Posts tagged work environment

Just like any work environment, working from home has its pros and cons. A big one for working parents is managing their company and their wee ones. Here’s a solution:

Arrange for some type of child care at least a few hours a day, then use that time to take care of tasks that require concentration, client meetings or other stuff you can’t do while juggling a toddler on one hip.

From OPEN Forum’s “4 Pitfalls of Working From Home (and How to Drag Yourself Out of Them)”

Just like any work environment, working from home has its pros and cons. A big one for working parents is managing their company and their wee ones. Here’s a solution:

Arrange for some type of child care at least a few hours a day, then use that time to take care of tasks that require concentration, client meetings or other stuff you can’t do while juggling a toddler on one hip.

From OPEN Forum’s “4 Pitfalls of Working From Home (and How to Drag Yourself Out of Them)

Open offices are here to stay, even though experts have recently found they actually hurt productivity. See how business owners can keep their employees happy and productive without losing the collaborative benefits of being in an open office on OPEN Forum.

Believe it or not, there are times when doing nothing is the most productive thing you can do. Here are eight of them:
1. When you’re getting angry.
2. When you find yourself obsessively twiddling with your phone.
3. When you’re getting ready for bed.
4. When you’re burned out.
5. When you get an email.
6. When you’re asked to make a rush decision.
7. When you hit a tech snafu.
8. When you’re spinning your wheels.
Next time you’re faced with a full inbox, confrontational employee or buzzing smartphone, do nothing … and see how your work improves.
(via OPEN Forum)

Believe it or not, there are times when doing nothing is the most productive thing you can do. Here are eight of them:

1. When you’re getting angry.

2. When you find yourself obsessively twiddling with your phone.

3. When you’re getting ready for bed.

4. When you’re burned out.

5. When you get an email.

6. When you’re asked to make a rush decision.

7. When you hit a tech snafu.

8. When you’re spinning your wheels.

Next time you’re faced with a full inbox, confrontational employee or buzzing smartphone, do nothing … and see how your work improves.

(via OPEN Forum)

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The office environment has come a long way since the 1950s. This infographic shows the dramatic transformation of fashion, gender roles — even our desks — over the years.
(Via Visual.ly)

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The office environment has come a long way since the 1950s. This infographic shows the dramatic transformation of fashion, gender roles — even our desks — over the years.

(Via Visual.ly)

How Your Work Environment Affects Your Creativity
        
        Smart business leaders know that work environment has a huge impact on employee performance too. In response, they often carefully design and cultivate an environment that supports employee performance and reinforces the corporate culture. Read More
        (via How Your Work Environment Affects Your Creativity | Clarity.fm Blog)
How Your Work Environment Affects Your Creativity

Smart business leaders know that work environment has a huge impact on employee performance too. In response, they often carefully design and cultivate an environment that supports employee performance and reinforces the corporate culture. Read More

(via How Your Work Environment Affects Your Creativity | Clarity.fm Blog)

Passion, Not Perks

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“And personally, I believe this is an insight about the human condition. People look for meaning in their work. People want to know what’s happening in their environment. People want to have some ability to shape that environment. Mission. Transparency. Voice. These three components of our culture create a virtuous cycle of attraction, community, engagement, and innovation.” - Laszlo Bock, Google

A nice insight into what attracts high-caliber talent.

How does Robbie Thain maintain his fun company culture in offices scattered across the world?

“Our lunch room is like a tiki bar. Fridays, they’re allowed to drink beer at the tiki bar at 3 p.m. We play a song called the Aloha Song every Friday at 3. When I walk into the office in Europe, the same things are going on. If I can do it there, I’m sure we can retain it with the number of employees that we have here.”

What are you doing to keep your employees engaged and happy?
(via How One Entrepreneur Built A Culture Of Tradition, Community And Fun)

How does Robbie Thain maintain his fun company culture in offices scattered across the world?

Our lunch room is like a tiki bar. Fridays, they’re allowed to drink beer at the tiki bar at 3 p.m. We play a song called the Aloha Song every Friday at 3. When I walk into the office in Europe, the same things are going on. If I can do it there, I’m sure we can retain it with the number of employees that we have here.”

What are you doing to keep your employees engaged and happy?

(via How One Entrepreneur Built A Culture Of Tradition, Community And Fun)

3 Ways Millennials Will Change The Face Of Business

9 to 5 schedules and office environments? Millennials are sure to rebel. How will they change the face of business?

The State Of Worker Loyalty: Building A Loyal Small Business Workforce

                 

Successful small businesses use strategies to attract, satisfy and build a loyal, high-performing customer base. These same strategies can be used to attract, satisfy and build a loyal, high-performing workforce. Working in tandem, these two dynamics will produce strong business performance.

These five strategies will help you build a loyal workforce.

  1. Make sure compensation plans are competitive.
  2. Target the right hire

  3. Communicate a strong and attractive employer brand

  4. Continually fill a pipeline of prospects

  5. Strive to keep your “A” workers

Read more results from the Monster Loyalty Survey here.

Inspiration Doesn’t Come From A Box Of Cocoa Puffs

Companies with hip perks get a lot of press. But research shows that’s not the real way to motivate workers.