March 01, 2001
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March 2001

Hiring a Personal Trainer

Managers often bungle the most basic rules for keeping employees happy and productive, say experts. Here are simple tips. (For more advice, go to

imageSlow down. Too many workers plow through their routines at top speed, which turns duties into busy work and sacrifices quality. Allow yourself and your employees time to think about the tasks at hand.

Stand back. A sure-fire way to stifle creativity and alienate top talent is to micromanage employees. Let others sweat the small stuff while you tackle larger issues.

Promote office culture. It takes serious effort to create a comfortable, fun workplace. Find out what would make your staff love to come to work, and then take pains to provide that kind of stimulating environment.


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