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Freelancer

A recent article, 3 Ways Flexibility Can Harm Freelancers by Choncé Maddox says that flexibility is one of the most awesome benefits of a freelancer.  You can set your own hours and decide when you work as long as you meet your deadlines. However, this kind of flexibility can somewhat….
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A recent article, 3 Ways Flexibility Can Harm Freelancers by Choncé Maddox says that flexibility is one of the most awesome benefits of a freelancer.  You can set your own hours and decide when you work as long as you meet your deadlines. However, this kind of flexibility can somewhat harm freelancers.

Here are three ways flexibility can harm freelancers.

  1. Less time to work.

Nothing can stop you from falling off track with your work when you set your own schedule.  You can decide to go shopping in the middle of the day, have a two-hour lunch break, or take your pet to the salon. Yes, you can do whatever you want outside your work any time of the day. But if you abuse the flexibility and it becomes your habit, you won’t really have organized schedule that means less time for work.

  1. Too much time to work.

On the contrary, nothing can stop you from working seriously, even for extended hours, and you feel guilty for not getting everything done each day. You constrain to overwork yourself just because your schedule is flexible.

  1. Unable to finish other tasks.

If you’re enjoying flexibility too much and don’t have a dedicated work schedule, it can be frustrating when you never seem to be able to finish anything. Even if you’re good in meeting  client’s deadlines, you may feel disappointed if you’re unable to complete any other tasks for your business as you continue to procrastinate on them because you have no dedicated “office hours”.

 Conclusion

As a freelancer, you need self-discipline and proper time management.  Try to establish a structured routine and some open schedule that you can follow in order to meet your goals. Enjoy the flexibility you have without taking it too far so it doesn’t harm your workflow and revenue. If you’re looking for shared office space or virtual office solutions 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.

How do you handle your time as a freelancer?  We’d be glad to hear your story.  Feel free also to see us on Google Plus and Twitter.

virtual team

A recent article, How to Interview and Hire a Virtual Team by Parker Davis believes that the workplace is going virtual now like never before.  Thus, if you’re planning to form a virtual team, there are significant factors to consider in the hiring process. Let’s discuss. Get to understand your….
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A recent article, How to Interview and Hire a Virtual Team by Parker Davis believes that the workplace is going virtual now like never before.  Thus, if you’re planning to form a virtual team, there are significant factors to consider in the hiring process.

Let’s discuss.

Get to understand your potential virtual team.

Since you’re not going to work together in the same office space, you need to get a good sense of who your candidate is during the interview. Nevertheless, geographical location can lead to some difficulty in accurately assessing personality and traits of a virtual hire.  Ask relevant questions when interviewing a virtual candidate, which focus on personality, management, and adeptness with technology.  

It’s vital to hire workers who are highly self-motivated and have a strong work ethic since you won’t be monitoring them in a dedicated team office space.  

Get face to face with your potential virtual team.

Make sure the interview is done over video chat if geographical location does not allow a meeting in person. This will help you get to know your team, and make future virtual interactions more comfortable and productive.

Once you’ve formed your team, you can look for meeting rooms for rent and schedule a weekly video conference to improve your communication and help build a company culture. 

Prove your potential team skills.

Before committing to work together, you need to verify how your potential team works.  Assign them a trial project; provide them some guidelines, basic info, and most importantly, a deadline. During this testing period, you can treat them as a freelancer and pay them accordingly.

Their response/deliverable is not a perfect indication of their working habits. Nevertheless, it’ll provide you a stronger sense of their work ethic and quality.

Conclusion

These tips will help you build a great virtual team and enjoy the many benefits of it.  If you’re looking for workspace solutions for your business 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.

Any other tips to build an awesome virtual team?  Feel free to share your comments.  You can also visit us on Twitter and Google Plus.

Entrepreneur

A recent article, 5 traits of first-time founders by Sonal Mishra says that running your own business is a dream come true.  Nevertheless, you need to know what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur, especially if it is your first time.   Here are four essential traits you must possess to start your….
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A recent article, 5 traits of first-time founders by Sonal Mishra says that running your own business is a dream come true.  Nevertheless, you need to know what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur, especially if it is your first time.  

Here are four essential traits you must possess to start your own business and thrive.

Clarity of vision

Having a clear vision and identifying your goals is the initial step to be a successful entrepreneur. Before you get your business rolling, you need to be certain about your business model, growth prospects and the potential market. For example, if you’re planning to launch your business in Denver, you can contact an office space broker to help you decide what office space Denver is ideal for your startup.

Effective communication skills

You must have excellent communication skills. You should be able to discuss your business clearly and effectively with stakeholders, customers and your team at any given time.

Receptive to feedback

Feedback is necessary to determine how well your business is doing. Consider negative feedback as an opportunity to work on developing a better business model. Maybe you need to tweak your idea a little bit or you need more funds to promote your business well. You can book a meeting room and discuss with your team what needs to be done to improve your business processes.

Creative and Innovative

During the early stages of your startup, most likely you need to wear many hats.  In other words, it’s always better to work on your own at first to create and establish standard systems for each and every process, so that your future team can follow the path set down by you.

Conclusion

Today is considered as the golden era of startups, and if you want to take advantage of it, you need to possess these traits to help ensure success in your first business venture. Live in the Denver area? Looking for an office? Look no further!  YourOffice is a leader in providing the most prestigious virtual office space Denver and shared office space Denver 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.

Are you ready to take the plunge?  Feel free to share your thoughts.  You can also visit us on Google Plus and Twitter.

Toxic Company

A recent article, 3 Telltale Signs of Toxic Company Culture – and What to Do About It by Caitlin Zucal says that a strong and healthy company culture starts at the top. Hence, business leaders must be aware of flagging signs and take precautionary measures to ensure company culture is secured. Here are three….
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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 strong and healthy company culture starts at the top. Hence, business leaders must be aware of flagging signs and take precautionary measures to ensure company culture is secured.

Here are three manifestations of an unhealthy company culture and what to do about it.

  1. Everyone looks out for themselves instead of teamwork.

The major cause of weak company culture and puts your business at stake is knowledge hoarding– a condition that definitely makes innovation and expansion unattainable.

Encourage employees to share new ideas with leadership. Look for meeting rooms for rent and brainstorm with your employees and create team building activities to promote collaboration and teamwork. You can also use buddy system to achieve better efficiency and productivity at the same time building rapport among employees.

  1. Unhappy employees.

Employees that are not happy are disengaged and always complaining. These people are burdensome, they don’t just lack energy – they drain energy from others as well.  Their negative attitudes result in a contagious deviation from a company’s mission and vision—they push away even the most dedicated employees.

Conduct one-on-ones at least twice a month to appraise and evaluate employee morale and to prevent problems from escalating.

  1. Confused and disoriented employees.

Lack of communication results to misunderstanding despite announcements and meetings and can result in mistrust, uncertainty, and unnecessary pressure among employees. Employees are uninformed of what is really happening in the entire organization. 

Promote an open door policy that allows employees to share ideas, build relationships, and feel that their ideas and feedback matter.

Conclusion

Your workspace is also an important feature of a healthy company culture where employees are encouraged  to report to work every day. YourOffice is looking forward to being a part of your great company culture. 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.

How do you keep your company culture strong and healthy? Let’s see your comments below.  Feel free to visit us also on Google Plus and Twitter.

Office Reminders

A recent article, 15 office rules no one tells you by Sophie Hirsh believes that the office is a home away from home where we work together eight hours or more every day. Nevertheless, there are simple rules/reminders that we should not ignore to maintain decency and harmony in the workplace. Let’s discuss them….
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A recent article, 15 office rules no one tells you by Sophie Hirsh believes that the office is a home away from home where we work together eight hours or more every day. Nevertheless, there are simple rules/reminders that we should not ignore to maintain decency and harmony in the workplace.

Let’s discuss them briefly.

  1. Treat your desk like your own home and keep it organized, decorate it just like a small office space Denver. Have fun with it, but keep it professional!
  2.  Restart/reboot your computer before you call for a technical support. Don’t panic.
  3.  Give a smile or say hi or hello every time you pass someone in the lobby.
  4. Allow your teammates in team office Space Denver feel that you care about them; give them short kind notes or simple treats.  Caring and sharing is the key to building relationships.
  5. Wash your plate after eating, otherwise just use disposal one.
  6. Wait until the end of the meeting before you ask questions.
  7. Stop burping aloud at your desk, it may irritate and distract your coworkers, keep your poise. 
  8. Refrain from walking around the office barefooted, it’s very awkward.
  9. Let not your coworker wait for so long when you’re both in the restroom, be sensitive.
  10. Don’t reheat fish in the microwave, otherwise you will make the whole office space stinky, be considerate.
  11. Don’t give a high-five to your manager unless your manager initiates a high-five, be courteous.
  12. Don’t discuss/chat with your colleague in front of the water dispenser so other people can fill their cups too, be kind.

Conclusion 

These simple reminders seem funny, but have great impact in the workplace. Looking for better workspace solutions for more 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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Virtual Assistant

A recent article, 6 Mistakes Smart People Make When Hiring a Virtual Assistant by Matthew Turner says that in today’s online driven world, building a virtual team or hiring a virtual assistant is made possible. Here are tips to consider when hiring a virtual assistant to help run your business….
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A recent article, 6 Mistakes Smart People Make When Hiring a Virtual Assistant by Matthew Turner says that in today’s online driven world, building a virtual team or hiring a virtual assistant is made possible.

Here are tips to consider when hiring a virtual assistant to help run your business easier.

1. Identify the tasks to be outsourced.

  • Tasks you don’t want to do every day.
  • Tasks you can’t do yourself.
  • Tasks you shouldn’t be doing.

This defines what your virtual team should work on, and allows you to effectively manage it. For instance, a virtual receptionist can answer calls “live” in your business name.  

2. Ask for regular update.

Communication is essential for all entrepreneurs, most especially when you work with people in diverse places and different coworking spaces. You have to monitor what your team is doing, but not to the extent that you micromanage them. A daily update is beneficial to both sides.

3. Share your vision with your VA.

Allowing your virtual assistant or team to see the big picture of your business will help them see “why they do what they do”. “It also gives them ownership over their role, as they know what you are trying to achieve as a team.”

4. Let them feel valued.

Make an experience that leaves them feeling valued and part of a “real” team not a virtual one. Provide them essential tools to ensure they stay connected or book a meeting room at least once a month to conduct a virtual meeting with them.

5. Give them only the access they need.

You should not allow your virtual assistant to have full access to every part of your business. “Make sure you understand what you’ll give your virtual assistant access to and what you should give them access to.”

Conclusion

These tips will help you save time and money when hiring or building a virtual assistant/team. 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.

How do you benefit from a virtual assistant/team? Feel free to share your thoughts. You can also visit us on Google Plus and Twitter.

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.

Any other tips to create an awesome remote team?  Let’s see your comments below.  Feel free also to visit us on Twitter and Google Plus.

Focus and Motivation

A recent article, 3 Ways to Declutter Your Mental Workspace by Mahesh Rajagopalan says that keeping your focus and motivation is essential to startup success. While you learn lots of valuable skills in business schools, nobody teaches you how to stay focused in the high-pressure environment. Here are few ways to stay focused and….
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A recent article, 3 Ways to Declutter Your Mental Workspace by Mahesh Rajagopalan says that keeping your focus and motivation is essential to startup success. While you learn lots of valuable skills in business schools, nobody teaches you how to stay focused in the high-pressure environment.

Here are few ways to stay focused and motivated.

  1. Create a routine.

Each morning, spend at least fifteen minutes to review your past day’s progress to help you prioritize what you would like to finish during the day. Devote your morning schedule to the significant matters and do the housekeeping tasks in the afternoon.

  1. Conduct a monthly assessment.

As a startup owner, you can be very busy during the day, nevertheless it’s very essential to step back from your daily grind and spend some time to evaluate your team progress and efficiency. For instance, get out of your executive office space once a month and find a perfect place like meeting space Denver to meet your team to assess and revise the opportunities and challenges for the upcoming quarter.  This monthly meeting can help you track progress and improve efficiency.

  1. Relax in the middle of the day.

As a startup owner, multiple challenges are struggling for your attentions so ensure to spend some time in the middle of the day to relax and refresh.  If you can’t get out, book a meeting room or find a quiet place to take a few moments to reflect and meditate. Use the peace and quiet to refocus and recuperate.

  1. Declutter and organize your office space.

Your workspace environment plays a significant role in your mental health. Removing any clutter and keeping only the necessary items on your table help keep your mind clear and focused. Also, using ergonomics table, chair and other office paraphernalia promote physical well being.   

Conclusion

Running your own business is overwhelming, thus a well designed office is vital for your productivity and efficiency.  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.

Any other tips to keep your focus and motivation?  Let’s see your thoughts. You can also see us on Twitter and Google Plus.

Location

A recent article, 5 Things to Consider Before You Open More Locations by Kyle Zagrodzky says that launching a successful business is not easy, but once you have proven that your idea is viable then opening one or more locations is alluring. Nevertheless, opening more units if not done properly can pull your business in….
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A recent article, 5 Things to Consider Before You Open More Locations by Kyle Zagrodzky says that launching a successful business is not easy, but once you have proven that your idea is viable then opening one or more locations is alluring. Nevertheless, opening more units if not done properly can pull your business in a dangerous direction—the risk of losing it all.

Here are three factors to consider before you open another location for your business in a commercial office space.

  1. Why do you want to open another location?

Don’t be misled that more units will promise more income. Before opening another unit, explore every ways and means to satisfy that inner need to do more. Book a meeting room and brainstorm with your team to find an easier, safer way to fulfillment that will protect everything you’ve worked for instead of put it at risk.

  1. Are you strongly confident in your first business?

You should evaluate/review your existing processes before opening a second business. Systems and processes should be streamlined that employees know precisely what to do and everything runs efficiently even without your direct supervision. If that’s not the case, opening another location in Agile Office Space Denver will stretch you too thin.

  1. Get the right people before you take the plunge.

To open another branch, you need to hire and train new people to run the new unit using the same proven systems as before.  Aside from having a specific set of leadership and supervision skills, you need to ask yourself if you’ll actually be happy to take on a completely different role.

Conclusion

If you’re convinced that you’ll be happy in your different role, have the right team in place and know you can trust your finances and still can’t get rid of that gut feeling that you need to open a new location, then go for it. 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.

Are you ready to take the plunge to open another business location? Let’s see your thoughts. You can also see us on Twitter and Google Plus.

Retain Employees

A recent article, 10 Tips for Recruiting and Retaining Employees by Stephen Marshal says that recruitment is a complex task because your goal is not only to hire employees but also to retain them. Here are some tips to develop a talented pool of candidates and retain employees for years to come.  Visit….
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A recent article, 10 Tips for Recruiting and Retaining Employees by Stephen Marshal says that recruitment is a complex task because your goal is not only to hire employees but also to retain them.

Here are some tips to develop a talented pool of candidates and retain employees for years to come. 

Visit online job boards

Online job boards assist companies find ideal job applicants. You can see the latest candidate profiles and you can look into their’ resumes online as well.

Conduct a strong interview session

Sharing particular points aside from duties and responsibilities, such as the company’s mission and vision and what you look for in a potential hire, ensures candidates will be a good fit for your company and your culture. 

Learn about their work experiences

Scrutinize a candidate’s work experience, and if they share any references, check them circumspectly. For instance, if a candidate mentions they previously worked at a certain company in executive suites Denver, connect with the company to verify the employee’s performance and whether they were an asset to the company or not.

Ask for recommendations

Let your trusted employees in agile office space help you find new candidates—you may ask them to evaluate and interview potential candidates then ask them to submit recommendations for your approval.

Work environment

When you receive clients, you look for the best facilities like meeting space Denver to close the deal. So, when it comes to employees and potential candidates, work environment is an essential factor to attract and retain employees.

Pay scale matters

Make sure to offer the potential candidate reasonable compensation for the position. Also for your current employees, review, and upgrade their salary package as needed  to make sure that you pay them enough so they stay with your business for a long time.

Conclusion

These tips will help you find and select the right candidates for your company.  A well designed office is a plus factor to attract and retain employees.  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.

How do you recruit and retain employees?  Let’s hear your story.  Feel free to visit us also on Twitter and Google Plus.