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8 Jobs for People Who Want to Travel

Many of us are familiar with working 9-to-5 jobs. We go home exhausted at the end of the day, and then get a measly 2-week vacation per year. Working while traveling is a fantasy that many people don’t believe is real. However, it’s possible to live this wonderful dream. You don’t have to go through […]

How to Overcome Procrastination: 6 Effective Methods for Improving your Productivity

You know you’re supposed to work on a project. However, instead of getting started, you loaf around your inbox and social media apps. You simply don’t feel like doing anything. What is procrastination for an average remote employee? Well, it starts with the simple thought that you still have time. You put off important tasks […]

Paying Employees “Under the Table”: Is it Worth the Risk?

Most employers pay their employees via check or direct deposit. These payments are usually documented, which aids in handy when assessing the financial state of an organization or proving compliance with employment laws. However, some employers just don’t want to go through the hassle of processing payrolls every few weeks. Others can’t afford to pay […]

Everything You Need to Know About Becoming a Digital Nomad

Are you a travel addict who seeks adventures in far-off countries? Amidst the drudgery of daily work, you imagine white-sand beaches and sparkling turquoise waters beckoning your name. If you’re a travel junkie, the idea of becoming a digital nomad will likely be alluring to you. You’re not alone in dreaming about exploring wonderful destinations […]

8 Best and Most Effective Management Styles that You Should Know

To run a business, organization, or team effectively, proper leadership is an indispensable factor that you cannot ignore. To be a good front-runner, you need to understand the different management styles, especially when and how to apply them. Balance, they say, is the key to success and growth. When it comes to handling a team, […]

Asana vs. Monday: Which Project Management Software Is Right for Your Team?

Things have changed a lot this year—from how people greet and talk to each other, to how employers and employees collaborate to get work done. Amidst all the odds that the COVID-19 pandemic threw at us, one thing that unifies teams is project management software.  With remote work taking full force in most companies, you want […]

What Is Transformational Leadership, and How Do You Apply It to Your Company?

An effective leader must be adept in many fields, including project management, performance monitoring, and coaching. However, even if you’ve mastered the necessary skills in these areas, you still cannot consider yourself a transformational leader. Over the years, the transformational leadership style has changed the digital landscape for the better. Managers who use this method […]

Remote Work Challenges: Polarized Thinking and Its Effects on Productivity

Before the pandemic, working from home was such a distant dream—a privilege that only a few could enjoy. However, now that you’re given the opportunity to act in a remote working environment, you might think that things won’t work out for you. You only see challenges and limitations and find yourself procrastinating and avoiding your […]

What’s Wasting Your Time at Work?

Naturally, an employee should be efficient and productive. However, how can you achieve this when a new season of The Crown was just released on Netflix? Assignments keep piling up, but you still need to deal with mounds of emails. All the while, you get distracted by social media notifications. According to a survey conducted […]

7 Fun Virtual Christmas Activities for Remote Teams

According to a Gartner survey, 74% of CFOs intend to keep about 5% of their on-site workers in permanent remote positions even after COVID-19. With more teams working from home, more employees expect an online Christmas office party this year. Alright, we know that you’re cringing at the thought of another Zoom event. However, we […]

How to Handle Employee No Call, No Shows

What happens when an employee fails to show up for work and has not made efforts to call in or notify you of their absence? It can be frustrating to employers, supervisors, HR managers, as well as their colleagues who know they’ll have to cover an extra shift. It also puts the management in a […]

Bored at Home? Here Are 12 Productive Things You Can Do!

The pandemic has forced most of us to remain at home, which has been debilitating to our lifestyle. Indeed, the changes in our daily routines have been quite challenging. After months of being cooped up in the house, we see that our lives have become mundane and repetitive. A recent survey conducted by OnePoll revealed […]

15 Life-Changing and Simple Healthy Living Tips that All Busy People Should Know

What is healthy living? If you want to live longer and achieve a life free of frequent illness, stress, and fast aging, then you need to incorporate healthy living into your life. The problem, however, is that while we all want that for ourselves, it’s not an easy feat to accomplish. You’ve probably tried to […]

How to Measure Productivity to Improve Employee Efficiency

Do you know how to measure the productivity of employees? Perhaps this is one of the age-old concerns of managers and business owners. It can be challenging to assess how productive an organization is, especially if we’re talking about a service-based company. Nonetheless, productivity is a crucial factor in determining the efficiency of employees and […]