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  • How I Motivated My Sales Team With ‘Mario Kart’

    The ability to motivate employees is an elusive yet necessary skill for any company to harness. While commissions and bonuses may seem like the best way to encourage a sales team to hit higher goals, this type of compensation may actually be doing more harm than good. Many times, commission structures can come off as...

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  • How to Measure Productivity Gains Through Office Design

    Although often overlooked, office design can have a profound impact on employee engagement and productivity. In a research report conducted by BRATLAB, employees in optimized workspaces saw a 22% increase in productivity over those in standard spaces. There are many elements that go into an ideal office space, including design, cleanliness, temperature and privacy.  At...

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  • Growing Too Fast? How to Successfully Hire For It

    For any rapidly expanding company, quickly hiring employees might seem like the best solution for filling vacancies and increasing company productivity. However, an unorganized approach to hiring may not be the most successful solution to long term company stability and retention.   As a startup, our company has personally seen its fair share of growing...

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  • Three Commandments for Pursuing a Pivot

    From Underground Elephant’s very start, our mission was simple – to make our clients happy. This effective mission kept us focused on the B2B track. Eventually, however, we noticed the B2C industry served a large number of customers. We believed a customer-facing model would help us positively impact more lives. And after seven successful years...

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  • How ‘Pokémon GO’ (and Other Cultural Crazes) Can Boost Productivity

    Let’s face it: With approximately 25 million users, “Pokémon Go” is undoubtedly downloaded onto swaths of employees’ phones. It’s up to business leaders to turn the app from a liability into an asset. With some creative thinking, my team was able to harness the excitement around Pokémon Go and reduce company costs by about $8000....

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