How important is good company culture to your business? Just ask the people at Deloitte University Press, who conducted a 2013 study on business culture and employee engagement. They found that 87% of organizations cited culture and engagement as one of their top challenges, while 50% called them a problem. This is a major factor that companies face in terms of the “Brain Drain” from their workforce. Top performing workers are the backbone of any company, especially in the tech sector where finding and retaining talent is challenging. One of the best ways that a company can satisfy employee engagement and satisfaction is having the right work space environment. A great work space is one that makes sure that the office space encourages collaboration, but also fuels play and creativity. In order to have a great work environment for your employees, you have to ask yourself the following three questions. Does […]
Alternative office-space solutions are the fastest growing trends in the office space industry today. This growth is fueled by changes in: 1. Employees’ expectations of their workspace and workplace 2. The millennial effect within the workforce 3. Technology, which has made remote officing, flexible hours and telecommuting much easier to maintain workflows and information exchange Depending on the industry, there is often an expectation of the workplace and workspace. In the past, an office or workspace was a symbol of status, achievement and position within the organization. The new generation of workers have different expectations of their workspace, partially because they are more accustomed to using technology – and to a lesser degree their education has changed their attitudes towards status and achievement. The next generation of office workers changed what they valued, so they now use different symbols for status and achievement. An physical office is less of a […]
May 4th, 2015, the official start of “Small Business Week” in the United States, yet in Canada Small Business Week is in October. Every year since 1963, the U.S. Small Business Administration takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others from all 50 states and U.S. territories. In fact, every year since 1963, the President of the United States issues a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. Having a week of recognition for small business is important because every day, small business owners are working to grow their small businesses to create 21st century jobs, drive innovation, and continue to increase North America’s global competitiveness. This week across the United States, National Small Business Week events will be held in multiple cities. While some larger cities will feature one day of events during […]
You have probably already heard about webinars or live web-based presentations. But just in case you have not, let us explain what they are. A webinar is an online event that is hosted by a group, organization or company that is broadcast to a select number of individuals who have signed up to watch the webcast or online seminar through their computers via the Internet. The idea behind a webinar is that it allows a speaker or a group of speakers to share visual content such as videos, PowerPoint presentations, interactive web pages or other multimedia content with their audience – who can be located anywhere that they have Internet access. This type of seminar can reduce the need to travel from far or even nearby locations to receive the message or teachings of the seminar. As a small business owner who is looking to learn new business techniques or […]
There are many reasons why companies find themselves needing temporary office space. One of the most urgent needs for temporary office space occurs when a company is hit by a disaster, whether natural or man-made. The company cannot afford to just close up while they recover or search for new office space, so they look to business centres that have furnished offices that can be moved into within a few hours rather than a few days. So within mere hours, a company can be back to work and doing what it does. This is especially true if employees work on laptop computers and their files are stored on a remote cloud server. But there are other reasons why some companies seek out temporary office space, so lets explore them here. Some companies must wait to take possession of their new office space because it is not yet ready. It often […]
When choosing your office space did you consider the age and work style of your staff and what environment would make them the most productive to your business?
There has been an increase interest in shared office space and co-working spaces over the past few years, this is because more and more small business are expanding companies are beginning to see the benefits and advantages of working in a professional setting rather than a home office. But the question is which is better?