Organizational Productivity

Celebrating National Foster Care Month with Treehouse

One of the organizations that is working hard for youth in foster care, and which Kalles Group has had the privilege of partnering with for the past four years, is Treehouse. Treehouse is a non-profit organization based in Seattle, Washington that provides “youth in foster care in the King County area access to the services …

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What motivates you? Four ways to empower your employees

Do you love your job, or do you get heartburn Sunday night, knowing that Monday is coming soon? Either way, why is this? Of course there are dozens of factors involved in why we are, or are not, satisfied in our jobs, and one of them is empowerment. According to Wikipedia, ’empowerment refers to measures …

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Three reasons a technical training program is critical (it’s not all about output)

As a technical trainer and instructional designer for the past 12 years, I have seen first-hand how having a solid technical training program can increase organization productivity, effectiveness, and morale. I have also seen the negative impact of de-prioritizing training and viewing it as a nice-to-have and not part of the critical path of a …

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How 3 Seattle businesses are giving back this holiday season

Seattle businesses are proving that you don’t have to be big to give in a big way this holiday season. Below are three examples of helping the community in the most basic way: with nourishment. Take Fonté Coffee. Since 1992, this top-notch independent roaster has crafted a special Holiday Blend (this year’s combines Brasilian, Aged Sumatra …

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Four creative ways to strengthen your team during the holidays

With Halloween and the presidential election out of the way, we can now say the holidays are officially upon us. Regardless of race, ethnicity, or faith, it is difficult to escape Thanksgiving through New Year’s and everything in between. This is true at home as well in the workplace. So why not embrace the holiday …

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5 creative ways to increase productivity this fall

Ah, fall. The air is crisp, the leaves are beginning to turn, the apples are ripe for picking….and your desk is a mess. Why not borrow from the freshly sharpened pencils and organized lockers/backpacks/lunch boxes of kids back in school and strive to increase your productivity? Here are five innovative tips: Take advantage of your …

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Benefits of ITIL and 5 things you may not know

ITIL, or Information Technology Infrastructure Library, is a comprehensive set of best practices that are used to develop and execute IT service management (ITSM). Benefits of ITIL include increased competitive advantage through cost reduction, improved quality of internal and third-party IT services, optimization of service delivery across the supply chain, moving from a reactive to …

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