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The Unproductive Office

The Unproductive Office: Rethinking Open Office Plans

Deborah Budd
2/27/2019

The latest research indicates the open-plan workspace may not be great for employees—or for collaboration and productivity. Worse, in a time when many businesses ...

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Most Read of 2018

The Most Read Second Wind Articles of 2018

Second Wind
12/31/2018

In our end-of-year review, we checked to see which articles attracted the most readers last year. Here are the topics that received the most clicks ...

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Healthy Turnover Rate

What is a “Healthy” Employee Turnover Rate?

Deborah Budd
11/27/2018

With the unemployment rate at 3.7 percent, and the labor force participation rate at 62.9 percent, businesses are finding it challenging to recruit ...

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The Structured Day

The Structured Day

Second Wind
10/18/2018

Many an agency has evolved a freewheeling work ambiance, which is a fun environment to be in when you are relatively small. But as agencies ...

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Do AEs Know How to Measure Their Productivity?

Do AEs Know How to Measure Their Productivity?

Deborah Budd
7/26/2018

At a recent Certified Account Executive College meeting, Second Wind COO and seminar moderator Laurie Mikes asked attendees how many knew how “billable” they were ...

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Adventures in Procedural Inertia

Yes, We Have No Bananas… Adventures in Procedural Inertia

Deborah Budd
7/25/2018

Business policies often seem carved in stone… and some of the most deeply carved policies have been around so long, no one actually remembers who ...

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