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The Future of Work: 7 Predictions for 2021 and Beyond

2021 is a welcome new beginning for many after a rocky 2020. The foundations of modern office culture were seriously impacted by government-induced lockdowns, shifts in consumer behavior, and other measures taken voluntarily to reduce public health risks. At the same time, technological infrastructure for everything from teleconferencing to mobile ordering grew, leaving us with a major leap forward in tech and a world that must decide what to do with that new capacity. Here are just a few of... Read more
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How Shorter Work Weeks Could Become a Reality After COVID-19

COVID-19 created circumstances where many businesses were forced to be flexible or shut down entirely. When no childcare or in-person school was available for workers during government-prompted shutdowns, most businesses knew better than to crack down harshly on parents who still had caregiving duties they couldn't avoid during the workday. Instead, many businesses created an unprecedented level of flexibility, allowing dual-income families, for instance, to shift what time of day or which... Read more
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6 Signs You Are Overworking Your Staff

In the business world, we all know that it takes a lot to stay ahead of the game. We have to push ourselves to meet deadlines, make sales, grab new clients, and more. This is a given and as a part of that, we often end up asking more of our staff than we may realize. If you are concerned that your employees are struggling to keep up with your demand, it may be time to look at how things are being run. You could be demanding an unfair workload from them without realizing it. For this reason,... Read more
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The Benefits of Working 4 Days a Week

Most people spend their time at work thinking about all the things they could be doing outside of work. In today's world, we admit that most people need and want more of a life/work balance. As a business or company owner, you've likely heard about a new trend that revolves around a four-day work week. How does it work? How will you get the same productivity when you have fewer days of working? Is it something that can work for your company? To help you understand the benefits of working four... Read more
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The Importance of Work Life Balance Explained

Work is, unfortunately, a part of "Adulting". It is necessary for anyone who wants a home, so we can pay bills, build a life, and with any luck at all, have a little fun. To put it simply, work is our "chore". Think about it: as a child, you likely did chores so that you could earn a dollar for a piece of candy or extra time on the TV. You had balance. You worked as you needed to and gained rewards. Then you grew up. The chore becomes your income and you may sometimes have fun. The... Read more
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How the Pandemic Can Create a 4 day Work Week

The notion of a 4 day work week has been discussed for decades. Now, the global lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic is helping to make this idea a more likely possibility. As more people work at home and companies offer flex-time, the idea of reducing the workweek by a day no longer seems so radical. Let's look at what a 4 day work week might look like and how the pandemic is making it more likely. A Brief History of the Workweek It's worth remembering that the 5-day workweek was originally... Read more