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How to Get the Best Out of Your Team

How to Get the Best Out of Your Team

As a manager, you’ll usually be judged by others on the outputs of your team, so it’s crucial for both you and your organisation that you get the best from them. One of the most important things to remember however is that you can’t manage your team as a single entity. While it might be […]

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Benefits of Coaching and Mentoring in the Workplace

How Coaching and Mentoring Can Support Business Growth

There are many benefits of coaching and mentoring in the workplace. Whether you’re mentoring an employee, a colleague, or someone keen to learn from you as they set out on their career path, you should both gain something valuable from the experience. Coaching and mentoring can be great ways to improve performance, but they don’t […]

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Buying a business property

Buying a Business Property – Is It Right for You?

You’ve taken the plunge and launched your own business. You’ve got the IT and infrastructure all set up, you’re taking people on and building up your reputation and the contracts are flying in. Or perhaps you’ve been established for many years and now you’re ready to grow and develop your business further. However long you’ve […]

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Management and Leadership Styles

Management and Leadership Styles: How Good Management Creates Effective Teams

For many political party leaders, professional sports team managers and directors of numerous other organisations, the media spotlight is familiar ground, and people across the country regularly discuss and critique their management, leadership and engagement styles. Indeed, it’s often said that managing the England men’s football team is the toughest job in sport as whoever […]

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Why Flexible Working Can Invigorate Your Business

Why Flexible Working Can Invigorate Your Business

Many companies feel uneasy about introducing flexible working into their business. The fear is that the whole process will become too complicated and employees will lose their drive and focus. However, despite these fears, it’s been shown time and again that flexibility with working hours and location is a vital part of business growth, with […]

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Debate vs Argument

Debate V Argument

Here’s the thing that isn’t said enough: ‘debate’ is not synonymous with ‘argue’. No doubt you will have come across this in the workplace multiple times, an argument that is masquerading as a ‘debate’. The difference? A debate is respectful and aids progress, an argument is about point scoring and often leads nowhere good. The […]

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Weird Business Ideas That Worked

Weird Business Ideas That Worked

How many times have you had a weird business idea? And how many times have you come frighteningly close to letting it slip? Say, at a meeting? We’re guessing you held back because a huge part of you realised that your idea was straying quite far from the sunny plains of ‘innovative’, to the rundown […]

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The Top Business Lessons to Be Learnt from Our Favourite Films

The Top Business Lessons to Be Learnt from Our Favourite Films

A great many of us, here at Answer4u, are film nerds and it occurred to us recently that there are quite a few of our favourite films that offer some valuable life lessons for business. Probably not quite what the directors intended when they created their works of art, but still, a bonus for anyone […]

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When Colleagues Clash

When Colleagues Clash

Conflict in the workplace can be a nightmare for a business owner, not only do you have the usual day to day challenges to face, but now also a developing conflict amongst team members. Unchecked, this can quickly spiral out of control and not only harm the emotional well-being of your team, but also leave […]

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The Importance of Staff Training

The Importance of Staff Training

When you employ someone new there can often be the danger of expecting a little too much too soon. While someone may look great on paper and indeed be a highly skilled individual, by failing to put emphasis on the importance of employee training you can sometimes miss their full potential and cause a few […]

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Workplace Bullying Definition: How to Oust the Elephant in the Room

Workplace Bullying Definition: How to Oust the Elephant in the Room

It may come as a shock to some but by definition, workplace bullying isn’t technically defined as unlawful. Whilst harassment at work is treated very seriously (see the Equality Act 2010) bullying has somehow found itself a loophole, so as long as the bullying at work isn’t related to your gender, race, sexual orientation or […]

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How to Deter the Office Food Thief

Deterring the Lunchtime Thief… We’ve all been there, a little trip to the fridge – looking forward to your strawberry yoghurt for your mid-morning snack only to find it’s vanished. Poof. Gone. And this isn’t the first time it’s happened. Only last week someone decided to just finish off your favourite cereal in spite of […]

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