Work with Someone

A recent article, 5 Principles For Working With Someone You Don’t Like by Martin Zwilling believes that in any business, not everyone you have to deal with will be like you or will like you. These differences have great impact on your business, thus must be tackled appropriately. Here are….
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A recent article, 5 Principles For Working With Someone You Don’t Like by Martin Zwilling believes that in any business, not everyone you have to deal with will be like you or will like you. These differences have great impact on your business, thus must be tackled appropriately.

Here are some tips to work successfully even if you’re working with someone who isn’t/doesn’t like you.

  1. Don’t expect that everyone thinks like you.

Business people in diverse executive suites in different places have dissimilar backgrounds and experiences so don’t expect their attitudes and insights to be like yours. Remember that there are few absolute rights and wrongs in business, so expect different opinions. Be civil and diplomatic.

  1. Remember that they’re not trying to be difficult.

Most people you have to deal with in launching your business are just being who they are. Remember, we’re raised differently—we have cultural, social and other differences –don’t let emotions obstruct communication. Stay positive and professional, and treat the other person with respect and humility.

  1. Focus on the business outcome you are seeking.

Remember that you are doing business with them and so are they. Focus on the result you are seeking and what needs to be done to get there. You can book a meeting room to have face-to –face meetings with them and come up with consensus decision.  Success is about cooperation, respect, solving problems and working together.

  1. Agree to disagree without being critical.

Saying “I see it in a different way” is neither negative nor argumentative, and it doesn’t mean you are trying to “win the argument” or convince the other person to change their judgment. It reduces tension and can lead to fruitful conversation that allows you and your peers to work together productively.

Conclusion

These tips will help you bridge individual differences and become more professional and reliable entrepreneur. Looking for an ideal office space for your business? YourOffice offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: flexible office space, team office space and virtual office packages. You’ll have access to a complete array of office support and concierge services as well as state-of-the-art business technology.

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Budgeting Hacks

A recent article, 4 BUDGETING TIPS FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS by Renzo Costarella says that a well managed capital is essential to stay afloat in your business. There will be adequate capital to scale your business if you’re able to budget it appropriately. Here are some simple budgeting hacks that….
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A recent article, 4 BUDGETING TIPS FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS by Renzo Costarella says that a well managed capital is essential to stay afloat in your business. There will be adequate capital to scale your business if you’re able to budget it appropriately.

Here are some simple budgeting hacks that you can use to manage your fund.

1. Save funds for unforeseen costs.

It’s projected that approximately 50% of all businesses will fail in the first five years mainly because of capital deficiency. Therefore, you need to do your research to get yourself ready for these unforeseen costs. Ensure you’re well aware of legal/regulatory costs, tax/compliance costs, insurance, competition, employee turnover, and more.

2. Set aside an emergency fund.

Small business owners most likely want to put extra cash back into their business to scale. This is okay, but you need to create a backup plan and emergency fund to help your small business in an individual office space survive in times of crisis and setbacks.

3. Pay your debts on time.

Small business loans are a common financing means to get started in the business. If you’ve taken on debt as a small business owner, it’s always ideal to pay it off as promptly as possible. However, if you don’t really have the extra cash to pay it off, pay your monthly amortization on time so it will not incur additional charges.

4. Allocate for your Own Salary

Often, small business owners in different day offices  are so engrossed in budgeting for their business that they overlook to pay themselves.  Salaries and wages of employees are a big budget item for every business and you should always ensure that your own salary is taken care of.

Conclusion

Well managed fund is very crucial to your business success and these simple tips will help you plan and maintain your budget. As a small business owner in Philadelphia, you may be looking for workspace solutions within your budget, YourOffice Philadelphia offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: small office space Philadelphia, executive suites Philadelphia and meeting space Philadelphia. You’ll have access to a complete array of office support and concierge services as well as state-of-the-art business technology.

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Employees from Burnout

A recent article, Five Ways to Prevent Employee Burnout in Your Business by Adam Cronenberg says that having an awesome team is not just to hire top performers but also to ensure that they thrive and stay at your company. That means you have to provide them with the right….
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A recent article, Five Ways to Prevent Employee Burnout in Your Business by Adam Cronenberg says that having an awesome team is not just to hire top performers but also to ensure that they thrive and stay at your company. That means you have to provide them with the right environment so that they don’t burn out.

Here are four tips to prevent your employees from burnout and keep them engaged.

  1. Keep the communication channel open

Your team in a team office space should always feel comfortable coming to your office and talking to you. This gives them the opportunity to let you know first thing if something is wrong. After talking to your employee, ensure that you create a plan together to solve the problem. Schedule a follow-up meeting in a meeting space to evaluate the results and set aside some extra time to it if needed.

  1. Provide what they need to thrive

Ask your employees if there’s something that could make them more effective and efficient on their job. This could mean some extra training/workshop, a new device, a buddy system, or a more flexible office space.

  1. Assign them specific roles and responsibilities

When you don’t know who’s in charge for a specific role, you simply can’t point out who’s responsible when a problem arises and you end up blaming everyone that can lead to burnout. The easiest way to avoid it is to give each employee a definite role and let them know exactly what you expect from them.

  1. Ask and give them regular feedback

Giving your employees regular feedback on their work and allowing them to be part of the decision-making process is the best way to make them feel valued.

Conclusion

Get the right people on board and ensure to keep them motivated for your success. Looking for workspace solutions for your business in Lake Mary? YourOffice Lake Mary has come alongside hundreds of business looking for everything from staffed flexible offices Lake Mary to agile office space Lake Mary. We know your business is unique, and your office space shouldn’t be any different. Let us match the perfect space or service to fit your business needs.

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Advancement in Your Business

A recent article, 3 Ways to Encourage Professional Development in the Workplace by  Sammi Caramela believes that every member of an organization is important, and personal and professional development  of each employee contributes to the success of the whole business. Here are three tips to promote professional advancement in your….
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A recent article, 3 Ways to Encourage Professional Development in the Workplace by  Sammi Caramela believes that every member of an organization is important, and personal and professional development  of each employee contributes to the success of the whole business.

Here are three tips to promote professional advancement in your business.

1. Encourage educational opportunities in and out of the workplace.

Learning is an ongoing process, and if your employees in agile office space are interested in continuing their education, they should be encouraged to do so.  Consider additional programs (related to your industry), whether to build and hone their skills or to continue higher education at a lower cost. You can book a meeting room for training and workshop sessions or allow them to enroll in online courses.

2. Cover lacking areas by empowering employees.

No individual is perfect, so you should talk to your employees to address skill gaps (to cover any deficiency), discuss improvement techniques and provide assistance.

Nevertheless, don’t forget to recognize your employees’ talent and skills in the areas where they stand out to boost their morale and confidence.

3. Encourage teamwork to create innovations.

Lively discussions and brainstorming sessions will encourage employees to be passionate in their work, promoting personal and professional development for everyone.  Look for meeting rooms for rent and form brainstorming groups to allow employees to connect with each other, to discuss ideas, suggest new techniques, and improve tools and more.

Conclusion

Each member of your team offers their own set of skills, insight and personality—as team members, they can work both individually and jointly to accomplish a common goal. YourOffice offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: flexible office space, team office space and virtual office packages. You’ll have access to a complete array of office support and concierge services as well as state-of-the-art business technology.

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Workplace Distractions

A recent article, 3 Major Distractions in Your Workplace (and How to Beat Them) by Andre Lavoie says that there are some form of distraction in every workplace that can harm productivity, focus and employee morale. Here are three serious distractions afflicting the workplace and how employers can correct them…..
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A recent article, 3 Major Distractions in Your Workplace (and How to Beat Them) by Andre Lavoie says that there are some form of distraction in every workplace that can harm productivity, focus and employee morale.

Here are three serious distractions afflicting the workplace and how employers can correct them.

1. Inflexible, strict policies

Punctuality is evidently an essential factor in running a successful organization. Thus a lot of employers in plug-and-play offices implement insensible punishments for tardiness to coerce employees to arrive on time. Nevertheless, if employees are upset and jumpy during their traffic-heavy commute, they’re starting off the day with more stress. This can impair overall employee morale, especially for those who travel long distances five days a week.  As a consequence, they may be showing up to work already exhausted and unfocused.

As long as tardiness doesn’t affect productivity, offer flextime or show more flexibility. If possible you can allow your employees from distant places to work from home or in a shared office space near them at least once a week.

2. Office favoritism

Employees lose their focus and become demoralized if certain team members (those who “suck up” to management) find and get favor from management.

Conduct performance appraisal and use those data to recognize those who really deserve it.

3. Unrealistic/Stretch goals

Many employers set “stretch goals” to compel employees to exceed expectations and reach the utmost performance.  Nevertheless, if you set expectations beyond current capabilities, employees may become overwhelmed and apprehensive and lose their focus on their performance.

Instead, book a meeting room and discuss with your team about what goals are more reasonable, and then schedule ongoing deliberations.  This way, they can give their feedback and at the same time continually look at their performance to track their development toward goals.

Conclusion

These three common distractions can certainly break employee engagement. On the contrary, prioritizing your employee morale will promote efficiency and productivity.  YourOffice has come alongside hundreds of business looking for everything from staffed flexible offices to agile office space. We know your business is unique, and your office space shouldn’t be any different. Let us match the perfect space or service to fit your business needs.

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Motivation at Work

A recent article, How do You Keep Employees Motivated in a Small Business? by Jonathan Furman says that employee satisfaction is essential for optimal productivity, and there are numerous ways to keep your employees engaged and motivated without splurging. Here are three simple tips to help maintain and improve workforce motivation…..
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A recent article, How do You Keep Employees Motivated in a Small Business? by Jonathan Furman says that employee satisfaction is essential for optimal productivity, and there are numerous ways to keep your employees engaged and motivated without splurging.

Here are three simple tips to help maintain and improve workforce motivation.

  1. Offer flexibility in terms of work location.

There are certain sorts of jobs and roles that a dedicated, physical office space is required, but employers should certainly allow a bit of flexibility where it is possible. You can fix a certain number of ‘work from home’ days that your team member can avail every month, but ensure that does not adversely affect your business processes.

Some employees are more productive when they are working remotely from home or in a virtual office space near them, and this could considerably improve retention and job satisfaction rates.

  1. Offer small and simple perks.

Small and simple perks can be very helpful for short-term productivity, especially when they catch employees off guard. You could surprisingly treat your employees for a free, simple lunch, or you could screen a big sporting event in the office so that your staff can watch it while working. Or you could design a flexible office space where employees can freely roam and work from wherever their preferred spot is. A healthy number of small perks that are offered in moderation can do real wonders for productivity.

  1. Have a real open line of communication.

Have regular and short one-on-one meetings (and you can do it in a small meeting space) to measure employee motivation levels. Make each employee feel valued and recognized. You may need to exert some effort and energy on each member of your team before you see favorable results.

Conclusion

Maintaining employee motivation and happiness is essential to your business success. So if you’re looking for workspace solutions in Ballantyne that offer flexibility and convenience, YourOffice Ballantyne has come alongside dozens of business looking for everything from office space Ballantyne to meeting space Ballantyne. We know your business is unique, and your office space shouldn’t be any different. Let us match the perfect space or service to fit your business needs.

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Remote Team

A recent article, 8 Tips For Building A Remote Team by AJ Agrawal says that remote work gains its popularity, and this trend should draw the attention of any business owner seeking to optimize a workforce productivity. Here are some tips to build an efficient remote team. Provide clear communication guidelines….
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A recent article, 8 Tips For Building A Remote Team by AJ Agrawal says that remote work gains its popularity, and this trend should draw the attention of any business owner seeking to optimize a workforce productivity.

Here are some tips to build an efficient remote team.

  1. Provide clear communication guidelines during onboarding.

Your remote employees will be more likely to participate in the workplace and community if they fully understand their duties/responsibilities from the very beginning of their job.

  1. Maintain a fraction of local, remote workers.

According to a research, the most productive types of remote employees are those that can still come into the company’s actual physical office space, but spend most of their time remotely. This means that workers get the best of both worlds in terms of communication and the ability to work at their own pace remotely.

  1. Provide open communication between on-site and remote teams.

Your remote team in diverse locations and coworking spaces and your local team in team office space Denver should fully understand the initiatives each of them are taking. Open communication between remote teams and on-site teams will foster teamwork and reliability.

  1. Schedule one-on-one meetings with each remote team member.

It is vital that you build relationships with your remote workers. Conducting regular one-on-one meeting promotes social participation in your remote workers and provides you a way to assess their current performance and disposition at the same time.

  1. Make communications readily available.

Your remote employees should be able to get in touch with you anytime as needed and vice versa. Various softwares like Slack or SAP SuccessFactors provide essential communications tools and HR infrastructures to provide a medium for easy and reliable communication.

Conclusion

These tips will help your business get the most productivity returns out of remote work while decreasing lapses in work quality or communication. Looking for workspace solutions for your remote team in Denver?  YourOffice Denver offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: virtual office space Denver, meeting room access, and coworking office space Denver. You’ll have access to a complete array of office support and concierge services as well as state-of-the-art business technology.

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Sales Hacks

A recent article, 7 Hacks to Strategic Selling for Startups by Jonathan Furman believes that sales can be difficult if you run a startup, and there’s no guarantee that your sales presentations are rewarding all the time.  Nevertheless, here are a few tips to make your interactions with your customers more….
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A recent article, 7 Hacks to Strategic Selling for Startups by Jonathan Furman believes that sales can be difficult if you run a startup, and there’s no guarantee that your sales presentations are rewarding all the time.  Nevertheless, here are a few tips to make your interactions with your customers more successful.

  1. Consider your potential customer needs.

As a start-up in a commercial office space, you have the chance to create a product that suits your customers’ needs/wants. Considering what your customers need will go a long way in identifying the product or service you need to provide.

  1. Promote your brand before the sales process start.

Write blogs, post it on social media and ask your family, friends and colleagues in plug and play offices to spread the message about your forthcoming offering. Also, place your offering in direct competition with the product of a competitor when marketing your product. This will provide customers a better insight into what your product can offer them.

  1. Don’t scale too quickly.

You lose sight of your main goal—to attract and retain loyal customers when you focus on scaling-up too quickly. You make unnecessary expenses in materials, equipment, people and even a bigger office space that will affect the cost of the product you are selling.  

  1. Offer a lower introductory price.  

Initially understand that you may have to spend more and earn less, but this approach will ensure that you don’t let go of consumers who are willing to buy your product, but at a lower cost.

  1. Develop strategy for customer retention.

Provide your customers reward programs, discounts, and offers. You have to add value at every phase of your interaction with the consumers, from product design to after-sales service.  This will promote goodwill and loyalty.

Conclusion

Aside from the tips discussed above, providing them a better place where they can visit your business is an important factor to your success.  YourOffice is a leader in providing the most prestigious fully serviced office space and meeting space for any size business. Convenient, hassle free, and move in ready- our offices, meeting rooms, and conference rooms are designed to meet your business’ every need.

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Mobile Entrepreneurs

A recent article, Must-Have Tools for Mobile Entrepreneurs by Mike Michalowicz says that being a mobile entrepreneur or road warrior, you have diverse workplaces and you don’t even need to report to a physical office.  You are free to roam the world while you expand your business.  However, being a road….
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A recent article, Must-Have Tools for Mobile Entrepreneurs by Mike Michalowicz says that being a mobile entrepreneur or road warrior, you have diverse workplaces and you don’t even need to report to a physical office.  You are free to roam the world while you expand your business.  However, being a road warrior requires the right tools and devices to be productive.

Here are four must have tools for mobile entrepreneurs who don’t need a permanent office space.

  1. Mobile Phone

A reliable smartphone is one of the most essential tools every entrepreneur should have. You should also consider Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) which allows you easily forward calls to your mobile phone from a physical place like your home office so your clients can contact you anytime and anywhere.  VOIP can also offer considerable savings, particularly when you factor in expensive international rates.

  1. Laptop

Your laptop is the second essential device; giving you access to full websites and letting you to get real work done from anywhere. 

  1. Cloud-Based Apps

Accidents happen on the road, so storing your data on the cloud will ensure that you have backup of all your important data, and also it makes it easy for you and your team in diverse places and in different time zones to collaborate efficiently.

  1. A contingency plan

Think of everything that can go wrong, from power interruptions to internet outages to missed flights and equipment malfunctions, and figure out ahead of time how you’ll handle it. For instance, there is a power outage and internet failure in your hotel?  Knowing the location of coworking spaces for freelancers can be your immediate solution.  

Conclusion

Road warriors are on the road so often because they understand the significance of meeting clients, investors and colleagues in person. Use your mobility in a way that truly benefits your company.  If you’re looking for a space to meet your potential clients in Ballantyne, YourOffice Ballantyne has come alongside dozens of business looking for everything from office space Ballantyne to meeting space Ballantyne. We know your business is unique, and your office space shouldn’t be any different. Let us match the perfect space or service to fit your business needs.

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Hurting Your Business

A recent article, Step Away From Your Business: Why Your Workaholism Is Killing Your Company by  Susan Guillory says that you may think that the more you work, the more successful  your business can be, but actually it’s not true.  The more you work, the less you accomplish.  Seems a paradox,….
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A recent article, Step Away From Your Business: Why Your Workaholism Is Killing Your Company by  Susan Guillory says that you may think that the more you work, the more successful  your business can be, but actually it’s not true.  The more you work, the less you accomplish.  Seems a paradox, but that’s true.

Here’s why you shouldn’t be a workaholic if you really want to succeed in business.

1. Keeping yourself inundated hinders you from realizing your goal.

If you fill your time with every small administrative task that you can think of, you’re really just consuming your time and energy without achieving your main goal. You can avail of virtual office solutions to take care of this stuff so you can focus on the core of your business, planning the long-term potential for your business and determining how to get there.  

2. You are prone to burnout.

The long hours you consume on your business, the harder it is to recuperate. It’s like work out—experts advise you to give yourself a recovery day. You don’t need to take off every other day, but you should take a break from your business in executive office space regularly so that your brain has time to recover. Thinking about work all the time is exhausting! You have to spend time on something personal other than your business.

3. Only your ego cares that you work for extended hours.

You’re in charge now, and there’s no pay increase waiting for you for working endless, taxing weeks. You don’t have a boss to impress that you work on the weekends. Definitely, you’ll sometimes need to work longer hours, particularly while you’re first launching your business. Just don’t allow it to become a habit; otherwise you’ll get depleted.

Conclusion

Being a workaholic will hurt your business, but rather a great workforce and a well designed workspace are essential elements to your success. YourOffice has come alongside hundreds of business looking for everything from staffed flexible offices to agile office space. We know your business is unique, and your office space shouldn’t be any different. Let us match the perfect space or service to fit your business needs.

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