The Office of Economic Development’s Daily Digest is a daily resource for business people. Here are three of our most clicked through stories for the week of July 8-11:
HOW TO CREATE A HAPPIER TEAM
Research shows that happier employees are more creative, produce better results, and are willing to go the extra mile. What’s more, happiness is contagious; it creates a virtuous cycle that leads to further engagement. Psychologists have identified three key pathways to happiness in the workplace, pleasure, engagement, and meaning. Consider whether you are actively encouraging these characteristics in the people you work with, whether they be your management, peers, or subordinates.
12 SOCIAL MEDIA MISTAKES THAT ENTREPRENEURS MAKE
Social media is no longer a fringe opportunity to boost sales or get more advertising. It’s an essential aspect of business today. Because there are multiple platforms, each with their own set of rules and regulations, it can be difficult not to make mistakes when navigating the uneasy waters of Facebook posts, Twitter updates, Instagram, and others. A few business leaders share the mistakes they think many business owners make like inconsistent branding, forgetting to be social, and misusing transparency.
5 THINGS CEOS SHOULDN’T DELEGATE
There is such a push for leaders to delegate to their subordinates that it would be understandable for a business owner or CEO to think his or her job IS delegating. As you grow your business, you will hire great people and should delegate as much of the business as you can and still have confidence. Having said that, there are some things that you should not delegate until you are much larger in size such as brand messaging, and quality control.
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