To Multitask or Not to Multitask In today’s business world, companies are having to do more with less and employees are being asked to work harder and for longer hours. A majority of people in the office spend their time bouncing back and forth between tasks, believing their multitasking is making them more efficient. New […]
Tips for Leading Virtual Teams The 21st century has been a benchmark for advancements in communication. Never before have people been able to communicate instantaneously around the world from almost any location. Technological advancements in communication have made it possible to conduct meetings and other aspects of business virtually. Virtual teams have become a […]
The Benefits of Bringing Pets to Work Workplace stress causes negativity, which can create a tense work environment for employees. Pets in the workplace create benefits for employers and employees alike. While pets have been seen as an employee-only benefit in the past, factors that positively affect employees correlate with improved office morale, absenteeism, and […]
Discouraging Negativity in the Workplace Negativity can be a major issue in the workplace and, if left unchecked, result in fiscal consequences. The U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported that negativity costs businesses $3 billion a year due to its harmful effects. Keeping up morale within an organization is critical for maintaining productivity […]
Employees Earning Credentials is Good for Business Goodwill Industries recently began an initiative called Careers in Retail with help from the Walmart Foundation. Walmart gave them a 2 year, 3 million dollar grant that will help the initiative begin and grow over the next couple of years. Careers in Retail is an “upskilling” program […]
Promoting Health and Wellness in the Work Environment A sedentary and uninspired work life can be hazardous to an employee’s health. How can this issue be fixed so employees are more productive and can live a healthy lifestyle? Implementing and promoting health and wellness is not just an investment in the employees, it benefits […]
Stress in the Workplace Stress is commonly defined as a physiological response to an unpropitious circumstance, such as getting laid off or an interpersonal conflict with a coworker. A myriad of studies have linked chronic stress to illnesses ranging from Alzheimer’s to cardiovascular disease; yet, with such connections comes misconceptions, as there are now a […]
The Millennial generation has begun making its mark on the U.S. workforce. Within just a few years, this up and coming group will represent the largest demographic in all workplaces. While much thought has been given to how business leaders can get the most from Millennials, the true challenge is a bit more complex: The workforce of the near future will be a multigenerational one, featuring members from between four and six generations.
The Internet of Things (“IoT”) is an inevitable reality in today’s workplaces. Thanks to the immense availability of mobile connectivity along with improved speeds and bandwidth, more and more items are gaining Internet capabilities that were unimaginable just a few years ago.
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