Lunch Break

A recent article, 5 Reasons You Definitely Need to Take That Lunch Break by Sarah Landrum  says that oftentimes, lunch breaks seem to be taken for granted to get more things done. However, it is not a good idea and you should never ever skip your lunch break. Here’s why. Allows you to….
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A recent article, 5 Reasons You Definitely Need to Take That Lunch Break by Sarah Landrum  says that oftentimes, lunch breaks seem to be taken for granted to get more things done. However, it is not a good idea and you should never ever skip your lunch break.

Here’s why.

Allows you to eat nutritious foods

Lunch break gives you opportunity to prepare some microwave-friendly slow cooker recipes (e.g. meat and vegetables) that’ll increase your energy for the whole day’s work instead of calorie-laden snacks from vending machine that may give a quick burst of energy, but one that’s short lived.

Time to rejuvenate and refresh

Too much stress is the key to burnout and fatigue, so lunch breaks will give you time to refresh your exhausted body and mind. You can have a ten-minute meditation to help you calm down and refocus or you can have a quick brisk walk around the area near your workplace in team office space Denver —physical exercise stimulates the production of endorphins, which improve the mood.

Allows you to interact with other coworkers

A lunch break gives you an opportunity to mingle with other coworkers in your agile office space Denver to build camaraderie.  Look for fellow coworkers who are assigned to other department/s and ask if you can sit down at their table to start friendly conversations.

Helps you do some personal errands

Your lunch break allows you to do some personal and essential errands that could only be done during office hours, like going to the bank or post office. Using your lunch break wisely helps you save time on personal errands while also taking a break from the stress and pressure of a hectic work day.

Conclusion

You should appreciate and take your lunch breaks consistently to help you stay sane and efficient all day long. If you’re looking for workplace solutions where you can work conveniently and spend your lunch breaks fruitfully, YourOffice offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: virtual office space, meeting room access, and coworking office space. 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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Disadvantage of Coworking

A recent article, Co-working spaces are the trend, but do more colleagues mean more problems by Lydia Dishman says that coworking office is  ideal for many entrepreneurs and freelancers because of its flexible terms, professional space to see clients and confer with staff,  and the ability to collaborate with other tenants. However, despite the….
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A recent article, Co-working spaces are the trend, but do more colleagues mean more problems by Lydia Dishman says that coworking office is  ideal for many entrepreneurs and freelancers because of its flexible terms, professional space to see clients and confer with staff,  and the ability to collaborate with other tenants.

However, despite the many benefits of coworking, listed below are some disadvantages to consider before moving in.

  • Working in a coworking office space can be exhausting, particularly when noise and activity from other tenants becomes too disturbing.
  • There is a possible threat of theft because of the shared space, so it’s important to secure your files and data and other belongings.
  • You’re serious about your business and real things need to get done, but other entrepreneurs and freelancers who work in the shared office space may be happy-go-lucky and they are there just for fun.  
  • Tenants are come and go—there’s always a new class of startups and freelancers moving in.
  • Negative ambiance (which is upsetting) spread throughout the common areas like the kitchen, as well as the open office space.
  • Slow internet connection or internet outage is a common problem for members of a coworking community.

Conclusion

While you are readying your business for launch and beyond, coworking space is beneficial.  However, as your business thrives, you can look for better workspace solutions to suit your growing business needs. 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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Blunders

A recent article, 4 Mistakes Really Nice Leaders Make by Peter Barron Stark says that there are leaders who are genuinely nice and will do everything to help their staff and make them satisfied. Sounds awesome, right?  However, the truth is, leaders who place a high value on making everyone happy….
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A recent article, 4 Mistakes Really Nice Leaders Make by Peter Barron Stark says that there are leaders who are genuinely nice and will do everything to help their staff and make them satisfied. Sounds awesome, right?  However, the truth is, leaders who place a high value on making everyone happy (to be liked) are not acting in the best interest of the company and its employees as well.  

Here are four major blunders nice leaders do that most often lead to catastrophe.

  1. Inconsistent performance standards

More often, nice leaders fail to maintain high performance standards. When employees complain about their high expectations, they revise their standards and make adjustments accordingly. Without consistent standards, maintaining a high morale is unattainable.

  1. Unfair reward system

Employee engagement suffers when the rewards are not based upon performance, but rather are equally distributed to all. Top performers lose their engagement thinking “why should they consistently go far and beyond, when those who do the bare minimum receive the same reward?” Moreover, low performers’ morale also suffers because they can’t distinguish how their individual/team contributions are impacting the results.  

  1. Lenient to problem employees

Leaders who want to be liked by everyone tend to be more tolerant of problem employees. They expect that the problem employees will eventually improve their attitudes/performances. When expectation doesn’t happen, they move the problem employee to another department instead of training, counseling or dismissing employees. In doing so, only wane the employees’ commitment.

  1. Expect things will improve eventually

Nice leaders choose to wait and hope that the situation will improve on its own. By just “hoping and hinting”, the problems remain and get worse, and morale suffers—blaming one another.

Conclusion

Great leaders understand that being respected is extremely more important than being well-liked by every employee. Make sure your decisions are not misled by a desire to please everyone.  Nevertheless, providing your employees with a well designed office is one way to gain their approval. 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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Friendships

A recent article,  4 Ways Companies Foster Productive Co-Worker Friendships by Matt Straz says that a strong relationship amongst employees helps your business thrive and succeed—employees who get along together, work well together.  Teamwork is one of the essential keys to your business productivity and efficiency. Listed below are some tips to encourage friendships….
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A recent article,  4 Ways Companies Foster Productive Co-Worker Friendships by Matt Straz says that a strong relationship amongst employees helps your business thrive and succeed—employees who get along together, work well together.  Teamwork is one of the essential keys to your business productivity and efficiency.

Listed below are some tips to encourage friendships at your workplace in Plug and Play Offices.

  1. Encourage employees to recognize and appreciate one another.

Employees need to feel secure and confident working with one another to create a more efficient and productive teamwork.  When a compliment on a job well done comes from a close team member, it means so much more.

  1. Create more opportunities for the team to unite/bond.

Schedule and invite your employees to exciting events like a company excursion, volunteer project or just a simple dinner to build rapport (there’s strength in unity).  While talking about the work maybe part of the event, leave the actual bonding to the company’s awesome and cheerful people.

  1. Provide a dedicated social newsfeed.

Create a social platform or a team forum where your staff can share updates, memories and daily activities and experiences. In this manner, your employees can get in touch more easily and they can also use this to share ideas, congratulate one another and make special announcements.

  1. Eliminate silos with better collaboration initiatives.

Silo mentality in your organization will severely obstruct teamwork from forming, thus it is very important to encourage support and collaboration. Make sure that you assign tasks to the right team. You can utilize digital management tools to help employees stay organized as they collaborate on projects. Ask them to post updates in the task comments to ensure everyone is on the right track.

Conclusion

These tips will help your company build real friendships among employees that can bring the whole company together. Remember, your employees are the backbone of your company and providing them an awesome workspace will make them friendlier and happier. 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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Successful Entrepreneurs

A recent article, 7 Unexpected Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs by Mario Peshev says that successful entrepreneurs are individuals who are brave enough to start, not give up on their dreams and ideas, and leverage their personality. Here are four qualities of a successful entrepreneurship. Constant learner Running a business requires a large….
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A recent article, 7 Unexpected Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs by Mario Peshev says that successful entrepreneurs are individuals who are brave enough to start, not give up on their dreams and ideas, and leverage their personality.

Here are four qualities of a successful entrepreneurship.

  1. Constant learner

Running a business requires a large set of activities associated with skills and expertise. Successful entrepreneurs have to be adept in sales, understand human behaviors, excel at marketing, etc. Handling all these activities requires extreme interest and constantly pursuing a myriad of information streams thru social networks, online magazines, user groups, or brainstorming with fellow entrepreneurs in executive suites Lake Mary.

  1. Watchful and cautious

The rapidly changing environment and strong online competition don’t allow lucrative businesses to stay in their comfort zone for too long. Keenness is  helpful for finding new business opportunities and defining a stronger unique selling proposition for one’s business. Being cautious and attentive are vital for building a reputable and profitable company—one wrong move may lead to a wrong direction, thus altering the course of the profitable revenue path.

  1. Competitiveness

Competitiveness is one of the essentials for building a profitable business model. If you have a brilliant and viable idea, use your competitiveness as a tool to offer a fresher flavor and a more suitable alternative for your target market that would make it more interesting and tempting for people to try.

  1. Persuasion

Persuasion is simply the process of sharing your beliefs, ideas and values with potential clients, a business partner, or an investor thru reviews, testimonials, and case studies. Therefore, persuasion is your biggest asset in marketing and sales, and generating some traction for your product that would influence the next person to get onboard.

Conclusion

Freelancers and small business owners are constantly growing, and given the opportunities of the digital world, this may be the best time to give your dream a try. If you’re planning to run your own business in Lake Mary, YourOffice Philadelphia offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: small office space Lake Mary, and meeting space Lake Mary. 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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Stress at Work

Do you believe that stress can be actually a very positive thing?  Well, it sounds incredible, but it is true. A recent article, A Simple Guide To Handling Stress At Work by Jacob Shriar says that stress is good for you by looking at it as an opportunity instead of a….
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Do you believe that stress can be actually a very positive thing?  Well, it sounds incredible, but it is true. A recent article, A Simple Guide To Handling Stress At Work by Jacob Shriar says that stress is good for you by looking at it as an opportunity instead of a problem. However, there is a limit to how much stress will work. When stress becomes too high, it harms, but a “good” amount of stress can be a positive thing.

3 REASONS WHY “GOOD” AMOUNT OF STRESS IS BENEFICIAL

  1. Challenges at work will make you quite stressed, but little stress at work is a positive sign that you’re engaged and passionate about what you’re doing.
  2. A study shows that stress can boost your working memory/focus because your body and mind make you more alert and agile, putting them in the “fight or flight” mode.
  3. We become bored and lax when we’re not stressed enough, and that’s not good for our motivation or productivity.

4 TIPS TO MANAGE YOUR STRESS

1. Have a positive attitude

When you have a positive attitude, you’ll consider stress as a natural part of life and will respond to it confidently.

2. Have strong social support

Having close friends that you can turn to during stressful and taxing situations is a great way to handle stress easier.

3. Have daily exercise

Daily exercise improves your mental health, response to stress, and overall quality of life.

4. Learn To Relax

Sitting at your desk and staring at your computer all day in team office space Philly can be exasperating; therefore a short/quick walk, meditation, and deep breathing exercise can help you feel rejuvenated and refreshed.

Conclusion

Stress at work is inevitable, but learning the tricks to manage your stress every day so that it never reaches the high point and doesn’t get the best of you is beneficial for your productivity. Having an awesome workspace also helps you more inspired and engaged.  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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Customers Online

A recent article, 10 Tips for Connecting With Customers Online by Annie Pilon says that you need to connect with your customers and sell to them in order to succeed in your business online. Here are some techniques to help your business succeed online. Consider User Intent with Your SEO….
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A recent article, 10 Tips for Connecting With Customers Online by Annie Pilon says that you need to connect with your customers and sell to them in order to succeed in your business online.

Here are some techniques to help your business succeed online.

Consider User Intent with Your SEO Efforts

Your SEO efforts will not go any farther if you don’t personally understand the needs/wants of your customers, thus user intent can be a very vital part of the process. You can book a meeting room to brainstorm with your team with this regard.

Organic SEO

SEO is a key when building a blog or other website, but organic SEO may differ from the techniques you’re using.  You can hire freelancers in South Park coworking office space to help you understand and manage organic SEO.

Be more personalized in your business

Personalization can be a great way to connect with your customers, so discuss the techniques with your staff in team office space to implement complete personalization to draw the attention of your customers online.

Learn social media marketing tips

When using social media to connect with your customers online, find out and implement the different tactics for local businesses in order to be effective.

Instagram

Instagram is a great tool for connecting with your customers and other prospective clientele for your business, but you have to consider and learn the do’s and don’ts when using the platform.

Facebook Groups

Facebook groups can be a great way to find and communicate with the same group of individuals on social media.

Boost your blog visits via Community Management

Blogging is not all about promoting your business and sharing helpful content, but it also helps you build a community online. Learn how to effectively manage that community to give your blog a major boost.

Conclusion

Your business accessibility and strong online presence are essential elements for business success. Thus a well designed workplace is important for your business to thrive. 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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Elevator Pitch

A recent article, 7 Best Tips for Your Elevator Pitch by Alex Freund says that you have to be always ready to recite your elevator pitch with pride and confidence regardless of the size and type of audience in order to develop a discussion that will lead to a mutually….
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A recent article, 7 Best Tips for Your Elevator Pitch by Alex Freund says that you have to be always ready to recite your elevator pitch with pride and confidence regardless of the size and type of audience in order to develop a discussion that will lead to a mutually beneficial relationship.

Here are a few tips to develop a good elevator pitch to bring forth further inquiry.

  • Your elevator pitch should not be a self-monologue–don’t try to memorize every line, but only the essential topics you want to communicate. Once you know your basic material and start to feel relaxed, the words will flow spontaneously. And remember that practice always makes perfect.

  • Your elevator pitch should not be boring, it’s best to briefly say something about what you do, to mention the kinds of people you help, and to cite the benefits that result from what you offer. You should insert something different—something interesting. For instance, you may say “I’m known to have saved a woman’s life.”  That statement will certainly catch everyone’s attention and ask for follow-up at the end of the meeting in meeting space Denver.

  • Be sure you’re being heard loud and clear when you present your elevator pitch to different audiences in various meeting rooms for rent. Speak well to impress your audiences. Modulate your voice to project enthusiasm –the pace should be at a rate that allows big audiences to understand what you’re saying.

  • Look at the audience with confidence.  Stand straight, don’t cross your ankles.  Find your balance. You can use your arms to complement and support your statements. Most of all, wear a genuine smile. Smile is a universal language that conveys positivity and well-being in the presence of others.

Conclusion

An effective elevator pitch takes a lot of challenges, mastery and several iterations before it will produce the intended results. If you are a remote sales rep looking for a prestigious business address, YourOffice offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: virtual office space, meeting room access, and coworking office space. 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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Business Productivity

A recent article, 4 Things You Can Do Right Now to Increase Productivity and Sales by Alice Williams says that as a small business owner, you might think you  need to invest in costly office supplies, hire more in-house employees, or increase salaries to encourage greater productivity and profitability.  On….
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A recent article, 4 Things You Can Do Right Now to Increase Productivity and Sales by Alice Williams says that as a small business owner, you might think you  need to invest in costly office supplies, hire more in-house employees, or increase salaries to encourage greater productivity and profitability.  On the contrary, with a little creativity and resourcefulness, you can run your small business smoothly and successfully.

Here are tips steps to improve your productivity on a budget.

  1. Create a positive culture

Learning and understanding your employees’ happiness can increase productivity. Focusing on what they will appreciate most can create a positive workplace.  Small and simple gestures like bringing in bagels for breakfast on Fridays or pizza lunches, having a monthly cocktail hour after a hectic schedule, allowing to work remotely from home or in a coworking office space at least once a week  can make your employees feel appreciated and therefore breed more engaged and motivated employees.

  1. Hire a Virtual Assistant

As a small business owner, you have lots of work need to be done, but you don’t have enough funds to hire a full-time, in-house employee.  Virtual office solutions or a virtual assistant can help you with your daily tasks like answering phone calls in your business name, mail/package handling and scheduling meetings so you can focus your time and energy on the big projects that will grow your business.

  1. Leverage the power of technology

There are numerous programs and tools (which many of them are free or inexpensive) to help you stay organized, collaborate with your staff in team office space, manage and track time spent on projects, and automate tasks.  Maximizing the use of advanced technology will help your business grow.

Conclusion

These simple tips can help your small business run smoothly and successfully.  If you are a small business owner in Ballantyne looking for workspace solutions within your budget, YourOffice Ballantyne offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: flexible office space Ballantyne, team office space Ballantyne 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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Friendship

A recent article, 6 Ways Work Friendships Benefit Your Business – and 7 Ways to Encourage Them by Rieva Lesonsky  says that friendships at work benefit your employees as well as your company. Having close friends at work promotes employee happiness, harmony and engagement, thus positively affects company productivity and profitability…..
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A recent article, 6 Ways Work Friendships Benefit Your Business – and 7 Ways to Encourage Them by Rieva Lesonsky  says that friendships at work benefit your employees as well as your company. Having close friends at work promotes employee happiness, harmony and engagement, thus positively affects company productivity and profitability.

Here are a few tips to encourage work friendships in your business in a commercial office space.  

  1. Spend valuable time with your team.  There’s a lot of work to get done, but it’s also very vital to build relationships with the people who help you do it. Take a real interest in your employees by spending some time to get to know them and learn about their lives.  Friendship begins with you.
  2. Use a buddy system to welcome new employees. Look for employees who are sociable and friendly and pair them with a new hire so he/she can get along easily and comfortably with other members in your team office space Philadelphia.
  3. Eat meal together.  Order pizza or bring in lunch once a week, orthrow a monthly potluck. Chatting over a meal is a great way to build rapport.
  4. Hold offsite meetings. Aside from regular strategic planning or training in meeting space Philadelphia, get your team offsite for a day or a weekend once or twice a year to allow employees to spend plenty of time for just hanging around and having fun.
  5. Get active.  Encourage employees to participate in a wellness and fun activity during break time like an afternoon “dance party” where everyone gets up from their desks and dances around for 15 minutes.  Doing funny things together loosens people up and builds camaraderie.

Conclusion

You shouldn’t compel people to become friends, but you can provide them many opportunities to build friendships naturally. Providing your team a workplace where they can share their knowledge and expertise freely is a great way to foster friendships.  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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