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Leader

A recent article, Every Leader Should Have These Attributes by Natalie Eisele says that in the past, companies often implement a commanding (military style) leadership, but today, leaders should adopt a hands-on, engaged approach to maximize productivity and engagement.   Here are three attributes of every leader to make better employees….
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A recent article, Every Leader Should Have These Attributes by Natalie Eisele says that in the past, companies often implement a commanding (military style) leadership, but today, leaders should adopt a hands-on, engaged approach to maximize productivity and engagement.  

Here are three attributes of every leader to make better employees and better companies.

1. A leader must be genuine.

A genuine person is truthful, does not overstate or lie, and strives to keep employees informed whenever possible. Authentic leaders plainly say what is needed and required, and give honest feedback about what is useful and what is not.

2. A leader must be a good communicator.

Communicating with your employees is a basic quality for a leader to possess.  Inviting employees to lunch from time to time or conducting regular meeting in a meeting space to listen to feedback and ideas conveys that leadership is interested and valued the employee perspective. Feeling valued and appreciated improves your employee’s engagement and well-being.

3. A leader must be receptive.

A leader who listens is one step ahead. Spending time to listen and consider is a win-win. Being an open-minded leader allows for positive changes in your company and makes employees feel both recognized and valued.

Conclusion

These leadership traits pave the way to both employees and their leaders to work together and find motivation and inspiration in the workplace. Further, a good and well designed workspace helps promote agility and efficiency. 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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Own Business

A recent article, 7 Tips To Start Your Own Business by Vitor Silva says that starting a business is basically risky and you must trust your instincts and evaluate whether the conditions for a new venture are favorable. Here are four steps to start your own business. 1. Create a plan….
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A recent article, 7 Tips To Start Your Own Business by Vitor Silva says that starting a business is basically risky and you must trust your instincts and evaluate whether the conditions for a new venture are favorable.

Here are four steps to start your own business.

1. Create a plan

Although you rely on your instincts, it doesn’t mean you should quit your job and start your business in a commercial office space immediately.  You need to know the field you are entering, the job market, your employees and your consumers. You need to create a detailed plan on the expenses that your new business will incur (e.g. supplies, office space rental, salaries and wages), the revenue you will receive, and the return on investment. And you need to keep a growth plan so that your business does not get stagnant at one point.

2. Study your market

Do a comprehensive study about your market and don’t get dismayed if it seems too competitive. A stiff competition means that many people are doing very well in this field. You can use this to your advantage and can be successful, too.

3. Produce viable products or services

Build up a relationship with your audience and learn and understand their needs. Then create something (based on your great idea) that offers solutions to their needs.

4. Have a goal

It is always essential to have a main goal to attain. Think about what your most significant goal is and plan to take small steps everyday day to get there.

Conclusion

Some people waste so much time thinking about how to make things perfect before starting their business. Nevertheless, the most important aspect in business is having passion for the project–it should always leave you excited and inspired. If you have a great, viable business idea  and ready to take a plunge into the business venture, YourOffice Philadelphia offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: small office space Philadelphia, executive suites Philadelphia and meeting space Philadelphia. You’ll have access to a complete array of office support and concierge services as well as state-of-the-art business technology.

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Mentor

A recent article, 5 Reasons Everyone Should Have a Mentor by Paul Keijzer says that sure you’re smart, creative and innovative to run your own business, but to really expand your business into a sustainable one –you’ll need guidance from someone who fully understands just how to do that—a mentor. Here….
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A recent article, 5 Reasons Everyone Should Have a Mentor by Paul Keijzer says that sure you’re smart, creative and innovative to run your own business, but to really expand your business into a sustainable one –you’ll need guidance from someone who fully understands just how to do that—a mentor.

Here are four reasons why you need a mentor.

  1. Great knowledge and experience

Veteran mentors have vast experience and knowledge to help you learn and understand business matters and definitely cut back your learning curve.  More importantly, they’ll help you avoid making the same blunders they may have made.

  1. Access to a large network

As a young entrepreneur in a commercial office space, you may have a limited network that confines your ability to expand your horizon and reach. Mentors can connect or introduce you to other established and successful business leaders who can help expand your growth.

  1. Insight and Perspective

Mentors can provide you meaningful insight and perspective based on the abundance of their experience and deep understanding of the business realm for your greater success.

  1. Help You Improve and Grow

As a leader who’s always aiming for improvement, you’ll need a mentor who can keep a check on you and guide you towards success through constant self-improvement. They can help you align your ideas and iron out the rough edges.

Conclusion

While you may be your own boss, mentors can provide important lessons and insight that can positively impact your business journey. Likewise, Office Space Brokers can help you find the perfect office for your thriving business.  If you’re looking for workspace solutions 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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Emotional Intelligence

A recent article, Want to Become More Emotionally Intelligent? Here Are 9 Things You Can Do by Lindsay Kolowich says that having high emotional intelligence is essential to  build and maintain more meaningful relationships — both at work and in your personal life. Here are things you can do to improve your emotional….
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A recent article, Want to Become More Emotionally Intelligent? Here Are 9 Things You Can Do by Lindsay Kolowich says that having high emotional intelligence is essential to  build and maintain more meaningful relationships — both at work and in your personal life.

Here are things you can do to improve your emotional intelligence.

Watch your own emotional tendencies.

The better you recognize and understand your emotional tendencies, the better you can manage them. For instance, observe how you feel in certain circumstances, such as traffic jam or how you’re treated as a member in office space for teams; what’s your emotional state? Begin to analyze how you react/behave based on those circumstances.  

Learn to handle your negative emotions.

Managing your emotions appropriately is a big part of increasing your emotional intelligence. Nevertheless the hardest part of this process is to control negative emotions, but doing so is vital to avoid misjudgment. The solution is to allow yourself to feel those negative emotions, then practice deciding how to react astutely with those. 

Take responsibility for your actions.

Humility is a powerful part of being emotionally intelligent — and one way to be humble is to take responsibility when you offend or hurt someone’s feelings. Taking responsibility for your actions and reactions reveals that you’re self-aware, honest, and committed to be a part of a team.

Learn to express difficult emotions when necessary.

Being truthful to others about how you feel fosters trust and helps people feel comfortable opening up to you. It’s all right to say “no”, have limitations, and express differences, but express your emotions calmly and peacefully.

Conclusion

Emotional intelligence is essential to your success in business and the good news is, it can be improved. There’s always room for improvement and if you want to improve your business workplace 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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Productivity and Success

A recent article, 10 Habits You Need To Give Up If You Want To Be Productive by Katarina Milovanovic says that when we are productive, we get tasks done successfully and efficiently.  However, there are many habits that are killing our productivity that we are not aware of. Here are….
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A recent article, 10 Habits You Need To Give Up If You Want To Be Productive by Katarina Milovanovic says that when we are productive, we get tasks done successfully and efficiently.  However, there are many habits that are killing our productivity that we are not aware of.

Here are some habits you should avoid to improve your productivity.

  1. Multitasking

Multitasking reduces your productivity and increases your stress level. When you multitask, you may have focus, but you can’t give your full attention to each task.  Thus more often than not, each task will not be finished on time and the outcome won’t be so good.

  1. Not delegating

As a startup, you may think that doing everything by yourself can save you a lot of money.   But actually you are wasting your time and losing a lot of money in doing mundane tasks instead of working on more significant tasks to pivot your business to success.

  1. Being fussy

Being particular to every detail of your work is great, but if you are paying so much attention on the things that don’t really matter will leave you with unfinished works and a lot of stress.

  1. Spending a lot of time on social media

You get lost in the world of social networks by looking constantly at the notification that someone posted something or commented on your status update. Instead of working productively you get distracted all the time by social media notifications.

  1. Going with the flow

Your tasks are piling up when you go with the flow —a muddled work schedule can lead only to decreased productivity, which frequently results in failure.

Conclusion

Your awareness of these bad habits and ability to give them up will help increase your productivity and efficiency.  Apart from giving up these bad habits, having a well designed workspace can help increase your productivity.  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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Small Business

A recent article, How to Pursue Funding for Your Company by Melinda Emerson  says that if you have brilliant idea for a business and you think that financing is the best option rather than bootstrapping it with your personal resources, then be careful.  “Outside funding brings its own crop of distractions.” Let’s discuss. You’ll learn valuable lessons….
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A recent article, How to Pursue Funding for Your Company by Melinda Emerson  says that if you have brilliant idea for a business and you think that financing is the best option rather than bootstrapping it with your personal resources, then be careful.  “Outside funding brings its own crop of distractions.”

Let’s discuss.

  1. You’ll learn valuable lessons without funding.

When you launch your business without a cushion (only with your personal resources) in a commercial office space, you get to learn valuable lessons about the market, about the customer, about the product and yourself. It’s a compelling reason to build your instincts and sharpen your talent.

  1. You’ll be put in a difficult situation.

If you don’t have financial track record, your potential investor has the power and may give a condition that puts you in a difficult situation, either by undervaluing your company or by charging you a higher cost of capital.

  1. Your focus will be on funding instead of the customer.

Building a clientele involves focus and commitment; obtaining funding requires the same. You will distract yourself from building your customer base (which is the linchpin of your success) once you are preoccupied to pursue funding.

  1. You may put your business at risk.

The proposal to fund your business usually comes with terms and conditions, so don’t make haste to agree with your investors.  There’s a lot at stake, so explore them carefully and avoid making commitments abruptly.

  1. You could lose control of your company.

When you secure financing you’ll have to appoint a Board of Directors and as a young entrepreneur financiers don’t know how you will respond to success or difficulty so they may agree to remove you as the CEO.

Conclusion

Starting a business is not a way to instant cash, but it’s an opportunity to hone individual talents that yields long-term success. As a startup in Philly, YourOffice Philadelphia can help you launch your business by ensuring the right setup for you. 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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Regular Breaks

A recent article, The Importance of Leisure in Improving our Productivity by Mukesh Gupta says that taking a regular break from work allows our body and mind to relax and rejuvenate.  It helps us stay engaged and productive despite a busy day. Here are some of the benefits of taking a….
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A recent article, The Importance of Leisure in Improving our Productivity by Mukesh Gupta says that taking a regular break from work allows our body and mind to relax and rejuvenate.  It helps us stay engaged and productive despite a busy day.

Here are some of the benefits of taking a regular break from work.

  1. Maintains our optimal stress levels.  We can be more productive if we work under optimal stress (not too much and not too less). Taking a regular break helps us balance our stress levels, thus enabling us to be more productive.

  2. Helps us become more rational/creative.  It is hard to find connections when we are too engrossed in a particular topic. Taking a break enables us create connections that can help address the topic we want to convey.  It allows our conscious mind to engage with something while permitting the sub-conscious mind to work continuously in the background on the topics that we are struggling.

  3.  Regulates our emotions. Human beings are naturally emotional and it is very critical to feel the full range of emotions in order to be healthy and productive. Relentless focus on work alone causes us to neglect our other emotions that take a toll on our physical or emotional well being.  So, to stay fit, we need to take regular breaks.

  4. Helps us to build our focus muscles. During a strenuous exercise, our body needs some rest before proceeding to the next bout of exercise to build strength and muscles, thus our mind requires some breaks before the next round of focused work.  These breaks enable our mind to become more focused at work.  

Conclusion

Taking a short break every couple of hours from tough work schedule helps us keep in good shape physically, mentally and emotionally which considerably improve our productivity. Apart from taking  regular breaks, a well designed office space helps improve our productivity. 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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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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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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finance mistakes

A recent article, The Top Sales Trends to Know About in 2017 by Carolyn Betts discusses some sales tactics and trends as springboards for success in 2017 and beyond.  Automation, AI, and Machine Learning Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other advancements don’t mean the workforce is replaced by robots, but these only….
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A recent article, The Top Sales Trends to Know About in 2017 by Carolyn Betts discusses some sales tactics and trends as springboards for success in 2017 and beyond. 

Automation, AI, and Machine Learning

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other advancements don’t mean the workforce is replaced by robots, but these only help sales gets smarter and more sophisticated. These new sales technologies help the sales process more efficient. For instance, advanced technologies like machine learning training sets can programmatically train Sales Development Representatives (SDRs). Their calls can be recorded, automatically transcribed, and then understood via machine, helping leaders train their teams in plug-and-play offices more effectively.

Marketing and sales alignment

Today, companies are looking for senior sales or senior marketing leadership roles who have experience working both– marketing and sales that’s aligned toward the ultimate goal of revenue and customer satisfaction. As innovative marketing departments catch up with Sales and gain better understanding of the client, working hand in hand becomes a more efficient process.

The digital and social media revolutions, connecting business and consumer

These modern communications are in full swing from Facebook to Snapchat — and you can use this technology to harness clients.  But how can your average salesperson handle this? Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) such as solution architects can help your company position against of the competition. These experts possess some of the most valuable skills in the pre-sales process.

Customer lifetime value as a growth engine

Companies are in a better position using data-driven analytics and dedicated customer success roles to identify which existing consumers show a better LTV ratio and which ones indicate an increase in usage through adoption triggers. You need someone to focus on upselling if this strategy is possible for your business.

Conclusion

Utilizing new sales technologies and hiring modern day experts become more vital for your business success.  Likewise, a well designed office with a complete array of technology is crucial to your business activities 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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