Posts in Category: teamwork

How to properly use emojis at work

Emojis are everywhere these days. Every app with an integrated chat function has them, any email client, and all social media platforms. We all use them in our daily digital communication. But are they acceptable in work-related communication?

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3 Strategies to Prevent Anxiety from Affecting Work Communication

According to a recent survey from The Conference Board, 51 percent of U.S. employees (out of more than 1,200) have reported negative mental health outcomes in recent years. With all the stress of this pandemic, the fear of economic uncertainty, and now the threat of a European war, it’s no surprise that many workers feel overwhelmed. So how do you prevent anxiety from ruining your work days and your team’s productivity? Let’s find out together.

3 Strategies to Prevent Anxiety from Affecting Work Communication

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Getting Your Team Ready for Summer: The Hybrid Work Edition

July has just begun, which means summer is upon us—at least here, in the Northern Hemisphere 🙂 Kids are already out of school, sun is on full display, days are long and hot, and vacations are in the works. No doubt, this is an enjoyable season—but if you’re not careful, productivity can take a nosedive. Is your team ready?

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The Four Phases of Effective Onboarding

Onboarding is the process through which a new employee is introduced to the organization, to the team, and to their role within. Proper, effective onboarding sets the employees up for success and enables them to integrate seamlessly. A successful process also helps the company improve its retention rates, overall morale, and employee engagement on the long run.

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The Productivity Box: The Multitasking Myth Got Busted, Start Monotasking Now!

If you’ve spent any amount of time in the workforce, chances are, you’ve already been exposed to the multitasking myth. Juggling with more things at a time on the job leads to success, while monotasking is for losers. Such a culture tends to glorify those who manage to tackle a dozen projects all at once. You know, the hustlers who have their coffee in one hand, their smartphone in the other, an overwhelming slew of tabs open on their computer screen, and notifications buzzing every few minutes. But myths get busted sometimes and now it’s one of those times!

The Productivity Box: The Multitasking Myth Got Busted, Start Monotasking Now

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The Productivity Box: Untangle your Mind with a Brain Dump

Have you noticed that working in the midst of chaos and clutter makes it hard to perform at your best? That’s because the brain craves order. When you’re organized, it’s easier to think clearly, process information, and focus on the task at hand. Yet, the mind is also prone to chaotic, jumbled thoughts that cause you to ruminate in a continuous inner loop. When you’re in this pattern of overthinking, it can feel almost impossible to concentrate on anything else. That’s where the brain dump strategy comes in.

The Productivity Box: Untangle your Mind with a Brain Dump

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6 Most Productive Ways to Start the Morning

The moment your feet touch the floor each morning, you begin to set the tone for your entire day. So it’s worth asking yourself: Does my morning routine fuel productivity? Or does it just prime my brain for distraction and procrastination? Do I start the morning with intentional practices that energize and motivate me? Or do I scroll mindlessly on social media and create unnecessary anxiety?

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How to Build the Right Hybrid Work Strategy

Remote work revolutionized the way people look at their work-life balance and put the spotlight on the unnecessary stress and costs involved with commuting and working on-site. Unringing the bell simply isn’t possible and businesses are left to figure out how to best handle this on a long-term basis. And this is how organizations have come up with a hybrid work strategy.

How to Build the Right Hybrid Work Strategy

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The Productivity Box: The Link Between Anxiety and Work Performance

Mental health and anxiety have become a consistent topic of conversation at work. Many business leaders now recognize the need to prioritize psychological and emotional wellness. However, there are some employees who think their companies have not done enough to create a positive culture where mental health is taken seriously. Looking beyond this debate, what truly matters at the end of the day is awareness and action. Because mental health influences both our personal and professional lives.

The Productivity Box: The Link Between Anxiety, Mental Health and Work Performance

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Spring Is On! Top 3 Ways to Be More Productive

As the winter snow melts away and the days get longer, many people feel like they’re waking up from hibernation. Now that the bees are humming and the flowers are blooming, it is time to look ahead to warmer, brighter times. Use this transition period to evaluate your current productivity levels and make changes to your workflow. Spring is a time for setting priorities and committing to growth throughout the year.

Spring Is On! Top 3 Ways to Be More Productive

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