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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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Do you want more productivity at your work?  A recent article, 5 Office Organizing Tips That Will Take You From Cluttered To Productive by Brian Tracy says that one of the great management tips to increase your efficiency and productivity is to clean and organize your workspace completely before you….
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Do you want more productivity at your work?  A recent article, 5 Office Organizing Tips That Will Take You From Cluttered To Productive by Brian Tracy says that one of the great management tips to increase your efficiency and productivity is to clean and organize your workspace completely before you start a work.

Here are four easy ways to keep your workspace spick and span,  whether you are working from the comfort of your home or in an individual office space.

Organize your desktop.

Keep your desk and computer desktop clean by putting all of your documents (both electronic and physical) in the appropriate files so you can work in a clear atmosphere.

Get organized and stay organized. 

Make sure your office supplies and other materials are readily available and accessible so you can start a job with less destruction (it means you can focus on your task without diverting your attention from item to item, and back again).

Deal only with your current task.

First thing first — try to have only one item in front of you whenever possible and finish your current task before you start another one.

Keep Your Email inbox clean and organized.

Set aside a couple of times every day to browse and reply to all of your emails. Keep your inbox clean and if you don’t need an email, delete it (don’t let email overload control your day).

Conclusion

Your work environment has a great impact on your efficiency and productivity.  So if you’re a small business owner or a freelancer in Philadelphia looking for coworking office spaces for your business to stay more organized and productive, YourOffice offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: virtual office space Philadelphia, meeting room access, and coworking office 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.

How do you keep your workspace clean and organized?  We’d love to hear your thoughts and comments below.  You can also see us on Twitter and Facebook.

Leadership Tips

A recent article, 7 Strengths of Likable Leaders by Mike Michalowicz  says that leadership isn’t simply a role, but being a good leader means earning respect and support from the staff that  makes a company work and grow.   Here are some leadership tips to gain employees loyalty and trust…..
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A recent article, 7 Strengths of Likable Leaders by Mike Michalowicz  says that leadership isn’t simply a role, but being a good leader means earning respect and support from the staff that  makes a company work and grow.  

Here are some leadership tips to gain employees loyalty and trust.

  1.  Be appreciative

When employees experience your genuine affirmation it will create a feeling of loyalty in them towards the company. Don’t forget your employees are human, and they need your support.

  1.  Empower your Staff

If you want your staff to treat your company in flexible office space Philadelphia like it’s their own, then you must give them authority and support for some decision making.  You may have to accept some gaffes along the way, but engaged and responsible employees are worth it.

  1. Be approachable

Always make yourself available to your staff.  Be ready to listen, to advise, and to mentor.  For instance, you can schedule a weekly meeting in meeting space Philadelphia for discussion, open forum and training to help your staff learn to solve some work issues on their own.

  1. Be considerate

Spend some time to learn about your employees’ concerns, their stresses, and their families.  Find ways to make a connection between personal and company goals. This will create an environment of success for you and your staff.  

  1. Learn your employees’ name

Calling and addressing your staff by their names conveys connection and respect.Learning the most basic piece of information about your employees (their names)  gives them a hint that you care.

Conclusion

These likable and effective leadership qualities can be learned and earned that will profit you a lot in productivity and in loyalty. Providing your staff a decent and convenient workspace is another way to inspire your team.  YourOffice has come alongside hundreds of businesses 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.

As a leader, how do you earn employee’s loyalty? Let’s see your comments below.  We’d also be glad to see you on Facebook and Twitter.

Small Business

A recent article, How to Get a Better Start on Sales for Your Small Business by Al Davidson says that reassessing your sales process periodically will help improve your business. Here are five tips to get better sales results this year. Implement a concise 30-second sales pitch (elevator speech) to convey….
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A recent article, How to Get a Better Start on Sales for Your Small Business by Al Davidson says that reassessing your sales process periodically will help improve your business.

Here are five tips to get better sales results this year.

  1. Implement a concise 30-second sales pitch (elevator speech) to convey a compelling value proposition about your business in Agile Office Space Philly to increase sales leads.
  2. Write a script for your sales calls to hit the key point and obtain a more steady structure.
  3. Have a consistent and systematic process in dealing with your sales leads.
  • Qualify your sales leads by asking upfront questions.
  • Find out which buyers are the most interested and most urgently.
  • Sort your leads to deal with highest quality leads first.
  1. Avoid talking about “price” but instead talk about value and ROI. Consider the following questions that your sale presentations need to answer.
  • How much money can you save clients?
  • How much will you improve their productivity?
  • How much money will your services help your buyers make?
  1. Assess your sales funnel to see where you are getting results and where you aren’t. With this information you can fine tune your sales process until you receive the results you are looking for.

Conclusion

Improving every aspect of your business, starting with your sales process will offer you a better chance to stay afloat and be successful. Providing better workspace solutions for your employees will help increase efficiency and productivity.  Looking for an ideal office for your 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 an array of office support and concierge services as well as state-of-the-art business technology.

How do you improve your sales?  Let’s see your comments and suggestions below.  Feel free to see us also on Facebook and Twitter.

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Positivity is an essential ingredient to productivity. However, a recent article, How to Stay Positive at Work by Ceren Cubukcu says that to stay positive at work is quite hard, so you need to learn how to boost your mood to maintain your productivity. Here are simple ways to stay positive….
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Positivity is an essential ingredient to productivity. However, a recent article, How to Stay Positive at Work by Ceren Cubukcu says that to stay positive at work is quite hard, so you need to learn how to boost your mood to maintain your productivity.

Here are simple ways to stay positive and behave professionally doing your work in an agile office space.

1. Wear a smile and say encouraging words.

 Wearing a genuine smile and saying positive words like “Thank you”, “Sounds Great”, “I would love to”, “How can I help you” and other kind gestures will create good vibes and consequently will help you see things in a positive way. Cheerfulness and appreciation help create a positive atmosphere.

2. Build rapport.

Having a friendly and harmonious relationship with your leaders and coworkers in team office space will make your workplace happier. Remember, you work with these people at least eight hours a day so working with them in harmony will make your life easier.

3. Decorate your desk.

Making your workspace relaxing and adding a personal touch will increase your motivation. You can decorate your desk with your family pictures, inspirational quotes and other stuff (e.g. souvenirs from different places you visited) to remind you of happy memories will help increase positivity.

4. Keep learning.

Learning something new will make you feel inspired and accomplished. You don’t need to spend much money to attend classes, seminars or workshops. Instead try free online classes or videos on YouTube to develop your skills and expertise.

5. Reward yourself.

Giving yourself a small gift or simple treat when you achieve your goals or a task you complete will make you proud of yourself, boost your self-esteem and keep you motivated.

Conclusion

These tips will help you stay motivated despite a hectic day. An awesome workspace also has a strong impact on your positivity and productivity. Thus, if you are a small business owner or a freelancer looking for an office 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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A recent article, 50 Ways to Make Your Business Greener This Year by Annie Pilon says that there are countless ways to improve your business practices and to be an eco-friendly company at the same time. Here are several tips to be greener at work this year 2017 and beyond. Whether….
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A recent article, 50 Ways to Make Your Business Greener This Year by Annie Pilon says that there are countless ways to improve your business practices and to be an eco-friendly company at the same time.

Here are several tips to be greener at work this year 2017 and beyond.

  • Whether you work in a regular office or at home, use natural light to help you save electricity. For instance, designing office space where tables are near the windows will help you use less artificial light and heat.
  • Instead of printing bank and other billing statements, go for paperless billing so you get statements thru email.
  • Identify which documents are absolutely necessary for printing and save other documents to the cloud.
  • If it’s possible, implementing a four-day work week, or allowing your employees to work remotely a few days a week from their home or rent office space by the hour near them to cut down on their commutes.
  • Look for conference rooms for rent that facilitate web/ video meetings so you can conduct online meetings whenever possible instead of traveling to a certain place to meet people.
  • You can trim down your expenses by working with your team online or using coworking offices.
  • Turn off, put on hibernate mode or unplug computers/electronics when not in use.
  • Use energy efficient light bulbs and adjust your thermostat according to weather/climate.
  • Ask government agencies who offer free or low-cost energy audits to visit your business and tell you where you are wasting energy.
  • Encourage team members to carpool to work cutting down on the cost of gas and reduce fuel emissions.
  • Consider a green activity like cleaning up a local park or planting a tree to build teamwork and give back to the community.

Conclusion

These tips are helpful to implement a greener and more environmentally friendly business. Looking for workspace solutions in Philly to conserve your resources? 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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A recent article, 6 Things to Consider Before Partnering Up by The Oracles says that partnerships can either establish or destroy your business. Therefore, it’s crucial to understand how to enter into a successful partnership. Here are some thoughts to ponder before joining forces with a business partner. Know the….
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A recent article, 6 Things to Consider Before Partnering Up by The Oracles says that partnerships can either establish or destroy your business. Therefore, it’s crucial to understand how to enter into a successful partnership.

Here are some thoughts to ponder before joining forces with a business partner.

  1. Know the partner for at least one year before entering a business partnership. According to some scientific studies people show their true colors after one year. Don’t enter into a partnership too hastily, become good at discerning people and back it up with references. Remember, a business partnership is like a union/marriage so you need some short-term “dating projects” in business. If projects don’t work out, you move on. It’s like choosing not to see someone after three dates: you haven’t made a long-term commitment anyway.
  2. Clarify each other’s roles, boundaries, compensation, and exit strategies and then put them in writing. While trust is crucial in the partnership, it’s also important to ensure that you are on the same page. People have different understanding and interpretations if they are not documented. The clearer you are, the lesser the possibility it is to fail. 
  3. Partner with someone who is better than you at certain things. Don’t get intimidated to partner with someone who has better skills at doing certain things, but make sure they are complementary with yours and you share the same vision.
  4. You must ensure that you’re going to have fun. You’re entering the long-term commitment of a business partnership and it’s going to become a deep part of your life so make sure you’re going to have fun and harmony with your partner.

Conclusion

Partnership is essential to your business success so these tips will help you enter into it successfully.  YourOffice is looking forward to be your partner in business.  Looking for  workplace 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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