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5 Leadership Blunders to Avoid

A recent article, 15 Mistakes Successful Leaders Know to Avoid by Deep Patel  says that while most effective leaders strive to develop positive leadership attitudes, they also learn to avoid the following mistakes that can adversely affect their leadership. Know-it- all mentality. The worst thing that can happen to a….
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A recent article, 15 Mistakes Successful Leaders Know to Avoid by Deep Patel  says that while most effective leaders strive to develop positive leadership attitudes, they also learn to avoid the following mistakes that can adversely affect their leadership.

  1. Know-it- all mentality.

The worst thing that can happen to a team is to work with a boss who believes they know it all and thinks everyone under them is there to follow and do their commands.

  1. Micromanage employees.

Poor leaders are not trusting their employees completely, and not allowing their staff to work without constant and close supervision. They don’t value the strengths and skills of their team members, and they don’t support career growth.

  1. Ignore the importance of communication.

Many leaders fail to encourage their team mainly because they don’t hold face to face meetings in a meeting space to convey important messages, but instead they just send a company-wide email which can only bring confusion and chaos.

  1. Disregard the importance of emotional intelligence.

Many ineffective leaders lack emotional intelligence, thus when confronted with problems and difficulties, they lose their temper and allow their emotions flare up – failing to see the harm they create in their workforce and workplace.

  1. Unable to give positive feedback.

Ineffective leaders tend to be selfish in giving credit and positive feedback to others. They have not recognized the value of constructive criticism which acknowledges employees’ strengths while helping them improve weak areas.

Conclusion

The most successful leaders learn to avoid these blunders, and focus on their team’s strengths and potential which leads to excellent performance and overall success.  So if you’re looking for a well designed office space to inspire your team in Ballantyne, YourOffice Ballantyne has come alongside hundreds of business looking for everything from Ballantyne staffed flexible offices to Ballantyne 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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5 Indoor Plants Ideal for Your Office in Lake Mary

A recent article, 5 Best Office Plants to Increase Team Productivity by Nicole Small says that the physical environment of your company has a great impact on your team’s overall output, and incorporating office plants is one great holistic approach to increase their productivity. Office plants help eliminate pollutants and….
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A recent article, 5 Best Office Plants to Increase Team Productivity by Nicole Small says that the physical environment of your company has a great impact on your team’s overall output, and incorporating office plants is one great holistic approach to increase their productivity. Office plants help eliminate pollutants and other toxins from the environment and serve as a mood enhancer to help your team stay engaged even during winter season or exasperating projects.

Here are 5 indoor plants perfect in designing office space to add some style and color to your workspace and at the same time help boost your team productivity.

1. Rubber Tree

It is one of the most common office plants and it is a great starter plant for your office space. The rubber tree is a richly leafy plant, and there are varieties of rubber tree with red undertone to bring extra color into the office. The rubber tree is incredibly durable and it thrives with little attention.  Water the plant once a week or whenever the soil begins to dry out. It can easily survive in low-light conditions.

2. Corn Plant

The corn plant or dracaena has a trunk-like stem with a crown of green leaves on top of it.  It is perfect to decorate your hallways, lobby, meeting space, etc. The corn plant helps remove a substantial amount of toxins from the environment which is great for office settings.  The corn plant is quite easy to grow although it will start looking unattractive when neglected.  It only requires a little sunshine and water only if the soil gets dry.

3. English Ivy     

It is a climbing vine, a sturdy, evergreen plant with spiky leaves and stretching tendrils. It is a low-maintenance plant with a little need of sunshine which makes it perfect for an office setting. English Ivy is great for purifying the air, especially in low-ventilated spaces where air pollutants can fester.

4. Peace Lily

The peace lily is an awesome office plant which produces beautiful white flowers.  It is a great way to brighten up common areas like reception area, waiting area or lobby.

5. Jade

The jade plant is a very attractive and popular succulent. With proper care it can thrive and continue to grow for decades. Jades need minimal sunlight and water only when the soil begins to dry.

Conclusion

These indoor plants can brighten up your workspace and help promote employee motivation as well.  So if you are looking for a workspace solution in Lake Mary to best suit your business needs, YourOffice is a leader in providing the most prestigious executive office space Lake Mary and shared office space Lake Mary 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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Business Discussion

A recent article, Are You Making These Body Language Mistakes by Ceren Cubukcu says that your verbal communication should agree with your nonverbal communication (body language).  Thus, you need to be very careful about your gestures and postures to convey what you really mean, otherwise it will create conflict between your body language and….
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A recent article, Are You Making These Body Language Mistakes by Ceren Cubukcu says that your verbal communication should agree with your nonverbal communication (body language).  Thus, you need to be very careful about your gestures and postures to convey what you really mean, otherwise it will create conflict between your body language and the point you’re trying to make.

Below are four strong nonverbal skills you need to develop in order to build better communication.

  1. Sustain Eye Contact

Make sure to maintain eye contact when speaking with a coworker or with an audience in a meeting space. It shows that you are confident and you are interested in the topic. It also indicates that you are sincere and not hiding something. 

  1. Strong Handshake

Make sure to welcome your visitors with a warm, sincere and firm handshake. But remember that a handshake that is too firm can be misunderstood as an aggressive movement. Therefore, try to find the right balance.

  1. Good body posture

Make sure to stand straight or sit up erect and keep your head high when speaking to somebody to show that you are confident and interested in the topic. This shows that you have confidence in yourself plus you are a professional.

  1. Keep your arms open

Make sure to keep your arms open in order to give others a warm, positive feeling. You can keep your arms on the table if you are sitting.

Conclusion

These are few of the body language you need to develop in order to give a professional image to others.  Likewise, if you are looking for workspace solutions to build a highly professional business presence in Philadelphia, 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, Tips to Manage the Finances of Your Business by Steven Scheck says that running a business entails many responsibilities, this includes financial management. How you handle your business finances is as essential as the other strategies you implement to succeed. Here are some useful finance management tips that….
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A recent article, Tips to Manage the Finances of Your Business by Steven Scheck says that running a business entails many responsibilities, this includes financial management. How you handle your business finances is as essential as the other strategies you implement to succeed.

Here are some useful finance management tips that you can implement in your business strategies.

  1. Create an attainable financial forecast.

Make a detailed budget; estimate the operating expenses of your business and the corresponding revenues you need to generate to stay afloat and competitive.

  1. Monitor cash flow

Cash flow is unstable; it varies from time to time. You have to observe and understand your sales cycle and have adequate funds in the bank to make it through the hard times. Review your company’s previous financial performance to facilitate in understanding future cash flow.

  1. Reduce your expenses

Reducing unnecessary expenses is one of the best ways to help your business thrive. For instance, instead of travelling, you can book  Video Conferencing Rooms for Rent Southpark or Video Conferencing Rooms for Rent Ballantyne, wherever applicable to reduce travel costs.

  1. Collect debts

Bad debts/uncollected accounts is one of the main causes of a negative cash flow. Keep the lines of communication between you and your client open to control bad debts. Ensure to set due dates for payment — impose penalty for late payments and offer discount for early payments.

  1. Automate/Outsource tasks

Automation and outsourcing not only saves time but also allows you to invest and focus your resources in other important tasks.  Some of the processes that can be automated or outsourced are accounting and payroll, creating reports, customer services, etc.

Conclusion

These tips will help you manage your business finances efficiently. YourOffice is looking forward to help you manage your finances through providing various workspace solutions that will suit you best. 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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Office Space

Choosing an office space for your business should not be done in haste. There are many considerations that need to be made, before signing that contract. Below are 5 questions to consider, when choosing an office space. What are the hidden costs? The rent is only the tip of the….
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Choosing an office space for your business should not be done in haste. There are many considerations that need to be made, before signing that contract. Below are 5 questions to consider, when choosing an office space.

  1. What are the hidden costs?

The rent is only the tip of the iceberg. You must also factor in; utilities, moving expenses, and other costs that the space may require. Will you need to make any repairs or improvements? Is the space lacking in any amenities that you may need to pay for later?

  1. Is the parking convenient?

This little detail is actually more important than you may think. For instance, let’s say a client is arriving for a meeting at your office for the first time. Let’s add that they are also commuting from an inconvenient distance with heavy traffic for the entire drive. They finally arrive at the office building, with less than a minute to spare and all of the parking spaces are full, because the parking lot isn’t big enough. Or the parking garage is four blocks away from the office building. Or your business office shares a lot with Bumblebee Bakery and the only available spaces have signs that say; “parking for Bakery customers only.” If any of these are the case, your client’s first impression of doing business with you is not going to be a positive one. Most likely they will enter your office flustered and agitated, which is not a great way to start your meeting.

  1. Is there room to grow?

If you are anticipating fast growth within your business, then the office space you choose should allow for that. If the office space only meets requirements for your current size, consider either choosing a more flexible office space, or choosing a short-term contract.

  1. Does the location benefit your business?

Consider the location and surroundings of the office space. Is it easy to access and find on a map? Are the surrounding businesses potential competition for your business? You may find a great office space, but if the location isn’t right, your business could suffer. It’s important to take into account whether or not the location will attract the age and demographic of your target audience.

  1. How much freedom do you have?

If you are renting a space, be sure to get in writing exactly what changes you are permitted to make. It will be difficult to make the space your own, if your rental agreement doesn’t allow you to paint or implement other desired changes.

Consider all the options
Perhaps your business would benefit more from a more unconventional office setting? 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-their offices, meeting rooms, and conference rooms are designed to meet your business’ every need.

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The average office worker uses 10,000 sheets of copy paper annually. To put it in perspective, the U.S. goes through around 4 million tons of copy paper every year. Despite business’ best efforts to “go green,” paper waste is still an issue. However, a new tech appliance entering the market….
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The average office worker uses 10,000 sheets of copy paper annually. To put it in perspective, the U.S. goes through around 4 million tons of copy paper every year. Despite business’ best efforts to “go green,” paper waste is still an issue. However, a new tech appliance entering the market in 2016, plans to revolutionize office recycling.

What is Epson?
Established in 1975, Epson America, Inc. is the U.S. affiliate of Seiko Epson Corporation in Japan. The Epson corporation defines itself as a “leading manufacturer in the printer, professional imaging, projector, scanner, systems devices, and factory automation categories.” Epson America, Inc.

What is the Epson PaperLab?
If you haven’t already heard, Epson just announced development of the first compact office papermaking system that turns used paper into new paper. The PaperLab has the capability to turn shredded waste paper into clean, new paper, without the use of water. Not only does this promote water conservation, but it allows for easy office installation, without the need for plumbing facilities. The recycled paper can be created in various size, type, thickness, and color. Whether copy paper, business card paper, or paper that is colored and scented, your office could be printing it’s own recycled paper in  the matter of minutes. Epson declares that their eco-friendly machine can produce about 6,720 sheets of paper in an eight-hour work day.

How does it work?
The Epson PaperLab uses a dry fiber technology that consists of three separate parts:

  1. Fiberizing-this process shreds the waste paper into thin, cottony fibers.
  2. Binding-a variety of binders can be added to increase the strength or whiteness of the paper, or to add color, scent, and other properties.
  3. Forming-this technology allows users to produce A4 or A3 office paper and business card paper. Users can also choose the paper density, thickness, and size.

You had me at compact office papermaking system.
If your business wants to be the proud owner of an Epson PaperLab, check the Epson Newsroom for updates. The PaperLab is scheduled to debut at the Eco-Products 2015 exhibition this month, with the hope of hitting the market in 2016. They will first be available for purchase in Japan, then worldwide. So, start budgeting now.

Staying up-to-date on new technology can prevent your business from falling behind and missing out on advancements that can improve the way you do business and save money. The business world is dynamic and your office should be too. If you are in need of a more flexible office space solution for your business, contact YourOffice. YourOffice offers 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.

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A recent article,  How has coworking evolved since its birth? What’s next? by Megan Noel says that the advent of the coworking trend has replaced the image of solitary business owners with a lively, dynamic environment of professionals working within a shared space. Evolution of coworking Starting as coffee house meetups into….
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A recent article,  How has coworking evolved since its birth? What’s next? by Megan Noel says that the advent of the coworking trend has replaced the image of solitary business owners with a lively, dynamic environment of professionals working within a shared space.

Evolution of coworking

  • Starting as coffee house meetups into innovative office spaces where entrepreneurs can rent a desk, share meeting rooms, and collaborate with other like-minded business individuals.
  • A workspace solution for freelancers without spending a lot of money for an office in a high rise.
  • Popping up of locations around the country– just type “coworking” along with your city like; co working office space Southpark Charlotte, into any search engine and  is sure to produce a number of local results.
  • Being embraced by many small-businesses and startups as a means to boost innovation and crowdsource motivation.

Coworking: A reminiscent of college days

Members of coworking spaces pay a monthly or annual fee to share a workspace and a dedicated workspace like meeting rooms for rent or Flexible Meeting Rooms to rent for an additional cost.

These coworking spaces are reminiscent of college study groups, where everyone is working independently on their own projects yet the environment is conducive to leaning over and asking the opinion of the person at the table next to you.

Passports: A new trend in coworking

If you become a member, make sure to check if they offer reciprocal memberships to other coworking sites. This popular feature accommodates the traveling business owner, by offering sister locations in different cities.

Conclusion

Gone are the days of the lonely entrepreneur and replaced with innovation centers packed with dynamic groups of professionals and freelancers. So, if you’re looking for a change of pace, consider joining YourOffice and experience worry- free workspace solution. 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.

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