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How to Manage a Remote Team

How to Manage a Remote Team

In the modern workplace, remote teams are becoming commonplace. Many of us now work with colleagues in different buildings, cities, and even countries. We may be in different time zones and sometimes even speak different languages. Some remote workers meet in person on a regular basis, while others haven’t even been face to face once. No matter how remote teams are organized, ensuring that everyone stays on track is no easy task. Telecommuting is beneficial because it minimizes overhead costs while giving employees flexibility. Geographically dispersed teams present challenges for management, however. How do you supervise employees located in different locations and time zones? How do you build trust and help remote workers feel like they’re a part of a team? How do you communicate effectively

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  • Make your remote team feel less remote with collaboration tools from Add-On Products
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The Future of the Modern Office

The Future of the Modern Office

A problem that has become central to modern life is the struggle of maintaining a work-life balance. The traditional 40-hour workweek is inflexible, and for many people, it simply doesn’t work well. The 40-hour workweek originated during the Industrial Revolution in the UK. It was created to reduce overwork. Back in those days, it was standard for workdays to be grueling, lasting anywhere from 10 to 16 hours a day, six days a week. The implementation of the 40-hour workweek was a welcome change at the time. The 40-hour workweek no longer accommodates the circumstances of most workers today, however. Every person has a unique life situation and working style. In order to maximize the productivity and value of every worker, it’s important that companies start

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  • Workplace Flexibility Is the New Way of Working
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5 Benefits of Remote and Flexible Working

5 Benefits of Remote and Flexible Working

When most people think of the benefits of remote and flexible working, the advantages for employees come to mind, such as a better work-life balance, greater autonomy, and higher job satisfaction. What many businesses don’t realize is that remote and flexible working can benefit their bottom line as well.  There are a variety of remote working and flexible working arrangements offered by companies today. They might include telecommuting, extra vacation, personal days, career sabbaticals, shift swaps, hot desking, a compressed workweek, and more.  Remote working has evolved from being a fad to something that’s here to stay. Both employees and employers stand to benefit from remote and flexible working. While many companies have become remote-friendly in recent years, some are even being founded as remote companies

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  • Save money and get happier employees are just some of the benefits of remote and flexible working
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Where You Sit Matters: How Your Office Neighbors Affect You at Work

Where You Sit Matters: How Your Office Neighbors Affect You at Work

Physical workspace is something that companies can effectively manage without spending a fortune, and it allows them to increase productivity. Placing the right type of people next to each other at work can dramatically improve organizational performance. According to a study performed by researchers at Harvard Business School, there are three different kinds of workers: 1. Productive workers: Productive workers are highly productive but don’t always produce quality work. 2. Quality workers: Quality workers produce work of superior quality, but they aren’t always productive. 3. Generalists: Generalists are at an average level of productivity and quality. The study found that pairing workers with opposite strengths had the best results in terms of improving productivity. Namely, sitting productive workers and quality

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  • Placing the right type of people next to each other at work can dramatically improve organizational performance.
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Make Informed Business Decisions with Resource Utilization Reports

Make Informed Business Decisions with Resource Utilization Reports

The effective management of resources is an essential task for any organization. It’s crucial to efficiently organize and allocate personnel and equipment, as well as avoid idle resources. Knowing the extent to which your company uses its resources is vital to effectively managing costs and smoothly executing projects. Resource utilization reports show how, where, and how much of your resources are being used. A recent study by Accenture showed that companies need access to timely, in-depth insights if they are to remain competitive globally. Resource utilization reports help companies turn raw data into actionable insights. Understand the Utilization of Every Resource Resource utilization reports, such as those generated by Add-On Products’ tools like Resource Central, WebTeam Central, and Exchange Central, can be used

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  • Make informed business decisions with resource utilization reports and improve your bottom line
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