Culture

Micromanagement is Driving Your Employees Crazy, Stop it

By | Jul 17, 2017 at 9:20 am

If you know how to manage your employees correctly, there should be little they can’t do. In my experience, managers either walk on eggshells to ensure they don’t micromanage, or they’re oblivious to the fact that they’re micromanaging. For those who are aware of…

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Study: Communication Is the Number One Problem For Bosses

By | Jul 11, 2017 at 9:20 am

Communication is an important aspect of almost every meaningful relationship in your life. Whether it’s a spouse, a sibling, a friend, a significant other, or even the drive-thru attendant that mumbles a lot, being able to communicate is the foundation on which a connection…

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Atlanta

Every Startup Has Problems, Including Yours

By | Jul 5, 2017 at 8:30 am

Parenthood can teach you a lot about startups and empathy. Recently, an advisor to me and my company asked me how things were going on the home front with my 1-year-old. A big smile came across my face. Things couldn’t be better. As a…

Culture

Study: Your Coworkers Think Your Memes Are Unprofessional

By | Jun 28, 2017 at 11:30 am

With company culture being such a vital piece of the successful startup puzzle, a little light-hearted joking in the office should be encouraged by managers and CEOs alike. After all, a little humor can go a long way in de-stressing employees and making the…

Culture

Survey: Consumers Definitely Care About a Company’s Ethics

By | Jun 13, 2017 at 10:50 am

Today, in surveys that Uber probably should have looked into before now: Consumers “overwhelmingly agree” that a company’s employee ethics influences the consumers investing and buying decisions. Millennials in particular refrain from “purchases and investments that conflict with their moral compass.” The report comes…

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Culture

Workplace Likability Comes From Being Genuine, Not Manipulative

By | Jun 8, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Everyone wants to be liked. Whether you’re out with your friends or in the office with your coworkers, being disliked is worse than being asked to speak in public. But what makes someone likable is not an exact science, leading people in workplaces across…

Culture

How to Build a Flexible Remote Culture for Your Startup

By | Jun 7, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Startups make the headlines not only for their innovative ideas but also for their culture. They receive awards on top of having achieved key performance indicators: happy and productive employees, a collaborative environment, and fluid communication. On the flip side, companies can get a lot…

Culture

San Francisco

How to Build a Charitable Culture at Your Startup

By | May 25, 2017 at 11:20 am

Volunteering can bring immeasurable joy to you and your team. It may be difficult to imagine that in addition to running a business, you could find time to volunteer, but it’s possible. With the potential for a greater happiness quotient, it made sense to me…

Culture

Los Angeles

Respect is the Foundation of Client and Employee Relationships

By | May 24, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Building a good relationship with your clients and employees comes down to respecting and trusting each other over the long haul. We talked with Gabriel Richards, Founder and CEO of Endertech, about putting love and respect as core values and the positive outcomes he’s gain…

Culture

Portland, Maine

Giovani Twigge of IDEXX Laboratories on Company Culture

By | May 22, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Walk along the streets of Portland, Maine and you’ll find everything festivals and sports to historic museums and local companies. If you happen to walk into the Maine College of Art (MECA) this June 19-23, you’ll be treated to Maine Startup & Create Week (MSCW), where there’s…

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Fusion PR CEO Jordan Chanofsky Has 4 Reasons Telecommuting Works

By | May 8, 2017 at 4:30 pm

98 percent of remote workers find working from home enhances their productivity. That’s not just a self-reporting error, either: One Stanford study indicated that the enhanced productivity can be measurably tracked, saying: “What they discovered at the end of that period was that overall…

Culture

5 Classic Inbox Personalities and How to Respond to Them

By | May 1, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Everyone has a tendency to misread client emails. The tones we hear in our heads can dictate our responses, which can easily hinder working relationships and impact the success of a project. Unfortunately, we can’t pick what personalities land in our inbox. But we can try…

Culture

Increase Employee Productivity With These 5 Fun Office Hacks

By | Apr 23, 2017 at 2:30 pm

You can achieve a simultaneously productive and relaxed environment by giving your employees what they want. An office that is simultaneously relaxed and productive? How does that work? In the corporate world, we’ve long been conditioned to believe that a good work ethic is…

Culture

How to Successfully Manage a Millennial Corporate Culture

By | Apr 11, 2017 at 10:30 am

By 2020, millennials will constitute roughly 50 percent of the global workforce. Just like the emergence of any other generation, companies will have to deal with a new set of challenges and create a different working environment and culture for their talents. Today, Millennials are inevitably…