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Employees are the very heart and soul of your business. Without them, the real work wouldn’t get done, and the business would run to a standstill. That means getting and keeping great employees at your business is among the most essential things that you can do for prolonged business success. Among the many things that a good employer shoul...

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As a business owner, one of your primary responsibilities is to make sure that your team of employees is working productively, happily, and effectively together. This can be quite the task, especially if your employees have a varied range of work experience. Here are a few tips that will help you to create a more productive workplace. Help Emplo...

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While emergency situations don’t arise often, it is important to be prepared in case something happens. If you are unprepared, any emergency can be very serious for you and your employees. To prepare for emergency situations, make sure to remember the following! Discuss Your Plan with Employees You need to have a written emergency action ...

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Making your business as profitable as possible is often a battle of finding as many areas as possible to save money on so that you can increase your profits without necessarily needing to increase your revenue. But sometimes, it is better to spend the money for the sake of the benefits that that money can provide your business in value. Determini...

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Workplace accidents can happen anywhere, whether it’s an industrial setting or an office space. Keeping workers safe is in everyone’s best interest. Business owners and managers should be aware of potential safety hazards and take steps to prevent them, including educating employees about safety practices. Falling Objects Wherever w...

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The cleanliness of your office is very important. Being neat and tidy in the office helps promote efficiency and good morale for every employee. It helps to keep the office running smoothly. To keep the office neat and tidy you can make employees clean up after themselves, hire a janitor, and have a scheduled cleaning day. Make Employees Clean U...

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When you own or manage a workplace, your main job is to make sure that processes are able to run smoothly whether you are in the office or away. But figuring out how to make sure your business functions well can take some time and a little bit of structure. Here are a few factors that you need to include if you want to make your workplace as func...

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Taking on and embracing big and new ideas in your workplace can be challenging and stressful. But when you embrace big ideas, you prime your workplace to be at the forefront of your industry, always ready to take on what is coming next. While some workplaces really embrace the ideas of consistency and conservative values, your workplace should be...

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As more people return to office settings, everyone is looking for ways to make the office a better, safer place to be. Safety protocols can help make employees feel more comfortable and secure in the workplace. There are a number of things you can do to make your office a safer place to be. Have an Emergency Exit Plan in Place One important ste...

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You know what they say: You can tell a lot about a person by how they treat their property. While your office might not be wholly yours, this space should be as professional and welcoming to new customers as possible. If you can make the customers feel more welcome, you are more likely to retain their business in the long run. Choose a Color Sch...

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A business owner has two responsibilities, serve the customer, and serve their employees. If they focus on serving their employees, the employees will handle serving the customer. Look after your employees by compensating them fairly, focusing on safety, and promoting a healthy work-life balance. Compensate Them Fairly As a manager, the most im...

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Productivity has been a big word in the industry for decades, now. You want to be able to get the most done, the most efficiently, with the least amount of extra work. Then the pandemic began, and everybody needed to work remotely instead. Suddenly, all of the rules seemed to have changed, and your connectivity to individual employees is disrupte...

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The best offices have common spaces where employees want to spend their free time. Your team works hard, so it’s only right that you give them a great place to relax, regroup, and enjoy a few moments of downtime. So, whether you call it a staff break room, staff lunchroom, or employee lounge, what matters most is that it’s an area where...

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As you’re thinking about your workplace design, it can seem like you’re making a lot of permanent decisions for yourself and your employees.  And when there are so many factors that you should be aware of, it can become overwhelming. As you’re thinking about how you want it to look, keep these ideas in mind. Make it Comfor...

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In order for your business to succeed, you need to have a strong team behind you. The great thing is, you can turn nearly any group of people into a solid team. It may take work, but there are several methods you can use to increase efficiency. Goals Setting goals together as a team can help to build unity. Instead of focusing on outperforming ...

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There's a certain degree of risk that comes naturally with owning and operating a small business. The risk of failure is commonly considered and often prevents many from even getting started. That's not the only risk to be aware of though. Owning a business means you're at risk for getting involved in legal trouble, so it's important to take steps ...

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Everyone wants their business to be exemplary. They want their employees to be safe and productive and they want their business stats to improve. But there are things around the office that kill performance. Time wasters, an unsafe environment and long meetings are all things that kill performance around the office and demand your attention. Tim...

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As one of the customer-facing aspects of your business, your office space is important to how your company will be perceived. It's important to make sure your office looks amazing in order to make sure you make the best impression. And you might find that you need to rearrange things to be in compliance with local healthcare guidelines anyway. So h...

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The coronavirus pandemic has dramatically changed the workplace for nearly everyone. Instead of commuting to and from work at an office building, the commute now consists of the distance from your bed to your computer. While stuck inside during quarantine, it can be easy to get bored. When boredom sets in productivity drops off and you’ll e...

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Productivity is what keeps your business running. If you don’t get things done, then your business will suffer. Thankfully, there are some things that you can do to improve it. If your employees are struggling with productivity in the workplace, here are some things that you can do to improve it.  Reduce Waste Start with Kaizen. Kaiz...

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  We're all doing our part to make the world a little bit safer for us to live, breathe, and work in. As an office manager or business owner, you have the ability to set the tone for the office in terms of conservation efforts by making it more eco-friendly. If you aren't sure where to start, here are a few helpful tips for how to create a ...

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Learn how OFW is putting client safety first while still providing the best office furniture prices and service in the Midwest: OFW is taking extra steps to ensure client safety, including: Enforcing social distance of at least six feet between staff & clients Sanitizing door handles & high-traffic surfaces between client visits Off...

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For those who are used to working in office settings that feature cubicles with assigned seats, the standing desk is quirky, to say the least. However, many office workers swear by them. As it turns out, adopting a standing desk is more than just a passing fancy. They actually have a number of benefits. Reduce Back Pain We are creatures of habi...

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Cubicles are common in most offices today. Since we spend nearly half of our day in our respective cubicles, it is very important to have cubicles that are attractive enough to sustain our interest. Christmas decorations are an inseparable part of the Christmas holidays, without which Christmas would lose all its color, its spirit, its warmth and i...

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Height Adjustable Desk Comparison: Varidesk Pro Plus 36 vs. Loctek LXR36 This review will cover: Varidesk and Loctek Overview Varidesk Pro Plus 36 Loctek LXR36 Varidesk Pro Plus and Loctek LXR36 Comparison Ergonomics and Adjustability of Varidesk and Loctek Varidesk Size and Stability Loctek Size and Stability Should I buy a Va...

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