This Week in Business Strategies

Aug. 26, 2019
In this week's business-building article, read about how to recognize when your team is experiencing burnout and what to do when you experience low web traffic.

Aug. 26, 2019—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.

When to Take Initiative at Work, and When Not To – Harvard Business Review

Proactive workers are in high demand, and it’s easy to understand why. When it comes to creating positive change, these employees don’t need to be told to take initiative. Emerging evidence suggests that, if proactivity is not channeled in the right way, it can backfire and have unintended negative consequences for organizations, leaders, team members, and individuals.

This 'Unproductive' Activity Can Actually Help You Get More Done – Fast Company

As a high achiever, you probably take yourself very seriously, which means that you’ll benefit a great deal from taking yourself less seriously and having a playful attitude. You can do this by seeking opportunities to laugh and joke with colleagues.

What's Your Excuse For Low Web Traffic? – Business Matters

All too often people find themselves looking at the numbers in Google Analytics and wondering why their traffic is so low, especially when they believe that they have done everything possible to make improvements to their online presence.

How to Recognize Burnout in Your Company – Forbes

Recently, the World Health Organization determined that burnout is a legitimate medical diagnosis and a growing problem in our fast-moving society. A recent Gallup study concluded that nearly two-thirds of workers experience burnout on the job.

A Quick-Start Guide to Self-Service Learning – Success

We are now in an era of self-service learning. No longer can we wait for learning and development opportunities to be handed to us from above.

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