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How to Make a Small In-Home Office Work for You

Working from home offers many benefits to those that simply don’t want to drag themselves to the office every day.  For instance, you can create any type of office you want, maintain control over your schedule, and even be your own boss.

Plus, your salary is seemingly limitless, you can take your work on the road with you, and you even avoid the sometimes petty office politics that swirl the office cubicles.

Sounds appealing right?

But what if you have big dreams to work from home, but only a small space to work with?

The Importance of a Positive Workplace Culture to Enable High Performance

The environment or culture within a workplace has a lot to do with how well or how bad the performance of the employees is. There are some qualities that must be present within a healthy work environment in order to perk up the progress and help the organization to evolve into something better.

The person in charge within any organization, whether it’s big or small, is the leader who sets a standard for the rest of the people who work under them – notably, the employees. It is up to this person to set a workplace culture that the employees can benefit from.

Frugal Ways to Improve Remote Team’s Productivity

Many organizations tend to neglect team collaboration in remote workers, and that is a concern. Those kinds of team members never see each other face to face, and sometimes even work in different time zones, which obviously means that it’s that much harder to stay in sync. With each year, the number of telecommuting workers rises drastically. Now, there are times when distance between teams is something that can’t be avoided. The real challenge is how to manage your team so that productivity levels are high and the can still deliver expected, if not surpassed results.

Steps for Creating a Paperless Home Office

We’ve all been there: Keeping and storing documents that we deemed important throughout the years only to walk into the home office space one day and see a mountain of papers staring back. This can be magnified ten-fold if you work from home. The good news is there is an easy solution that will save you time, money, storage space, and clutter.

Tips for Combining Work and Play Around the Home

No one likes chores. The word itself implies a task that must be done but gives no pleasure. Where did this poor relationship with housework originate? For most of us, it probably began in childhood, when we had to quell our urge to run around with friends and play the day away in order to complete those whine-inducing chores. Chores became synonymous with having the fun sucked out of the day. And so the phenomenon continued into adulthood.

Great apps to boost home-office productivity

Working from home is fulfilling for a multitude of reasons, but presents the difficult challenge of remaining focused. Fortunately, there is a wide variety of tools you can use to help supercharge your productivity in your home-office. Here are some great apps that will allow you to reach your potential while working from home.

DeClutter Your Desk And Your Mind

The argument over whether a clear desk or a messy one is a truer sign of productivity has gone on for decades and it’s unlikely to ever be resolved objectively. Why not give the “clear desk = clear mind” side of the debate a try in your own workspace? You may be surprised at the way a little decluttering makes you feel like a more productive and organized person.

Starting a workday with easy tasks? Top reasons why it kills your productivity

Let’s be honest – we’ve all done it once or twice. We came to work early in the morning, especially on Monday and then decided to settle down a little bit by doing some easy tasks first. Seems pretty normal. However, if you are starting off your day with the easiest tasks on your list, you could be killing your productivity levels for the rest of the day. This could seriously harm your output, leaving you with a lower task completion rate than you should be able to achieve. Here are the top reasons why starting with an easy task is such a productivity killer.

How to create a winning daily routine – and actually stick to it

When you have to juggle work, home life, and social responsibilities, it can often feel as though there just isn’t enough time in the day. In order to get it all done and do it successfully, you need to have a daily routine that works for you. On top of that, you need to have the discipline to stick to it every day. Here’s how to establish a winning routine and then resist the temptation to shift away from the schedule.

7 Home Office Hacks That Will Help You Get Organized

Clear the clutter and add some extra functionality to your workspace with these office hacks.

Whether you work from home full-time, or simply enjoy having a workspace in the house when you need it, maintaining an organized space is crucial to your productivity. But when you’re working with limited space and resources, it can be tricky to reach the full organizational potential of a room. Here are a few hacks to help get you there: