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Fighting employee boredom at work

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Surveys have long suggested that well over half of all workers are less than fully interested in what they do—while their bodies may put in regular hours, their enthusiasm, their intelligence and their interests are usually on vacation.

As a hands-on manager, you're in the perfect position to fight boredom at work. This means you can head off the mistakes, missed opportunities, absenteeism and turnover that result when work becomes too routine. Here are some techniques to try:

Offer a variety of work situations. Without variety, any job will become dull and boring. Add more spice to your employees' work lives with these tips:

Shuffle responsibilities and routines at least monthly, so everyone can look forward to something different from time to time.

Rotate workplaces or working relationships at least quarterly, so everyone has a chance to work closely with different members of the team. Building new relationships and findin...(register to read more)

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