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Technology Unwrapped

The most important technology concepts, strategies and actions uncovered for your business.

For the love of dogs...

Alyssa Sisco

From Baby Boomers to Millennials, studies show that we all have one thing in common. We love our pets. Not only does having our pets around bring proven health benefits, but it also enables us to work more cohesively with others. This is good news during a time when stress levels are high, morale is low, and finding common ground could be ...

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Topics: The Workplace

Give meaning to meetings

Alyssa Sisco

As you race to meet a deadline, your calendar notification goes off. You have a meeting in five minutes! 

This is the absolute lowest priority on your totem pole, but attendance at all meetings is required. You then spend the next 30 minutes listening to someone ...

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Topics: Owners & Managers, The Workplace

Conquer your Stress in 6 Steps

Emily Moulder

It is impossible to avoid stress in the fast paced society we live in today. Trying to organize work, family, friends, and activities within 12 hours sounds impractical; yet, people find themselves working to balance a million different tasks in a short period of time. The stress this causes can have negative effects not only on a person’s relationships and quality of work, but overall health as well. So, what is the key to winning the battle against stress? ...

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Topics: The Workplace

What's so important about software updates?

Lauren Hunter

It can become quite irritating when the little box pops up on your phone, laptop or other device saying you need, yet another software update. You click, "remind me later," and continue on with your day. As irritating as they are, software updates are extremely important and you should get in the habit of following through with those pesky notifications. Why? Read on...

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Topics: Security Threats, The Workplace

Is your business taking advantage of mobility benefits?

Lauren Hunter


Mobility as a business strategy continues to trend upward. Studies project 9 billion users will make mobile connections by 2018, with 50% of the population utilizing a tablet or smart phone as their first method of contact. With numbers like these, it is critical that businesses review how they are taking advantage of mobility and if they are capitalizing on the benefits. If used correctly, mobility will allow employees to work more effectively and ...

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Topics: The Workplace, Trends

10 frustrating Google Chrome irritations and how to fix them

Frank

Surfing the internet is a daily task for many people. Whether it is for fun, or for work, the internet is something that many people could not imagine life without. So why not get to know your browser better and make it work for you, not against you.

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Topics: The Workplace

Managing your workplace stress

Brooke Nielsen
For almost all of us, work is one of the biggest parts of our lives, and the stress in this environment can greatly impact our ability to do our jobs effectively. This stress can lead to negative relationships with our coworkers, and even health risks. Although some amount of stress is a good thing, it is important to maintain a healthy balance by efficiently managing our stress in the workplace.
 
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Topics: The Workplace

How to attract millennial talent to your workplace in 2016

Brooke Nielsen

Is putting forth the effort to attract and hire millennials worth it? If you knew they will make up half of the global workforce by 2020 would this influence your decision? It’s true, as more and more millennials are entering the workforce, it is important to understand how to interest and hang onto these valuable assets. So what is the best way to go about this?

Before we look at some things you can do to attract millennials, let’s take a step ...

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Topics: The Workplace

Workplace productivity (infographic)

Brooke Nielsen

$450-$550 billion is lost annually in the U.S. due to low productivity and employee engagement. Low productivity in the workplace can be caused by pesky distractions, failed meetings, poor weather, and a number of other factors.

So what can we do? Luckily, high productivity is obtainable! To achieve productivity at work, first understand how much you and your company are losing in time, money, and energy ...

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Topics: The Workplace

Workstation popcorn: Could it solve your productivity problem?

Brooke Nielsen

Joel Runyon did an interesting study on a theory he has regarding productivity when working remotely or for yourself. His big idea revolves around the problem of motivating yourself to be productive when you don’t have a boss standing over your shoulder. So, instead of continuing to fall further and further behind, let’s explore his theory a bit.

Like many other productivity how to’s, workstation popcorn begins by creating a list. Note everything you ...

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Topics: The Workplace