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.
If you’ve spent the past year working from home or outside D.C., you might have missed out on valuable procurement opportunities. The D.C. Department of Small and Local Business Development gives preference to Certified Business Enterprise (CBE) companies – meaning that CBE-certified organizations get the first look when competing for government contracts.
The world of office space is rapidly changing. One year into the pandemic, most businesses are at the drawing board– analyzing if their current strategy is working for the company and its employees. Some bigger companies have announced switching to long-term remote working or hybrid options to include both remote and in-office work.
At a time when there are so many different ways to work, how do you find the right office space? What kind of options are available?
Keep reading to understand what to consider when looking for the right office space.
Tax season is stressful for everyone, but small business owners definitely feel it more than others. Front of mind may be anything from marketing, to hiring, to sales… the list continues. Small business owners wear many hats, and preparing for taxes can easily fall in the long list of to-dos. Let’s dive into a few tips that can help keep you organized with taxes and finances this tax season.
2020 has changed the workplace dramatically, affecting everything from how we communicate with our coworkers to how we do business with clients and market to customers. In 2020, on our District Offices’ blog, we covered new topics like virtual onboarding, how to hold safe in-person meetings, finding your remote work style, and more. And as we all hope for a return to normalcy, it’s hard not to wonder how much of this is here to stay?
With the vaccine rollout, there’s finally a small light at the end of this very long tunnel, so let’s look ahead into 2021 and focus on a few of the upcoming workplace trends.
It’s a new year, and we’re all feeling a sigh of relief that 2020 is finally in the rearview mirror. However, this doesn’t mean that everything is suddenly back to normal. COVID-19 is still spreading across the US, and various restrictions remain. How can your company acknowledge this while supporting your employees? It’s time to set the tone for the new year, and we have a few ideas on how to welcome employees into 2021 and hopefully back into the office as well.