Dear Dr. Mimi – Dirty Office Problem

Dear Dr. Mimi: Our office is a mess. I mean literally!!! I don’t remember the last time anyone cleaned, dusted or vacuumed. Stuff is piled everywhere. My fellow employees know it, but the owners, who work here as well, don’t seem to notice. What should we do? —Forever Filthy Dear Forever: It’s time to let […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi – Is Your Coworker Too Loud?

Dear Dr. Mimi: The new person in the cubicle next to me is loud. When she is on the phone, I can hear everything she is saying, and quite frankly, it is distracting. In fact, I find myself waiting to make a call until she is off the phone. We must work together and there […]

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Use DISC to Optimize All Meetings

There are many guides for running meetings, even virtual ones…but nothing beats the detailed knowledge of knowing the DISC style of your participants. Who needs to be talkative? Who’s questioning? Who will jump in and offer solutions? Who’s more circumspect and needs to be drawn out? DISC helps everyone understand each other’s priorities, capitalize on […]

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Why People Do Organizational Citizenship Behaviors (OCB)

OCB or Organizational Citizenship Behaviors refers to the voluntary employee behaviors that go above and beyond the call of duty, contributing to organizational effectiveness. OCBs are the actions and behaviors that are not required by employers. These actions and behaviors may not be particular to the job, but they benefit the team, and encourage better […]

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3 Key Factors to Improve Workplace Performance

Many factors contribute to the quality of employee performance, ranging from broad things like company culture to factors as specific as a new hire training process. Most components that contribute to workplace performance can be condensed to these 3 factors: Clarifying Expectations- Employees perform best when they understand their assignments and when they are due. […]

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Attracting and Retaining Generation Z!

Gen Zs are between 6 and 24 years old. While new to the workforce, in the years ahead, they will outnumber the millennials, and be roughly 40% of the workplace. Gen Z are “digital natives.” They are unaware of a world without technology at their fingertips. They are open-minded, competitive, and authentic – characteristics that […]

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Why Do Training NOW!

Training is not a cost. It is an investment. Whether done virtually or in person, it is important to do training now. WHY? It improves skills and knowledge. Working remotely provides fewer informal interactions and collaborative opportunities. Employees need planned and organized training to be more effective members of your organization. It gives order to […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi – Feeling Stifled

Dear Dr. Mimi: I work for a very small organization. I don’t want to quit, but have realized that there is nowhere to go or grow here. Yes, I may get a small annual raise, but that is about it. I am starting to feel stifled. Any suggestions? -Stuck Dear Stuck: Use this time to […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi – Feeling Unappreciated

Dear Dr. Mimi: I work hard. I do good work. My coworkers even let me know that they value what I do … and my boss never says a word. In fact, he rarely even thanks me. We don’t even get annual reviews. It is so frustrating. Is there anything that I can do? -Unrecognized […]

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Unconventional Leadership Strategies!

Leaders are found at every level in the organization, so no matter where you are, you can be a leader. Here are some nontraditional ideas on how to develop your leadership potential. Appreciate who you are. There always will be someone that you see as better than you. Stop wishing you were them. Embrace your […]

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