Many companies take their staff on team-building retreats or engage in other activities. These activities are designed to bring staff closer together and create a cohesive environment. Business leaders should know that teams don’t just happen. They require work to become a functioning unit. Here are a few reasons team why building activities should play a central role in your business.Continue reading “5 Reasons why Team Building Activities are Important”
Anyone looking to boost his or her career should know that being complacent will get them nowhere.
One needs to find out where he or she wants to go and then set about making it happen. To unlock a better future, they have to commit to learning continually in the form of professional development and training. That continual learning process is what makes one better at what they do, thus expanding their understanding and making them a valuable part of the team.
Organising any event or activity can be resource intensive, between chasing up attendees to arranging for a large group of people to move between locations or break for lunch, there’s always something to be checked, caught up on and maintained to ensure your corporate event goes off without a hitch.
In a perfect world, we would all feel comfortable leaving our health and safety in the hands of our employers. Unfortunately, all across the country, Americans are left to fend for themselves after shady business practices and corporate negligence. Even if you feel as if you work for a great company that would never take advantage of you or allow you to suffer—it’s still important that you know your rights, and how to protect yourself in the event of an emergency. Here’s how to protect yourself from your employer:Continue reading “New Job? Here’s How to Protect Yourself From Your Employer”
Being a manager is not the same as being a leader. A manager is in place to maintain order, make sure the team performs the minimum required level, and to meet customer expectations. While a leader is in place to drive change, exceed customer expectations, and to help teams reach new heights.Continue reading “How to Stop Being a Manager and Start Being a Leader”
Success lies in learning and moving on from mistakes and problems smarter. But as we can all attest: getting over a slump is as hard as waking up when your work is no longer satisfying. Incidentally, hitting a slump is responsible for “not feeling like it anymore,” sounds familiar, right? It happens to the best of us. We go through moments when we lose our mojo. We no longer feel fired up. Our performance slows down, and we become inefficient and ineffective. It is natural, our comfort and safe zones turn into painful ruts, and even that secure job may become boring.Continue reading “Winning Over Slumps and Getting Back on Track”
In-store merchandising is a fantastic tool that is utilized by many businesses to maximize their overall aesthetic, aesthetic of the products they sell and in turn bump up sales. After all, what catches your eye first when you walk into a retail store? Chances are, it is the colours, the decor and the overall look of the environment you’re stepping into. Oftentimes, the importance and benefits of good in-store merchandising is overlooked, which it highly unfortunate as companies could be doing a disservice to their overall revenue by not focusing attention on visual merchandising. In this article, we will look into why good in-store merchandising is more important than you think, so read on to find out more!Continue reading “Why Good In-store Merchandising is More Important Than You Think”
Work management skills are a unique beast. Every situation is going to be a little bit different, and it is up to low-level, mid-level, and high-level managers to figure out how to organize all of the personalities in their organizations into a high-functioning machine.Continue reading “4 Ways That People Manage Themselves Or Their Employees At Work”
When it comes to running a business, there are all sorts of important factors to think about, such as having the right products or services, marketing and selling well, understanding your target market, keeping track of finances, etc. However, no matter which industry your venture is in or what you sell, you also need to select the best team members who can help you to move the organization forward.Continue reading “Key Traits to Look for When Hiring New Employees”
Building a successful business is what every entrepreneur dreams of. Unfortunately not every entrepreneur achieves this goal. What many businesses lack is the key elements that every successful business has. What are these you ask? Let’s take a look below at the key power tips on how you can build a successful business.Continue reading “Key Power Tips On Building A Successful Business”
Workplace injuries are common with approximately three million workplace injuries and illnesses occurring annually, according to the US Department of Labor. Not only are workplace injuries bad for business, but they can have a lasting impact on employees who suffer injury.
In the quest for capitalizing on the unique opportunities presented by each major global region businesses are spreading their international reach and teams are becoming more widely spread. Moreover your overseas employees are likely to be local recruits as they need to be familiar with the territory. A larger geographic spread thus brings more cultural diversity. This creates sometimes unexpected challenges for business owners and managers. This article provides clues on how to overcome the physical distance and other issues while managing a geographically distributed team.