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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.

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Sales Team

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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4 Roles That May Need Physical Office

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.

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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.

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3 Work-from-Home Productivity Barriers and How to Beat Them

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.

3 Vital Types of Communication to Keep Your Business

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.

Impressive Office

A recent article, 5 Tips for Designing an Office that Creates a Killer First Impression by Ahmad Raza says that meeting with  clients, potential investors and employees is an essential part of building a business. Hence, your office should reflect your company’s  credibility and prestige. Your office speaks so much about your business….
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A recent article, 5 Tips for Designing an Office that Creates a Killer First Impression by Ahmad Raza says that meeting with  clients, potential investors and employees is an essential part of building a business. Hence, your office should reflect your company’s  credibility and prestige.

Your office speaks so much about your business personality, and not having the right impression can have greater consequences than you might imagine.

So, whether you’re leasing a commercial office space or designing office space, here are some tips to create a prestigious office.

1. Design Smaller Spaces So They Look Bigger

  • Choose a table and small-desk combination to make the space more collaborative.
  • Use light colors to reflect light and to make smaller space looks larger.

2. Forego Private Office for a Prestigious Office Location

As a startup, you can work with your team in a shared office space so you can afford a more prestigious business address in a prime location. This will provide you with easy access to significant clients and get a better impression for your business.

3. Reduce Physical Storage Requirements

Use cloud-based data storage to reduce the physical requirements of cabinets and closets.  Redesign storage space for functional areas (e.g. meeting space) in your office.

4. Ensure to have a Reliable Internet Connection

Make sure that your entire office has a reliable internet connection to avoid embarrassing situations during sales presentation and business meetings. Encourage employees to report dead spots and work with data providers to improve connectivity.

5. Secure Naming Rights to Increase Brand Visibility

When negotiating a new or renewed lease contract, work with the property-owner to increase the visibility of your company’s branding in the building. Naming rights will give you permission to have your brand in visible locations. This increases brand consciousness and trust in the business industry.

Conclusion

There are different ways to design and improve your office space. 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 Coworker

A recent article, Working remotely? How to be the best virtual teammate by Dana Manciagli says that in this globalized, highly-connected world, working remotely is continually gaining its popularity, and  those  who work remotely are often more productive than their office-bound counterparts. However, when it comes to virtual teaming, it presents unique challenges to….
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A recent article, Working remotely? How to be the best virtual teammate by Dana Manciagli says that in this globalized, highly-connected world, working remotely is continually gaining its popularity, and  those  who work remotely are often more productive than their office-bound counterparts. However, when it comes to virtual teaming, it presents unique challenges to high performance.

Here are three ways to make you the best virtual coworker and help you in positioning yourself to be sought after in any organization.

Capitalize early on swift trust

Trust is the glue that connects and binds virtual teammates/coworkers together in different shared office space from diverse places and in different time zones.  As a virtual coworker you should build trust early — apply that thing called “benefit of the doubt”  to the  people you’ve recently met—and eventually turn it into a genuine trust based on consistent behavior and on your relation to others as coworkers.

Be open about expectations

Communication is one of the major hurdles to virtual teamwork.  So be honest and clear- let your virtual teammates know what manner of communication you prefer, what time you are available to have call/video chats and conference calls, , and what turnaround time they can expect from you.

Check in more frequently

Communicate and check in more often than you usually would on a traditional team office space. Daily updates and progress reports on your important assignments and significant deliverables may seem superfluous, but can go a long way towards positioning you as a top member of whatever team you’re on.

Conclusion

These tips will help you become the best virtual teammate, a skill that will certainly serve you well. Likewise, having a well dedicated office is an advantage for your efficiency and productivity as a virtual teammate. 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.

Are you a part of a virtual team? How well do you get along with your teammates? We’d be glad to see your thoughts below. You can also visit us on Facebook and Twitter.

Dynamic Team

A recent article, 7 Ways to Improve Team Efficiency and Productivity by Dani Zehra says that managing any team is quite difficult—gathering different kinds of individual together results in disarrays and lots of miscommunication.  However, if handled appropriately and working towards one objective, this group of people can be a dynamic team that results….
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A recent article, 7 Ways to Improve Team Efficiency and Productivity by Dani Zehra says that managing any team is quite difficult—gathering different kinds of individual together results in disarrays and lots of miscommunication.  However, if handled appropriately and working towards one objective, this group of people can be a dynamic team that results in higher productivity and efficiency. 

Here are tips to help you build a winning team for your business. 

  1. Transparency of work assignment

Identify and define the work assignment clearly so your team in team office space becomes more responsible and accountable for their individual assignments.  Productivity increases when there is ownership in the assigned task.

  1. Assignment of responsibilities

Identify your employees’ strengths and weaknesses to be able to delegate tasks appropriately and to know what skills your team members need to hone. It’ll keep your top performers from being overloaded and help your entire team improve and stay engaged.

  1. Listen to your employees

Employee engagement is adversely affected when they are not valued, so make sure to listen to your employees. You can book a meeting room and gather your team to listen to their ideas and insights which might be pretty useful.

  1. Team building activities

Get your team involved in activities that can build and strengthen relationships with each other. Working together in harmony will promote efficiency and productivity.

  1. Training

Staff productivity depends largely on the talents and skills of your employees. Allow them to attend conferences, webinars, and training programs to develop their skills.  

  1. Financial Incentives

People work to meet financial needs, and some extra financial incentives will encourage your team to go the extra mile. 

Conclusion

The tips discussed above are useful in building a winning team.  If you’re looking for an office to collaborate with your team conveniently and effeciently, 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 tips to build a winning team?  Feel free to share your comments below.  You can also visit us on Google Plus and Twitter.

3 Tips to Work with a Client You Can’t Get Along Well

A recent article, 4 Ways to Make Your New Business Look Legitimate by Julie Chomiak says that new businesses have a lot of things to do from creating their products or services to getting customers to trust your company. Here are four ways to build business credibility and earn more….
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A recent article, 4 Ways to Make Your New Business Look Legitimate by Julie Chomiak says that new businesses have a lot of things to do from creating their products or services to getting customers to trust your company.

Here are four ways to build business credibility and earn more customers.

1. Have a designated phone number and email address.

Whether you lease commercial office space for your new business or are working remotely, you should have a dedicated business phone number and email address.  You can hire a virtual receptionist to answer calls “live” in your company’s name to create a positive impression for your business. The same goes for your email address, you should have a dedicated email address to legitimize your business and infuse trust in your potential customers.

2. Have an updated website.

Nowadays, consumers are using online research before making purchases, so it’s necessary to have an updated small business website incorporating the basics – product information, hours, directions, and means of contact.  An updated website communicates your legitimacy to your visitors.

3. Accurate Google listing and local search listings

Having an accurate Google listing and local search listings are necessary for people to discover your business online. Ensure that your business hours, address, phone number, website, and business description are updated.

4. Get into your local community and network!

Business is all about relationships, and by building relationships with local business owners, they can refer customers to you and be open to partnerships and collaboration. For a new business, this is a win win.

Conclusion

These tips will help your small business thrive.  If you don’t need a dedicated physical office in Philly, but you still want to establish a legitimate and impressive business presence, YourOffice Philly offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: virtual office space Philly, meeting room access, and coworking office space Philly. 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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