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"It’s easy for leaders to become a little too focused on the task at hand. They’re rushing from meeting to meeting, solving problems and reporting on deliverables, trying to be efficient and make sure everyone stays on task," writes Joel Garfinkle (photo, left) in an article at Smart Brief.

"Sometimes, in that strive towards efficiency, the human connection with the team can be lost.

"Does it matter? If responsibilities are getting done and everyone knows what they’re supposed to do, what’s the difference? If the only interactions you have with employees is to assign tasks or get status updates, you may be missing out opportunities to build positive work relationships and take your team to the next level. If you want to build relationships instead of just have interactions, read on about how taking just a little time can be the key to getting ahead."

How to Avoid a Culture War in Business

11 9th, 2018 Author: Jan Shawkey

"As with weekend warriors, when a clash happens in business it can go one of two ways. We can go tribal and think the worst of one another, or we can give each other the benefit of the doubt, presume each other has good intentions and focus on the fix," writes Steve McKee (photo, left) in a SmartBrief.com article.

Author bio – Steve McKee is President of McKee Wallwork & Co. He is the author of When Growth Stalls and Power Branding.

"The California Supreme Court just changed the game in a big way for gig economy companies and the people who work for them."

According to Ari Zoldan (photo, left), "In a lot of ways, remote workers have helped companies expand their reach and bring on employees who have excellent skill sets but geographic restrictions. At the same time, working in remote teams presents its own challenges. It can be hard to organize meetings, stay on top of due dates, and navigate time zones. It takes a lot of trust, communication, and organization to run a successful remote team. In my experience, successful remote teams have a few things in common."

"Rebecca Greenfield covers the workplace for Bloomberg. Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal [photo, left] spoke with Greenfield about her recent piece on office sensors and why privacy at work is so elusive. Below is an edited transcript of their conversation."

The Real Reason Manufacturing Jobs Are Disappearing

02 8th, 2018 Author: Jan Shawkey

"We've heard a lot of rhetoric lately suggesting that countries like the US are losing valuable manufacturing jobs to lower-cost markets like China, Mexico and Vietnam — and that protectionism is the best way forward. But those jobs haven't disappeared for the reasons you may think, says border and logistics specialist Augie Picado [photo, left]. He gives us a reality check about what global trade really looks like and how shared production and open borders help us make higher quality products at lower costs."

 

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