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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 […]

The Definitive Guide to Paying Remote Employees

With more companies opening their doors to employees from different regions, one significant concern is payroll. Things can get even more complicated when members of a team are scattered across different countries. This presents a challenge in managing payroll, especially since administering the salary may depend on a worker’s location. In this article, we share […]

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 […]

Revolutionize Your Remote Team with Transformational Leadership

A Gartner survey revealed that at the height of the pandemic in 2020, 88% of organizations encouraged their employees to work from home. Indeed, the virtual workforce is growing exponentially, and managers need to keep up. An effective leader must be adept in many fields, including project management, performance monitoring, and coaching. Now, with the […]

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 […]

Getting Bored With Your WFH Routine? Here Are Some Ideas to Tap Into For More Fun and Creativity

To be honest, working from home is great. You get to do what you want when you want it. You don’t have to worry about rushing to meet the morning train and then getting stuck at an office desk throughout the day. Well, that was the joyful story of the first couple of weeks after […]

Working from Home? Here Are 11 Pro Tips to Stay Productive

Whether you’re an employee, manager, or freelancer, you can experience the joys and benefits of working from home. There will be little to no time wasted on commuting. You’ll also enjoy reduced stress, flexible scheduling, no office politics, and more time with family. You also know that working from home has its caveats – distractions, loneliness, […]

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 […]