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Design Thinking: What It Is and How It Will Change the Future
Design thinking prepares you to work in a world that’s changing all the time

Design Thinking: What It Is and How It Will Change the Future

In today’s global marketplace, organizations have unique opportunities, but they also grapple with multifaceted challenges. Complex problems require more than just the application of basic products and services. That’s where design thinking comes in.  Design thinking is a form of solution-based thinking that doesn’t consist of following specific steps. It is a framework, process, and mindset empowering you to think like a designer. Design thinking encourages you to imagine new and innovative ideas and gives you the confidence to tackle difficult problems.   Any industry – from ...

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10 Ways Millennials Are Redefining the Workplace
Millennials prefer to share desk space in a central area so they can bond with their co-workers

10 Ways Millennials Are Redefining the Workplace

Over the last decade, workplace flexibility has become an important topic, particularly among millennials, who make up the largest generation in today’s workforce. Millennials demand workplace flexibility in order to achieve a better work-life balance. The following are ways in which they are shaping workplace trends.   1. Productivity is measured not by hours, but by output Unlike previous generations, millennials place less emphasis on the hours they spend working and more focus on the work performed. On the other hand, their older bosses often equate more face time with higher productivity.   2. Remote ...

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How to Set Up the Perfect Team
Boost Teamwork and Work Smarter, Not Harder with the Right Collaboration Tools from Add-On Products

How to Set Up the Perfect Team

Having an effective team at work is important for increasing retention, morale, and productivity in your organization. Working alone makes it difficult to get early and continual feedback on your work, which hurts output quality. The earlier you get valuable feedback from team members in a project, the less likely you are to go down the wrong path. Working on a team also increases accountability because peer pressure can be powerful. You won’t want to let your team members down, especially if you highly respect them.   Building a successful business team is easier said than done. That’s ...

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10 Ways to Increase Productivity in the Workplace
Enhance productivity and increase efficiency in the workplace with a solution from Add-On Products. Contact us today for a free demo or trial of our add-ons for Outlook

10 Ways to Increase Productivity in the Workplace

Between phone calls, meetings, emails, and other distractions, staying productive at work can be a challenge. There are only so many hours in a day, and it’s crucial to make them as productive as possible. Here are 10 tips to make the most of your time at work by working smarter, not harder.   1. Set your schedule the night before Prior to leaving the office in the evening, set your schedule for the next day by prioritizing the day’s most important tasks. That way you’ll know exactly what needs to be done when you return to the office. Try to begin your day with the most important task ...

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Top 7 Business Trends in 2017
Add-On Products is helping to create more opportunities for businesses this year by combining technology and people

Top 7 Business Trends in 2017

Now that we’re well into the New Year, it’s a great time to reflect on some of the things that will be shaping the business world in 2017. At Add-On Products, we’ve identified the following trends, which have broken out of their emerging state and are likely to have a broader impact in 2017 and beyond.    1. Tightly integrated sales & marketing  It has become crucial for your sales & marketing strategy to be tightly integrated since most customers are more than halfway through the purchase process by the time they speak with a vendor. When sales and marketing are aligned, ...

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