10 Red Flags That Mean Your Employees Are Experiencing Burnout

10 Red Flags That Mean Your Employees Are Experiencing Burnout

A ReliaStar Life Insurance Company survey reported that 4 out of every 10 employees suffer from work stress. While some stress serves as a positive motivator, a constant state of anxiety can create employee burnout. “Employee burnout syndrome” has global impact. So, what are the symptoms of burnout and what can companies do to alleviate this problem? Increased absenteeism As absenteeism increases, the operation of the business suffers. Companies can combat this apathy by empowering employees and showing them that their presence makes a difference. Decreased productivity When employees lack energy and enthusiasm, their productivity suffers. Managers need to open

Money-Saving Tips for Your Next Business Trip

Money-Saving Tips for Your Next Business Trip

In today’s business environment, you have to keep your skills sharp. Live events and marketing summits are vital sources of information and inspiration to help you maintain a competitive edge. But traveling for business on a budget can seem difficult. Expenses add up quickly, and if not carefully maintained, can supersede your allowance. So what’s a business traveler to do to help control expenses? Here are some tips to help you cover the basics — transportation, food, and lodging.   Reduce Transportation Costs Saving money for your business trip should begin before you even leave the workplace. Start by researching

When Office Renovation Outweighs a New Rental

When Office Renovation Outweighs a New Rental

When it comes to choosing a new business location, making that final decision can be overwhelming. You might be wondering if you should stay and renovate your old place or get a new rental. After all, the type of building you have can affect the quality of the work going on inside of it or the kinds of clients and customers you attract. Luckily, there are a couple different factors that can make your decision much easier. Location If your office is already in the ideal location, then this would be a good reason to get a renovation instead of

What Kind of Security Does Your Warehouse Require?

What Kind of Security Does Your Warehouse Require?

Whether you manage a warehouse or if you own a warehouse for your own business purposes, ensuring it is secure is essential to your company and future success. According to the FBI, more than 2.5 million burglaries occur annually in the US alone. Because home and places of business are much more likely to become the target of a burglar without a security system in place, choosing the right security setup for your warehouse is imperative. Here are a few ways to decide what kinds of security your warehouse needs. Consider the Size and Layout of Your Warehouse Before investing

Time Studies May Be More Important Than Ever In Boosting Productivity

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Time studies and time and motion studies have been used in earnest since the early 1950’s, and probably long before that in one form or another. Often called Taylorism after the work of Fredrick Winslow Taylor, time studies fall into the category of scientific management and its underlying purpose is to establish standard times for completing a given task. Fast-forward 60ish years and the methods and techniques used in time studies and time-motion studies may have changed due to the better equipment and devices available to conduct these studies, compile the data, and then analyze and evaluate this data, however

Office Wear: Powerful Style Tips for a Woman in Charge

Office Wear: Powerful Style Tips for a Woman in Charge

When you’re the boss, you need to set yourself apart, and yet still fit in. Office culture and knowing how to balance your position and appearance can get tricky. There becomes the added fashion/beauty challenge for many women, but there are quite a few simple solutions that will reflect your power and intelligence and still show that you’re in the driver’s seat.   Giving the Shoulder A nice-looking blazer delivers a stronger impression and more definition than a delicately knit cardigan. The blazer has structure and a defined shoulder line, and it adds strength and sophistication. You don’t have to wear

Habit Stacking and Motivation

Habit Stacking for Success Have you ever wished you could get your day off to a better start? Or that you could actually get to bed on time without getting hooked into staring at Facebook for two hours? If so, I get it. And I have an idea that could really change everything for you. The idea is based on creating morning and evening routines, and you create these routines using habit stacking. Let me explain. What is Habit Stacking? Habit stacking is when you take a current habitual action and add a new, desired habit to it. You add

6 Most Annoying Myths about Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders

6 Most Annoying Myths about Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders

Women in business still face prejudices and clichés that their male counterparts don’t have to deal with. The good news is that many of these myths are already dying. Changing attitudes and new opportunities are giving female entrepreneurs and business leaders a chance to shine. As much as times have changes, there are some persistent myths that simply refuse to go away. Here are a few of those that need to be addressed and debunked pronto. Myth 1: Women are Not Leaders by Nature This is probably the worst of all claims because it states that leadership is not a

Why Attend Class For Something You Can Research On Your Own

Why Attend Class For Something You Can Research On Your Own

I recently started a business. I have already been researching information and asking questions for years so I am comfortable to a certain extent going forward but just not satisfied. Besides I am an old fart who knows just enough to know that he never knows enough that he shouldn’t want to learn more from others and get their insight. I signed up for a class titled, “How To Start Your Own Business”, I went into the class to find out what I didn’t know. A surprising realization was how much I actually do know! But I digress, in less

Managing Client Expectations

Managing Client Expectations

We’ve all been there: our best client calls asking for a sit-down regarding the last project or purchase. As a business owner, it’s a stomach-dropping moment; mind racing over the past delivery: Did we mess up? Did the product fail? Were we good enough? It’s never a happy ownership moment when the client initiates a review. Sometimes, the fixes can be easy. Patch a tear, add a comma, straighten a sign. Other times the fix can be a bear. The client hates the final product and wants a major rework, or-gulp!-a refund. The time to manage your client’s expectations is