Some days it feels like the only things we hear are negative: from a boss wondering why that impossibly big task isn’t done, to a friend telling you about the spinach you’ve had in your teeth for an hour… or even your old printer whining as it eats the tenth piece of paper.
Many of us are juggling multiple roles in our daily lives, whether it’s family or work related, we all wear many hats. For some, it’s just a fedora or baseball cap; for others, it’s an amalgamation of bowlers, fedoras, beanies, berets, buckets, newsboys and baseball caps. When starting a small business, there aren’t always reserves in the budget to hire someone for each separate task, and the owner — or co-founders — have to take an active role in areas which may not be their specialty. All of these different tasks are a suck on time – and time is a precious commodity. [Read more...]
The thing about destroying productivity is that you barely have to try to make it happen. Our world has become inundated with ways to thwart productivity, and many of these faults lie in bed with your everyday work habits. One of the most surprising things to be found from this infographic is that a study from The British Institute of Psychiatry showed that checking your email while performing another creative task decreases your IQ in the moment by 10 points – which is the equivalent of not sleeping for 36 hours. When you think about it, how often does this happen in your everyday life? Even reading this article right now, you’re probably doing a combination of these productivity destroyers that could hinder you from even reaching the end of this sentence. [Read more...]
In this digital age, we work and have contact with people who we’ve never met in person. The only thing we may know about them is through email exchanges, Twitter feeds, and maybe Instagram photos — if we’ve been lucky enough for even that. With face-to-face interaction giving way to online interactions, it’s still nice to humanize your company and team every once in a while. Column Five, our parent company, put together this interactive to show where everyone on their team was originally born, and how some 20+ years later they all ended up working together under the same roof. [Read more...]
Our world moves at an incredible pace, one where everyone could use a couple extra hours throughout the day. With the responsibilities of work, family, and friends, there’s often little time left at the end of the day to spend on your own personal interests. People are constantly pulling at you from every angle, trying with all their collective might to stop you from achieving your goals. There are some brave people who forgo those extra hours of sleep to spend on themselves; but they’re also insomniacs, look like Zombies every morning at work, and can’t operate without drinking a pot of coffee before noon. [Read more...]
Productivity and happiness in the workplace are becoming increasingly more important to today’s tech savvy, entrepreneurial minded work force. The type of music one listens to at work can help them become motivated, focused, and creative — which constantly reminds me of the scene in Empire Records when they open the record store and get to choose any song they want to blare and sing along to at top volume. Music is the perfect way to get amped at the start of your day. [Read more...]
People go to work, bring their lunches with them or eat out, and after a while it becomes… well, normal. It can be easy to get into the routine of work, eat, work, go home and it feels like the days weren’t as exciting as you wish they would be.
Meet LunchBeat, a lunch hour dance party that started a little over a year ago in Sweden. With the objective to re-energize oneself and brighten up the routine workday, a group of Swedes organized the first dance party in an underground parking lot during their one hour lunch break. The rules? If you go, you have to dance. What’s the point in going if you’re not going to shake it? [Read more...]
In this evolving world of technology and business, there are businesses who seem to appear on everyone’s radar seemingly overnight… like magic (think Pinterest). However, there is far more than magic which goes on behind the scenes to bring these companies into our collective conscious. Startups are beginning to employ the best and brightest the job pool has to offer and, with the recession and economy the way it is, companies are able to take their time and grab insane talent on the cheap. Perhaps the best way to explain their employment tactics: it’s like fishing with dynamite. With this kind of job atmosphere, it’s no wonder the best startups who hired the brightest from the talent pool are able to quickly take their company from idea to acquisition. [Read more...]
Ok guys and gals, here’s the scenario: you’re out of work and need to get stylish for your next job interview and subsequent first day (let’s think positive!). The only problem? You’re short on cash. Enter this great infographic by our friends at Column Five. With their help, we’ll get you classy and professional (avoiding any fashion faux pas), all while using a paper thin budget or even those clothes already hanging in your closet. Go team! [Read more...]
Did you know that between 1998 and 2007, the number of green jobs created was nearly triple that of any other job sector in the US? The question is: just where are those jobs and what type? This infographic from One Block Off The Grid, an organization with the mission of helping individuals get affordable solar power through group buying, helps to answer the tough questions and points us in the right direction towards more employment and a greener future. [Read more...]