Can commuting be enjoyable? Most people wouldn’t even dream of putting those two words in the same sentence. They picture sweating on the metro or sitting in gridlock traffic as precious time ticks by. Well, it is time to take back your commute! These six tips will help turn your commute into an exciting part of the day.
Guest Author: Beth Kotz
Small business owners are pros at doing “more” with “less.” When you’re at the helm of your own enterprise, efficiency is key, and every dollar spent must yield new opportunities.
With the rise of smartphones and streaming music services, the effect of music on workplace productivity has become a subject of popular debate. Many people claim that it increases focus, while others consider it an unnecessary distraction. Luckily, there now exists scientific research to help answer the question- and the results may surprise you!
Employee Appreciation Day may have been on March 3rd, but we like to color outside of the lines here at AdvantEdge and celebrate our associates when it feels right! It is not every day that a team decides to celebrate and commend one of its own without a push from upper management or the occurrence of a holiday, but the AdvantEdge crew recognizes a star when one is amongst us and we do not hesitate to show appreciation!
Whether you’re "working for the weekend" or you genuinely enjoy your job, happy hour is your chance to breathe and truly get to know the people you work with. Whether bonding, networking or venting, those dimly-lit hours after work belong to you! Not sure where to go? We've got you covered.
We are thrilled to announce that the expansion of our Downtown (L Street) location is officially complete! Along with this expansion, AdvantEdge has ended operations at our flagship West End location after nearly three decades of business. However, the majority of our West End clients relocated to our expanded Downtown center, and we are excited to open new doors as this one closes. Our newest suite has been freshly refurbished, tastefully decorated and totally supplied with the latest and greatest executive accommodations.
For nearly half a century companies have been learning about the numerous advantages business centers have over traditional office spaces. Encouraged by low overhead, networking opportunities and flexible terms, crafty business owners everywhere are joining the co-working movement.
Faced with a full schedule of appointments, meetings and errands, the majority of us tend to prioritize simply completing our list of to-dos as opposed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Looking at these two goals as an either/or scenario is a common mistake and one that the most successful among us avoid through discipline and strategic time management. Reconcile your routine with these techniques proven to boost your physical and professional performance.
Sitting in the same office space all day, ever day, can make it abundantly clear why finding an environment that strikes a balance between productivity and comfort is crucial to the health of your employees and your business. As employees feel more obligated to be “plugged in” and “contactable” outside of the normal 9-5 routine, it is also critical for a business to find meaningful ways to promote the physical and mental health of its employees outside of the office as well. Shared office spaces and the ever-growing number of amenities they can provide are one solution that can keep your company happy and healthy without sacrificing efficiency.
More than eighty percent of Americans are sitting at least 8 hours per day, and this pattern is taking a monumental health toll on our bodies. Your office components- the furniture, the color, and even the lighting - each make a difference and leave an impact on your short term, and long term mental and physical wellness. But it’s not all bad news, and with some simple steps, you can make your office a healthier place to work. Here are 3 ways you can take a stand (sometimes literally) against the harms of sedentary working: