Calling in Sick

Calling in Sick

Cindy was recently promoted to department manager and today was the final push on a huge project for her team.  Though her department only had 5 employees, she was looking forward to finalizing this project and showing the VP what she and her team could do.  Shortly...
Political Banter in the Workplace

Political Banter in the Workplace

Fred walks into work in the morning all hyped up over last night’s political debate. Exasperated, he doesn’t understand how anyone could ever support the other candidate when it’s obvious they are a potential criminal, liar, inexperienced and offensive to all. Despite...
Socializing Employees

Socializing Employees

Are your employees focused on their tasks or are they socializing? It’s Monday morning and you are trying to get back into the work groove. With a major contract due soon, you are distracted by laughter coming from around the corner.   It’s only 9:30, no one should be...
Let Me Distract You

Let Me Distract You

Take a moment and think about your day. How often where you interrupted by something or someone? One statistic says that 28% of your workday is dealing with unnecessary distractions (2009, Basex). Even as I write this blog post I am finding myself distracted by my...
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