We’re in the midst of a renaissance. A trendy renaissance in office design where swings, picnic tables, moss-covered walls, and carpet covered bunk bed nooks are replacing the stale cubicles, sterile walls, and uncomfortable, rolling chairs.
How many meetings did you attend last week that lacked a specific agenda, started late, and then ended late? How often did you attend a meeting without knowing why you were even there? How many meetings actually resulted in a new idea or an actionable decision?
Embrace Your Productivity Style
As you know from personal experience our brain’s wiring lends itself towards being distracted. Just think about how many times a day you find yourself checking your email, your favorite social media feed or just staring off into space?
Ernst & Young (EY) is the latest company to take a stand for paid parental leave. EY announced this week thatnew mothers and fathers in the U.S. will now be eligible for up to 16 weeks of fully paid parental leave. The parental leave policy, starting July 1, 2016, is available to both men and women welcoming a child through birth, adoption, surrogacy, foster care or legal guardianship. EY also stated that the firm will provide generous benefits for fertility, surrogacy and adoption.
In a highly competitive global economy, innovation, creativity, and your business’s ability to differentiate itself through its ideas and products are essential for continued growth and profitability.
There are some of us who love what we do 9-5p; we leave the office, go the gym or pick up the family, eat dinner, and we’re good – satisfied, full, busy.
Not all struggling small businesses are doomed—far from it, in fact. Think back to 2009. The U.S. economy was anemic. Companies were slowly clawing their way back from the Great Recession. Around that time, stories of powerful rebounds were few and far between.