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Can a Shorter Work Week Make Your Business More Efficient?

The debate of whether shorter work weeks lead to better business efficiency has been the subject of debates for decades, with actual implementation of significantly shorter work weeks beginning 13 years ago in Sweden when Toyota’s service centre in Gothenburg implemented 30-hour work weeks in 2002. The argument against shorter work weeks have been centred around: Shorter work weeks translate into lower production due to fewer hours put into work. Unnecessary costs are incurred if workers are paid the same salaries for doing less work. However, research and experiments by…

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Clockspot.com Productivity 

How to Make Remote Hires Feel Welcome in Your Organization

Establishing a remote hire on boarding process is critical to smoothly integrating your remote hires into your organisation. Starting a new job is often a tense situation. Many people tend to feel heightened levels of fear and anxiety because they don’t know what to expect. Emotions have a tendency to become amplified when employees are working remotely. Implementing a standard remote employee on boarding process will provide better control during this experience. By running through your onboarding checklist, and implementing each process along the way, your new hire will transition to…

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Business Advice Productivity 

3 Ways To Bring Your Workforce Closer Together

Behind every good business are hardworking and dedicated employees. Aside from ensuring your staff members are productive and motivated in their jobs, it’s important that you do what you can to make sure they work well together. In this blog, we look at three simple ways you can create a happy and cooperative team. Schedule a group activity When they’re busy at work, it’s only natural for your employees to act professionally and stay focused on the tasks at hand. However, if you feel that your staff could benefit from…

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Productivity 

The 3 Mistakes of My Life

Most of us seek more happiness, more growth, more acknowledgement, more fame and of course, more money than what we have at present. Most of us have many reasons like situations, lack of opportunities, use of unethical means or misfortune as impediments that block our road to glory. Ronald .A. Heifetz talks about ‘getting on the balcony.’ It refers to separating oneself from the thick of action while action is on and move to a balcony upwards to have a macro view of the situation. If I am playing a match, when…

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Conflict Resolution Productivity 

Why you Should Outsource to Help your business grow

There are a number of different parts of your business that you can outsource in order to expand and grow. A lot of businesses tend to outsource in an attempt to cut costs, others do it to benefit from another company’s expertise in different areas of business. There are many benefits to outsourcing different aspects of your business so you should definitely consider outsourcing to see whether it could benefit you, here’s why: Skills Many companies are experts in their chosen field but have very little experience in other aspects…

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How Technology can be used to Improve your Business

How Technology can be used to improve your business Many businesses look for new ways to improve and update their processes every day. One of the easiest ways to give your business a boost is by investing in new technology which can streamline processes and improve your overall organisation and communication strategies. Here’s a few ways you could use technology to help improve the day to day running of your business and watch it grow in no time: Improve Communication One of the most pivotal aspects of running a successful…

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Productivity 

Ways to Boost Warehouse Worker Morale

There is a strong relationship between the happiness and morale levels of people and their productivity, according to studies. In general, the greater morale people possess and happier they are, the more focused and productive they will be. Employers have cottoned onto this fact and are now attempting to ensure their employees are as happy as possible (within reason). For many manufacturing and wholesale companies it is their warehouse workers who are the foundation of the company. There are many simple ways to improve their morale and therefore productivity in…

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The Advantages of Website Globalization

Since time began and industry crossed borders, the world has slowly become a smaller place with regards to the globalization of business. Over the last 30 years or so, the phenomena of using technology to handle areas such as outsourcing and the siting of manufacturing plants in areas of the world thousands of miles away has grown to the point where business truly is a 24 hour a day operation. Following fast in the footsteps of the physical side of the globalization of business comes the virtual element. The internet…

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3 Ways Automation Can Save You Time

In business time equals money, so accelerate your processes and you’ll find your business on the up. Here’s three ways that you can start saving time in your business today. Digital Marketing Marketing automation has many benefits, especially when it comes to things that require a lot of manual action. Automation tools are particularly useful when it comes to online marketing, specifically email and social media. Social media dashboards like HootSuite can make this ten times faster. Automating your posts on Twitter and Facebook means that you don’t have to…

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What Skills Make a Good Call Center Worker?

All businesses need to communicate effectively with their customers. An increasing amount of this communication now takes place online, either live or via email and messaging services. Many customers prefer to hear a human voice however, whether they are making a complaint, seeking information or looking to make a purchase. This is where call centers come in. Almost all major companies maintain call centers and they provide an essential link between the business and their customer-base. If the idea of a call center job appeals to you, you will usually…

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