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6 tips for reducing time spent in meetings

Some people think meetings are wasteful - they only are if done the wrong way

Meetings are usually a waste of time – your time, my time, everyone’s time. In some organizations, meetings are inevitable – the organization just won’t let them go. So perhaps you won’t be able to just quit having meetings, but you can do your part to reduce ...

by Phil La Duke  | September 15, 2016 04:00:00
Run & Grow

How the most modern offices are leveling up their amenities

Even more interesting than the ”?"how” is ”?"why” companies are doing it

As someone who designs workplace environments, it’s fascinating to participate in the “amenity one-upmanship” happening at corporations throughout the world and at tech firms in particular. From ping pong tables and kegerators (refrigerators that typically dispense draft beer), to massage and nap ...

by Ryan Mullenix  | August 15, 2016 02:00:00
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Creating the ideal millennial workplace

From ”?"summer hours” to ”?"beer fridge” ”" not so hard to keep our millennials happy

Millennial workers are a breed of their own. Having grown up alongside some of the same tech tools we use today and in the shadow of life-changing events like 9/11 and the Great Recession, they’re no stranger to change, technology or innovation. And ...

by John Tabis  | July 28, 2016 03:00:00
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6 steps to building a strong company culture

If people can’t trust you as their leader, you don’t have a lot to stand on.

Everyone is familiar with the culture that companies like Apple and Google have built in Silicon Valley. But the truth remains, not everyone can afford that “rock star” type of culture—and some might not even want it. Every company is different and ...

by Jeffrey Hayzlett  | June 25, 2016 09:00:00
Startup Tips

What to do when a grieving colleague needs emotional support in the office

Your job is not to alleviate the burdens of grief but the burdens of work.

While coworkers are close physically, we are not often close emotionally. But when one of us experiences a personal crisis, we are forced into unfamiliar roles—and this distance can be awkward and, at least for the aggrieved, unhelpful. Professional relationships are anchored ...

by Ross McCammon  | February 19, 2016 02:00:00
Startup Tips

5 jobs every entrepreneur should work before building a business

Work experience in these industries will help you become a better entrepreneur.

Few people venture into entrepreneurship as their first gig. Compared to traditional professional careers, entrepreneurship is risky, demanding and requires more capital at the outset. Working a steady job prior to becoming an entrepreneur gives you the skills, experiences, insights and money that ...

by Jayson Demers  | September 14, 2015 11:00:00
Startup Tips

12 ways to hack your 9-to-5 job and live worry free

How to spare your 9-to-5 workday from stress? Here are 12 tips that might help.

"It's not just about me and my dream of doing nothing. It's about all of us. I don't know what happened to me at that hypnotherapist and, I don't know, maybe it was just shock and it's wearing off now, but when ...

by Andrew Medal  | September 01, 2015 02:00:00
Startup Tips

Changing your corporate culture as your business grows

When you add manpower to your growing business, substantial changes in the organization need to be made

Orders are pouring in, your employees are working at maximum capacity, you?ve ordered additional equipment, and you know you need to take on additional manpower to help fulfill demands. This is good news, of course, because these are signs your firm?whether you ...

by Mari-An C. Santos  | June 04, 2012 05:00:00