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 »

How Could Flexible Work Opportunities Change Your Team?

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You have a final candidate in mind — she’s the right fit in terms of background, temperament and experience. You want to offer her a long-term contract…and then she mentions wanting a flexible schedule. How do you respond? Does this mean she won’t be available during the “regular” workday? How will this affect her relationship… Read more »