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5 steps to creating a sustainable workplace

5 steps to creating a sustainable workplace

By Peter Soyka For many companies, environmentally sound operations are an important organizational value to embrace, both from a customer perspective and to attract and retain employees. Of the various types of corporate culture initiatives a company can undertake, “green” solutions are among the most popular with employees. A “sustainable” company is one that uses […]

How to manage nasty word-of-mouth reviews

How to manage nasty word-of-mouth reviews

Ideally we would all love to avoid negative reviews in the first place. To defray them, be sure to post positive reviews. Ask the happy customers to write a review, but never pay for it.

10 tips for getting results from networking

10 tips for getting results from networking

By Vickie Milazzo Guest columnist In the business world, we’re often advised to network. Need to attract some new clients? Network. Wish you had a knowledgeable mentor? Network. The fact is, networking is a valuable and effective tool that can enrich and advance your career or company when you use it properly. But many of […]

How to avoid the curse of complacency

How to avoid the curse of complacency

By Darryl Rosen Guest columnist Change isn’t easy, nor is it comfortable. But it is a fact of life — and a requirement of business. The expansion of Binny’s Beverage Depot outside greater Chicago offers a good opportunity to talk about why businesses need to change once in a while — and how they can […]

How to run more productive meetings

How to run more productive meetings

By Mike Richardson Guest columnist Technology is constantly speeding up the pace of business. Decisions once delayed for weeks are now made in seconds thanks to Internet communication. Computer analytics puts real-time market information at our fingertips. Transactions can occur anywhere, any time. Just to keep pace, businesses must develop organizational agility, or the ability […]

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