Office Design

A recent article, Why Design and Decor Matters in the Workplace by Ceren Cubukcu says that office should be a place where all employees feel convenient and happy to come for work, after all, it is their second home. Here are some tips to create a more personal, creative and productive….
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A recent article, Why Design and Decor Matters in the Workplace by Ceren Cubukcu says that office should be a place where all employees feel convenient and happy to come for work, after all, it is their second home.

Here are some tips to create a more personal, creative and productive workspace.

Use ergonomic furniture and equipment

Furniture and equipment are significant in designing office space to help increase employees’ productivity and efficiency.

Open office space with cubes

A sense of privacy is important to your employees so that they can focus on their work and reduce distractions.

Provide common areas

Common areas like kitchen, meeting space and relaxation rooms are essential and beneficial for your employees. Remember, they are spending at least 8 hours a day in the office so having common areas for breaks and get-together are significant to their productivity.

Decorate with plants

Plants purify the air by eliminating mold and bacteria, keeping employees healthier. Furthermore, studies proved that plants around the office space improve employees’ productivity levels— plants help reduce stress and create positive atmosphere.

Use natural daylight and soft lighting

Try to use natural daylight or soft lighting inside the office instead of fluorescent lighting. Natural lighting is linked to healthy sleep habits so your teams show up to work on time. Also, employees who are exposed to natural daylight are usually happier and more engaged.

Use colors

Colors have mental and emotional effects on people. For instance, blue is the color of serenity and wisdom, yellow nurtures creativity, white signifies purity and transparency, etc.  You can choose any color according to what energy you want your to have in your workspace.

Conclusion

Your workspace has great impact on your business because it affects employees’ morale, productivity and well being. If you are looking for a well designed office for your business, 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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Body Language Mistakes

A recent article, Are You Making These Body Language Mistakes? by Ceren Cubukcu says that communication is not only verbal but also involves body language (gestures and postures). Therefore, you should be very cautious about how you use your body when expressing yourself.  Your body language should agree with your verbal language to express….
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A recent article, Are You Making These Body Language Mistakes? by Ceren Cubukcu says that communication is not only verbal but also involves body language (gestures and postures). Therefore, you should be very cautious about how you use your body when expressing yourself.  Your body language should agree with your verbal language to express what you really mean.  

Here are common body language mistakes to avoid at work to have better communications and build relationships.

  1. Weak Handshake

A weak handshake shows lack of confidence or lack of interest towards that person. Make sure to welcome the people with a warm and firm handshake.

  1.  Looking at the clock

Looking at the clock or checking the time shows that you are bored, uncomfortable or in a hurry to leave the place. Try not to look at your watch too often when you are speaking to your coworkers or in a meeting in meeting space Denver.

  1. Avoiding eye contact

Avoiding eye contact when talking with your coworkers in team office space Denver or speaking to an audience makes you look unethical. It shows insincerity, lack of confidence/lack of interest to the topic.   Maintain an eye contact when you are making a point to avoid conflicts and misunderstanding.

  1.  Drooping shoulders or a lower neck

This body posture shows that you are not interested and not concerned with what is going on around you. Keep your head high, stand or sit straight when speaking to someone else to show your enthusiasm, confidence and respect.

  1. Crossing Your Arms

Crossing your arms indicates lack of interest and lack of concern. This kind of gesture is generally perceived as a defensive mode.  Keep your arms open to show your warm and affirmative feelings to others.  You can keep your arms on the table if you are sitting.   

Conclusion

Understanding the correct body language will improve your communication skills. Likewise, your workplace speaks about how your business is doing well. 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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Small Business

Where does your business go? Does it stay where it is now or go on to the next level? A recent article, 7 Awesome Tips to Take Your Start Up to the Next Level by Cormac Reynolds says that at some point, your business will no longer be a small business, but will eventually….
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Where does your business go? Does it stay where it is now or go on to the next level? A recent article, 7 Awesome Tips to Take Your Start Up to the Next Level by Cormac Reynolds says that at some point, your business will no longer be a small business, but will eventually take you to the next level.  Thus,  planning is very crucial to your success.

Here are some ways to help your small business thrive.

Modify your plans as needed.  Your business plans will change as your business grows. Review and verify if your plans are still relevant. Book a meeting room to conduct meetings with your team to identify what is working well and what is not—consider your goals/plans as a “work in progress document”.

Find a mentor/adviser.  A mentor has sufficient knowledge, skills and experiences to advise you on the best approach to take and to help you in getting your business to the next level.

Move to a commercial location.  If you run your small business from home, moving to a commercial office space is ideal to have more professional and prestigious business address to attract more clients.

Utilize the power of social media.  Nowadays, social media is beneficial to millions of businesses. Hire an expert who can assist in building an online presence and strengthen your reputation online.   

Create a blog.  Undoubtedly, a blog can help you gain visibility for your business. It is a good way for link building and interacting with your customers.

Become a “Limited” company.  In a limited company, your assets and liabilities are protected within the umbrella of the organization.  So in case you were to go into liquidation, outstanding debts from creditors would not be charged to you as an individual.

Conclusion

These tips will set your business to the next level successfully. Looking for workspace solutions in Ballantyne to match your growing business needs? 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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Commercial Location

A recent article, Some Tips Before Moving a Home-based Business to Commercial Space by Allen Buchanan says that as your small, home-based business grows, a more desirable and professional business office location becomes a necessity. As your business requires you to hire employees and your clients and customers come to visit regularly, these two….
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A recent article, Some Tips Before Moving a Home-based Business to Commercial Space by Allen Buchanan says that as your small, home-based business grows, a more desirable and professional business office location becomes a necessity. As your business requires you to hire employees and your clients and customers come to visit regularly, these two are both clunky to accomplish from home.

Here are some of the things you need to consider before moving your home-based business into a commercial real estate location.

  1. Costs

Once your business moves to a commercial office space, you’ll need to pay monthly office rental and utilities such as light, water, internet, phone and janitorial services.   Moreover, most commercial landlords will require a lease term of at least one year; therefore your business is obligated for this amount of rent.

  1. Permits

Though you already have a business license for your home-based business, you’ll need to secure a permit to operate your business from a commercial location.  In addition, the city in which your business locates will require you to secure occupancy permits as well.

  1. Location

Look for a business location near your home as much as possible to save on the commute time. Also, Make sure the location is accessible to your employees and your clients.

  1. Lease or buy

Buying a location is a great deal in a business’ tenure, but not right away.  For the meantime, find and lease one of the fully furnished offices for rent near your place, make some more money, hire some employees, get your business well established, and decide to buy down the road.

Conclusion

These tips will help you decide to move your home-based business to a commercial space. As your home office is no longer suitable for your growing business in Philly, 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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Business Burnout

A recent article, How to Stave Off Business Burnout as a Startup Owner by Larry Alton says that usually, startup owners find it so taxing to manage all the moving parts of running a business which may lead to burnout.  Burnout is the complete mental, emotional, and physical fatigue that results from prolonged stress…..
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A recent article, How to Stave Off Business Burnout as a Startup Owner by Larry Alton says that usually, startup owners find it so taxing to manage all the moving parts of running a business which may lead to burnout.  Burnout is the complete mental, emotional, and physical fatigue that results from prolonged stress. Luckily, burnout can be avoided to keep you going.

Here are four simple ways to prevent business burnout-the ultimate destroyer of productivity.

Stay motivated

Don’t get bored and tired, but instead remember why you do what you do. Write down the reason (the idea and passion) why you started a business in your field. Display this piece of writing prominently in your individual office space to motivate yourself that you and your work matter. Also, find time to meditate to ease anxiety and reduce stress.  

Create a schedule and stick to it

To create a schedule, allot sufficient time for each particular task then stick to it. As a business owner, some urgent matter may arise, in that case you can make some adjustments, but you don’t need to reorganize your whole life around one unexpected work issue.

Hire a virtual assistant

As a startup owner, you can hire a virtual receptionist to help you with administrative tasks like answering phone calls in your business name, mail and package handling etc.  so you can focus on the core of your business.

Ensure to get enough sleep

Make sure you get enough sleep to have all the necessary bodily functions such as attention span and daytime alertness.  Lack of sleep will hamper your cognition in a similar way to alcohol intoxication.  Don’t let yourself accumulate too many missed hours of sleep, which result to stress, sluggishness and inflammation.

Conclusion

These simple tips will help you work more productively and experience more business success.  If you are looking for workspace solutions in Lake Mary to help you run your startup, YourOffice Lake Mary offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: virtual office space Lake Mary, meeting room access, and coworking office 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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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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