Category: Work

How to Improve Internal Communication with Fewer Emails and Shorter Meetings

How to Improve Internal Communication with Fewer Emails and Shorter Meetings

To keep your business running smoothly, you need to ensure that the internal communication is flowing seamlessly and efficiently. Here are some thoughts about the importance of internal communication and how you can maximize the effectiveness. In 1858, Abraham Lincoln accepted the nomination to become a senator for the state... Read More»

Why You Should Minimize Micromanagement in 2015

Why You Should Minimize Micromanagement in 2015

Ever feel like you have to do everything for those you manage? Like no one else has a clue? You might be micromanaging your employees and it could be hurting both your team dynamics and your business's success. This detrimental approach usually results in low morale and resentment towards the... Read More»

Time is Currency: Are You Losing or Making Money?

Time is Currency: Are You Losing or Making Money?

I admit that I have a freakish fascination with time. I’m always trying to figure out how to optimize tasks — especially recurring tasks. Being sensitive to my own use of time has given me a deeper appreciation for other people’s time. It’s a respect thing. Time is valuable and... Read More»

10 Productivity Hacks for Startups and Entrepreneurs

10 Productivity Hacks for Startups and Entrepreneurs

Face it — founding, running, or working for a startup is hard and can be extremely stressful. The only constant is change, priorities are always shifting, and productivity is the key to success. As an entrepreneur or employee at a startup, it’s vital for you to be as productive and... Read More»

How Big Data is Changing Corporate Recruiting

How Big Data is Changing Corporate Recruiting

Although it has been an uphill battle, unemployment rates have decreased. The U.S. unemployment rate in November was 5.8, down 1.2 points from just one year before, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Figures have also suggested that the "baby boomers" are currently retiring and that their retirement rate... Read More»

The Power of "Tough Love" from Salesforce’s Woman of the Month

The Power of "Tough Love" from Salesforce’s Woman of the Month

The holiday season is coming to pass—the time of year when many of us unplug, take time off, and make our families the priority. Yet when it comes to the other eleven months of the year, it can be a lot harder to strike that balance between work and family—especially... Read More»

4 Ways to Avoid Catching the Holiday Unproductivity Bug

4 Ways to Avoid Catching the Holiday Unproductivity Bug

My calendar is filling up this holiday month — cocktail parties, happy hours, art openings, out-of-town friends, and even baking dates. During the holidays, we become super-sized taskmasters: we plan, we shop, we party, we watch, we eat, we share...Oops, did I forget something? Oh yeah, we sell — when... Read More»

Four Reasons to Treat Your Seasonal Staff Like Full-Time Employees

Four Reasons to Treat Your Seasonal Staff Like Full-Time Employees

We’ve officially entered the holiday season, and with it comes a glut of temporary employment opportunities. But a lot of companies still aren’t sure how to treat their seasonal employees. Every year we hear horror stories of long hours, broken promises, and a general mistreatment of temporary staff. And that’s... Read More»

5 Ways to Be More Grateful

5 Ways to Be More Grateful

Around this time of year there's one word on everyone's mind: gratitude. Thanksgiving time brings the ideas of thankfulness and gratitude into focus. No matter how demanding your job is, your biggest hindrance to enjoying life may be an attitude of ingratitude. If you allow yourself to be unhappy, everything... Read More»

How a Desk Job Can Kill You

How a Desk Job Can Kill You

In business, spending extended time sitting is generally unavoidable, but doctors are becoming increasingly aware of the dangerous health effects associated with constant sitting. Standing all day may not be possible, but there are some tips and tricks to try to combat some of the negative side effects of being... Read More»