Gratitude is defined as an attitude in acknowledgement of a benefit that one has received or will receive. Bringing these feelings into the workplace can increase productivity, engagement, moral, and make employees feel a closer connection to those they work with, which increases ability to work collaboratively.
As the research in my previous blog Small Business Go Green For Profits shows, going green can be very profitable for your business. But most people get hung up on big concepts like solar panels, energy saving appliances, and fancy “green” gadgets that cost money upfront for the investment with the promise of being profitable in the future. Instead of getting caught up on big green initiatives, why not start small? Have each member of the office contribute one small task to your green initiative and start seeing the money flow in.
The New Year will be here before we know it, but before the inevitable rush of holiday cheer and office parties, take this time to get productive about 2014. With all of the New Year’s resolutions and personal goals, your employees will be ready and willing to tackle new goals in the office. Make the most of their holiday spirit and become mindful of the goals and expectations you’d like to see happen in the New Year. Here are 3 tips for getting your office primed for 2014.
Have you ever found yourself repeatedly checking your phone, email, or facebook even though you know nothing new has happened in the 5 minutes since you last checked it? Many people can relate. If you’re nodding your head in agreement, maybe its time to unplug yourself from the daily shuffle and bustle of the online world and refocus on the present; non-digital world –you know, the one called reality.
Have you ever been offered something and agreed to do it, knowing that you weren’t fully committed? Between the time in which that “something” was offered and your acceptance of it, there was a brief hesitation in your voice, correct? You knew it was a good opportunity, but something in your gut said, “WAIT.” You bypassed the waiting part and agreed because you just couldn’t pass it up.
Windows 8.1 seems to be disagreeing with OfficeTime. Luckily, there’s an easy fix. Go to Edit->Preferences, General and click Mute. We’re working on a priority fix to bring the sounds back. UPDATE: This seems to affect only a small number of Windows 8.1 users. You might not need to do anything.
A looming deadline and a task you’ve been dreading for weeks can kill office productivity. Instead of letting procrastination dictate your work outcome, follow these few tips to ward off distractions, focus clearly on the task, and get through your day –and the task at hand –without a nervous breakdown.
Have you ever considered exercise as a productivity booster? Sitting stagnant in a chair all day can put strain on your back, wrists, ankles, neck, etc., not to mention your brain! Try these simple tips to keep you feeling fresh all day long.
Telecommuting, or working from your house on your own computer, has gotten both good and bad publicity in 2013. Some companies are fine with letting employees handle their workload from the comfort of home while others have suggested that an office environment is more productive. If you’ve recently been faced with the choice (or the policy) to come back to the office, consider these reasons that the office might not be so bad.
We all agree that the e-mail tsunami needs to be contained. I believe the facts could help people realize the enormity of the issue. We need to have a reason for moving out of this painful situation; it is costing us too much. Calculate how much time you currently spend on e-mail, year-wise.