If you’ve been in business any length of time, you’ve probably had to overcome a challenge or two along the way. One of the biggest challenges a business has to overcome in this day and age is the fact that so many people—including the most desirable hires—are choosing to work remotely.
If you’ve worked in an office that promotes teamwork and collaboration for any length of time, then you already know the benefits of brainstorming. But if you’re new to working in a group and you haven’t yet done a brainstorming session, you might be curious what the benefits actually are.
The signs begin to creep up on you: productivity is sluggish, enthusiasm is down, and new ideas just aren’t happening. You sense there’s a problem but you can’t quite put your finger on what happened to change your work environment from one with high output to one that is crashing under its own dead weight.
Nothing is worse than starting a project only to realize that you aren’t as prepared as you thought you were. Being unprepared for a big installation can potentially cost you money that you hadn’t budgeted for the project.
Everyone knows that putting money into the front end of your operation will pay off. After all, a customer’s first impression of your business when they walk into the waiting room or lobby can make the difference in their overall experience.
When you first think of a conference room, a few words come to mind: boredom, meetings, lost time. However, there are ways to transform your conference room from a place of dull meetings to a productive and vital space in your office.
There’s nothing more frustrating than investing in a product that doesn’t deliver. Whether you’ve made a small investment in tools that streamline your productivity, or a larger investment in a product like dry erase paint, you want to get what you paid for.
Whether your workplace is large or small, chances are the person in charge of the facility is one of the hardest working, often overlooked, members of your team. In addition to overseeing daily maintenance and cleanliness, the facilities manager is responsible for operational costs and the safety of all employees and customers while on the premises.
Securing maximum output from the staff and team is on the top of every manager’s list. It’s easy to encourage your team to do more when you offer more money, but what happens when your budget is already stretched to the limit? If you’re a startup, the problem is possibly compounded by not having any additional budget at all.
Creating a workplace where innovation and creativity thrive doesn’t happen by accident. Careful planning and forethought go into building a company that consistently makes breakthroughs and produces new ideas.
The marketplace is already full of organizations that tout their creative edge but fail to deliver. If you want to earn the reputation in your industry and in the marketplace of ideas for being a cutting edge company that pushes the boundaries in innovation and thought, you need to be intentional about fostering creativity in the workplace.