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Good Team Members are Great Assets

Some of the best things about working 40 hours every week is that we are surrounded by colleagues and friends. And, even better, sometimes our colleagues become our friends! Below is a list of ways to be a top team member and how your team efforts can significantly impact the workplace in a positive way.
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How to Relate to People Through Story-Telling

According to Wikipedia, storytelling describes the social and cultural activity of sharing stories, sometimes with improvisation, theatrics, or embellishment. Every culture has its own stories or narratives, which are shared for the purpose of entertainment, education, cultural preservation or instilling moral values.  For example, here at Avanceon, in order to share our fundamental of “Appreciate, Celebrate, Enjoy”, we like to tell stories about the time our President dressed up like Snow White- I think he even wore a bra that day!
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Cubicle Decor: There’s no place like Home (Office)

Everyone spends a significant amount of time at their desks and in their offices. It’s conceivable to me that people are, on average, spending more time working than doing pretty much anything else during the week. Personally, I try to make my workspace feel more like my home-space so that I feel more comfortable and motivated. I find that being surrounded by things that make me happy lead to productivity, efficiency, and a positive overall attitude. You may think I’ve gone overboard with my workspace (I’ve got your standard photos and tchotchkes of course, but I also made my own fabric wallpaper and hanging mobile!). But here are a few things that even the DIY-averse can easily do to make themselves more comfortable at their desks:
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Working From Home: The Current Reality

Notice, I didn’t call it the “New Normal.” The COVID 19 pandemic has caused disruptions and challenges that no one ever could have predicted. For the past 8 months (yes that’s right, it’s been nearly 8 long months since the world was turned upside down), adaptability has proven to be, perhaps, the most essential skill of all. Out of necessity, most workers have transitioned to working from home. This has forced both companies and employees to adapt and adjust quickly.
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The (Online) Office Book Club

Office book clubs are a great way to build comradery while discovering new reads. Our club was born as a result of a conversation in passing, and has since grown a group of ten that’s been meeting for lunch for four years. How do we run our book club?
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