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JAN-FEB 2019

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JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019 | COBB LIFE 39 A Continuing Care Retirement Community offering comprehensive services for your needs now and in the future. For couples, the continuum of care provides increased health support if that becomes necessary while allowing both of you to remain in the same community. With a variety of care options, Presbyterian Village can be your home for a lifetime: Residential Living • Supportive Living • Memory Care • Skilled Nursing Presbyterian Village • 2000 East-West Connector • Austell, Georgia 30106 • 770.819.7412 VOTE FOR US! We have been nominated for Best of Cobb Please vote for us at AS YOU HEAD BACK TO WORK AFTER THE HOLIDAYS AND SET NEW GOALS, REMEMBER THESE 10 GUIDING PRINCIPLES DR. KEN HARMON DEVELOPED FOR MANAGERS TO FOLLOW IN ORDER TO HAVE A POSITIVE WORK ENVIRONMENT. 1. Flexibility – telecommuting and flexible schedule options for employees lead to more happiness 2. Fairness – inequality is a strong demotivator, and skepticism and doubt can spread quickly if there is not a sense of fairness 3. Transparency – being open about decision-making policies and the reasoning behind decisions builds an atmosphere of trust, connection and commitment 4. People – hiring workers who already understand and appreciate a culture of flexibility, purpose and happiness leads to a happy workplace 5 Laughter – humor in the workplace actually increases worker retention, while an emphasis on seriousness can lead to a negative and less profitable environment 6. Listening – every employee is different, so listening to each employee's priorities will connect the company's mission to employees' motiviations 7. "Macro"-managing – effective managers are those who give employees a sense of freedom and control 8. Praise – when a manager is quick to praise, the culture can evolve to an atmosphere of appreciation and gratitude 9. Self-expression – allowing self-expression generates a culture where employees bring their passions into the workplace, thereby being more connected, more creative and more productive 10. Ethics – employees must see a manager as ethical before they can put their trust in that manager 10 Guiding Principles for Managing Happiness

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