March 22, 2016

    Workplace wellness programs may seem like a product of modern businesses, but they can actually be traced back more than a century. Such programs have existed since major corporations began cropping up in the late 1800s, but today’s wellness programs aren’t like your grandma’s — they’ve evolved over the decades to better meet employee and […] Read moreRead More»


  • Employee Well-Being Impacts the Bottom Line: 4 Factors to Know

    Written by: Henry Albrecht | March 22, 2016

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    You’ve heard that investing in wellness can help reduce healthcare costs — but is that all it can do? What’s the real ROI of employee well-being?
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  • How to Organize Your Office for Maximum Productivity [Infographic]

    Written by: Lauren Kirkpatrick | March 21, 2016

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    Your office or workspace has a greater impact on how your work than you might realize. According to a number of studies, if you’re surrounded by clutter and distracting piles of paper, you will not be as efficient at your job as you could be…. Read More»


  • Social Leaders: What’s It Like to Be the Face of the Brand?

    Written by: Shawn Murphy | March 20, 2016

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    Social leaders are keenly aware of how their online brand influences the company for which they work. Social Leaders understand that their interactions and comments could fuel love or hatred for their company’s brand. What’s more, their interactions and insights can fuel similar responses for their personal brand…. Read More»


  • What do Engaged Organizations Look Like [Infographic]

    Written by: Seth Ollerton | March 18, 2016

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    Employee engagement. There’s that buzzword again. What DOES an engaged organization even look like? Scratch that, what does a disengaged organization look like? Wait, what do they look like in comparison?… Read More»


  • Choose Your Parents Wisely

    Written by: Bill Jensen | March 17, 2016

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    “My teachers were really concerned about me,” he says, laughing. “They were concerned about my mental health. They called my mother in. They said, ‘He’s disrupting the other kids. Could you ask him to come to school dressed like a normal kid.’”… Read More»


  • 11 Ways to Painlessly Change Your Organization

    Written by: Margy Bresslour | March 17, 2016

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    From time to time, each of us wants – or is asked to – make changes in our personal or professional lives. Many of us struggle to leave behind the familiar and move into the unknown. When we initiate change in the workplace, usually it’s because we want to achieve something concrete – we reorganize, install new software systems, and develop quality-improvement projects, for example…. Read More»


  • Leaders vs. Managers: 17 Traits That Set Them Apart [Infographic]

    Written by: Switch & Shift | March 17, 2016

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    Time for some brutal honesty: not all great leaders make great managers and not all great managers make great leaders…. Read More»


  • Stop Promoting Assholes: Culture Impacts the Bottom Line

    Written by: Ted Bauer | March 16, 2016

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    Emma Seppala, a professor at Stanford, has a new book out called The Happiness Track. One of the most popular pieces I’ve written in the past few months, ‘You’ll Never Have A Good Work Culture Unless You Stop Promoting Assholes,’ is rooted in some of her research too. Now she has an excerpt from her book over at Wharton’s website, entitled ‘Why Compassion Serves You Better Than Self-Interest.’… Read More»


  • #SocialLeader Recap: The Power of Putting Employees First, Customers Second

    Written by: Lauren Kirkpatrick | March 16, 2016

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    Conventional business wisdom has said that the customer always comes first, but is it time to for that to change? What if instead, businesses put their employees first? What kind of impact can this change have on your business?… Read More»


  • There’s a more human way to do business.

    In the Social Age, it’s how we engage with customers, collaborators and strategic partners that matters; it’s how we create workplace optimism that sets us apart; it’s how we recruit, retain (and repel) employees that becomes our differentiator. This isn’t a “people first, profits second” movement, but a “profits as a direct result of putting people first” movement.

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