Be a Better Employee… INSTANTLY!

English: emperform

We all want to improve—to be better parents, spouses or friends.

There has always been a deep-seated need to rise above our current life situation. This drive is something hard-wired in our DNA and (for the history of humanity) has fueled success in business, relationships and life.

Every employee—from the mail room to the boardroom—wants to better themselves, but are often held back from acting on this primal need.


One reason could be that improvement is thought to be hard work. Everyone wants to improve, but relatively few want to do the heavy lifting to actually make it happen.

For those afraid that self-improvement is too daunting a task, there is an answer!

Unlike weight loss and awesome six-pack abs, there is a way to become a better employee immediately.

From Dr. Dean Burke, ten ways to improve yourself at work—INSTANTLY!

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What Makes Workers Happy… or Sad? [Infographic]

 What makes a worker happy?

According to a poll by the Gallup organization, 72 percent of workers are unhappy—defined as “essentially sleepwalking through their day.” In addition, 25 percent of employees are actively searching for new jobs.

This wave of dissatisfaction can be a nightmare for human resources professionals, who are tasked with keeping workers engaged.  The pressure is on—to find creative ways to make the workplace better, keeping people happy and turnover rates low.

Of course, HR can never satisfy every employee, but when more than two-thirds of the workforce can be described as “sad,” it is time to pay attention to ways to boost morale.

In this infographic from analyzes what makes an employee “happy” or “sad.” What is the recipe for happier office workers? One answer: greater opportunities for “workshifting”—telecommuting and working remotely.

Infographic after the jump…

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