It’s important for your employees to be able to achieve a balance between life and work. This is often a challenge though because of the pressures of day to day work along with the pressures of family life. There are also pressures from having time to maintain friendships and from your employees’ own normal self-care. If your employees feel that they have more control over what’s happening in their home life and with their friendships...
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If your company culture is unadaptable or rigid, the possibility that your company will fail is increased. A company that has outstanding company culture has outstanding leadership. So, if changes are to be made, leaders need to recognize that need and be willing to make the needed appropriate changes. Now leadership which is outstanding is a combination of conviction, maturity, focus, optimism, diligence and the ability to handle uncertainty. When leadership is strong in a...
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When you’re buying healthcare furniture for your medical office, there are some considerations to think about. This is because healthcare furniture has special features because patients may need these. Also, your receptionist may need a certain kind of desk that is different from regular office furniture. So, for patients some furniture pieces that you buy may have wheels and others may have leg rests though they look much like regular office furniture. So below are...
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There are several reasons why your employees may need lockers in your office space. When you have office lockers it permits your employees to have some personal spaces in the office. Also because many offices have a shared workspace, protection of personal belongings may become an issue. Having a safe space to put personal items can relieve worries about theft or loss. That issue can be overcome with private lockers.   Why lockers are a...
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Office etiquette is not something which is usually thought about. However, as a boss, you may need to talk about office etiquette to new employees or sometimes even your older ones. Because your office workplace can become a place of stress when simple rules of etiquette aren’t followed.  Office etiquette is important because when bad manners show up they can not only be bad for your employees’ morale, but drive away customers if practiced around...
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The first question may be what is company culture? Company culture is culture within an organization that’s a system of shared beliefs, assumptions and values. It helps individuals within the company understand which behaviors are appropriate and which behaviors are not. If the company supports a perons’s personal values and his or her professional success also, then those individuals are more likely to remain with that company. Also, company culture that is good spreads a...
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When you own a business, there are times when you’ll have to have your employees work as a team on a project. If this is something that you’re not used to managing, it can be a challenge. Sometimes it’s just difficult to get people to cooperate and work as a team cohesively whether you have the experience or not. A cohesive working team can be a never-ending process then with each new challenge. So, it’s...
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A reception desk is more than just a desk; it’s usually the first thing that new clients see when they walk in the door. An attractive, professional desk helps your receptionist make a good first impression with a prospective client. So, the reception desk is a pretty important piece of furniture. A nice reception desk will portray the success of your business, say a lot about your professionalism and your attitude towards customer relations. Investing...
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The trend to use mixed material in office furniture is catching on. When you use texture and color in your business office, it gives it a more personalized and inspired look. The old “everything has to match” look is out and a more eclectic look is in. The idea is to make the office feel unique by not repeating the same furniture pieces over and over, as well as by using the same materials and...
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One of the problems with working in an office is that people who don’t like being crowded can become stressed as more people enter a room. Now people’s idea of space and how they feel about being crowded comes from individual preferences, gender and cultural background. As examples below: If a room has high ceilings or mirrors on the wall, as well being brighter and lighter, people will   feel less crowded in it as people...
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