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Office Impact

How To Stay Calm and Be Resilient During a Business Crisis

You can’t escape the C-word at the moment. 

And by C-word we’re not referring to “coronavirus” – nor “COVID-19” (though, you can’t escape those either).

The word of the day is crisis. Because you know what – COVID-19 is just one crisis. It’s surely not the first, and it won’t be the last.

So here’s one particularly valuable thing you can learn from this situation: how to stay calm and logical in the face of any crisis – big or small – that impacts your company.

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Office Harmony

5 (Science-Backed) Strategies for Unleashing Staff Creativity

Whether you’re the manager of a team or working on a project with a group of staff, there are times when creativity is needed.

And the more of it you can tease out from everyone, the better the results are going to be.

Now, let’s not be mistaken here… creativity is not just a thing for artistic pursuits. It’s about generating fresh ideas, thinking laterally, coming up with unique ways to solve complex problems… regardless of the field you work in.

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Office Harmony

How (and Why) to Get Everyone Excited About Your Business Mission

It’s one thing to have a business mission. It’s another for your staff to live and breathe it. 

Because getting them on board isn’t exactly a walk in the park. 

In fact, less than half of workers in any industry feel strongly connected to their company’s mission, according to Gallup research

So how do you communicate your mission in a way that makes your whole team want to jump up and fly the flag? And is it really that important anyway?

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Office Sanctuary

How To Regain Control of Your Inbox

Remember the days when your inbox was all shiny and new and empty? When every email arrived with an excited “ping” and you enthusiastically dove in to read and reply? 

Us neither.

Let’s face it, most inboxes nowadays are more like tentacled sea-monsters. They have you in their grasp, not the other way around. They’re uncontrollable. They’re scary.

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Office Sanctuary

Hitting Refresh: How To Take Effective Work Breaks

What do your work breaks look like?

Do you gobble down a sandwich with one hand while typing with the other and call it a lunch “break”?

Do you get away from your desk but stay glued to your phone?

Because here’s the thing: not all breaks are created equal.

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Next Level Office Managers

Trip planning? Try these 5 must-have travel apps.

If you’re in charge of booking staff travel, you know all too well how time-consuming it can be. 

How do you find a flight that gets there on time and in budget? How do you search multiple airlines and booking platforms at the same time? 

How do you avoid sneaky fees, confusing information and misleading quotes? And how do you keep track of all the travel details once everything is booked?

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