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What If Your Team is Burning Out at Home?

What If Your Team is Burning Out at Home?

As businesses everywhere are now operating with a remote workforce, many are seeing an issue common enough in the office settling in with their at-home employees: burnout. Let’s examine this phenomenon and see what can be done to avoid it.

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Improve Your Email Management in Outlook

Improve Your Email Management in Outlook

We all use email, in fact, without an email account you couldn’t do much of anything online. For those that use it for business, it can be a complete drag, often hindering as much as it helps. Microsoft has improved their Outlook platform with some useful features aimed at cutting down on the time that you have to stare at your email. Let’s take a look at two options you can use to get the most out of your email in Outlook:

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How to Avoid Miscommunications During Remote Work

How to Avoid Miscommunications During Remote Work

With many businesses having to close their doors for the time being in response to COVID-19, many have started to see remote work as a preferable alternative to stopping their operations completely. Of course, as this is the first time that a sizable portion of these businesses have ever used remote employees, communications have suffered somewhat.

To help prevent this from being the case in your business, we wanted to share a few practices that will help you to more successfully integrate remote work into your organization.

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Why a Routine Approach to Work is a Good Thing

Why a Routine Approach to Work is a Good Thing

When it comes to business efficiency, setting up a fixed process can have significant benefits, which helps explain why many tend to naturally fall into a routine in the workplace. This applies doubly so when working from home too. Let’s go over why routines can be so helpful, and how to consciously build a beneficial one.

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Tip of the Week: Optimizing Remote Productivity

Tip of the Week: Optimizing Remote Productivity

For many, the Coronavirus has kept them from their workplaces and offices as a precautionary measure to help limit the spread of infection. This has given many the opportunity to work from home for the time being, which can be just as effective as working in the traditional office. Here, we’ve put some tips together to help you make the most of remote work strategies.

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An Argument for Workplace Gamification

An Argument for Workplace Gamification

As the old saying goes, “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” The question is, how much do you really want a “dull boy” doing all of your business’ important work? This concern isn’t uncommon among businesses nowadays, which helps to explain the rise in gamification that has happened lately. Let’s explore what gamification is, and if it has any benefits that interest you.

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Tip of the Week: Ensuring Smartphones are an Office Tool

Tip of the Week: Ensuring Smartphones are an Office Tool

A smartphone can easily be a very powerful productivity tool, but if you aren’t careful, it can be an equally large distraction in the office. With the right tweaks, you can make one option more likely. Here, we’re sharing a few tips to help you make these tweaks and turn your smartphone into a productivity machine.

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How to Plan a Customer Relationship Management Strategy (and Why You Need One)

How to Plan a Customer Relationship Management Strategy (and Why You Need One)

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software is an especially useful solution for any business to utilize, as long as they do so with a strategy in mind. Let’s go over why this strategy is so important, and how it should be shaped.

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Make Work a Game with Gamification

Make Work a Game with Gamification

Finding ways to maximize productivity is typically high on a business owner’s to-do list. The problem is that often managers can’t find a way to effectively motivate their people into doing more. One proven way to get more out of your staff is to gamify their tasks. Let’s take a look at the practice. 

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How to Take Advantage of Automation in Your Business

How to Take Advantage of Automation in Your Business

With the sheer number of processes needed to keep a business of any size running smoothly, it is no wonder that automation is as popular as it is. Fortunately, automation doesn’t have to be difficult to implement. Let’s go over a few simple ways that you can use it to your advantage, and a few reasons why you might want to do so.

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Tip of the Week: Common PDF Tricks You Need to Know

Tip of the Week: Common PDF Tricks You Need to Know

In business, Portable Document Format (PDF) documents are encountered constantly. The benefit is that they are a great way to share and receive documents on any device. One main problem many people run into is that they think that it’s a read-only format. Today, we turn this common misconception on its head by providing some tips on how to better manipulate the PDFs you receive. 

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Tip of the Week: Improving Your Organization Throughout the New Year

Tip of the Week: Improving Your Organization Throughout the New Year

We all want to make our businesses more efficient, because the more efficient a business is, the more effective it can be. One clear way to do so is to boost your business’ organization tactics - both literally, and more abstractly. For today’s tip, we’ll cover what we mean, and share a few strategies for you to employ.

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5 Benefits Your Business Could See from IoT Technology

5 Benefits Your Business Could See from IoT Technology

There are certain technologies that - despite some issues that should be seriously considered - are inarguably useful to a business and its operations. One such technology is the notorious IoT, or Internet of Things. With the right preparation, the IoT can provide your business with a few advantages and benefits. Let’s review some of them.

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Why Every Business (But Especially Yours) Should Leverage Modern IT

Why Every Business (But Especially Yours) Should Leverage Modern IT

More businesses with fewer than 100 employees are planning to adopt new technologies than aren’t, according to the 2020 State of IT report released by Spiceworks. If you aren’t among them, there are a few reasons that you should be. Here, we’ll review those reasons, to give you a few points to think about as you consider your use of technology. 

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Why Proactivity is Always a Better Strategy than Reactivity

Why Proactivity is Always a Better Strategy than Reactivity

When it comes to operating a business, there are really only two ways that one can do so… either one acts proactively with their business matters, or they tend to be reactive in their approach. Naturally, one method has shown to be far more effective than the other. Today, we’ll explore the features of each to figure out which will work best for you (spoiler alert: it’s going to be the proactive approach).

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How Smartphones Can Make Your Business More Productive

How Smartphones Can Make Your Business More Productive

It’d be hard to find a more influential modern invention (not counting the Internet) than the smartphone - it has expanded from voice and messaging to include entertainment, social media, and countless other purposes. This just so happens to include mobile productivity, assisted by a variety of mobile applications intended to augment communication and collaboration between departments, as well as between a business and its clients.

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Tip of the Week: Simple Changes You Can Make to Make Work Easier

Tip of the Week: Simple Changes You Can Make to Make Work Easier

Waking up and going to work is the inevitable reality for billions of people, and sometimes people have a hard time acclimating to a new job. If that job is an office, there are some particular issues you will have to confront in order to get the most out of your time at work. Today, we look at five simple things you can do to make your life easier inside your office.

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Tip of the Week: 5 Handy OneNote Features

Tip of the Week: 5 Handy OneNote Features

On the surface, Microsoft OneNote seems to be a pretty basic program - it’s just a quick place to jot notes, right? In actuality, OneNote offers functions far beyond that of a digital scratchpad. For this week’s tip, we’ll review some of these functions.

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