It’s time to wield your bracket, turn on the T.V., and cheer because March Madness is here! For many of us, these three weeks are what gets us through the last drops of winter. This time of year is when we come together (or farther apart, depending on the rivalry) and cheer for teams we’ve never heard of and make brackets even if we haven’t been following the sport at all.
Traveling for work can be both a blessing and a curse. On one side, you get to (hopefully) explore a new city, stay in a nice hotel, and have some great business dinners. But on the other hand, traveling majorly disrupts your routine and removes you from your familiar office. It can be hard to stay on track in a hotel lobby or at a nearby coffee shop. If you’re used to a private space with the typical office amenities, having to battle high schoolers getting frappuccinos after class is just one of the many obstacles you’ll face. Let’s get back on track and stay productive while working remotely with these four tips.
Training sessions are essential to the growth and development of any business. Whether you are on-boarding new employees, educating current ones on new practices, or collaborating with other people in your field, these sessions should be memorable and effective. The key to a great training session? Preparation, support, and the perfect space. Here are five tips for incorporating these themes into the perfect training session.
The way we work is rapidly changing. Not too long ago, the options were a cubicle or… a different cubicle. With the internet changing the way business is conducted, where we work is also shifting. Our office environment is tied to our productivity and happiness, and people are taking note. Instead of working from home, in a noisy coffee shop, or in a sea of identical cubicles, switch it up with a new type of workplace. Shared workspaces and coworking are two terms we hear a lot. Both offer amenities, community, and a fresh perspective on the traditional office. But what makes them different? Let’s find out which workspace is the perfect fit for you.
Have you ever thought about how meetings became such a dreaded part of one’s day? When did collaborating with coworkers go so awry? Meetings have lost touch with the modern workplace. So often, people leave unsatisfied or thinking “why couldn’t this have been an email?” Here are four ways to build a better meeting and ensure that people leave feeling productive and empowered.
Companies are always trying to find new ways to be smart about the liability of workspace, and increasingly traditional leasing options are becoming a hassle of the past. Shared office space may have been taboo a decade ago, but in recent years collaborative workspace has become the hallmark of savvy startups thanks to noncommittal terms and a number of added perks.
The Valentine’s Day season: for some of us its about a romantic date night, for others it means stuffing our faces with a chocolate box and watching a movie at home. Whether you are weathering the holiday solo or with a partner, Valentine’s Day can bring up feelings of loneliness. As freelance and remote work is on the rise, the “loneliness epidemic” is growing. One way to feel less isolated? Joining a shared workspace!
Just because you are coworking doesn’t mean you have to share everything! AdvantEdge can provide you with a dedicated desk where you can safely leave your computer and other belongings to save yourself the hassle.
Chances are if you are on any social media platform, or have logged onto Netflix recently, you’ve heard something about Marie Kondo and her KonMari method of organizing. Although Kondo’s book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up has been a bestseller for years, she recently shot to internet fame with her Netflix show “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.” A key tenet of the KonMari method is to ask if an item “sparks joy” when deciding whether to keep it. While it might be easier to decide whether a sweater sparks joy, this same question can be asked about your office, workspace, and even your computer.
Transitional phases in our work life range from the expected to something random. You may be in between jobs, trying to turn a passion project full-time, or experiencing a layoff. With the recent government shutdown leaving many workers furloughed, there was an influx of people experiencing how tough it can be to navigate your days without heading to the office from 9-5.