Is Workplace Competition a Good Motivator?

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In a memorable scene from the movie Glengarry Glen Ross, the somewhat beleaguered employees of a real estate office get a rousing speech from Alec Baldwin who all but tears them apart, saying, “We’re adding a little something to this month’s sales contest. As you all know first prize is a Cadillac El Dorado. Anyone… Read more »

It’s Time for Your Employees to Take a Vacation

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As a new employee, Jane felt excited about the job and getting that one week of paid vacation almost out of the gate. But now she’s been at her company for five years, has accrued two weeks of vacation, and has never taken more than three days off at a stretch. She has various reasons… Read more »