Category: Tips & Tricks

Simple Strategies For Reducing Stress

Stress can kill.  Most people know that, but what fewer people understand is that long before it reaches the point where it can kill you or cause serious physical harm, stress can begin to impact your life and your performance at work. When you feel anxious, your concentration will decrease and you’ll have difficulty staying […]

One Simple Way To Get 2022 Off To A Stellar Start

To say that the last couple of years have been rough is an understatement of epic proportions, but finally, we seem to be starting to put the pandemic behind us. Even so, the future of work in these United States has probably changed forever.  If the pandemic has proved anything at all, it is that […]

Make Reconnecting With Employees Meaningful

At long last, the pandemic is coming to an end.  Things are beginning to return to something closer to normal, which means that your employees, many, if not most of whom have been cooped up at home for months, and in some cases, for more than a year, are starting to come back to the […]

Ideas for Celebrating 4th of July in the Office

It’s official.  We’ve turned the corner on the pandemic.  New cases and deaths have fallen sharply, the economy is beginning to open back up, people are coming back to the office, dining out, taking trips, and more. Our current President has selected the Fourth of July as the day we’ll celebrate the turning point.  On […]

Onboarding Remote Employees Checklist

If you’re like most company owners or managers, most, and possibly even all of your employees are working from home right now. If you find yourself needing to add staff, the odds are excellent that they too, will wind up being a remote employee, at least for the foreseeable future. Hiring new people and setting […]

The Importance Of Rituals In The (Remote) Workplace

You’ve probably got at least a few rituals in your office, or at least, you did, before the pandemic. Maybe you had an employee named Bob who brought doughnuts in for everybody and just left them in the break room, first come, first serve, or maybe you’re ‘Bob,’ and left the doughnuts there for your […]

Tips for Celebrating a Remote Office Halloween This Year!

Halloween is one of the most popular holidays in the US, and many companies decide to do something every year to celebrate.  Usually, that involves some type of party with themed decorations and as often as not, also includes a costume contest, good food, music and more. This year is understandably different.  With the pandemic […]

Customer Service Week is coming up: Tips to celebrate your remote customer service employees!

You may or may not be aware but Customer Service Week is fast approaching (October 5th-October 9th).  Unfortunately, with things being what they are and so many people still working from home in response to the ongoing pandemic, this year’s celebration of your hard-working customer service professionals stands to be a bit different than it […]

How Giving Plants To Your Employees Can Transform Your Company

Mike Robinson and his wife run a small engineering firm in Canada that employs about twenty people.  Mike handles the technical side of the business and his wife handles the people.  Several years ago, his wife, Suzanne, came to him with an idea.  Why not give every member of the company a plant they could […]

Build Trust and Boost Productivity in Remote Teams

It’s no secret that the Covid-19 pandemic has dramatically changed the way we work.  Millions of Americans are working from home right now, with tens of millions more engaging in remote work all over the globe.  There’s no end in sight to the pandemic, which means this is the new normal for the foreseeable future. […]