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Positive and Productive Day

A recent article, The Perfect Schedule for Ultimate Productivity by Jacob Shriar reminds us that how we start our day will determine our productivity. Here are a few things to do each morning before you go to work in agile office space. Practice meditation or mindfulness. Spend few minutes of tranquility and….
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A recent article, The Perfect Schedule for Ultimate Productivity by Jacob Shriar reminds us that how we start our day will determine our productivity.

Here are a few things to do each morning before you go to work in agile office space.

  1. Practice meditation or mindfulness.

Spend few minutes of tranquility and quietness to prepare yourself for a productive, cheerful day. This doesn’t require much. It prepares your day with composure and positive attitude.

  1. Read something that gives wisdom and encouragement.

Read something that will help develop your personality and continually encourage you throughout the day. You can read inspirational quotes from your favorite author or a short blog about work-life balance.

  1. Daily workout.

Daily workout will keep you fit and dynamic.  It doesn’t need to be a strenuous exercise. A 15-20 minute run or brisk walk or a few sit-ups and pushups in your room will do. The key is to stimulate your energy to get your day started.

  1. Eat your breakfast.  

Eat a good and healthy breakfast before going to work in an executive office space or shared office space. Never ever attempt to miss your breakfast no matter how busy the day will be otherwise you will be sluggish and thus hinder your productivity.

Conclusion

Starting your day in a good vibration and in an awesome workplace environment is beneficial to your whole day’s productivity. 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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Team Productivity

A recent article, 10 Affordable Tech Tools to Manage Remote Workers by Matt D’Angelo says that working remotely is beneficial for startups and their teams. They can save on office space costs and IT services, and workers with flexible schedules are happier, which can equal more productive employees. However, team communication….
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A recent article, 10 Affordable Tech Tools to Manage Remote Workers by Matt D’Angelo says that working remotely is beneficial for startups and their teams. They can save on office space costs and IT services, and workers with flexible schedules are happier, which can equal more productive employees. However, team communication can absolutely be a challenge.

Here are six tech tools to help ensure remote team efficiency and productivity.

1. Figure It Out

This Chrome extension is a great tool for managing remote employees from different time zones and diverse coworking spaces. Once installed, selected time zones are shown on your browser’s homepage so you can schedule meetings, conference calls or deadlines for remote workers across the world.

2. Dropbox Business

This app allows business owners to save sensitive business data in the cloud while also using a great file-sharing system. 

3. Slack

This app reflects a communication model that’s like an actual team office space setting.  It features team clusters, company-wide channels and individual messaging.  In addition to messaging, Slack offers audio and video calling.

4. Asana

This is an app in which remote teams can create projects and tasks, track progress, and communicate at the same time–everyone in the organization can stay on the same page without constant progress updates.

5. Appear.in 

Using this tool, you can hold seamless video meetings (like you are in one particular meeting space) with your remote employees. It is completely online and can be used on any device without registration.

6. When I Work 

This app provides employers with a simple way to create online schedules and track employee work hours—employees can time in and out and track their schedules on a master schedule.

Conclusion

Some workers may abuse the right to work remotely, so it’s essential for small business owners to consider various productivity tools and workspace solutions that are essential to ensure remote team members are working efficiently. 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.

What tools do you utilize to ensure remote team productivity?  Feel free to share your thoughts.  You can also visit us on Twitter and Facebook.

Work with Someone

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

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

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

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

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

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

  1. Focus on the business outcome you are seeking.

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

  1. Agree to disagree without being critical.

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

Conclusion

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

How do you work with someone who doesn’t or isn’t like you?  Let’s see your story. Feel free to see us on Facebook and Twitter.

Advancement in Your Business

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

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

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

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

2. Cover lacking areas by empowering employees.

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

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

3. Encourage teamwork to create innovations.

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

Conclusion

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

Any other tips to promote professional development in the workplace?  Feel free to write your comments below.  You can also visit us on Google Plus and Twitter.

Workplace Distractions

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

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

1. Inflexible, strict policies

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

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

2. Office favoritism

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

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

3. Unrealistic/Stretch goals

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

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

Conclusion

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

Any other distractions that can demoralize employees?   We’d be glad to see your comments.  We’d also be glad to see you on Facebook and Twitter.

Sales Hacks

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

  1. Consider your potential customer needs.

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

  1. Promote your brand before the sales process start.

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

  1. Don’t scale too quickly.

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

  1. Offer a lower introductory price.  

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

  1. Develop strategy for customer retention.

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

Conclusion

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

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Coworking Space

A recent article, 3 Questions to Ask When Choosing Between Co-Working Space Options by Amanda Abella says that coworking spaces can provide great solutions for your business. Nevertheless, make sure to consider the following questions when looking through coworking space options to avoid unnecessary spending. 1. How frequently are you….
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A recent article, 3 Questions to Ask When Choosing Between Co-Working Space Options by Amanda Abella says that coworking spaces can provide great solutions for your business. Nevertheless, make sure to consider the following questions when looking through coworking space options to avoid unnecessary spending.

1. How frequently are you going to use it?

How frequently you plan to use your coworking space will determine what plan is appropriate for you. If you plan to use it once a week, you can ask if there’s an option that you can rent office space by the hour. The great thing about co-working space options is that they know people need flexibility and they usually have the means to provide it.

2. What are the agreement terms?

Ask yourself, how long you think you’re going to need the office space.  If you know you’re going to need a space for a minimum of  six months, it may be more reasonable to sign an agreement. If not, then you’ll need more flexibility.  Most coworking spaces offer flexible agreement terms and office plans to ensure the right set-up for your business.

3. Are there any other perks that you need?

You may require some perks to improve your business. Below are some of the perks a coworking space may provide.

  • Access to business center amenities.
  • Access to a member network.
  • Meeting room access.
  • Access to beverage service.
  • Discounts to things like insurance.

Wrapping Up

These three questions are determining factors when choosing a coworking space for your small business. If your business in Orlando does not require dedicated, permanent physical office, but you want to create an impressive and prestigious business presence, YourOffice  Orlando offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: virtual office space Orlando, meeting room access, and coworking office space Orlando. You’ll have access to a complete array of office support and concierge services as well as state-of-the-art business technology.

What other things do you consider when looking for a co-working space?  Feel free to share your thoughts.  You can also see us on Twitter and Google Plus.

Remote Work

A recent article, 6 Roles That Can’t Be Performed Remotely by Chad Reid agrees that today remote work is fast emerging, but that doesn’t mean it’s perfect for all roles. In fact, some jobs require in-person collaboration or due to equipment restrictions, are just better to maintain a physical space. Below….
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A recent article, 6 Roles That Can’t Be Performed Remotely by Chad Reid agrees that today remote work is fast emerging, but that doesn’t mean it’s perfect for all roles. In fact, some jobs require in-person collaboration or due to equipment restrictions, are just better to maintain a physical space.

Below are four jobs that most likely are not ideal for remote work.

  1. Designers

Design work is highly collaborative, and it involves more feedback than any other job within most companies. Having in-house designers in the same team office space makes the process faster and easier, and helps your team create better outcome.

  1. Operations team

Operations employees need to be diligent and keep abreast of the most recent changes and development of your company, so it’s crucial that they are in-house. They are the ones who lead strategic meetings, get to know employees, keep track of bills and maintenance, and frontlines of keeping customers and clients happy and satisfied.

  1. Videographers

Transporting heavy and expensive equipment for awesome video projects is daunting. Thus, having in-house videographer/s to work with other fellow workers in an agile office space enables your marketing team to create and produce great videos faster.

  1.  C-Suite

Having your C-suite work together with other employees in an executive office space will provide them more opportunities to collaborate with fellow executives within the organization, and it will promote more productivity, efficiency and clarity for the leaders reporting to them.

Conclusion

Certainly, there are exceptions to all of the above. If your business in Ballantyne does not need to maintain a physical office, but you want to have a prestigious and professional business address, YourOffice Ballantyne offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: flexible office space Ballantyne, team office space and virtual office Ballantyne. You’ll have access to a complete array of office support and concierge services as well as state-of-the-art business technology.

Is your role can be done remotely? Feel free to share your thoughts.  You can also reach us on Twitter and Google Plus.

Work from Home

A recent article, 4 Signs You’re Not Cut Out to Work From Home by Sheiresa Ngo says that working from home full time is awesome due to flexibility and convenience.  If you plan to make a switch in the near future, check the following tips to get you ready to work from home….
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A recent article, 4 Signs You’re Not Cut Out to Work From Home by Sheiresa Ngo says that working from home full time is awesome due to flexibility and convenience.  If you plan to make a switch in the near future, check the following tips to get you ready to work from home successfully.

  1. Be serious about the work.

If you want to work from home, you should conduct business as if you were working in a team office space. You should fully understand that you still have to stay on top of deadlines and deliver quality work.

  1. Learn to manage your time properly.

Being a master of your time is one of the essential keys to successfully work from home. Try to create a strict work schedule for yourself so that you prevent the chances of wasting time. You should know your work priorities, so you can complete and submit your deliverables on time.

  1. Find your motivation to get going.

Talent is not sufficient to keep you at the top of your work game. You should find your motivation to go further—nobody watches over you, so working in a shared office space once in awhile is a good way to meet and network with other freelancers and help each other stay motivated.

  1. Find your designated home office space.

There are lots of distractions working from home, so you’ll need a dedicated workspace where you can work quietly and productively.  Ask members of the family to consider that you’re not around during the work day so they will not disturb you.

Conclusion

These simple tips will help you to be productive and efficient working from home.  Nevertheless, if you need a professional and prestigious business address to attract more clients, 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.

Do you have hopes of one day being able to work from the convenience of your home? Let’s see your thoughts below.  You can also visit us on Facebook and Twitter.

Greater Teams

A recent article, Great Leaders Build Cohesive Teams by Dr. Rick Goodman says that even though your company has a lot of brilliant talents, but if they are not working in one accord, you don’t really have a team. Here are six tips to bring your talents together and build a….
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A recent article, Great Leaders Build Cohesive Teams by Dr. Rick Goodman says that even though your company has a lot of brilliant talents, but if they are not working in one accord, you don’t really have a team.

Here are six tips to bring your talents together and build a more cohesive and stronger team.

  1. Work closely with your team. 

Work closely with your employees in team office space, conduct regular one on one meeting with each employee and never ask anyone to do something you wouldn’t do yourself.

  1. Support your team. 

Ensure every member of your team has the resources and means necessary to do and complete their assigned task. Look for practical ways when employees come to you with needs or requests. You can book a meeting room to discuss how you can help them.

  1.  Be honest. 

Be straightforward to your employees and tell the truth about your business, including the difficulties and hindrances your business encounters. Reorganize and streamline with your team when something doesn’t go as planned.

  1.  Have a sense of purpose. 

It’s not sufficient for your company to have a mission; you also have to ensure your employees understand that mission, and recognize their part within it. Communicate this to them often.

  1. Listen. 

Your employees will want to give you with feedback and opinion about the company and maybe about your leadership style, too. You may or may not have the same opinion with them, but what counts most is that you give them the chance to express themselves. Ensure they feel heard, and valued.

  1. Appreciate your team members. 

Ensure you are expressive and demonstrative in celebrating everyone’s accomplishment and achievement.  Every employee wants to feel recognized and appreciated.

Conclusion

These tips will help you build stronger and happier team.  Furthermore, a well designed workspace promotes team efficiency and productivity. So, if your business in Ballantyne is looking for workspace solutions for your team, 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.

How do you inspire and motivate your team? Let’s hear your comments. You can also see us on Twitter and Facebook.