Burnout has become a bit of a buzzword phrase for the workplace as of late. It’s not exactly a surprise considering all the shifts and new stresses this year has endured. However, commonplace or not, burnout is a very real problem with potentially devastating effects.
Sometimes productivity and focus seem elusive, no matter how hard you try to obtain it or where you’re working from. Home comes with its own set of distractions, and though working from an office can help with focus, there are some days where it feels like (literally) everything is against you getting stuff done. The best thing you can do is recognize you’ll have days like these and set yourself up for maximum success on all those other days. You can start by making sure your home office or workspace is set up with the best gear possible. You’ll be in flow state before you know it!
For years now, the business world has been moving away from strict hierarchical business models towards decentralized ones. This trend has been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, startup boom, changes brought about by globalization, and, of course, the growth in flex-office spaces. Why choose flex-office space or the better-known cousin – the coworking office solution? Coworking spaces are flexible workplaces that make it easy for businesses to trial decentralization at a scale – and a location – that works for them.
While the spread of COVID19 has been slowed, remote work continues to be the norm, and it is not going away anytime soon. This means that virtual meetings and chat rooms are here to stay and if you’re in the job market or looking to hire then this means virtual interviews! Virtual interviews can be clunky and awkward without pre-planning, so we’ve gathered our top tips for both conducting and participating in them. Hopefully, these tips will take your virtual hiring and job search process to the next level.
At any given time, some 51% of workers are looking for a new job. With at least 41 million Americans having lost their jobs as businesses closed or slashed budgets during COVID-19 pandemic, there’s currently a huge potential hiring pool out there for employers to tap into. However, to get access to top talent, your company needs to deliver a working environment that resonates with workers’ needs.
Remote work has quite suddenly become the new normal. Luckily with technology, it’s not as hard to navigate as one might assume. With Slack, Zoom, and various remote tools, your company is at your fingertips, and work is getting done efficiently. However, there are still lots of challenges that can directly affect employees and how they feel about their jobs.
What does collaboration look like in business?
Is it your team together in a room, drawing all over a whiteboard, talking back and forth to solve a problem? Or presenting new ideas, meeting with different departments, or getting feedback from the desk next door?
Whether your business is working remotely due to Covid-19 concerns or you’re set up remote teams regularly, collaboration looks a little different.
Good managers are hard to come by. You know the ones– they’re enthusiastic about the company and make level-headed decisions, fueled by expertise and empathy. But with different management styles, different kinds of businesses, and different types of people to manage, what really defines a good manager? What qualities do ‘good managers’ share that set them above the rest? Let’s dive in and explore the qualities that are essential in effectively leading people in business. Read More
Working from home can feel completely foreign for some and like a dream come true for others. When managing a team remotely, however, the pressure can feel even greater. There is more pressure because you cannot see the person working, and have to trust that they are being as productive as they are when in the office. It’s natural to worry and wonder if team performance will decline, especially if working from home ends up being something you choose to adopt over the long-term.
Businesses develop when someone somewhere realizes there’s a need or a problem that needs to be solved, and they have a way to provide the solution. The core of any business is seeing how you can do something for someone and then making it happen. When the workforce wanted the option to work from home, industries responded with opportunities to work remotely, growing the need for more remote services like co-working and virtual offices.
Now with Covid-19 changing the face of our everyday lives, we are seeing how virtual offices have proved to be beneficial under unpredictable climates, as well as regular climates.