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Jun, 26 2017

Vacation Frustration: When Work Invades Your Time Off

By | 2017-06-26T16:03:27+00:00 June 26th, 2017|Categories: Articles by Ken Okel|Tags: , , |0 Comments

A new study suggests that you may experience what I call vacation frustration during your time off from work. The research, from Fierce Inc., found that 58% of respondents say [...]

Jun, 12 2017

Human Resources Policies: Problems and Opportunities

By | 2017-06-12T20:47:04+00:00 June 12th, 2017|Categories: Articles by Ken Okel|Tags: , |Comments Off on Human Resources Policies: Problems and Opportunities

Human Resources policies can shape an organization but also limit its potential. Recently, I took part in an online chat about various HR rules. My takeaway was a growing sense [...]

Jun, 5 2017

Still Need to Improve Productivity at Work?

By | 2017-06-05T16:01:36+00:00 June 5th, 2017|Categories: Articles by Ken Okel|Tags: , |Comments Off on Still Need to Improve Productivity at Work?

Do you still need to improve productivity at work as we move toward the halfway point of 2017? The new year is no longer a book waiting to be read. [...]

May, 29 2017

When Good Employees Leave

By | 2017-06-01T13:35:11+00:00 May 29th, 2017|Categories: Articles by Ken Okel|Tags: , |Comments Off on When Good Employees Leave

What happens to an organization when good employees leave? The loss of a top contributor one can hurt your productivity and profitability. A little preparation can help create a smooth [...]

May, 22 2017

Don’t Wait for the Exit Interview

By | 2017-05-22T16:23:09+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|Categories: Articles by Ken Okel|Tags: , |Comments Off on Don’t Wait for the Exit Interview

If an exit interview can produce useful information about a business, then why wait until an employee is leaving to have the discussion? There’s nothing to prevent leaders from having [...]

May, 15 2017

How to Hire Your Next Director of Communications

By | 2017-05-15T18:37:25+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Categories: Articles by Ken Okel|Tags: , |Comments Off on How to Hire Your Next Director of Communications

A skilled Director of Communications can make a struggling organization appear stable and a good one appear epic. Unfortunately, no everyone has the right person in this position. A Director [...]

May, 8 2017

Productivity Reminder: Beautiful is Hard

By | 2017-06-08T18:38:32+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Categories: Articles by Ken Okel|Tags: , |Comments Off on Productivity Reminder: Beautiful is Hard

While the benefits of getting more work done in less time is appealing, you may need a productivity reminder from time to time. That’s because making a change, in how [...]

Apr, 24 2017

Are You Interrupted by Coworkers?

By | 2017-05-22T21:40:02+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Categories: Articles by Ken Okel|Tags: , |Comments Off on Are You Interrupted by Coworkers?

A common source of stress on the job is being interrupted by coworkers. Recently a viewer of my ongoing Productivity Video Series reached out to me about this problem. For [...]