Monthly Archives: April 2017

Improve your concentration at work with these tips

How many times have you sat at your desk and tried to focus on a task, only to find that your mind is wandering? Despite your best intentions, you just can't concentrate. We've all been in this familiar, frustrating situation, and it's something that can really undermine your performance. In this article, we'll review strategies to improve your concentration and reduce your daily distractions. Environment Your personal work environment plays a large role in your ability to concentrate. The more comfortable and welcoming your environment is, the easier it will likely be for you to stay there and focus. Here are some...
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7 Tips for How To Prioritize Tasks Effectively

Regardless of whether you are self-employed or an employee, you have a to-do list full of all kinds of different tasks that are fighting for attention. It may include finalizing a project for one client, working on an estimate for another client, responding to emails, recording payments and working on financials, etc. With so many different things going on and a to-do list that likely includes tasks related to several different projects, knowing how to effectively prioritize can be a real challenge. Having productivity in your work day is important, but having productivity on the right tasks is what will really lead...
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What makes a great company culture? Here’s sure proof ideas….

Building a company culture of engaged employees takes years and requires consistent execution.  Paul Spiegelman boiled down a culture strategy into 10 essential components he calls the "10 Cs of Culture." 1. Core Values I used to be very cynical about "core values."  I thought these were just mottos written on plaques hanging on the wall.  But when we implemented our values strategy at Beryl about 10 years ago, I began to see how they guided everyday decision-making and how employees referenced them in meetings.  I came to realize they are essential guideposts when developed, communicated, and...
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Boost your concentration at work

How many times have you sat at your desk and tried to focus on a task, only to find that your mind is wandering? Despite your best intentions, you just can't concentrate. We've all been in this familiar, frustrating situation, and it's something that can really undermine your performance. In this article, we'll review strategies to improve your concentration and reduce your daily distractions. Environment Your personal work environment plays a large role in your ability to concentrate. The more comfortable and welcoming your environment is, the easier it will likely be for you to stay there and focus. Here...
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