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Strategy and workplace culture come hand-in-hand when you’re growing and promoting your business. A company without a solid strategy will soon collapse. However, strategy without workplace culture unnecessarily hamstrings the trust a company needs in its community and in its offices.  In today’s world, social awareness and empathy cannot be secondary functions of a business, large or small. Instead, companies must learn to express their values at each level, from production to marketing. In a…

Whether by nature or out of necessity, a lot of entrepreneurs qualify as workaholics. In a recent Gallup poll, 57% of small business owners surveyed reported working six or more days a week. Nearly 40% of survey respondents indicated that they still tended to business while on vacation. Chalk it up to passion or pressure, but many entrepreneurs feel like they’re “always working” — at least in their heads. Perhaps you’re one of them.  The…

Remote working is hard, even for people who enjoy it and have been doing so for years. If you’re used to the office, the commute, and the takeaway coffee, it can be challenging to reconfigure your life into one where your bedroom is your workspace.  Chances are, you’re currently facing an extended period of remote working — perhaps even a permanent stretch. So to make things simple, we’ve collected four things we wish we’d known…

Kids calling their parents’ bosses, naked loved ones walking by, and a pre-K class getting shut down for copyright infringement because someone was watching WrestleMania in the background — these are just a few of the work video call disasters we’ve experienced so far this year.  And it’s no wonder — more than 60% of us are now figuring out how to live and work from home. If your job includes remote collaboration with coworkers,…

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, much of the country’s workforce is in a work from home (WFH) situation. But, while this may seem like a simple enough work scenario, it can be challenging for many managers to grapple with, especially since many have never managed fully remote teams before. You might feel as if you have little to no control over the situation or that connecting with and gaining trust from your team is difficult.…

Working from home (WFH). We love to have it, but many of us rarely use it. And if we do use it, it tends to be a time of heads down projects, solo reflections, and on-and-offline spurts of productivity. Enter COVID-19. With companies of all shapes and sizes now mandating employees to stay home, working from home is shifting from a luxury into a necessity across cities nationwide.  If you step back and think about…

You know the saying, “Don’t bring your work home with you?” Well, when tough times call for it, there might be little choice. While some workers relish the thought of working from home (WFH), it could be a challenge to stay focused when you’re perched on a couch instead of at your office desk. We completely get it, so we’ve compiled a list of tips and experiences that might help you remain productive (especially if…