Feb 27, 2017 8:22:10 PM
Efficiency vs. Effectiveness – Can You Have Both?

There is an age-old battle between what we think needs to be done and how we think we should do it. 

An efficient person can do things quickly and well, but how effective are they ultimately? 

Do they retain the original goal when they have finished? 

An effective person will ultimately hit their targets, though it may take longer and be more arduous than their predecessor.  

So which way is correct?  And is it possible to have both?  

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Jan 24, 2017 8:26:50 AM
Employee Engagement Is Easier Than You Think

Still think you don’t need an employee engagement plan? Think about this: Unengaged employees cost US businesses over $500 billion per year in lost revenue.  Even just one unhappy employee can put a wrench in all of your best efforts to improve office culture.

While it may seem like a lot of effort, an effective employee engagement plan is really just about opening the lines of communication and creating an operational mission that reflects this.

Check out our tips below for a few simple steps that can make a big difference.

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Jan 10, 2017 8:13:28 AM
Do’s and Don’ts of Office Communication

We’ve all heard it. Communication is the cornerstone of any successful relationship.  From our family to our neighbors, once we learn to interact effectively, many doors open up.  Nowhere is this more truthful than within the confines of your workplace. Studies reveal that companies who encourage social well-being are 4.5x more likely to retain the best employees.

That’s why VibeCatch has created a primer on the do’s and don’ts of effective office communication.  Take a look, then use this to jumpstart a happy and prosperous workplace.

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Dec 22, 2016 3:56:40 AM
Why You Need an Employee Engagement Strategy
Focusing on office culture is the new now.  Many companies track employee engagement metrics, determined to keep an eye on turnover and employee happiness.  According to a recent Gallup Poll employee engagement is actually rising higher in the past few years, which is likely due to offices taking a more vested interest in employee happiness and workplace cohesion.
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Dec 9, 2016 6:08:32 AM
4 Ways to Up Your Communication Game

Communication is one of the most complex concepts facing modern man. Within the workplace especially, office politics can be tough.  We all want to have a stable, satisfying working life.  When things flow smoothly at work, the rest of your life seems like a piece of cake.  Conversely, when things are tough in the office, every small issue in your life can cause a big blowup.

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Oct 18, 2016 8:42:02 AM
4 Simple Secrets to a High Performing Team

For many, it’s the ultimate goal, the ambitious intention, the just out of reach vision. Heading up a high-productivity, low-drama team is everyone’s dream.  Of course, working in close quarters for hours on end may eventually precede some conflict.  But a well-organized and high-functioning collaboration can weather any storm. Below, four simple strategic initiatives to create a harmonious and highly efficient team environment.

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Oct 5, 2016 5:09:01 PM
The Power of Incentives in the Workplace

We’ve all had negative working experiences.  Many offices are filled with unhealthy competition, our days peppered with manipulation and deceit in efforts to get ahead.  So what makes for a healthy working environment?  How do team leaders create positivity and productivity in equal amounts?  There is a secret that some of the world’s top leaders know, one word that gets them further than anything else in their careers. Gratitude.  Time and time again, studies have shown that it is not happy people who are thankful, but rather thankful people who become happy.

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Sep 26, 2016 10:43:33 AM
How To Manage a Remote Team

The workplace is changing at a fascinating pace. Companies are recognizing more and more that creating a virtual workplace is beneficial both professionally and personally. One US study has stated that as many as 3.7 million employees now work from home.

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Aug 1, 2016 1:29:57 AM
You Need More Employee Engagement

One of the most common responses we get when talking to a new prospective client is, “Oh we already do annual surveys,” and this is a big problem.  Lucky for us, as we have the solution.

Problems with annual surveys:

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Jul 27, 2016 9:03:57 PM
How Smiling Can Make Work Better

Sam walks into a room with a straight face.  No hint of a smile.  A bit of a sigh as he sits down in front of his peers.  Virtually no eye contact.

Greg walks into a room, makes eye contact with everyone, smiles, says hello, asks how everyone is doing, maybe even chuckles here and there.

Based on those two scenarios, who would you rather meet?

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