9 Essential Ways to Stay Motivated When Working From Home
Jul13

9 Essential Ways to Stay Motivated When Working From Home

Staying motivated when working from home is just as essential as when being at the office. While many jobs offer flexibility, whether as an employee or a manager, it is sometimes challenging to remain motivated when working long hours or when having a difficult day ahead. Other than that, keeping free of distractions is not easy when working from home and it’s therefore not always easy to be productive all the time, staying therefore motivated. According to a survey by Employee Benefit, 25% of employees lack motivation at work because of poor career progression. In addition, 24% said their company doesn’t give regular recognition, 21% said their work-life balance isn’t good enough, and 18% said they lack challenges at work. Now that you know the reasons why employees don’t feel motivated at work, let’s jump into the solutions. In this article, we will list 9 of the absolute best ways to stay motivated when working from home. Whether you’re the CEO of a startup, a regional director, or an agent working remotely, this article is for you. Wake up Early Waking up early can have lots of health benefits, allows you to get prepared for work, but also to be happier and earn more money. First of all, it gives you more time to exercise, read important emails, or even wake up with a healthy breakfast. Secondly, many successful company directors, CEOs, and managers wake up early and get a lot of benefits out of it. In fact, research by […]

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Impact of Employee Engagement on Productivity & Quality
Jul13

Impact of Employee Engagement on Productivity & Quality

It is evident that the workforce from most organizations is operating remotely now, owing to the pandemic. Management in most organizations are working towards designing and implementing new policies and procedures that will help employees with the switch. But is it really enough to keep your employees going? Even though situations are getting better, this sudden wave of not being social has its own downsides. It is natural for humans to crave social interaction and build social connections. It plays a huge role in learning & development as well as survival of humans. Working remotely for a prolonged period of time can come with its own set of challenges. Employees are feeling isolated and are losing motivation. This has a direct impact on their productivity and quality of work they deliver. We need employee engagement now more than ever. How can managers help their employees stay engaged during this hour of crisis? Communicate The uncertainty and fear is higher now more than ever. It is very important for employees to understand what you, as a manager, have in your mind for them. Share with them the details of any employee engagement programs you have planned. Have frequent virtual meetings that not only focus on the work to be done but also focus on employee well-being and employee satisfaction. It is hard for you as a manager to stay motivated and do this but it is important for you to understand that this step is vital both for the employees and […]

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9 Essential Ways to Stay Motivated When Working From Home
Jul13

9 Essential Ways to Stay Motivated When Working From Home

Staying motivated when working from home is just as essential as when being at the office. While many jobs offer flexibility, whether as an employee or a manager, it is sometimes challenging to remain motivated when working long hours or when having a difficult day ahead. Other than that, keeping free of distractions is not easy when working from home and it’s therefore not always easy to be productive all the time, staying therefore motivated. According to a survey by Employee Benefit, 25% of employees lack motivation at work because of poor career progression. In addition, 24% said their company doesn’t give regular recognition, 21% said their work-life balance isn’t good enough, and 18% said they lack challenges at work. Now that you know the reasons why employees don’t feel motivated at work, let’s jump into the solutions. In this article, we will list 9 of the absolute best ways to stay motivated when working from home. Whether you’re the CEO of a startup, a regional director, or an agent working remotely, this article is for you. Wake up Early Waking up early can have lots of health benefits, allows you to get prepared for work, but also to be happier and earn more money. First of all, it gives you more time to exercise, read important emails, or even wake up with a healthy breakfast. Secondly, many successful company directors, CEOs, and managers wake up early and get a lot of benefits out of it. In fact, research by […]

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Agility and Anticipation — A Vital Partnership
Jul13

Agility and Anticipation — A Vital Partnership

While exponential change is always moving, businesses and even whole industries traditionally move slower than they should, often finding themselves disrupted and working hard at being agile alone. During the Coronavirus pandemic, all industries were disrupted in one way or another, many having to close their doors for the time being and forfeit growth and profits they make from in-person customers. Pandemic or not, the escalating exponential pace of disruption and change should not be surprising. The Three Digital Accelerators of exponential change I first wrote about way back in 1983, which include computing/processing power, digital storage and bandwidth, continue to create a predictable path that takes us to transformation. Given the initial slow pace of exponential change, it makes sense that agility is the established tool of many organizations—the act of reaction. Moreover, many organizations see agility as the single most important strategy to use when dealing with digital disruption. Agility Isn’t Enough Exponential change has reached a tipping point that creates problems and disruptions in both number and magnitude faster than agile organizations can handle. Organizations being disrupted by digital technology clearly indicate that agility alone is not as useful as it was when exponential change was moving more slowly. Agility can only slow down the speed with which you fall behind, like a race car driver closely following the leader without making a move to pass. Being agile doesn’t lend itself to innovation, particularly the sort of game-changing innovation that every organization strives for. As soon as […]

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3 Examples of Situational Enablement in Action
Jul13

3 Examples of Situational Enablement in Action

This article describes three examples of Situational Enablement in action. What is Situational Enablement? Situational Enablement programs are initiatives that you can roll out quickly when you need to address acute, must-win business challenges and market opportunities. At the core of Situational Enablement is the integration of tailored messaging, content assets, and relevant skills training to respond quickly and win at that moment. Consider the following three examples. 1. Communicate a Price Increase At the beginning of the year, one company decided to increase the price of their services—an initiative that would account for seven percent of their growth for the year. To make it happen, they needed to train about 6,000 sellers to deliver that price increase message to their customers. The Solution Message: A message specifically designed to persuade customers to pay more without disrupting the relationship so much that they start to shop around. The message was based on an exclusive, tested, and proven framework for communicating price increases. Content: A “Why Pay More” call guide was created to provide a structure for the conversation. It also included sample email and voicemail messaging content, along with potential questions, objections, and responses. Training: Micro-training videos were embedded to reinforce key concepts from the company’s popular negotiation skills training. These one-minute knowledge refreshers were linked to the moments in the messaging they specifically supported. Delivery Timeline: Four weeks from concept to rollout. 2. New Product Launch A company was poised to release a highly innovative product to the market. […]

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What Does a Virtual Assistant Do?
Jul13

What Does a Virtual Assistant Do?

A virtual assistant is today’s go-to source for online and offline business assistance all over the globe. But have you ever asked yourself what a virtual assistant actually does? In this article, we will discuss the different kinds of virtual assistants and what they typically do. What is a Virtual Assistant? A virtual assistant is, simply put, an assistant who works remotely. That doesn’t really define what they do, though, so let’s dive deeper into the meaning of this type of role in business. An assistant generally provides professional support services in various areas of a business (and virtual just means that they don’t work in your physical office). These areas can be administrative, technical, creative, financial, marketing – you name it, there’s a virtual assistant out there who does it. Take note that the term “virtual assistant” has the unfortunate connotation of basic-level skills. This is a misnomer that has caused a lot of issues within the freelance community. While some virtual assistants indeed perform either basic tasks or various tasks at basic levels, others specialize in certain areas and have mid- to expert-level skills in those areas. Virtual assistants are usually broken down into two categories, each with their own types of tasks. Common Tasks for a General Virtual Assistant A general virtual assistant can wear many hats within your business and is valuable for their flexibility and adaptability. This is the type of virtual assistant you need to hire if you have several smaller tasks that you […]

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