Dear Dr. Mimi: Creativity Block

Dear Dr. Mimi: Being creative and developing solutions is a large part of what I do in my career, but I’m finding that when I have deadlines fast-approaching, no matter how long I sit at my desk and try, I can’t think of creative solutions and ideas! What can I do? —Stumped Dear Stumped: A […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi: Middleman

Dear Dr. Mimi: Two of my colleagues are in the middle of a dispute, and since I know both participants well, I feel like I’m getting in the middle of things. They both have some legitimate issues and are blaming each other for the situation. I am constantly hearing each side of the argument, and […]

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Non-financial Incentives According to Social Exchange Theory

Social Exchange Theory looks at how people in everyday life create and maintain relationships. The theory assumes that individuals are rational beings, and if a relationship causes more negative than positive, they will leave. In business, good employee relationships is a pivotal key to success. If employees don’t feel appreciated, social exchange theory suggests that […]

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Sleeping on the Job

We have a “busy” epidemic. People brag about how busy they are and how little sleep they get. STOP! Sleep is a vital part of our human functioning and we need more not less! Yes, you may have to work a long night or do a project that keeps you up and that is fine […]

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If You Do Nothing Else…

According to Forbes, “Team building is the most important investment you can make!” It builds trust, mitigates conflict, encourages communication, and increases collaboration. Effective team building is good for company culture and boosting the bottom line. I agree! Productive relationships – Team building increases trust. Often there is a disconnect between the leadership and employees. […]

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’Tis the Season of Building a Community in the Office

Around the holidays, employees are searching for affirmation from not only friends and family but their bosses, too. Here are some ideas to express your gratitude. Focused attention. Take the time to get to know your employees. Often times managers only know a few details about the people who work for them. It’s important to […]

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A New Job – Exhilarating and yet…

A new job can be exhilarating… and nerve-racking. You understood your old job, and the way things were. With this new job, you may have a new boss, new office, and new coworkers which can cause apprehension or stress. Here are six tips to help you adjust: Learn to learn. Be open-minded. Don’t be afraid […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi: Stumped

Dear Dr. Mimi: Being creative and developing solutions is a large part of what I do in my career, but I’m finding that when I have deadlines fast-approaching, no matter how long I sit at my desk and try, I can’t think of creative solutions and ideas! What can I do? —Stumped Dear Stumped: A […]

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Dear Dr. Mimi: Middleman

Dear Dr. Mimi: Two of my colleagues are in the middle of a dispute, and since I know both participants well, I feel like I’m getting in the middle of things. They both have some legitimate issues and are blaming each other for the situation. I am constantly hearing each side of the argument, and […]

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Non-financial Incentives According to Social Exchange Theory

Social Exchange Theory looks at how people in everyday life create and maintain relationships. The theory assumes that individuals are rational beings, and if a relationship causes more negative than positive, they will leave. In business, good employee relationships is a pivotal key to success. If employees don’t feel appreciated, social exchange theory suggests that […]

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