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Ergonomic Engineering: What Managers Can Do





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Many supervisors and managers recognize the benefits of ergonomic workplaces and workspaces, but feel lost about what they can do, particularly when it involves physical investments.  Here are some ideas that can go a long way in helping your employees — it often just takes a manager to advocate on their behalf. Ergonomic Workstations. My […]

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Change Management for a Healthier You – Incorporating Ergonomics in the Workplace





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I have a wonderful employee — Renée. Renée is bright, talented, driven and very aware of ergonomic design, given her recent surgery to address joint problems.  A few months ago, after completing an ergonomic evaluation, Renée installed a piece of software that alerts her when it is time to take a break. This helps her […]

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A Goal Setting Worksheet: 9 Critical Questions





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Checklists are wonderful tools for systematically completing tasks. Filling out a familiar worksheet or answering a series of repeated questions helps train our mind to anticipate the process, making intimidating tasks more accessible. With that in mind, here are 9 critical questions to help you with achieving goals. What’s the goal? What is this goal […]

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How to Say It: Phrases for a Performance Appraisal





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Performance appraisals can create stress for supervisors, particularly when you need to provide corrective feedback. Even the most experienced managers can find themselves at a loss for words during the conversation.  Here are some phrases to help engage the employee in a two-way dialogue. “The ABC Project was a key area of focus for you […]

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Bringing the Outside In: Teams and External Awareness





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When we talk about teamwork, we often focus on internal dynamics: goal setting, communication, leadership and process. It is equally important, however, to build team skills in political savvy and external awareness. These skills help the team scan their environment for new information, and prepare key stakeholders for future steps associated with the team’s work. […]

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