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5 Ways to Improve Your Most Important Management Skill: Communication

5 Ways to Improve Your Most Important Management Skill: Communication
​If you're a leader or manager in any organization today, it's no surprise to you that managers spend an estimated 80 percent of their time communicating. From endless conference calls, to an infinite supply of new e-mails, to the eternal stream of visitors asking, "Do you have a minute?" you might wonder how you can find time for anything but comm...
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Making the Most of 2017

Making the Most of 2017

Written By: Dan Tipton

Last year was a memorable one for Tipton.

First, it was our 10th anniversary—no small feat for a small business. But beyond that, we experienced furious growth in nearly every segment in which we operate. (Thank you to our clients who made 2016 a very special year!)

For 2017, we expect continued growth. As in the past, we will achieve this by building on our reputation for excellence in communications and hospital certification support. As a result, we will be spending a lot of time focusing on ways to add value to our existing clients.

Following are our goals for the year:

  • Care More. We are determined to provide the very best service and products possible to our existing clients. We will work hard to listen and will deliver timely, thoughtful, creative work that wows. We will refine our processes and increase our focus on staff education. We will staff appropriately with people who care about others and who accept personal accountability for doing exceptional work. We want a reputation for doing the little things and big things well.
  • Think More. We will bring fresh ideas, approaches, strategies and tactics to our clients. We will understand our audiences better than anyone else. We will continuously measure the effectiveness of our work through well-defined metrics.
  • Collaborate More. We will form tight partnerships with our clients. We will make everyone who works with us better. We want our clients to know that they can trust us with any project at any time. We are at their service. We will be good stewards of our clients' investments in our services.
  • Grow More. We will expand our relationships with our clients and let the quality of our work and strength of our relationships open new doors for our company.


To our clients, we pledge to you our very best. And, we pledge to continuously pursue excellence so that our very best gets even better.

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Tipton's Top Favorites of 2016

Tipton's Top Favorites of 2016
​As 2016 comes to an end, we wanted to take the time to reflect back on some of the year's top favorite picks. Ranging from the most popular Netflix binge to the most impactful commercial, here is Tipton's Top Favorites of 2016. We hope you enjoy! 
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Give the Gift of Employee Engagement During the Holidays

Give the Gift of Employee Engagement During the Holidays

Though the holiday season can be a joyous one, it also can be a frenzied one, especially for your employees. In fact, Healthline found that 62% of employees feel either ‘very stressed’ or ‘somewhat stressed’ around the holidays. Employees’ overwhelming holiday to-do lists heighten personal distractions and worries – dragging down productivity, morale and overall satisfaction in the workplace. How can you combat holiday stress and keep your work environment humming along through the new year?

The best practice to keep employee engagement high and stress levels low is to proactively tackle the issue around Thanksgiving, when—let’s face it—employees’ stamina begins to weaken. But don’t worry, even as the days of December quickly pass by, it’s not too late!

Here is a list of five holiday-themed engagement concepts to keep your employees focused during the holiday season:

A cookie recipe swap

Time to dust off Grandma’s cookbook! Have employees make one holiday treat and bring it into the office on a designated day to share their creations. The best part? Include all the recipes in one document to share with the group or even send it out to your families or friends!

Host a community service event

Find a local non-profit in the area which your team can help support during the holidays. Most regions have toy drop-offs, gift-wrapping sessions or even volunteer events. Nothing is better than giving back during the holidays!

Holiday-themed meetings

Who will wear their ugliest holiday sweater? Who can finish the holiday carol the fastest? A simple themed staff or team meeting can help spread holiday cheer in the workplace. Play a game, host trivia or organize a Pollyanna – the more the merrier!

Superlatives

Acknowledge individual and group successes. As the year comes to an end, this serves as a great opportunity to reflect on achievements within your organization. Put a unique and creative twist on these accomplishments by tagging superlatives on employees!

Discuss goals for 2017

If you haven’t done so already, December serves as a great time to think, plan and assign goals to your employees. Form a 30-minute brainstorm session during lunch or during a team breakfast to get employees motivated for the year to come!

We’ll let you slide when it comes to last-minute holiday shopping, but don’t let your employees’ motivation levels fall behind!

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Use Video to Communicate Change in your Organization

Use Video to Communicate Change in your Organization
​Written by: Lauren Mancini, Communications Specialist ​Do you need a way to introduce a new initiative at your company? In the old days, you'd probably fire off a memo via email or hard copy and hope the news would trickle down (eventually). That never really worked, did it? When employees feel they've been left out of the loop or they're bei...
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