Tag Archives: Smarter Working

Moving your small business to an open-space office environment? What you need to know.

Imagine a single room with 2800 workers in it. It may seem hard to believe, but that’s exactly what Facebook has created at its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Touted as having the largest open floor plan in the world, the 430,000 sq. foot one room, warehouse-like building covered by a 9-acre rooftop park, which opened this year, provides a highly collaborative environment for Facebook’s … Continue reading Moving your small business to an open-space office environment? What you need to know. »

How you can help your small business employees be more productive

Does worrying about hiring new employees keep you up at night? As the economy adds more jobs, small business owners are challenged to find top talent, and it’s one of their major concerns, according to Wasp Barcode in its 2015 State of Small Business Report. In response many small businesses are offering flexible, mobile and remote work options to attract new hires, a Plantronics survey … Continue reading How you can help your small business employees be more productive »

Keep small business hiring strong with flexible work options

Small business hiring continues to be strong. From May to June, small businesses employment increased by 120,000, according to the June Small Business Report from payroll processing firm ADP. That figure represents more than half of the 223,000 jobs added to the economy overall during the month. Still even with hiring strong, small businesses continue to struggle to find qualified staff, say 41 percent (two … Continue reading Keep small business hiring strong with flexible work options »

The Stir Kinetic Desk

Los Angeles based company Stir thinks they have figured out what is missing from our desks.  Technology!  Their new desk known simply as The Kinetic, is an impressive display of both design and ingenuity.  It is perfect for fitness junkies, techies, or just someone who wants a well-built adjustable desk and here is why. The Kinetic is a high quality and finely detailed adjustable desk … Continue reading The Stir Kinetic Desk »

A Stress Free Work Envrionment

If you are finding it difficult to keep focused at work, and you struggle to make it through the day, perhaps you just need to take a look at how stressful your work environment is.  There are lots of ways your environment can stress you out, and all of them can make you more anxious and can impact your performance. Clutter and messy work spaces … Continue reading A Stress Free Work Envrionment »

Why do we Still Use Passwords?

In a world of digital everything I have started to wonder why we still use passwords to access it all.  Are patterns of letters and numbers really the best way to protect our most valuable data?  From the amount of cybercrime, I would assume not.  So we must do it because it is so dang easy… but then why are we always forgetting which password … Continue reading Why do we Still Use Passwords? »