Posts categorized under ‘Productivity’

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.

How to write and keep New Year’s resolutions

It’s a perfect opportunity for a fresh start however, we all know that it doesn’t often work out like that. You may start off the year eating nothing but kale and learning a new language but as soon as February comes so does the vast amounts of fast food and your permanent position on the sofa.

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.

5 Ideas to Make Your Office Balcony More Appealing

Having a balcony in your office is a great way to still get some outdoors while remaining indoors. This holds especially true for those days where the weather outside is absolutely gorgeous and you are stuck inside working calculating one huge sum after another. If your office has some outdoor space, utilize it by turning it into a balcony.

And to help you with that, here are 5 ideas to make your office balcony look something that came out right from Pinterest:

Does Office Design Really Affect Productivity?

As an active employee, you spend a significant part of your day at the office. During that time, you need to carry out tasks, meet deadlines, interact with co-workers, and still have complete insight into the impact of your work. However, what you are unaware of (most of the time) is how your office affects the way you work. Whether you work at home or in a large company building, office design can impact your mood, your ability to concentrate and stay focused, and your ability to be productive.