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How Office Thermostat Wars Relate to Learning Preferences

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Disagreed with a co-worker over the room temperature lately? If yes, did you decide to put on (or remove) an extra layer of clothing and grin and bear it? Or did you engage in a contest of wills for ultimate thermostatic control? If you’ve dealt with ambient temperature disagreements—either passively or assertively (or aggressively), you’re …

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 …