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An Engaging Conversation

Posted by Christina Rosado on 11/6/19 7:15 AM

The first day of the inaugural PRINTING United trade show kicked off with a bang, with the excitement continuing into the Opening Night Party at Gilley’s Dallas. But the conversations were only getting started, with two more days for attendees to explore the event’s show floor, education and special events. This was especially the case for the apparel decorators community, who came together to connect with their peers at the Apparel Decorators Luncheon on Thursday, October 24. For some, it was a time to network within their industry and put faces to names, while for others, it was all about learning.

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Topics: Printing Industry, Printing United, Apparel Decorators, Employee Engagement, Employee Management, Business Operations

Leadership Goes Beyond the Bottom Line

Posted by Pete Lovelace on 9/23/19 7:00 AM

When you’re a leader — no matter how long you’ve been in your role or how hard the journey was to get there — you are merely overhead unless you’re bringing out the best in your employees. Unfortunately, many leaders lose sight of this.

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Topics: Leadership and Culture, ThreadX, Employee Engagement, Business Operations

Why Employee Engagement Matters

Posted by Brian Adam on 9/18/19 7:00 AM

I think most employers feel like they treat their employees well (e.g., “We pay them well and provide them with benefits.").

Most companies also believe they have a good corporate culture and that their team members are aligned around common goals. They believe that their team members, for the most part, like their jobs and have no intention of leaving.

But the very sad fact is, they’re probably wrong!

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Topics: Printing United, Employee Engagement, Business Operations

Positive, Empowering Performance Discussions

Posted by Linda & Tery Tennant on 7/1/19 7:25 AM

Have you been frustrated with annual performance reviews? If so, you are not alone. Many people do not look forward to this annual event, whether on the giving or receiving end! 

Traditional annual performance reviews are not effective due to the long time interval between them. Also, they are often not based on specific, job-related performance measurements that have been agreed to upfront with the employee. This results in surprises — many times unpleasant ones.

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Employee Management, Business Operations, Professional Development

Big Ideas in San Diego, Part 1

Posted by Dan Marx on 2/25/19 10:37 AM

As I’m writing this, I’m on an airplane, heading home from SGIA’s THREADX 19 conference in San Diego. The last two days are dancing in my brain, and I want to get some of my thoughts and observations down before they begin to fade.  

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Topics: Apparel Decorators, Graphic Design, ThreadX, Branding, Employee Engagement