You have decided to hire some freelancers for your business. The question that you’re concerned about is how to manage freelancers once you’ve hired them. Meeting them in person is highly unlikely; they’re not sitting at a desk at your company, and you don’t have formal authority over them. They won’t receive bonuses and receive company perks either, so how do you keep their interests peaked about the job? Freelancers are different Freelancers are different...
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When you have a team working together, problems will happen. Not everyone will always be on the same page, and some team members will have different opinions on how things should or should not be done. Below are some suggestion on how to handle problems which may crop up in your office team: The team doesn’t have an identity: The members of the team may not feel committed or want to make the effort then....
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The cubicle or cube has long either been revered or scorned, and there doesn’t seem to be an in between. Maybe it’s all the movies of drudgery being done in office cubicles that causes the scorn. After all the old style cubicles have become their own matrix world. The stereotype for the old cubicle is that everyone is like a mouse on a wheel. Or that everyone works like drones stamping widgets. It speaks to...
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Personal space issues can become a sore point at the office. The term personal space is the air between your body and the nearest object or person. Each person has their own area of personal space, and it expands and contracts according to the situation. Your personal space will vary depending on different factors too such as if you know the person, your relationship with the person and how much you trust them. The space...
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You may have been hearing a lot of talk about a blended workforce, but what exactly is it? A blended workforce is a mixture of in-office employees which are in a traditional setting with offsite freelancers. The benefits to this type of workforce are many, and it’s becoming an increasingly frequent arrangement in the workforce. So, what’s so great about this type of arrangement? Some advantages The advantages of a blended workforce are good for...
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It’s important to have good communication skills when working in an office environment. Miscommunication can cost a company money or a lost client. Good communication skills are especially necessary among team members. So, what are some things that can be done to improve communication with your team members? Communication problems First one of the main issues in not communicating properly is the failure to listen properly. This especially so because co-workers will often interrupt each...
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In the workplace, there are basic common sense rules which every employee should practice. From good manners to other rules being followed, these things make everyone’s work life easier. Another point is that following the rules can help to advance your career opportunities. Rules for good manners Everyone should know what good manners are and what they aren’t. But you would be surprised at how many co-workers don’t use them. A refresher course is listed...
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When moving your office, there is more to a successful move than just throwing stuff in boxes. It’s a large task to move an office. Planning and coordinating the move is the key. So below are some suggestions on how to better accomplish this task. Planning the move First of all, you will need to create a viable timeline that will cover all the areas and stages of your move. If you have a small...
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It’s your first day at the office, and you’re nervous. You’re not too sure of the office protocol, you don’t really know where your desk is yet, and you almost feel like it’s the first day of school. But there are the same day to day challenges and other stressful situations of a job that you are expected to handle. So below are some suggestions to help you deal with the challenges of your first...
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After working all day, the last thing you want to do is stop at the grocery store. There are the grocery store lines of other people who didn’t want to stop at the store on their way home from work either. But if you want to eat and have home supplies, that’s the way it is. Or is it? You now have another option which is Amazon Prime and Grocery and Amazon Prime Now. Prime...
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