#InfoLeaders EN. Tasks You Do Every Day That Waste Time and Cost Your Business Money

There’s that one person on your team — the bad apple who has nothing positive to say, riles up other team members, and makes work life miserable. If you can’t fire them, how do you manage a toxic employee? And as long as we’re talking about the workplace, here’s a list of 7 things you can avoid doing so you don’t waste company time and money. And speaking of lists, here are at least 12 habits of unsuccessful people.

Stop Wasting Time. Photo source: Flikr
Stop Wasting Time. Photo source: Flikr

Romania, in Top European Countries Who Use Mobile Phones for Shopping

Romania is among the top European countries regarding the number of users who make purchases from their mobile phones, especially in categories such as electronics&IT or fashion. According to a Google-made study, almost 72% of the European population aged over 16 owns and operates at least one smartphone. In Romania, about 11% of them have bought online via their smartphone at least one laptop and 9% of those who own smartphones have bought clothes and shoes. More on Startupcafe.ro (in Romanian).

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7 Tasks You Do Every Day That Waste Time and Cost Your Business Money

No business is 100 percent productive all day, every day. On-site employees will stand by the coffeepot in the morning, discussing last night’s game at length. Remote workers will take a few minutes to let the dog out or have a conversation with a neighbor, who stopped by. Both types of employees will occasionally take long lunch breaks, and check their personal social media accounts throughout the day. Entrepreneur.com thinks that while these small interruptions cut into a business’ bottom line, they aren’t the only productivity thieves companies have. In fact, some of the biggest time-wasters are things leaders themselves ask employees to do. Here are seven tasks employees engage in every day that hurt a business’ bottom line.

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How to Manage a Toxic Employee

There’s that one person on your team — the bad apple who has nothing positive to say, riles up other team members, and makes work life miserable. Harvard Business Review tries to answer the question: If you can’t fire him, how do you respond to his behavior? What feedback do you give? How do you mitigate the damage he inflicts?

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12 Habits of Unsuccessful People

Old habits die hard. Still, some of them definitely should be laid to rest, according to Business Insider. Certain habits project a pretty bad image and bad habits may even cause others to view you as unsuccessful. Obviously, having one of these bad habits doesn’t necessarily make you a failure. In some cases, however, these habits might be indicative of a larger problem in your career — and life. Among those bad habits that Business Insider points out: tardiness, holding grudges, overspending, procrastinating. For the whole list, read the full article on Business Insider.

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The Absolute Best Social Media Courses for Busy Entrepreneurs

The businesses that learn how to use social media effectively will be the businesses that thrive in the future, according to Inc.com. For the third straight quarter in 2016, spending on social media and web content grew faster than that of all other channels relative to the previous period, according to a recent report on business trends. Inc.com thinks that this means its time to go back to school and learn more about how your business can grow and profit from an effective social media strategy. Here’s a good list of comprehensive courses.

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