Archive for the ‘Partnership’ Category

Misery Index Rises

Friday, November 4th, 2011

When we hear about unhappiness at work, it’s easy to make assumptions as to why a person is dissatisfied in their job. It could be low pay, bad benefits, stress overload, rift between co-workers or trouble with the boss. But in a recent survey, two factors rose above the rest.

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Pulling An All Nighter

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Now that another round of the 24 Hour Web Project is over, it’s time to comment on whether this is generally a good business process and a healthy business practice. Our answer in two words: Yes, sometimes.
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Disenchanted At Work

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Peter is a talented graphic designer at a mid-sized marketing firm in Chicago.  And despite his well-known reputation for innovative ideas in the office, his motivation at work has fallen drastically. Interestingly enough, it’s not the financial praise and appreciation (or lack thereof) that has him down.

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Success With A Twist

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Creating a successful business involves more than just a great idea; it also takes a wide range of skills. For a Chicago businesswoman however, one technique in particular helped morph her company into a multi-million dollar business.

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Sharing Tips Is Money

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

Jacqueline Mueller is a waitress at a top-rated LA restaurant. She’s been named highest in sales revenue among dozens of servers for three years running. Despite popular opinion, Ms. Mueller believes that the most lucrative payout is not pocketing tips, but sharing them with colleagues.

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Technique To Increase Productivity

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Contemplating how to improve productivity in the workplace is certainly not uncommon. But when it comes to addressing it between employer and employee, it can be a sensitive topic of discussion. So is there a good way to broach the subject matter without creating tension or anxiety?

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Convention Isn’t Always Best

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

A surprising philosophy has landed three separate organizations onto the “best company to work for” list. Their secret? A positive, happy work environment that is fun, quirky and perhaps a tad unconventional.

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Perspective and Illusion

Friday, April 29th, 2011

Not everything is as it seems. And yet, despite our knowledge of this fact, we are still amazed by magicians with their slight of hand. What we can’t deny however is that no matter the stunt, illusion or mystery, we have a natural ability to create and share our own, unique perspective with those around us.

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The Lightyear Tickets

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Every so often I like to treat my kids to BIG surprises. Usually, my creativity caps off somewhere between a trip to the toy store or the movie theater. But recently, I had a brilliant idea. I just didnt’ realize that buying tickets to see Buzz Lightyear would take me years to arrange.

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The Value In Seeking Expertise

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Today’s post on The Methodology Blog is from Denise Speer, founder and owner of c3-indy. As a marketing specialist and entrepreneur, she knows the exhilaration that comes with building a company, but doesn’t deny that certain projects can be more difficult than others to accomplish. Her advice: don’t be afraid to consult experts.

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