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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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The past two years have brought forth many universal challenges leaving many of us struggling with our mental wellness. While society continues to make strides in breaking down the stigma of mental health, there is still much work to be done. Today marks World Mental Health Day 2021; to honor this day we are doing...

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Probably the biggest headlines today are those attributing to the global power outages of popular social media apps such as Instagram, Facebook, and Whatsapp.  These consumer favorite platforms used by businesses to collaborate with others and easily communicate with their consumers have fallen into widespread technical difficulties.  While these major conglomerates continue working to reload...

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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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Leading an entire business or even just a specific department is a tough job, you rely on your teammates to tell you the truth so that you can make decisions and feel confident in what is going on. While most of your employees will repay your trust with honesty, some will occasionally mix in a...

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The exorbitant volume of work recruiting is stressful under normal circumstances, and practically impossible in the era of Covid-19. Between shortlisting, administration, interviewing, reviewing, etc., additional time seems to dwindle, and the applicable expenses see a sudden spike.  All of this; only to be at the mercy of candidate no-shows at the time of interviewing...

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Whichever business stage you are in at this very moment –  startup, established, high growth – you have been faced with many tough situations up to this point, situations which have challenged your drive while simultaneously teaching you valuable lessons. While our team of business strategists at MCDA CCG believe in the power of personalization,...

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“If something seems too good to be true, then it probably is.” Whether you are a business owner, company executive, and/or entrusted manager, you dedicate yourself and your efforts to help move the establishment forward, working day in and day out. While most outside bystanders don’t see the fulfilling highs and incessant lows of running...

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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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We all love the idea of bonuses because “extra” or “free” stuff is incredibly hard to pass up. It’s the reason we get excited as consumers, and also why they intrigue us when considering a job offer.   However, bonuses come with a lot of caveats, too. Understanding how they work and why they’re provided in...

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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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More than likely, you are reading this here hoping to gain insights into the objectives of performance management. If so, you might know what performance management actually means. To the uninitiated, performance management is simply described as: A continuous process that seeks to identify, measure and develop workforce performance. Using our best guess and a...

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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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From the garage-sale second hands to the elite appliances sold in exclusive stores, you can expect to find a microwave in every work breakroom around the globe.  A simple yet functional machine, microwaves allow you and the rest of your associates to heat up breakfasts, lunches, and snacks quickly on the job. However, as with...

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When the internet began establishing itself among society and businesses followed by refining their processes to fit a digital world, you were right along with them. The truth is, those who not only adapted, but strategically leveraged the modern behavior are in a much stronger position than those who lingered-or opted out entirely.  The same...

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The world of today and our future, the internet has followed a 50 year journey of steady growth, and the Covid-19 pandemic has emphasized the unique capabilities it can provide businesses. As of this moment, your chance of strengthening your business success relies on your ability to build and sustain a reputable online presence- the...

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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...

How to Handle a passive aggressive co-worker

In today’s post, we’ll take a closer look at what passive-aggressive behavior looks like in the workplace, and then offer tips on addressing the situation before it escalates.  What is passive-aggressive behavior? Often difficult to explain — passive aggressive situations become apparent when they happen. It’s generally a gut instinct. Perhaps you get the feeling...

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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...