Monthly Archives: May 2015

Yes, You Can Take a Break From Your Business and Still be Profitable

May 27, 2015 | 1,063 views

Yes, You Can Take a Break From Your Business and Still be Profitable

Yes, You Can Take a Break From Your Business and Still be Profitable

Are you one of the 40% of Americans who are too scared to take a break from work? For business owners, breaking away from the company is frightening. You worry about your team’s productivity. You worry about unexpected scheduling fiascos. Ultimately, you worry about your business going under just because you are gone for a few days.

 

Grinding yourself into the ground isn’t why you started your business.

 

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How to Make Meetings More Productive (and Keep Your Team Energized)

May 20, 2015 | 1,333 views

How to Make Meetings More Productive (and Keep Your Team Energized)

How to Make Meetings More Productive (and Keep Your Team Energized)

We’ve all had them: Unproductive meetings. They’re frustrating to everyone involved. These types of meetings leave people feeling drained, irritated, and overwhelmed. Instead of accomplishing a task, team members find themselves disappointed that they were forced to spend their precious time in a meeting that didn’t need to happen.

 

This is no way to lead your team and keep your employees energized.

 

 

 

Help avoid these all too common situations in your office, here are five tips for your next meeting.

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Too Much of a Good Thing? How Caffeine Might Hinder Productivity

May 13, 2015 | 975 views

Too Much of a Good Thing? How Caffeine Might Hinder Productivity

Too Much of a Good Thing? How Caffeine Might Hinder Productivity

It’s the drug of choice for many professionals – caffeine. Coffees, teas, and energy drinks line office kitchens ready for consumption by anyone who needs a little boost of energy during the workday. As popular as caffeine is, it must have some impact on your productivity, right?

 

Wrong.

 

 

Most people reach for a cup of Joe to boost their mood and focus. Although that might offer some immediate benefit, research at Johns Hopkins Medical School shows that caffeine drinkers will experience a short-term caffeine withdrawal soon after. That’s counter-effective to what you’re trying to accomplish when you get a caffeine fix. It’s also what’s probably causing your afternoon slumps.

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Does Your Company Practice “Fair Scheduling” in Accordance With The Law?

May 6, 2015 | 1,068 views

Does Your Company Practice "Fair Scheduling" in Accordance With The Law?

Does Your Company Practice “Fair Scheduling” in Accordance With The Law?

You are in charge of scheduling your employees, so you know how complicated it can get. With time off requests, conflicts of interest, and sick employees to take into consideration, you’re constantly juggling people around to keep your business well-staffed and running well.

 

Now the question becomes, how fair is your scheduling? Are you acting in accordance with the law?

 

Most businesses would answer yes to that question, but with the latest laws passed by California lawmakers, your company might not be practicing fair scheduling.

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