In the last post, we talked about work-life balance—or how to fit everything into your life. In the spirit of balance, let us now address an equally important, but often overlooked topic: how to do nothing.
Roughly 8 percent of working Americans believe work-life imbalance to be the biggest cause of their work-related stress. And many more count it within the top ten. Yet everyone knows a happy exception: a parent-employee-soup-kitchen-volunteer-amateur-pilot who seems to have time for everything. Who are these people and what can we learn from them?
In the April 2020 Monthly Review, we share the latest Azure AD auto-provisioning update, examine how to use tags, surveys, and wiki pages to organize your content, and share our latest addition to the Axero Blog: the "Remote Work" category—for employees and managers.
Most of us spend more time with our coworkers than we do with anyone else. What does that mean for our stress levels? According to one survey, your coworkers’ combined power to make you miserable equals twice that of your boss. So, how do we put all that power on our side and use it to relax and enjoy what we do?
What if the biggest source of work stress for your employees came from outside the office? Let's take a look at how remote working can reduce stress.
We want our companies to grow and our businesses to boom. Not only does this mean more work, but new kinds of work as well. There are new policies to set, new hires to train, and new tools to test-drive. Your business wins turn into long hours and longer to-do lists for your employees. Can they handle the pressure? Can you help them out?
Manage your schedule and files in Communifire. Here's our latest integrations with Google Calendar, Google Drive, Box, and Dropbox.
Wages are one aspect of the business where employers and employees rarely see eye-to-eye. But rather than sweeping their differences under the rug, these two household brands have found two very different ways to reconcile them.
Need a quick and efficient way to communicate and collaborate? Your intranet can be ready in days with the Communifire Light Launch. We outline launch details, what to expect, and answer common questions––explore more.
Toxic stress is the enemy of sustained productivity and the long-term success of any business. Excess cortisone in the workplace leads your employees to fight or flight when you need them to hang in and cooperate. Can you do anything about it? You could if you knew what they’re stressed about.
What's the difference between an intranet and an extranet? For many business owners, this can add up to cause a fair amount of confusion. Let's define them.
An intranet application allows your team to communicate more easily and effectively than they would with email. It creates pathways that didn’t exist in the past. Whether it's for internal or external communication, your social community takes a central role in the process.
When equipped with these 11 business communication tools, you are better positioned to improve efficiency, engagement, and knowledge sharing in the workplace.
Here are 10 internal communication ideas that will totally rock how your management team and employees communicate.
You can always improve your company intranet. Here are 36 intranet ideas for creating a better intranet solution. Do these, and your employees will thank you.
You should replace email with collaboration software. Email is out and online collaboration tools have taken its place.
Internal communications play a critical role in change management. With the right communication tools, you have the power to help your company achieve its biggest successes.
If you are part of management in your organization, then you know how important effective communication in the workplace is. Here are 16 of the best TED talks that can help you master the art of communication in a leadership role.
When measuring an effective internal communication strategy, it seems like stats are the way to go. However, stats only prove so much, and sometimes they tell a different story.
Communication in the workplace is key for your business. Here are 41 smart tips to improve workplace communication.
An intranet will transform the way companies talk to employees. Because it does something no other platform can do. It captures all three streams of communication in real time.
Thank God we are still a free country where everyone is entitled to the relentless pursuit of his own pettiness. And if I am not ready to kick mine, how can I demand it of others? So, how do you solve pettiness?
Poor leadership is a serious matter. Incompetence at the top can create more problems than Internal Communications is willing or able to solve. That said, it’s always easy to blame the guy not in the room. Today, let’s focus on something Internal Comms can do to improve things up and down the chain. Here’s a simple recipe...
I am a huge believer in solving everyday micro-challenges for the simple reason that this stuff adds up. Which is why I will answer this researcher’s call for help with everything I know about finding your work files...
Knowledge Management is a set of processes that govern the creation, distribution, and utilization of human intellect. A guide for small businesses.
Your knowledge management strategy can make or break your organization's performance. Learn how you can implement knowledge management strategies that will deliver real results.
Your staff represents your organization’s true worth. Learn how to encourage knowledge sharing in your organization.
Knowledge management is vital to your company’s productivity. Before you select a knowledge base software, understand the trends that are shaping the direction of these platforms.
Organizing knowledge and information has substantial benefits. If you're wondering if you should build a knowledge base for your business, this post is for you!
If your organization has an intranet, then it's important to understand how information architecture fits in, and why you should, at the least, be aware of it.
We often think “inclusion” means something like women in tech or a black CEO. The truth is that you don’t need to be an under-represented minority to feel like a redheaded stepchild around your coworkers. If you’re a manager, that’s the last thing you want your people to feel, especially if you count on their loyalty and good faith to get the job done.
Back in 2015, Axero cofounder Tim Eisenhauer spoke with Vault.com about the benefits of working remotely. These points are still relevant today. If your teams are currently working remote, here's insight to keep your employees on track and connected.
Here are 499 tried and true employee engagement ideas that you can start using immediately. Increase engagement, employee happiness, and grow your business.
When it comes to project management, it’s the execution, not so much the planning, where confusion arises. With the proper tools to support goals and the right platform to organize tasks, you’ll see projects progress at an exceptional rate while lifting employee collaboration and engagement. Here are solutions to steer your business towards success (and the pitfalls to avoid.)
Want to hear a startling statistic? The average worker spends 28% of the workweek managing emails and 20% finding internal information or people. Your document management system will either save your business from this productivity-crushing vortex or push you further in. I compiled the ultimate checklist to determine if your current system is helping or hurting your business… and how you can fix it.
In such a busy world, simplicity and organization are becoming things of the past. Without access to the right information and people, you risk missing out on important opportunities. With Communifire's intranet activity stream, you have the tools to stay connected and improve communication at work.
Social intranet software and collaboration tools will strengthen your social business strategy, enhance productivity, build employee bonds, and improve customer satisfaction.
Content collaboration can take your business to a whole new level. Here's how social intranet software will help your team collaborate better.
Our very own Bryce Johannes was a recent guest on the TechnologyAdvice Expert Interview Series podcast. He shares his insight on improving workplace productivity and facilitating more efficient company-wide collaboration.
This post is for anyone looking to get a boss on board. Don't hope for a miracle. Come prepared. Whether you're approaching your boss for the first time or giving him yet another chance to change his mind, you'll need some techniques up your sleeve. Here are a few of my favorites.
Our next productivity explosion could come from… social engineering. While everybody is rambling on about AI, the real holy grail is and has always been human intelligence and mass manipulation thereof.
Pleasing and delighting customers is a must in any competitive business. But let’s be real: a customer is not always right. That attitude may serve you ninety-nine percent of the time. But there’s that one percent that will push you over the edge.
Office politics is a tale as old as time. Despite rapid advancements in the business landscape, politics at work hasn’t changed because it comes down to human dynamics. Therefore, this is a game worth knowing to achieve objectives and influence change. Whether you’re an introvert or extrovert, I’ve laid out researched steps you need to build integrity and respect, while being a key player at work.
Whether you’re a boss or an employee… scratch that. No matter who you are, every human negotiates on a daily basis. For such a common occurrence, we don’t recognize its power. How you navigate these types of conversations could sway big decisions in your company and life. Learn how to achieve the outcomes you want by reading more!
At our core, humans are emotional, irrational beings. And guess what? So is your boss. Use this to your advantage. I’ve compiled specific approaches you should take when pitching an idea, asking a question, or simply communicating…whether it’s a heated topic or civil dialogue. Persuasion is only powerful if you know how to use it.
You want employees who love to work, not the ones who despise and avoid it. Part of the responsibility to love one’s work rests with the employee. However, there is a lot an employer can do to make the work rewarding and even addictive...
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