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Halloween is right around the corner, and since the year 2020 limited most of us to displaying our holiday creativity in our homes, we’re even more excited to show off our costumes on a more social level . Halloween is a fantastic chance to break away from your traditional work clothes and show off your...

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When CEOs reach out to us, it is often on account of their impossible never-ending task list overwhelming their physical and mental states. CEOs describe to us that they’re spending hours in meetings, followed by a list of to-do’s, and generally do not get to their email until late in the evenings. This notorious overwhelm...

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Can you believe it? Today is the first day of October – and this officially commences the nation-wide acceptance to embrace the holiday season. Whether your workplace has already set up decorations, you’re currently in the process, or have yet to begin, Halloween decor can be a fun-yet appropriate- contribution to the office. There is...

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Who here remembers the dreaded group projects in school? Whether your group was assigned by your instructor or you had the ability to choose your team, there were always those few procrastination-prone individuals who would dump their work onto the rest of the team members.  “Group projects teach you the team skills you will need...

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Let’s flash back to the beginning of last year: while business seemed to be running normal at the start, steady changes in consumer behavior and a flood of unusual headlines serve as an indicator to the event no one expected. Jump a few months further, we suddenly began closing the doors of our businesses and...

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Once their business reaches a peak of success in its core industry, many business owners look with enthusiasm to expand their brand into other industries. If this is how you feel at the moment, hear us out before proceeding. The Covid-19 pandemic and it’s counterparts have introduced new methods of working, living, and socializing; resulting...

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No one likes the 3 “S” words: stale, stinky, or strong. Research proves that organization in the workplace improves functionality and productivity, but did you know that smells also contribute to our mood and work performance? Think about it, the average person spends 40 hours of their week at their workplace, that’s over 2,000 in...

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Why Assumptions Start It’s easy to make assumptions. All you need is incomplete information about a situation and an unwillingness to ask the questions you need to complete the information. In the absence of complete information, your assumptions run wild and you begin filling in the blanks yourself. Ninety nine percent of the time, you...

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Technology continues to evolve at impressive speeds while dramatically enhancing our daily, school, and working lives. (and eliminating many professions in the process) Technological achievements we wouldn’t have thought possible in the past-self driving cars and personal computers in our hands- are standards for the newer generation. While it’s doubtful most of us would prefer...

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In the event of change, varying human behaviors and preferences ignite different reactions in different individuals. In the workplace, this is especially true.  When faced with change in the organization, employees generally fall into 3 groups: Group 1: Often referred to as the early adopter group, individuals in this category are open and willing to...

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By now, it’s well proven that eating a nutritious lunch increases your productivity and improves your focus throughout the day; but did you know that where you eat can also directly effect your health? In America, a false misconception implies the notion that the more work you do the better, encouraging individuals eat their lunches...

In your opinion, which particular skill sets an exceptional leader apart from an ordinary manager? Demonstrated and proven by a countless number of employee-directed surveys, the answer involves a more personal attribute-the ability to connect with your employees. With a national labor shortage reinforcing the conversation of burnout and an increasing rise of mental health...

For too far too long, discussions pertaining to mental health-primarily in the workplace-has been carelessly swept under the rug in fear of initiating awkward conversations and acknowledging a challenging issue. Currently, with a high percentage of America’s population still expected to work remotely and an unwavering economy questioning the lifespan of their job, mental health...

Largely created by the Covid-19 pandemic, present-day shifts in organizational trends accentuates how different leadership styles impact the effectiveness of your efforts. While several different leadership styles exist in today’s world, the most effective one directly depends on you and your team culture. Becoming a good leader requires a great deal of time, patience, and...

  Earlier this week, we addressed the serious matter of purchasing a franchise and included a practical checklist for you to complete before reaching for your wallet. Once you’ve COMPLETED this checklist and further notice overall weakness in your answers, we highly recommend that you go back to step 1 and re-do the work. If,...

The demand in the manufacturing world is hot. As ambushed businesses in this industry continue hustling to keep up with ever increasing demand, the slightest mistakes can incur significant costs in reparation. To maintain a continuous quality level of execution, each team member must adhere to their own designated responsibilities- and with many similarities surrounding...

Unlivable conditions, meager compensation, unpredictable hours, and zero advancement opportunities fuel the sharp spike of quitting retail workers across the country. While American workers are quitting their jobs in droves to pursue better opportunities, the retail industry continues to supersede any other sector in this resignation crusade. A tremendous-and still increasing-350,000 retail workers put in...

In today’s complex environment, organizational problem-solving methods demand regular improvement based thinking to move towards a long term goal.  “Kaizen”, a Japanese word, translates as “change for better” and refers to the activities used to continuously improve business processes. Furthermore, a kaizen event is a short term business improvement process aimed to resolve problems in...

Do you have a know-it-all on your team? With the tendency to barrel through work related tasks while disregarding feedback from the rest of the team, sub par know-it-all’s create overall quality concerns and frustration from the rest of the team. Additionally, heightened obstinacy creates difficulty when trying to provide feedback to these individuals to...

In an increasingly competitive marketplace where larger businesses broadcast their competitive pay to attract talent, most smaller businesses can not afford this luxury and ponder ways they can retain employees. While smaller to medium sized businesses operate on a tighter budget, a new method of approach can prove that the little things go a long...

With high stake first impressions determining an entrepreneur’s ability to secure investment, we are often asked by business leaders how to best present to investors and effectively respond to their questions. The most common concern is creating fear and rattling even the most confident entrepreneurs- getting a question they don’t have the answer to. They...

Largely misidentified as an admittance of incapability, the word counsel regrettably turns away even the most strayed individuals. At MCDA CCG, INC., we have helped a growing number of businesses overcome their greatest challenges and streamline even the most complex procedures, but misconceptions surrounding business consulting discourages some from reaching for a helping hand. Unfortunately,...

  With the month of July falling exactly the middle of 2021, now is the time to conduct a mid-year review for your business. This review is important to amend any processes that aren’t working and gives you the chance to incorporate new protocols to continue evolving as a business. Covering a broad range of...