We’ve all been there. Co-workers streaming into the room, coffee in hand, looking for a comfortable chair while everyone waits for the stragglers while also waiting for the convenor to kick things off. Another seeming endless ‘meeting’ that was called to brainstorm a concept or share a news update. 90 minutes later, you’re shaking your […]
As the saying goes, “teamwork makes the dream work,” but it’s not just the team that needs to work well together. For anyone to become a great team leader is crucial for the success of any project or organization. Whether a new manager or a seasoned veteran, there’s always room for improvement when it comes […]
Post-Pandemic? No-one really knows when – or even if – that is going to happen. But it’s certainly something we all hope for. One thing is absolutely certain… our world will never be the same! We’re not going back to the summer of 2019, 2009 or 1999. The ways we look at and react to […]
I’ve worked remotely with the team here at Ideas2Live4 for close to 10 years. COVID didn’t change our working habits one bit. But few have the experience of our team to fall back on. Our team has become used to the isolation that can be a blessing and a curse. We’ve also become used to […]
Over the years, I’ve used various tools to help manage my business. I’ve used Quickbooks, MYOB, SAGE, Wave Accounting and ZOHO Books extensively. But I’ve never really been happy. One reason is the ‘add-ons’. Want to run a payroll? Pay extra. HR? Pay extra. Inventory management? Pay extra. And when you can’t ‘add on’, it’s […]
A toxic workplace is a crushing environment in which to spend 8 to 10 (or more) hours a day. You can avoid them by watching out for these warning signs.
Times are always tough somewhere. Countries, regions and industries all have economic cycles. Right now almost everyone is hurting due to COVID-19. Economists and governments are expecting many job losses to be permanent. Unemployment is forecast to remain high for some years to come. That’s encouraging (or forcing) many of us to rethink our future […]
Six tips for beating distractions and procrastination! My working career spans 50 years. For at least 30 of those, I’ve worked from a home office. For the last 20 years, I’ve lead a team of focused writers, social media specialists and coders… all from my home office. And they all work from home too! It […]
Studies show remote workers are happy and productive. Yet even in industries where the practice is popular, companies have struggled with how much to embrace remote work. What gives?
With a lack of privacy comes noise – the talking, typing, and even music from your co-worker’s earphones. Scientists suggest that background noise impairs both memory and productivity.