It’s 2022 and time to re-evaluate your business and reset your business goals. While 2021 (and 2020) went a bit off-track, it’s important to set strong New Year’s resolutions for your business in 2022. Plus, it doesn’t have to be the beginning of a New Year to set resolutions – it just needs to be when you and your business are ready.
As we reintegrate back into society, coming back from holidays, returning to work, and interacting in person with others, we’re faced with an “awkward” phase. As workers, you’ve forgotten how to interact with teammates, colleagues, and coworkers without a screen.
Although bonding continued over shared situations or interests (working from home with kids, unruly pets, or even hobbies), we’ve neglected the relationships that thrive on short chats waiting at the coffee pot and bumps-ins at the printer. Now, it’s finally time to give these relationships the attention they deserve – and rekindle the ones you lost while working remotely.
The first step in becoming a better leader is understanding and improving your leadership style. Your leadership style is determined by two main things: how you want to lead and how you lead best.
Successful businesses don’t just come out of nowhere. The businesses that succeed are the ones that have a clear strategy for growth and a roadmap for getting from startup to IPO. But by roadmap, we don’t mean a traditional plan or strategy document. We mean a concise visual representation of where you’re going and how you plan to get there.
Why this approach? Because the ever-shifting, increasingly uncertain market we’re trying to do business in means that plans and strategies must change accordingly. And roadmaps offer insights and flexibility that traditional plans don’t.
In 2019, 17% of employees worked consistently from home – in 2020, it increased to 44%. Remote work is becoming a standard in small businesses, especially those where employees live long-distance. But even with the freedom of working remotely, employees face significant problems – specifically a lack of professional space.
It’s common knowledge that your professional success is heavily influenced by the professional network you create. Even so, we often expect our network to grow passively – with little to no work on our end. Unfortunately, that’s not how it works.
Building a better professional network happens over time and with quite a bit of effort. These valuable relationships are the result of finding innovative ways to communicate, strengthening existing relationships, creating a fluid networking strategy, and more.
The success of your small business relies on having happy customers – and employees. And the latter usually entails the former. In this challenging time of worker shortages, here’s how to ensure that your small business continues to attract top talent.
Traditional corporate leases account for a major part of any organization’s overheads. But it’s not just the monthly cost businesses – especially growing ones – need to worry about. Getting your space set up and built out to suit your organizational needs can be a significant expense and one that can see new or small businesses quickly burning through their startup capital.
Here’s what to know about commercial construction build-out costs – and why leasing a move-in-ready coworking space can be a great way to keep that all-important cash in your pocket.
Small and mid-sized companies face unique opportunities – and unique challenges. Smaller companies are nimbler, with the ability to pivot towards growth and adapt to shifts in the market. But when it comes to managing real estate and office spaces, they’re at a disadvantage. Smaller companies leasing a traditional office space can see their profits being eaten up by overheads. They also have less leverage when it comes to securing a long-term lease or loan. All of this can have an impact on bottom lines – and future growth.
But the agile, adaptive working environments offered at a coworking space such as District Offices in downtown D.C. can turn a challenge into an opportunity – reducing financial risk while maximizing flexibility.
For some organizations, enticing workers to return to the office after a year of working from home has been no easy feat. Employees have become accustomed to having seamless access to comforts such as fully equipped kitchens, package pick-up, and quiet or outdoor spaces that allow them to take a breather from the demands of work.
As we return to in-person or hybrid models of working, contemporary workplaces need to keep up with workers’ shifting demands and expectations of the places they spend their 9-5. Here’s what workplaces need to offer to compete with the comfort and safety of home-based working.