Choosing a conference table A conference table can be many sizes; having different shapes. It can also be made from an assortment of materials such as wood, marble, glass, synthetic materials or any combination of these elements. Additionally, when deciding upon what kind of table to use, how the table will be used and who will use it are important factors. So, for corporate meetings, a long solid wood table may be the best choice....
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Did you know that you can lose up to an hour a day because your desk is disorganized? But if your desk is well organized and everything is in its place, this can help with work productivity and set the tone for your day. This is because when you can’t find something, not only does it take extra time to find it, but it causes stress. Getting your desk organized It’s easier to maintain your...
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When you and your employees spend 8 hours a day working in an office at your business, sitting comfortably can be an issue. Also, if the furniture is comfortable, employees will work more efficiently. Additionally, style is important because the furniture in your office can be one of the first things your clients notice. Now one of the primary pieces of furniture in an office is the chair. The other piece is the desk. Both...
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If you’re a boss, you could be the primary reason your employees either love or hate their job. The boss is the person who connects all the employees to the organization. If the boss is a bad one, then the employees will eventually find employment elsewhere. A good boss encourages the employees who work for him or her as well as respects them. But what else can make you a good boss? Set clear expectations...
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The humble breakroom is often overlooked along with its actual importance for employee morale. The breakroom is named as such though because of its intended purpose; it’s a place where the employees can take mental and physical breaks from work. So, if you want your work team to be satisfied and productive at work, you need to create a space where the employees can relax, sit together and enjoy each other’s company. This also encourages...
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Managing overtime can be a headache for many companies. There are times when overtime is constant, which can lead to considerable costs for the company. If your company doesn’t find a way to minimize overtime, you can lose a great deal of money which will cut your profits significantly. A single department could pay out thousands of dollars a month in overtime costs. These could be greatly reduced if the company took steps to minimize...
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In today’s rapidly changing workplace, you may find yourself in an unexpected position – you may end up working for someone significantly younger than you. It can be an initial shock but you shouldn’t assume that a person’s age is the only indicator of his or her ability to lead. It’s hard to accept at first but you shouldn’t allow a difference in age or your own pride get in the way of your career...
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It’s important to demonstrate respect to others. It’s a critical part of building strong relationships with them. If you don’t demonstrate respect for the people you work with, they won’t respect you. This will lead to many different problems that have the potential to lower morale and productivity. A lack of respectful treatment can increase turnover and lead to conflict at work. How does respect look at work?  There are many ways you can show...
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Email is an inescapable part of work. It can be an excellent tool for certain types of communications. However, there are many minefields you can step on when using email, so it’s important to be careful and understand some basic rules for using this tool appropriately. You want to communicate your messages clearly without confusing anyone or offending someone in the audience. Clarity is critical when it comes to email. Before resorting to written communication,...
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When you’re marketing products to the public, there are many different demographics you need to consider. Geographic location, education, income, gender, age and race are important considerations. Studies have shown that targeted messages work better than marketing that is created to reach the general population. A lot of attention has been given to generational differences because Baby Boomers, Generation Xers and Millennials take different approaches to making decisions. Effective marketing campaigns include generational preferences. Each...
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