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How to Manage Your Staff Regarding Snow Days

snowmanIf you feel like a little kid when it’s a snow day, raise your hand!

Sure, you can probably work from home, avoid a treacherous commute and enjoy the comfort of your couch. Can you deflect agita though from a boss who may think you and the team are taking advantage?

When it comes to managing snow days, it becomes a completely different story. Imagine leading a team who wants to bail every time meteorologists predict snow. According to today’s New York Post, there are ways to handle the situation so it doesn’t get out of hand.

The key is first ensuring your safety is not at risk and also making sure your kids will be adequately supervised if their schools are closed.  Read more

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New Study Reveals Working From Home Bolsters Happiness & Productivity

This just in…a new study published by Stanford indicates working from home results in a spike of productivity and happiness.

Keep in mind the study was only conducted at one company. The 10-month research study was conducted at CTrip.com, a Shanghai-based company. Researchers compared productivity of employees who worked from home four days a week with workers who performed the same task inside office walls.

As for the end result? People who worked from home were more productive. They answered more calls and worked longer hours mainly because they took shorter breaks. Also, they didn’t use as much sick time as their counterparts did in the office. Home dwellers also reported being happier and fewer quiet. Read more