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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Feb 10, 2017 11:01:44 PM
4 Benefits of Effective Delegation

Micromanaging.  Every office workers death stroke.  I have never met anyone who likes to be micromanaged, going about having his or her every action scrutinized.  It is one of the least effective management techniques. Yet is practiced widely by leaders everywhere.

So what is the polar opposite of micromanaging? It can be encompassed in one word: delegation.  Giving your employees opportunities to learn and grow can drastically alter both productivity and workplace well being.

Here are 4 benefits of delegation that you may not have considered:

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Jan 31, 2017 6:55:20 PM
Yes You Can - Building Office Culture with Remote Teams
Remote work is slowly becoming the standard. The mounting consensus is that remote workers log more hours and are simply more productive than an in-house team. A Gallup poll has found that remote workers even log an average of four more hours per week than their on-site counterparts.

What this tells us is that we no longer have to work at the same time or work from the same spot, to work together.

So what does it take to keep everyone connected and create a sense of shared purpose?

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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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Jan 3, 2017 7:34:07 AM
How to Hire Remote Workers

 

Whether working from a physical office or a virtual workplace, productivity has been proven to stay the same. So why hire remotely? A Stanford University study has shown that companies can save up to $2000 per employee by hiring remote workers.  But there is another element at play: employee happiness. A recent Gallup poll shows that employees who spend at least some of their time working remotely are more likely to be engaged in their jobs. And it has been consistently proven that employee engagement should be at the top of any company’s list if they want to increase profits.

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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 16, 2016 2:30:34 PM
How To Retain Top Talent

One of the main pratfalls of any working environment is high staff turnover.  You spend time and resources in finding the best person for the job – and then they leave within a year.  Most companies place high priority on interview techniques and headhunting.  But what is perhaps more important than hiring is the ability to retain that talent.  Employee retention is one of the cornerstones of a highly productive workplace.  Ensuring that staff feels engaged and satisfied with their daily operations will inevitably lead to an efficient and successful working environment.

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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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