This Week in Business Strategies
Dec. 10, 2018—To better assist shop owners with their production management, marketing tactics and leadership styles, Ratchet+Wrench has compiled a short list of essential business-building material from some of its favorite sources.
How to Collaborate with People You Don't Like – Harvard Business Review
Here are ideas and insights that almost anyone can use when they have to work with someone they don't like. Learn to reflect, become a problem solver and understand someone else's perspective.
6 Ways to Keep Employees Engaged During the Holiday Season – Entrepreneur
While the time between Thanksgiving and the New Year is a celebratory one filled with holiday parties and spending time with loved ones, in the workplace it can be hard to balance a festive atmosphere while simultaneously keeping employees focused and productive. In fact, one recent study found that employee productivity drops by more than 50 percent around the holidays, and more than 10 percent of employees have already started to slack off before the month of December.
From historians and entrepreneurs to CEOs, here are written books that will elevate your communication skills.
As organizations move more and more to flexible, agile models utilizing a mix of employees and contractors, the potential for remote workers to feel disconnected grows as well. In this brave new mixed remote workplace, communication is exponentially more important.