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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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This has become a very common question with our clients of late. You may be wrestling with the question of whether or not to mandate a Covid-19 vaccine policy in your business. As with any situation it is best to understand all of the factors that arise from maintaining a safe work environment. Lets review...

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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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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...

As the digital era tempts us in offering closer looks into our personal lives where we interact with others in a less than formal manner, delicate subjects quickly intertwine with appropriate topics. Furthermore, day-to-day usage of increasingly popular social media platforms combined with opinions of our country’s direction makes it difficult to prevent politics 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,...

One of the most least appreciated-yet most essential- functions of a business, properly executed payroll helps keep your organization safe from legal consequences while maintaining overall employee satisfaction. However, improperly performed payroll increases the likelihood of mistakes, elevating emotional uneasiness throughout the company and necessitating combative efforts through time spent and money lost. Fortunately, you...

  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...

Staring at the long weekend set out in front of us, a majority of your workforce eagerly anticipate their extended ability to unwind and relax. However, as a business owner/leader/executive/etc., common concerns theorizing a long-weekend-induced-delay may leave you with feelings of anxiety. Stop allowing this! While situations pertaining to the shortened work-week and post holiday...

With ever-evolving shifts in societal trends, the thin line differentiating appropriacy for the workplace from creating a poor image grows smaller. As the millennial generation continues to take over the workforce and challenge traditional workplace dress standards, it enhances the importance for your business to have definitive guidelines in place. Workplace cultures and job performances...

Following the nerve-wracking interview process, an extended job offer letter affirms your determined efforts by accepting you, your talent, and your skills. First off, congratulations! A test of patience and determination, the interview process feels all worth it upon acceptance, however, when the forecasted salary offer comes up short, there is something you can do....

Whether you loathe your lengthy commute, have skillfully outgrown a standstill position, wish to escape a toxic culture,  etc., working in a stable job actually increases your chances to procure a better opportunity elsewhere. However, the chances of securing a different job directly correlates with your ability to attend interviews and make a positive impression....