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.
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.
What does it take to be that likeable, better leader who will drive success?
You can only be great if you love what you do. Passion is the foundation of your success and the main pillar to your organization as it is highly contagious. Increasing the passion will amazingly boost productivity and profits.
It is imperative to have clarity of your target audience. Timing might be affected by the geography of your audience. Savvy entrepreneurs will test their campaigns to optimize timing and frequency of such strategies; as a result will increase the return on their investment.
The truth of the matter is that in most cases, the fear of the unknown kicks in and prohibits change and possibly enjoyment. So arm yourself with your company’s or your security and mobile policies, ensure full compliance and be “in touch” while not in the office or OoO.
People love OfficeTime. We get rave reviews. We’ve got a bit of a cult following. Just by using the app, people increase their billable. It’s time tracking for people who hate time tracking. (I hate time tracking.) You get to work on something that makes a difference to people
I have noticed an interesting screening mechanism that people use—the length of the message. If the message is short they read it. If it is long, they do not. This is one reason I decided to contribute to this blog. I find the messages short and to the point but still with thoughtful insights.