If once managing work-related projects in person or over the phone was how business was handled, nowadays, it is all about finding effective online collaboration tools.
Sure, people skills and the typical messy whiteboard filled with ideas from the latest brainstorm still matter – symbolically, at least. However, with the rise of remote working and cross-border virtual teams, a large part of managing the company’s workflow has moved online and, by the looks of it, is there to stay.
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Team building games are often met with a groan. Nobody wants to spend time doing awkward activities with coworkers, especially so if it feels pressured.
But the thing is – team building doesn’t have to be boring or unpleasant. The right team building activities can help your employees bond, which in turn boosts engagement and productivity.
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In May 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union delivered a new EU time tracking ruling. It states: all companies within the EU are obligated to track their employees’ working hours.
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Effective time management apps are great for boosting productivity and making the most of every hour, every day.
The best time management software can help you carry out tasks and projects in a timely manner. Other time management tools are intended to fight procrastination, boost your mood and increase focus, and even improve communication with teammates, family, and friends.
The question is – with such a vast choice of apps and tools, how do you pick the right one for you?
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What part does being well-versed in business etiquette play in the success of your career?
Here’s the truth:
Our professional success often hinges less upon talent and intrinsic genius, and more upon people skills, strong emotional intelligence and a keen understanding of proper business etiquette.
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Most of us have experienced days of stress, demotivation, and exhaustion at work.
But how to know if these feelings are a normal part of the “ups and downs” that all of us sometimes have in our personal and professional lives?
Or are they a sign of something more serious, like job burnout?
What to do to avoid burnout and how to fight it once it’s already started?
To help you detect and tackle this worker’s malaise, we’ve consulted a psychotherapist and compiled a list of helpful strategies.
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Cell phones have become a staple in today’s connected world for good reasons — they offer both convenience and peace of mind. From coordinating pickup times from daycare to navigating the fastest route between Point A and Point B, things that once took time-consuming phone calls and printer paper are now available with a few taps on a screen.
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You love your job as a manager. It’s stressful and challenging. No one day is the same but it’s incredibly rewarding.
You love working with people, mentoring them, and getting the best out of those on your team. You’re riding the wave of happiness, seems everyone loves working with you—until today.
Your team hired three new developers. You hit it off with two of them. Plans were made to go out for tacos this week. But the third developer, not so much.
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Emails. The bane of every hard-working person’s existence. According to statistics, business professionals send and receive approximately 126 emails per day. With this number increasing, it’s no wonder we easily get distracted, overwhelmed, and productivity suffers.
To avoid the pitfall of an unproductive inbox, we reached out to Davis Siksnans, the co-founder and CEO of Printful, for his email management tips.
In just 5 years, Davis has built a multi-million company and a team of over 400 people. He believes that success lies in effective time-management and clear goals, and it all starts right there – in a stress-free inbox. Check out Davis’ tips and apply them to your own email management strategy!
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I’ve never been a fan of noises in the workplace. I’m a writer, and for me, the perfect working environment is dead silence. While some people might find it isolating, I find that it brings out my most productive self.
No music, no loud conversations or laughing, and no construction noises to distract me.
But the thing is – I work in a thriving coworking space with lots of other freelancers and companies, each with their own habits and most of them not looking for the same sound requirements as me.
Don’t get me wrong, I love the creative vibe and the networking that coworking brings to the picture. But at the same time, I really appreciate my space – especially sound-wise.
Thankfully, I recently managed to find the perfect solution to my problem – white noise. So, if you’re easily affected by external sounds – like me – keep on reading to find out how white noise will help you stay in control of your work environment and improve your performance despite the distractions. Let’s start with the basics: