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7 Reasons Business Owners Need a Virtual Office

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The number of remote workers continues to rise, and with this increase comes an equally proportionate demand for more flexible office solutions. Many small businesses need efficient and cost-effective solutions that allow them to access the convenience of a professional environment without entering into an expensive lease for physical office space. That’s where virtual offices come in. A...

Building A Culture of Accountability In Remote Teams

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The pandemic created a new expectation employers need to meet: hybrid or remote options. Startups and enterprises alike heard the call and are now offering hybrid or fully remote job opportunities to their employees. But that doesn’t mean the widespread adoption of remote work hasn’t come with a few hiccups. For example, many companies still struggle with employee engagement. The...

RapidAPI vs. Zapier: A Breakdown For Remote Teams

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Until 2020, most business owners believed that working from home came with a lot of distractions, primarily because managers and supervisors were not there to keep an eye on their workers. This shows how rare remote work was. If you found people working from home, it was likely a special arrangement that allowed them to take care of their families. All that has changed. Technological advancement...

How To Create A Non-Linear Workday Routine

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The last few years have changed a lot about the way we work. Until late 2019 and early 2020, remote working was something special. Today, remote working has become the new work culture in many companies. But the location factor is not the only significant change in remote work — the fixed eight-hour work period is beginning to shift to a non-linear workday. In the non-linear workday, your...

5 Ways To Network Even As You Work From Home

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Networking allows employees to build connections, meet new clients, and gather professional insight. Unfortunately, the pandemic has prevented many people from in-person networking; even today, companies and organizations are still trying to promote safety and adhere to COVID-19 business mandates. A Harvard Business Review article on networking reports that professional networks have shrunk by...

20 Ways To Improve Your Home Office Space

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Working from home has become very common in the last two years, and it shows no signs of slowing down. With that said, many new and longtime remote workers still find it challenging to set up an area that allows them to truly focus. We’re here to help you meet those challenges. If you work from home and are looking for ways to improve your space, below are 20 ideas to enhance your home...

71% Of Remote Employees Work In A “Gray Zone.” Here’s How To Change It.

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Remote work is the new normal in a post-pandemic world. Big companies like Nationwide, Coinbase, Twitter, Shopify, and businesses of all sizes are now allowing employees to work from home. A 2021 FlexJobs survey found only 2% of employees wanted to return to offices. Most respondents intended to keep working remotely, and nearly 25% had a home office. More than one-third of people indicated they...

How To Create Psychological Safety In A Hybrid Work World

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Over the last two-plus years, mental health and psychological safety in the workplace have become pivotal issues. The pandemic has led people across sectors to focus on emotional well-being and the consequences of poor mental health. Many now see that emotional health is a critical component to ensuring safety at work — especially in hybrid workplaces. How do we define psychological safety...

Going Global: How To Build Company Culture Across Time Zones

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Have you struggled to maintain company culture while managing a remote team? Coordinating team members from a dozen time zones into a single Zoom call can be a hurdle in itself. And during meetings, debates over the U.S. vs. Canadian/UK spelling of certain words (e.g. honor/honour or color/colour) can get heated. But we can navigate the challenges of maintaining a sense of connection in virtual...

8 Remote Work Challenges (& How To Overcome Them)

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You may love working remotely like I do, but it’s not 100% upside and benefit. On the one hand, you have lots of flexibility in your day, but on the other hand, that flexibility can get in the way of, well, working. It might sound counterintuitive, but the most significant remote work challenges often arise from trying to replicate a traditional office environment. The whole point of remote...