Viewing parties, good-natured competition among colleagues, and basketball mania galore highlight life at AdvantEdge Workspaces during March Madness. Like most of the nation, we have dove head first into the "Madness" of March Madness! Surprisingly, only 11% of employers support March Madness in the office, stating that it inhibits productivity. As we celebrate our sixth year of inter-office bracket challenges and social office events, our shared workspace begs to differ!
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.
When shopping for office space, it’s easy
to get so wrapped up in conference rooms and amenities that you lose sight of one of the most critical aspects to consider: where the building actually is! There could be a chocolate fondue fountain in every office but that doesn’t mean anything if your building is hidden in some dull office park in the middle of nowhere.
It’s March, which means two things: NCAA basketball is about to own the airwaves
and you’ve probably already received an invitation to your office’s bracket pool. While some of us look forward to the Madness (s’go Buffs!) and others simply tolerate it, recent studies reveal the quantifiable hit businesses take on when their employees take a time out as opposed to keeping their heads in the game. According to the research, 50 million American workers will participate in an office pool (including the President) and companies stand to lose $1.2 billion as a result of unproductive hours spent researching or watching games. While employees will undoubtedly get caught up in the drama of conference rivalries and underdog upsets, loyalty to one’s alma mater over their company’s bottom line can put businesses in a sticky spot. Avoid a technical foul by adhering to some simple office etiquette in this holy month of March.
Tired of collecting business cards at so-called “networking” events without forming any meaningful relationships? Are dozens of LinkedIn member invitations sitting in cyber limbo because you can’t remember who they are or how you met?
Every professional knows the importance of communication in the office, but we often neglect communication's unsung hero: listening. This week our new Downtown D.C. Training Room played host to the Listening: The Superhero of Communication workshop.
Facilitator Lou Hampton, a communications professional with 30 years experience and CEO of The Hampton Group, used our 50-person training room to its full potential, guiding a group of captivated tenants in our shared office space on a journey to realize their full listening potential. The state of the art training room takes meeting space to the next level featuring a projector, screen, two high definition televisions, and a sound system with a microphone for the speaker.
Author: Gabrielle Jones
One of the greatest things about having an office in Washington, D.C. is getting the privilege to experience the city’s cultural and networking offerings with your colleagues. During the holiday season it’s great to step outside your office space and take-in the sights and sounds of the season. Here's a list of some of the area’s holiday events that offer a great opportunity to network with clients or spend time with your employees.