“The only thing that is constant is change,” – said Heraclitus. The world is changing at a rapid pace. Highly advanced information technology is allowing businesses to discover and develop new methods to expand their business.
Rapid globalization and technological advances are reshaping the modern working landscape and drawing newer workplace trends that are dominating the business world. The workplace environment is undergoing a continuous evolution. Companies are developing to support a variety of work styles, leadership skills, and diverse viewpoints and concepts. Continue reading
According to Irish poet and playwright, Oscar Wilde – “What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise”.
While Wilde’s words relate to individual lives but they aren’t far from professional living too. In the past decade or so, businesses and or freelancers have shifted focus from buying or renting out office space to coworking space.
After initial hurdles, today the concept of coworking is gaining pace. It all began with coffee shop client meetings or official gatherings but coffee shops soon began charging for occupying the cafe beyond a certain amount of time. This, in turn, resulted in businesses spending over an above their budget. At this stage, hiring a coworking space was a feasible option for freelancers, startups, new businesses, and few established ones. Continue reading
According to Paul J. Meyer – “Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.”
The above quote echoes the need for maximizing productivity at homes or business centers. Workplace trends come and go but most of them impact the productivity of business centers. Modern day business center operators keep a track on workplace cultures and trends and seek ways to leverage them to serve their clients in a better way.
Businesses across the world, there is an increase in the importance of the building environment that promotes better health, quality of life, and work-related engagement among their employees. For majority of these businesses, productivity is considered as the most important factor in measuring success. However, there are few limitations such as – lack of ample space, technology, amenities, environment, location, etc. directly or indirectly affect productivity. Continue reading
A woman entrepreneur? One of the most doubt-filled question or probably the most arguable notion that exists in the 21st century. The feminine workforce dates back to the colonial era, but history says; active participation of women in business started during World War II, since, men marched off to war, the responsibility of earning bread fell upon the women left behind.
It was during this period, women began to discover their self-sustaining capacity, taking on authoritative positions at home and business. Initial years were tough and women taking up business as a profession were treated as inferior. Continue reading
The year 2017 will end in the next few days. We will enter a new year with excitement and renewed hopes and you as a business owner will work on building your business, taking it to newer heights, serve the existing customers, add new clients, and much more.
But, did you know most start-ups choose to run their business from home. A home-based business has various limitations such as having kids at home, visitors other than business associates, routine household chores affect the smooth functioning of the business. Having said that, if your startup is growing and you want to bring more people on board or meet clients, your home-based office will make it difficult to distinguish personal and professional life that might increase the risk of burnout. Continue reading