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Infographic: How to Prevent Social Loafing at the Office

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Social loafing occurs when individuals exert less effort in a group than they would by themselves. Scientific inquiry into this phenomenon has found that the mere presence of other people is enough to hinder efforts in tasks of great mental difficulty. Since many work goals require group efforts, social loafing should be a real concern for …

When (and Why) Training Isn’t the Best Solution

Training professionals often make two mistakes without ever realizing it. By simply acknowledging them, we can begin to improve performance quickly and easily — and without any new training programs. The first mistake is that most trainers typically operate in reactive mode. If the VP of operations says his managers need to learn how to …

Give Your Employees More, and Get More Back

According to author Peter Drucker, a responsible worker is a person who “not only is accountable to specific results, but also has the authority to do whatever is necessary to produce these results, and finally, is committed to these results as a personal achievement.” Many managers get the first part of this equation right. They assign …