Posts in Category: teamwork

The Future of the Hybrid Workplace

Hybrid work has come a long way since the start of the pandemic. According to survey data by Gallup, 60 percent of employees worked exclusively on-site in 2019. By 2022, that number dropped to 23 percent. Meanwhile, companies with hybrid workplace policies jumped from 32 percent to 53 percent over the past two years. In this article, we’re taking a deep dive into the future of the hybrid workplace.

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The Productivity Box: Why Psychological Safety Is Important at Work

It has been proven that poor mental health affects job performance in many ways. The environment we work in, however, can either worsen or ease the overall impact. And that’s where psychological safety comes in. For the first installment of The Productivity Box series in 2023, we will discuss what psychological safety means and why it is so beneficial in the workplace.

The Productivity Box: Why Psychological Safety Is Important at Work

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Debunking Blue Mondays, So We Can Enjoy January Work Again

Back in 2005, a British psychologist named Dr. Cliff Arnall created a formula to establish the third Monday in January as the peak of seasonal depression. He based this calculation on numerous variables including the weather, salary, debt, low motivation, post-holiday gloom, attempts to quit a job, and a sense of urgency to take action. An this is how Blue Mondays became an instant hit.

Debunking Blue Mondays, So We Can Enjoy January Work Again

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Strategies to Combat the Loneliness of Remote Workers

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live and work. Many employees are still working from home or in a hybrid system. While working remotely comes with advantages, there are also many drawbacks. One of the most significant challenges of hybrid and remote workers is dealing with loneliness.

Strategies to Combat the Loneliness of Remote Workers

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Audio Conferences—The Convenient Way to Hold a Meeting

The modern business environment is driven by meetings. According to this 2021 Productivity Trends Report, the average business professional spends 21.5 hours in meetings each week. Meanwhile, a busy professional spends almost 33 hours in meetings, weekly. Companies are constantly looking for ideal meeting times in order to increase productivity. And what about the meeting format? If you are looking to reclaim time and increase meeting productivity, consider audio conferences. Here are a few reasons why this is the best option to run your business and keep your team members engaged.

Audio Conference, The Convenient Way to Hold a Meeting

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The Productivity Box: Making a Checklist, Checking It Twice

This season is hectic and there’s often no way around it. That mad rush to complete all of your end-of-year tasks while keeping up with holiday parties, office events, and family plans can feel nearly impossible. There’s a house to decorate, gifts to shop for, meals to plan out, and guests to entertain. And that’s on top of your normal workload. How do you balance it all, while holding onto sanity in the process? Let’s follow the magic of the checklist.

The Productivity Box: Making a Checklist and Checking It Twice

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Make Your Holiday Communication Great (Again)

The holiday season is also a season of vacations and time off. In fact, almost all (97 percent) of American workers expect to have Thanksgiving and Christmas off. New Year’s Day and Eve, Christmas Eve, and Black Friday are also popular days to close offices. During this time, many people use their vacation days and take a little extra time for themselves. As a result, your office goes quiet and so does your holiday communication.

Make Your Holiday Season Business Communication Great Again

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