“Holiday season” at work typically means decorations in the lobby, office parties, too many holiday cookies and several gift baskets from clients and colleagues. But this is also the season when we reflect on all we can be grateful for and take the opportunity to give what we can to those in need in our communities.
As professionals turn to working from home now more than ever, you and your business have an immense opportunity to take your impact from local to global. In this age of high-speed and high-tech communication, your next customer or next business partner might be half way around the world! AdvantEdge's Virtual Office service can give you the infrastructure and flexibility to grow and thrive amidst the chaos.
Making the right impression can be the difference between critical investment and running deeper into the red. The global business world has brought buyers and sellers closer together, but there are many as many questions as there are answers. How can your business go global from day one? How can you be in three critical meetings in three different locations all on the same day? How can you operate on a limited budget but present yourself like an established player? This feature will discuss how virtual offices can provide you with the professional presence you need, all while keeping precious funds in your company coffers.
While many people are still not ready or able to be in the office full time, there may be situations where it makes sense or is necessary for your team to be together in person. Some discussions and projects are hard to accomplish virtually. A conference room rental package is the perfect solution for when you need to meet with others and do not already have a full-time office space to use.
Your logo is the visual representation of your business and its value, so it's imperative that it makes the right statement and evolves with your company. Whether you have a time-tested brand, or are just getting your start-up off the runway, here are some things to consider when reevaluating or creating a logo:
October is National Cybersecurity Month, giving us a great reason to not only talk about safety but also how to approach technology in the office. We use our computers and phones without a second thought- but isn't it time to be more intentional with our technology? Technology can ultimately impact the success of a business, and one must harness its power to work for their business.
AdvantEdge Workspaces has been providing professional facilities with attentive and efficient service to the DC business community for over 30 years, so we appreciate the importance of consistency. The basis of a strong relationship with any client is trust, and that trust can only be established by following through time and time again with the promise of great service.
Not all meeting spaces are created equal. When renting a space, it is important to have a full-service experience at the right price.
Here are 10 essentials to consider before planning your next meeting:
Meetings are one of the largest and most debilitating components of organizational clutter. Research shows that managers spend 15% of their time in meetings and many of these meetings actually have no clear purpose. Senior executives spend two full days a week in meetings. In 22% of these meetings, participants send three or more e-mails for every half an hour they spent sitting in a meeting room. This clearly contradicts the goals of a meeting to facilitate and disseminate productivity throughout the company from top down.
Here are some basic tips to consider when conducting a meeting in order to maximize productivity, inspire your staff, and get ahead:
First and foremost, designate the meeting to be held in an appropriate location. The location itself can affect the productivity of the participants. If the location is too bland or completely unengaging, participants may become bored and lethargic. On the other hand, if the location is too busy with too many distractions, the participants may lose focus.
Second, eliminate the use of technology for the duration of the meeting. While having laptops and cell phones may be useful, outside correspondence can usually wait. Also, studies show that we remember information better when we write it down by hand and doodling can lead to greater creative capacity among individuals.
Third, define the purpose of the meeting. By having a specified goal or objective for the meeting, it will be more difficult to be led astray by other factors. Set an agenda and stick to it. This helps to start and end meetings on time, which not only increases participant morale, but also increases the effort put in by participants to actually attend the meetings. Furthermore, by defining a meeting’s purpose you can better organize who should attend and develop engagement strategies to fit a specific audience.
Here at AdvantEdge, our meeting and conference rooms provide the perfect space for executing successful meetings. All our meeting spaces have state of the art technology that can facilitate your meeting without the need of any extra equipment, hassle, or distraction. Moreover, if you need anything throughout your meeting, our on-site staff is here for you. Click the button below to learn more about our workspaces and book an appointment at one of our three business centers in Washington, DC.