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.
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.
Flexibility and adaptability have been seeping into the workplace lexicon for years now. With the events of this past year, we’ve seen just how important it is for businesses of all sizes to be able to adjust and pivot on a dime – and to give their workers the same option.
As at-home working gives way to the return of office-based working and hybrid models where employees spend some, but not all, of their working hours in the office, there’s never been a better time for organizations to embrace the benefits of the agile workplace.
The past year has given leaders a crash course in handling remote teams. Everyone rose admirably to the challenge, pivoting to digital workspaces, virtual meetings, and cloud-based task management. But the gradual return to in-person working presents a new leadership challenge: managing hybrid teams.
We know by now that remote workers have fundamentally different work experiences from in-office workers. Managers need to work vigilantly to bridge the gap – and ensure that both camps have everything they need to work efficiently, effectively, and collaboratively. Here’s how:
As the world begins to return to in-person working, solo attorneys, lawyers, paralegals, and other law professionals are rethinking how and where they work. But large law offices or chambers can be expensive, inflexible, or scarce in terms of availability. Little wonder legal professionals looking for space are turning to coworking as a viable option.
Here’s why coworking can be the ideal workplace solution for people in the legal profession.
This past year, businesses have scrambled to find new ways of working. In a socially distanced world where remote working has become a requirement, organizations small and large have found themselves working in environments completely mediated by digital technologies.
But while tech can bridge the gap in a pinch, it’s not a true replacement for human connection – and especially not over the long term.