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Creating a Night-Time Routine for Productive Mornings

Creating a Night-Time Routine for Productive Mornings

Morning routines may get the most attention when it comes to improving your workday, but what if your night-time routine was just as important? Here are some tips to improve your evening routine so you can enjoy a more productive morning. Ditch Caffeine After 4pm Coffee may be your best friend in the morning hours,…

Does Classical Music Improve Productivity?

Does Classical Music Improve Productivity?

Are you a fan of classical music? Studies have found that listening to music by Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart throughout the workday can actually have positive effects on the brain, from improving memory to reducing blood pressure. Here are a few benefits to keep in mind if you’re thinking of adding classical music to your…

Team-Building Problem-Solving Activities

Team-Building Problem-Solving Activities

Looking for some creative ways to bond with your team while simultaneously improving your problem-solving abilities? Here are a few creative ways you and your team can have some fun while building professional skills. Classic Scavenger Hunt Team bonding activities are important for many reasons, including the development of problem-solving skills, creativity and collaboration. One…

How to Unwind After Work

How to Unwind After Work

Last month, we asked how you like to relax after a long day of work. The majority chose watching television or listening to music, while others chose exercising or spending time with friends and family. If you’re looking for a few more ideas to incorporate into your after-work routine, here’s how you can unwind after…

Power of Positivity

Power of Positivity

Did you know April is National Month of Hope? To celebrate, we’re sharing the power that positivity can yield in the workplace. From less stress to boosting your energy, thinking positively can offer a host of benefits that can improve your work life and your personal life. Stress Less While not all stress can be…

How to Support Your Colleagues at Work

How to Support Your Colleagues at Work

From last-minute projects and important presentations to sick days and personal emergencies, employees supporting their colleagues can be an important part of an organization’s success and culture. But what are the best ways to offer support to your coworkers? Here are a few ideas to get you started. Develop Relationships Before you offer support, you…

How to Become a Pro at Problem-Solving

How to Become a Pro at Problem-Solving

At work, it’s inevitable that you’ll come across various problems throughout the day that you need to solve. While every problem is different, there are some helpful practices that can make the process more efficient. Check out this strategy to use the next time you need to quickly solve a problem at work. Define the…

Celebrating the Start of Spring

Celebrating the Start of Spring

It’s official! Spring is here, and with the warm weather months in full swing (or about to be), many organizations are looking to celebrate with their employees. Here are a few creative ways to ring in the start of the sunny season in the office. Throw a Planting Party Whether you’re working at home or…

Strategies to Boost Workplace Confidence

Strategies to Boost Workplace Confidence

Last month you told us how confident you felt in the workplace. The majority of you chose somewhat confident, while others chose not nearly as confident as you know you could be. No matter where you are on your confidence journey, here are some helpful strategies that can help you reach your full potential. Have…

What is a Financial Wellness Program?

What is a Financial Wellness Program?

A financial wellness program is designed to promote the understanding and proper application of using money for employees. Ultimately, the hope is that the program allows employees of an organization to foster a healthy relationship with their money, ultimately helping increase the likelihood of financial wellness in the future. Is a financial wellness program right…

Asking for More Responsibility at Work

Asking for More Responsibility at Work

One way to boost your career is to ask for more responsibility at work. However, while you’re taking on more responsibilities, you also need to keep up with the scope of your current workload and meet, if not exceed expectations. But how does one achieve such a fine balance? Here are a few tips that…

Reduce Digital Eye Strain in the Workplace

Reduce Digital Eye Strain in the Workplace

Most people are looking at a screen for the majority of the day – from your laptop, desktop, and monitor, to your mobile device, television, and tablet. If you find that your vision starts to get blurry, or your eyes are feeling dry or tired by the end of the day, digital eye strain may…

The Power of Stellar Customer Service

The Power of Stellar Customer Service

Business owners know that customer service is an integral part of making a sale and keeping customers coming back. But how can you be sure that each of your customers is receiving the highest quality of service? Here are some helpful tips to consider: Know the Product Each individual from the company who interacts with…

Make Your Presentations More Interactive

Make Your Presentations More Interactive

Engaging with a crowd when giving a presentation is the best way to keep them focused, attentive, and interested in the content you’re discussing. Here are some helpful ways to make your presentations more interactive and memorable: Use an Icebreaker Icebreakers are a fantastic way to warm people up and make them feel comfortable (including…

Is Camping a Good Corporate Outing

Is Camping a Good Corporate Outing?

Spring is around the corner, and while it may still be chilly in your part of the world, it’s the perfect time to start planning some fun corporate events for the warm weather months. While corporate camping may not be the first thing that comes to your mind, it can offer a host of benefits…

The Science Behind Happiness at Work

The Science Behind Happiness at Work

In last month’s poll, we asked you to tell us how you stay active in the winter. The majority of you chose going outside for a walk or going to a workout class, which is a great way to boost your energy levels and stay fit. But did you know that staying active in the…

Become More Comfortable Sharing Ideas at Work

Become More Comfortable Sharing Ideas at Work

Modern workplaces have become a hub of collaboration and idea sharing. While everyone has ideas they should share, feeling comfortable communicating them can prove to be a challenge for some people. If you find yourself hesitating to speak up, try these tips. Regular Brainstorming A helpful way of separating so-so ideas from “good ideas” is…

How Organization Impacts Health and Wellness

How Organization Impacts Health and Wellness

The new year is in full swing, but it’s never too late to resolve to be more organized. While it can be hard to keep everything organized when there are other things demanding your attention, maintaining an organized space has the potential to positively impact your health and wellness. Here are just some of the…

Protecting Your Business from Scammers

Protecting Your Business from Scammers

When you own or work for a business, you spend a lot of time and effort ensuring the organization is running smoothly. But what do you do when scammers attack your organization? The best form of protection is to learn the signs of scams that target businesses and to train your employees and colleagues on…

Boost Your Happiness at Work

Boost Your Happiness at Work

You spend over 40 hours a week working, whether that’s at home or in the office, so why not enjoy that time more? If you’re looking for some simple ways to boost your happiness while at work, then check out these happiness-boosting practices. Make a Grateful List If you find yourself making a “to-do” list…

Creative Ways to Show Coworkers You Care

Creative Ways to Show Coworkers You Care

The holiday season may have come to an end, but the spirit of the season can last all year long. Here are some helpful ways to show your coworkers you care and how that can positively impact the office culture of your organization. Actively Listen One of the most important parts of showing care for…

Helpful Ways to Spark Creativity

Helpful Ways to Spark Creativity

Last month we asked you to share what inspires you during the winter months. The vast majority of you chose to listen to music as your preferred method, while exercising came in at a close second. If you’re looking for some additional ways to think outside of the box and make the most of the…

National Mentoring Month

National Mentoring Month

January is National Mentoring Month and to celebrate, we developed a list of some benefits that a mentoring program can have in your organization. Employee Retention Studies have found that organizations with mentoring programs have significantly higher retention rates than those who do not. Particularly for new employees, having a mentoring program in place in…

Reducing Stress in the Workplace

Reducing Stress in the Workplace

With the new year officially in full-swing, workplace stress is at an all-time high. But have no fear – we’ve come up with some helpful tips to combat workplace stress so you can prioritize your health and wellness this year. Eat Your Veggies When it comes to improving your health, the best place to start…

Why Lunch & Learn Programs May Be Right for You

Why Lunch & Learn Programs May Be Right for You

Are you hoping to add something new to your organization’s office culture? Check out Lunch and Learn programs. Lunch and Learn programs have become the latest trend to take over the world of office culture, particularly due to the potential benefits they can offer. From decreasing turnover and boosting employee morale to encouraging teamwork, here’s…

Winter Team-Building Activities

Winter Team-Building Activities

It’s officially winter, and while it may be too chilly to spend time having fun outdoors, there are still plenty of creative ways to bond as a team throughout the winter season. Here are a few winter team-building activities that can help improve everything from employee happiness and collaboration to productivity. Donate to Charity Just…

How a Digital Detox Can Improve Productivity

How a Digital Detox Can Improve Productivity

As working professionals, it’s inevitable that you spend a large chunk of your day on some technological device. That said, spending too much time in the digital world can hinder productivity and efficiency over time. Consider combating the negative effects of technology and improving your productivity by participating in a digital detox. Reduce Stress While…

How to Maintain Your New Year’s Resolutions

How to Maintain Your New Year’s Resolutions

Last month we asked you to share what your main priorities were for the new year. The overwhelming majority of you chose spending time with family and friends and exercising more, while the minority chose learning a new skill. Regardless of what your resolutions are, we’ve come up with some helpful tips that will help…

Helpful Tips to Prioritize Your Health in the New Year

Helpful Tips to Prioritize Your Health in the New Year

As a new year approaches, people often are looking to set new year’s resolutions. Instead of resolutions, let’s talk about commitments. A commitment to making your health a priority in the new year. Between work, kids, chores around the house, yardwork, visiting with friends and family, etc., focusing on our health often gets pushed to…

Create Achievable Goals for the New Year

Create Achievable Goals for the New Year

Setting goals is an important exercise that gives you a long-term outlook as well as motivation in the short term. Creating your 2022 goals now can help you organize and prioritize your time and resources for the new year. Here are some ways to help set achievable goals this year. Set Meaningful Goals You’re more…

Getting Your Business Ready for the New Year

Getting Your Business Ready for the New Year

Now is the perfect time to prepare your business for the new year. Use the following checklist to take care of business tasks before year-end and get a jump on 2022. With these tasks off your plate, you can turn your attention to family, celebrating, and the things that matter most. Take a Look Back…

Running a Holiday Toy Drive at the Office

Running a Holiday Toy Drive at the Office

Give back with a toy drive that helps make kids’ wishes come true this season. If you’re ready to host a toy drive, we’ve got the rundown on how you can make it a success. Plus, by giving back, you may even feel as much joy as the children who receive the gifts. Find a…

How to Disconnect from Work this Holiday Season

How to Disconnect from Work this Holiday Season

Last month we asked you to describe your holiday vacation plans. The overwhelming majority of people said they don’t have time for a vacation. The truth is, many of us struggle to unplug from work, but it’s so important we do so. Here are some potential benefits on why you should put that out of…

The Advantage of Paper in a Digital World

The Advantage of Paper in a Digital World

In the modern world, is paper still a thing? When it’s so easy to create a digital document and send it through the cloud, why do we need physical documents? Can paper survive technology? We think so and we’re going to tell you why. Boo Blue Glare Many news outlets report the hazards of the…

The Power of Mindful Journaling

The Power of Mindful Journaling

Mindful journaling can help with everything from decision-making and improving work-life balance to increasing your overall gratitude and job satisfaction. Here are some helpful tips to doing mindful journaling like a pro. Mindful journaling requires four components: why, how, when, and the ability to let go of perfection. Your “Why” Before you begin mindful journaling,…

How to Get More Done Faster

How to Get More Done Faster

If you’ve found yourself overwhelmed by the amount of work you need to do, you’re not alone. Try the tips below to see if they help you reach maximum efficiency and get things done faster. Early Bird Gets the Worm One of the best ways to get things done faster is to add more hours…

Making Time for Your Passion Project

Making Time for Your Passion Project

Having hobbies outside of work is a great way to boost your overall happiness and peace of mind. Taking up a passion project gives you the opportunity to appreciate the simple things in life, de-stress, and sharpen your skill set. Here are some helpful tips on how you can make time for your own passion…

Hosting an Office Potluck

Hosting an Office Potluck

Fall is in full swing and with Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s time to start planning the annual office potluck. If you’ve never thrown an office potluck before, have no fear! Here are some helpful tips to ensure everyone has a great time. Make Sure Everyone Knows What to Bring It’s important to solidify…

What is a Results-Only Work Environment?

What is a Results-Only Work Environment?

A results-only work environment (ROWE) is designed to increase productivity and eliminate constraints in a work environment. The concept measures employee performance solely on the work they produce rather than how many hours they sit at their desks. While this is not optimal for every organization, it could be right for yours. Here are some…

How Technology is Transforming Business Today

How Technology is Transforming Business Today

Last month we asked you to pick what the best tech invention of the 21st century was, from smartphones to artificial intelligence. The overwhelming majority coined smartphones as the greatest, followed by online streaming. The truth is, all the tech inventions of the 21st century have helped to transform how we do business today. Personalized…

Boosting Your Business Visibility

Boosting Your Business Visibility

Looking to make your business more visible in the community? Here are some helpful tips to get you started. Get Eyes on Your Business The best way to get people through your door is to promote your business using high-profile signs. Consider printing unique posters that showcase your services and products. This can be done…

Is the Key to Success Being Lazy?

Is the Key to Success Being Lazy?

When it comes to ideal qualities in a leader, people may think of integrity, confidence, and determination. But rarely is laziness mentioned as a virtue. However, when those in a leadership position take a more hands-off approach they can give others the chance to realize what they’re capable of. While of course, actual laziness does…

Improve Employee Wellness with Walking Challenges

Improve Employee Wellness with Walking Challenges

If your organization has been looking to improve employee health and wellness, then check out the advantages of walking challenges. Walking challenges have become a great option for companies looking to boost the creativity, wellness, and productivity of their employees. Here are some fun and creative ways to make the walking challenges an enjoyable experience…

Upgrade Your Breakroom

Upgrade Your Breakroom

A breakroom is a place for employees to relax, snack, grab a cup of coffee, and take short breaks throughout the workday. However, it’s important to remember to maintain and improve the breakroom on a regular basis in order to ensure employees are getting the most out of the space. Here are some ideas on…

Helpful Tips for Remembering Names

Helpful Tips for Remembering Names

As a working professional, it’s likely that you’re meeting new people on a regular basis whether in person or virtually. While making connections is a fantastic way to network, remembering the names of those you meet is important. Here are some tips to help you remember names. Say Their Name Back to Them After someone…

How to Multitask Like a Pro

How to Multitask Like a Pro

Last month we asked if you tend to multitask when in online meetings. The overwhelming majority of you said you typically are doing two things at once, while a small group indicated that they occasionally multitask, and the minority stating that they try not to, but their mind tends to wander. Wherever you fall on…

Helpful Strategies to Stay on Track of Your Professional Goals

Helpful Strategies to Stay on Track of Your Professional Goals

Staying on track of your goals is sometimes difficult without the right encouragement. We have some helpful ways for employees to keep on track of their accomplishments and motivate them to continue working hard. Here are some helpful strategies to encourage you to stay on top of your goals and achieve your dreams. Celebrate Your…

Is Hiking the Secret to Success?

Is Hiking the Secret to Success?

Did you know that hiking can have physical and emotional benefits? If your organization is looking to fuel productivity and develop leaders, hiking may just be the answer. Here are just a few potential benefits to consider: Lower Stress Levels Hiking has been known to combat common symptoms of stress and anxiety. By getting outside…

How to Become a Morning Person

How to Become a Morning Person

Rise and shine! Becoming a morning person can be a daunting task for some people but have no fear! We compiled a list of the best ways to quit hitting snooze and get the most out of your mornings. Shift Your Mindset At first, waking up early may feel like a chore. Consider changing your…

Boost Creativity in the Office with Coloring Books

Boost Creativity in the Office with Coloring Books

Adult coloring books have become increasingly popular over the last few years, and for good reason. Coloring books have been found to potentially reduce stress, spark creativity, and improve focus. If your organization is looking for a new way to get employees to think outside the box, this may be the solution for you. Simply…

Helpful Techniques to Beat Procrastination

Helpful Techniques to Beat Procrastination

Last month, we asked you to tell us what your productivity secret was, from coffee and meditation to music and to-do lists. The majority of you chose music as your secret weapon, while to-do lists came in a close second. No matter what your current productivity hack is, it can be helpful to try some…

Advantages of Having a Small Business Advisory Board

Advantages of Having a Small Business Advisory Board

Is your organization looking for ways to fast-track growth? Forming a board of advisors may be the solution. Having a carefully curated, committed board can help to strengthen your organization. Here are some potential advantages to consider: Diverse Knowledge When creating a board of advisors, it can be helpful to select members who have a…

Tips to Avoid Being a People Pleaser

Tips to Avoid Being a People Pleaser

Being pleasant in the workplace is a great quality, however being a people pleaser can sometimes have a negative impact on your professional happiness. Here are some helpful tips to break the habit. Commit to Change A great way to start is to consider why you feel the need to be a people-pleaser. Are you…

Benefits of Using Mantras in the Workplace

Benefits of Using Mantras in the Workplace

Positive affirmations, otherwise known as mantras are statements that can provide encouragement and motivation for yourself or others. While they can be used in every facet of life, mantras in the workplace can offer a tremendous amount of benefits, from improving confidence to overcoming negative habits. Here are just some of the ways positive affirmations…

The Art of Business Bedside Manner

The Art of Business Bedside Manner

While many people typically think of bedside manner as something restricted to the medical field, it can actually be a helpful tool to have in the business world as well. Want to know how your business bedside manner stacks up? Here are some helpful factors to consider: Do You Communicate Clearly with Others? Communication is…

Creating a Vision Board

Creating a Vision Board

Creating a vision board can be a great, creative way of identifying your professional goals and dreams. While they can be used in every facet of life, vision boards can bring a wide variety of benefits to your professional life, and help you achieve what you may have once thought was unattainable. Here’s how to…

Tips for Office Feng Shui

Tips for Office Feng Shui

Last month, we asked you to tell us where you’ve been working: at home, in the office, or under a hybrid model of both. The majority of you indicated that you’re back in commercial workspaces, while the minority are working from home and a handful are doing a hybrid mix of both. Regardless of your…

Planning a Business Dinner Party

Planning a Business Dinner Party

From CEOs to clients, hosting business dinner parties is a fantastic way to gather colleagues and customers, and help you add value to your business. Here are some helpful tips to consider as you plan. Party Purpose Whether you’re trying to land a client, finalize a business deal, or celebrate the success of a coworker,…

Ground Rules for Positive Workplace Friendships

Ground Rules for Positive Workplace Friendships

International Friendship Day is July 30th, which inspired us to celebrate the occasion with some helpful tips on workplace friendships. Navigating friendships in the workplace can be tricky at times, as it’s important to remain professional and productive. Here are some helpful ground rules to get you started. Maintain Boundaries While research has shown that…

The Value of Bullet Journaling

The Value of Bullet Journaling

A bullet journal takes your typical to-do list to another level. Designed to help you practice mindfulness and remain productive, the journal helps you visually organize what tasks you have and haven’t completed, so you can determine what projects need your attention and in what priority. What is a bullet journal? A bullet journal contains…