A yellow roadside sign describes the upcoming twists and turns in the road

With the world turned upside down, our team spent the weekend working with several clients in making some tough decisions for their organization in order to weather the coming storm.    The choice to downsize is never easy and has obvious impacts on a company and its employees. We wanted to share our insight on…

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As confirmed cases of Coronavirus increase in the USA, there is growing concern over business continuity, travel, and overall employee wellness. This article is NOT about COVID-19, but rather how you can quickly and effectively establish remote work practices for your organization without sacrificing productivity, connection, and employee engagement. Manage asynchronous collaboration Asynchronous collaboration is…

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Let’s talk about trades.  Roofers, electricians, plumbers, mechanics and any other type of skilled laborer are tradespeople who complete specialized education and or training, making them experienced and capable in their chosen fields. They are the people that repair your leaky roof, install new outlets in your home office, fix your broken toilet, and address…

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  Teamwork makes the dream work.  It’s cliché, but we all want to head into the office every day knowing we can work effectively with our teams to meet company goals.  Despite best efforts and intentions, things happen that impact team performance. As a manager, you find yourself the person responsible for solving these performance…

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employee engagement with a business team red clover

Looking for ways to build employee engagement? Without spending a dime? Here’s some food for thought on how you can improve your bottom line and your perception as an employer of choice. Think of your employees with a customer mindset There’s a shift happening among high performing companies where employees are viewed through the same lens…

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steps to firing an employee red clover fairfield

No one looks forward to firing someone. It’s one of the hardest things we do as leaders. The conversation is confronting, we don’t know how the person will react and, honestly, we don’t get a lot of practice. Here are a few suggestions to help you if you’re planning to part company with an employee.…

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manage change with red clover in fairfield nj

Before you embark on a change management project, ask yourself these questions.  They will help you identify what you need to achieve ongoing sustainable change in your organization. Is it achievable? This is not about whether the change can be implemented.  It’s about whether your people will change. For example, most technology-driven change pushes efficiency and…

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work-life balance

Whether you started work 20 years ago or graduated this summer, you feel it. Whether you are single or have a partner, have kids, pets or plants, there is a growing perception that there is no such thing as real ‘down time’ anymore. We bring our tech with us to the beach and our kids…

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employee engagement red clover

Gallup recently released an article that ranked employee engagement by state and even where it’s at its highest, it’s at 37%. In many states, it’s much lower and overall, it’s 33%. So what’s everyone else doing?  Half of all surveyed employees said that they were ‘not engaged’. Active disengagement was as high as 21% in some…

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growing pains for a business red clover

How do you protect your small company culture as you grow? It’s a great question. Now that you’ve hit operational running speed, how do you incorporate the badly needed business processes that will allow you to scale without sacrificing the “startup vibe” that has become your company identity and employer brand? Culture starts at the top.…

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