Good Employees

A recent article, 4 Tips for Learning What Makes Employees Happy by Tony Delmercado says that happy workers are proven to be productive– that happiness plays a more powerful role in boosting productivity than financial incentives do. Here are four ways you can consider to ensure your employees happiness and your….
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A recent article, 4 Tips for Learning What Makes Employees Happy by Tony Delmercado says that happy workers are proven to be productive– that happiness plays a more powerful role in boosting productivity than financial incentives do.

Here are four ways you can consider to ensure your employees happiness and your company’s profitability.

  1. Hire carefully.

The initial step is to hire carefully, hire individuals with a good disposition and ensure the character of all new hires aligns with the company culture. Promote rapport in the workforce, because employees are happiest when they sincerely like their co-workers. Also, an exciting workplace is a significant reason people enjoy their jobs. Your office layout has great impact on your work environment, thus design a Charlotte Plug and Play Office or Charlotte Agile Office Space style, and make it fun but keep it professional.

  1. Ask employee feedback about the workplace.

If you sense there is tension or negative communication floating around you’re team, address it. Find out what may be causing it. Promote a transparent culture where employees feel safe to give honest feedback.

  1. Listen to employee feedback.

Take a walk through the office, mingle with your employees and listen to their conversations. When people confess something about their dissatisfaction, focus on it. Some stressors in the workplace are easily removed. Start there. Then focus on making your employees feel heard and appreciated.

  1. Be ready and vocal about changes.

Be ready to communicate changes and ensure that these changes are highly focused on the positive effect of employees’ morale.

Conclusion

Investing in your employees happiness yields a positive, thriving culture. The happier they are, the more profitable and productive your business will be. YourOffice features a network of world-class business addresses. Each location offers beautifully appointed day offices and team office space that are fully wired and ready for you to move in and start working.

Are there any other ways to keep your employees happy?  We’d love to see your comments below and you can also see us on Twitter and Facebook.

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Are you dreaming of starting your own business?  Do you know what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur? A recent article, 5 traits of first-time founders by Sonal Mishra says that many individuals, especially in their twenties have an intense desire to launch their own business. Even people with….
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Are you dreaming of starting your own business?  Do you know what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur? A recent article, 5 traits of first-time founders by Sonal Mishra says that many individuals, especially in their twenties have an intense desire to launch their own business. Even people with good employment are planning to quit their jobs to follow their passion for entrepreneurship.

Here are five qualities of successful entrepreneurs that you need to learn to realize your dreams.

Clear vision

A clear and solid vision is the key to successful entrepreneurship. You need to be certain about your business model, growth prospects and the potential market even before you get started. These also include the office where you’ll launch your business.  For instance, if you’re located in Orlando, you can visit executive suites Orlando and small office space Orlando so you can see what space is perfect for your startup.

Excellent communication skills

Communication is about the ability to convey your idea clearly to stakeholders, customers and your staff clearly– you should be able to talk about your business plans and ideas in a concise and easy to understand way.

Open to feedback

You have to learn not to be discouraged by negative feedback, but take it as an opportunity to work on improving your business model. Perhaps your idea needs a little bit of polishing or you need more funds to promote your business well.

Passionate

Constant motivation and zeal will not only gain respect and admiration of employees, but also make your investors more convinced about your goals.

Innovative

In the early stages of your startup, it will be just you and it’s always better to work on your own and establish standard systems for each and every operation, so that your future employees will have tested and proven guidelines to follow.

Conclusion

Learning and embracing these qualities will definitely help you become better at your job and ensure success of your first business venture. YourOffice features a network of world-class business addresses. Each location offers both beautifully appointed short term offices and permanent individual office space. Our offices are move-in ready and equipped with top furnishings and technology that are guaranteed to leave a lasting impression. 

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Are you planning to launch your very first business but, feel a little bit scared?  Well, a recent article 3 Ways to Make Starting a Business Less Scary by Maria Onzain says that starting your own business can be daunting and is a lengthy process. Nevertheless, if you want to….
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Are you planning to launch your very first business but, feel a little bit scared?  Well, a recent article 3 Ways to Make Starting a Business Less Scary by Maria Onzain says that starting your own business can be daunting and is a lengthy process. Nevertheless, if you want to start a successful business, you’ll have to aim high and start small.

Here are three actionable tips to help you realize that running a business doesn’t have to be a run in with your greatest fears.

Break down your business goal into smaller and measurable objectives. Create a worksheet where you can easily visualize your ultimate goal and how you’re going to achieve it one small step at a time. Review and evaluate your worksheet from time to time to see how you’re getting closer to your vision and ensure that your short term objectives are attained. This will ensure productivity.

Reward yourself every time you attain one of your short-term objectives. While the early stages are exciting, self-motivation tends to dwindle with time.  So to keep your engines running, reward yourself as you accomplish things. Perhaps a small treat in your favorite restaurant, a morning off work or a movie date on Friday night will keep you rejuvenated and refreshed for the next step.

Take notes on what you’ve learned. You will learn new things in every step of your entrepreneurial journey–keep records of these valuable experiences. They will be extremely helpful in the future. Your personal learnings will be more relevant to your business growth than any other advice.

Conclusion

With these three actionable tips, you’ll be more confident to start your own business and thrive.  If you’re ready to take the plunge, YourOffice is willing to assist you with some important aspects of your first business venture. 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. 

We hope this article has been an informative one and we’d love to hear you comments.  You can also see us on Twitter and Facebook!

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A recent article, Picking the Right Office for Your Business: 5 Things to Consider by Ivan Dimitrijevic says that starting and running a business involves planning of many things, and one of these include the location of the business—your office, where you and your team are working together to succeed…..
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A recent article, Picking the Right Office for Your Business: 5 Things to Consider by Ivan Dimitrijevic says that starting and running a business involves planning of many things, and one of these include the location of the business—your office, where you and your team are working together to succeed.

Here are some factors to consider when looking for the right office space for your business.

  1. Office size

Ensure that the size of your office has adequate space to well accommodate your employees.  It’s also important to consider the possibility of your business progress, whether there’ll be sufficient space for additional manpower to join your team in the future.

  1. Location

It is also significant to consider the proximity of your office site to where the majority of your employees are residing–this considerably affects your employee productivity. For instance, if most of your employees are residing in the area of Denver, you can consider Denver Team Office Space to avoid tardiness due to heavy traffic.

  1. Accessibility

Likewise, it’s very important to choose a downtown location that is accessible to your clients and other businesses for collaboration. For example, you can choose a space in Denver Staffed Flexible Offices which are located in the heart of the downtown financial district.  

  1. Costs

Seek assistance of a professional to help you determine exactly how much money you are going to spend to move your business into a new office.

  1. Facilities

Remember that your office is a home away from home, so ensure that the office you’ll be choosing has the amenities to serve your employees. For instance, not everyone wants to go out for lunch so ensure that your office has somewhere people can eat and sit in relaxed quiet.

Conclusion

Like all other business plans, it’s crucial to consider these factors to help you choose the perfect office for your business. YourOffice- Denver/Downtown offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: single or multiple offices, team/conferencing/meeting spaces 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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A recent article, 12 common misconceptions startup founders have about employee management by Scott Gerber says that employees are the backbone of every business yet many startups fall short in handling people to help their businesses thrive. The following are the common mistakes that can stagnate and kill startups.  Training can….
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A recent article, 12 common misconceptions startup founders have about employee management by Scott Gerber says that employees are the backbone of every business yet many startups fall short in handling people to help their businesses thrive.

The following are the common mistakes that can stagnate and kill startups. 

  1. Training can be deferred

Startup founders are so engrossed in getting the business launched that they believe formal training can be deferred. Rather than providing training, employers will often throw employees in without a clue as to the bigger picture.

  1. Top talent can do it alone

Regardless of how talented your team may be, they won’t have the same training you do, and they need to understand your perspective. No one can do it alone, and everyone needs guidance.

  1. You need to expand swiftly

In a fast growing business, it’s a common belief that the more the employees the faster the progress.  While expanding is critical, you have to do it the right way—you need to filter your workforce.

  1. What you say is what’s heard

Everyone operates out of a different worldview, so there are times when there will be miscommunication. A manager who is unable to ensure proper communication in the workplace will have a host of problems to deal with.

  1. You can’t show your startup flaws 

You’ll lose employees respect and trust if you don’t let them see startup flaws. Some people want to know they are vital to something bigger than themselves. Allowing them to see the struggle will fuel certain employees to produce well. 

  1. Believing office perks compensate long work hours 

Beautiful offices like executive suites Charlotte and executive suites Philly, free meals, gym memberships, etc. are great perks. Yet, you also must have work life balance incorporated into your startup. 

Conclusion 

Every company should invest in their employees since they largely represent the business.  Investing on a stunning workspace attracts talent that will be part of your business success.  YourOffice has come alongside hundreds of businesses 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. 

How do you manage your employees to foster a unique company culture? Let’s hear your thoughts. Feel free to visit us on Facebook and Google Plus.

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A recent article, 3 Telltale Signs of Toxic Company Culture – and What to Do About It by Caitlin Zucal says that a vibrant company culture is essential to every business—it describes success. Therefore, leaders must be aware of the manifestations of weak company culture that will adversely affect their organizations. ….
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A recent article, 3 Telltale Signs of Toxic Company Culture – and What to Do About It by Caitlin Zucal says that a vibrant company culture is essential to every business—it describes success. Therefore, leaders must be aware of the manifestations of weak company culture that will adversely affect their organizations. 

Here are three warning signs of weak company culture and what to do about it.

  1. Knowledge hoarding

Unwillingness to share knowledge is the main cause of toxic company culture and places your company at substantial risk.  Instead of teamwork, everyone looks out for themselves – a condition that certainly makes innovation an impossibility.

  1. Unsatisfied employees

Unsatisfied employees don’t just lack energy, they never stop complaining. These individuals become liabilities, instead of displaying positivity, their negative attitudes result in an infectious disconnect from a company’s mission and vision—they drive away even the most dedicated employees.

  1. No open communication

Without open communication, employees are not fully informed of what is really happening in the entire organization.  A lack of understanding will exist despite announcements and meetings and can result in suspicion, confusion, and unnecessary tension among employees.

Some tips to prevent toxicity from spreading in your company.

  • Encourage employees to share new ideas with leadership.
  • Perform a culture or employee engagement appraisal.
  • Encourage an open door policy that allows employees to share ideas, build relationships, and feel that their opinions matter.
  • Include in your performance reviews what your expectations and values are – such as a “love of learning” or “respect for others”.
  • Conduct one-on-ones at least every other week to evaluate employee morale and to prevent problems from blowing out of proportion.

Conclusion

One of the most  important elements of a great company culture is the office where employees can work conveniently for more efficiency and productivity. YourOffice is looking forward to being a part of your great company culture. YourOffice Ballantyne has come alongside dozens of businesses 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. 

Would you like to share how you keep your unique company culture? Let’s hear your comments below.  Feel free to visit us also on Facebook and Twitter.

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4 Tips For Starting a Family Business A recent article, Mistakes to Avoid When Starting a Family Business by Valerie Rind says that starting a family business is magnificent; nevertheless turning your family business into a great empire isn’t that easy. Here are tips to help you thrive both in your….
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4 Tips For Starting a Family Business

A recent article, Mistakes to Avoid When Starting a Family Business by Valerie Rind says that starting a family business is magnificent; nevertheless turning your family business into a great empire isn’t that easy.

Here are tips to help you thrive both in your business and personal relationships.

1. Create a separate legal entity

Create a legal entity that’s separate from you and other family members involved in the business. Prior to launching your family business in office space Lake Mary, consult an accountant and a lawyer to find out the perfect structure for your business.  This will protect you from losing your personal assets.

2. Separate personal assets

Once you’ve decided on your family business structure, whether LLC, corporation or other business entity, you need to set up business banking accounts that are separate from employees’ personal accounts.

Owners who mix up their business and personal assets usually wind up on the Internal Revenue Service’s radar. And it’s no joke to be the subject of a tax audit by the IRS.

3. Set clear roles and responsibilities

Each individual should have specific roles to ensure that everyone is dedicated to their responsibilities. It’s important to make sure that all facets of your business are covered, so the task isn’t overlapping and important details are not neglected.

4. Create an exit plan

In the future, a family member might decide to withdraw from the business and therefore a written exit plan helps prevent disputes and reduce problems.  You can conduct a sit-down meeting in meeting space Lake Mary and hire an attorney to help you formulate this plan and discuss with the family members involved in the business.  

Conclusion

It’s exciting to start a new venture with the family and considering these tips will give you a better position to run a successful business, while protecting your precious personal relationships. If you’re ready to join the business world, 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. 

Any other tips to run a family business successfully?  We’d love to see your suggestions below. Please visit us also on Twitter and Google Plus.

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Simple Office Rules You Should Not Ignore  A recent article, 15 office rules no one tells you by Sophie Hirsh describes the office as our second  home where we all work and share eight hours or more every day. However, there are simple rules that we should not forget in order….
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Simple Office Rules You Should Not Ignore 

A recent article, 15 office rules no one tells you by Sophie Hirsh describes the office as our second  home where we all work and share eight hours or more every day. However, there are simple rules that we should not forget in order to maintain harmony in the workplace.

Here are some simple do’s and don’ts that you should observe to maintain professionalism and decency in the workplace.

DO’s

  • Wash your plate after eating, otherwise just throw it away if you are planning to leave it in the sink.
  • Reboot your desktop before reaching out to technical support.
  • Let your coworkers in executive suites Philly know that you care about them, leave treats on their desks or thoughtful notes. Sharing is the key.
  • Treat your desk like your own territory and keep it clean, decorate it just like a small office space Philly.
  • Say “Hi!” or smile every time you pass someone in the lobby.
  • Hold your query until the end of the meeting.

DON’Ts

  • DON’T take your shoes off. Don’t walk around the office barefooted, it’s awkward.
  • DON’T let your coworker wait for so long when you’re both in the bathroom, be considerate.
  • DON’T reheat fish in the microwave or else you will make the whole office fishy, be sensitive.
  • DON’T give a high-five to your CEO unless your CEO initiates a high-five, be respectful.
  • DON’T block the water dispenser so other people can fill their cups too, be kind.
  • DON’T burp aloud at your desk, it may distract and annoy other coworkers, keep composed. 

Conclusion 

These reminders might be simple and somewhat funny, yet you can’t deny they have great impact in the workplace. Looking for an awesome workspace?  YourOffice has come alongside hundreds of business looking for everything from plug and play offices to full service virtual offices. 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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Negative Thoughts that Ruin Your Life and Work  A recent article, The 5 Deadly Sins That Will Kill Your Business or Career  by Lauren Goldstein says that technology gives us instant access to almost everything– internet bombards us with everything new like gadgets, appliances, jobs, etc.  and social media allows….
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Negative Thoughts that Ruin Your Life and Work 

A recent article, The 5 Deadly Sins That Will Kill Your Business or Career  by Lauren Goldstein says that technology gives us instant access to almost everything– internet bombards us with everything new like gadgets, appliances, jobs, etc.  and social media allows us to follow other people’s lifestyles. While this life of ease seems fascinating, some people seem to be unhappy with the feelings that they are left with. 

Here are some negative thoughts that come from comparing yourself to everyone else’s life and that can ruin your success. 

Dissatisfaction 

This feeling of dissatisfaction with one’s life or situation can pull you down.  Nevertheless, you can make a choice to improve your situations.  For instance, if you don’t like your job or workplace, then you can move to offices in executive suites Ballantyne or executive suites Charlotte.

Self-Pity 

Self-pity will consume you little by little—it seems that every day is another day to lose the fight. People who have self-pity think that nothing is going to change or save them from their woes, ever. 

Gratefulness is the antidote of this killer emotion. 

Comparison 

Comparison yields envy, greed, and selfishness. It steals your self-worth, happiness, uniqueness, your strengths, and what makes you an awesome individual; left behind is a sense of emptiness that will only grow the more you make comparisons. 

To combat this feeling try spending less time on SM feeling ungrateful for what you do have, and begin to give thanks! 

Ego

You need self confidence and self-esteem to thrive. It’s good to know your strengths and how to use them.  However, too much of this will make you arrogant and proud. This will cause your downfall if you’re not watchful. 

The best way to reduce this awful trait is to be humble and grateful. 

Conclusion

In one way or another, we all experience these negative feelings. So don’t let your feelings control you! Your workplace has great impact on your success, thus, 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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A recent article, Office Relocation? 6 Tips to Reduce Office Moving Stress by Brian Hughes says that moving to a new office can be stressful whether it’s just across the street or the other side of the city.  Poorly managed office relocation can be exasperating to your employees and clients….
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A recent article, Office Relocation? 6 Tips to Reduce Office Moving Stress by Brian Hughes says that moving to a new office can be stressful whether it’s just across the street or the other side of the city.  Poorly managed office relocation can be exasperating to your employees and clients alike.

Here are four ways to have a smooth office relocation.

  1. Plan ahead of time.

Have at least three months to formulate a clear plan–evaluate what needs to be moved, determine what should be disposed of and donated. Advanced planning will help you avoid unnecessary hiccups. Also, inform and involve employees in your plans so they can handle workflow properly and support you in the move.

  1. Plan for coverage during the relocation.

It’s not advisable to totally shut down during the moving period. If you are moving from small office space Lake Mary to executive suites Orlando, at the most, you can close your doors for one business day and one weekend. If you mainly service clients remotely, inform customers that you may be a little slower replying to emails or answering phones during the moving period. You can also use virtual office packages or assign one employee as the emergency client contact to ensure that client support is not interrupted.

  1. Move the non-essentials first.

Determine and classify the essentials and non essentials, and move first the non essentials to your new office to reduce downtime. Label all boxes and bins carefully to reduce unpacking hassles. Equipment that’s essential for daily operations should stay in place until the day you move.

  1. Reduce space by optimizing storage.

Instead of occupying space in your new office, choose to put scarcely used documents/files in a safe storage will minimize your real estate footprint and help reduce overhead costs.

Conclusion

Office relocation is not easy but with the tips discussed above, the business will run as usual.  If you’re looking for a better workspace for your growing company, YourOffice is a leader in providing the most prestigious executive office space and shared office 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. 

How do you handle your office relocation? We’d be glad to hear your suggestions below.  Feel free to visit us on Twitter and Facebook.