Why Free Food Isn’t Really About Food at All

Entrepreneurs looking to foster startup culture know a thing or two about great perks like free food. Hoping their "if you build it, they will come" attitude will draw talented rock stars, they splurge on organic treats and beer on tap. But much like [...]

By | 2016-12-01T19:13:37+00:00 August 30th, 2016|Productivity, Wellbeing, Workplace Design|

Want Engaged Employees? 9 Things to Measure in the Office

Disengagement in the workplace, and the $415 billion dollars it costs the global economy each year, has become an outright epidemic. According to "360 Steelcase Global Report: Engagement and the Global Workplace," 37% of employees worldwide are highl [...]

By | 2016-12-01T19:13:40+00:00 August 2nd, 2016|Productivity, Workplace Design|

Founder Focus: Career Reinventor, Joyce Sullivan: Part 2

Earlier this week we shared Joyce Sullivan's story as a career reinventor. After hearing her story, I asked some questions about reinvention and her work with others seeking a new career beginning. Not only did she answer them, she explained in detai [...]

By | 2016-12-01T19:13:44+00:00 March 17th, 2016|Productivity, Startup Culture|

Founder Focus: Career Reinventor, Joyce Sullivan: Part 1

I remember the first offline meeting Joyce Sullivan and I had. It was a sunny afternoon in 2010 and we met in Madison Square Park. The conversation flowed easily because we had chatted for ages online—it just took longer for us to move that online co [...]

By | 2016-12-01T19:13:44+00:00 March 15th, 2016|Productivity, Startup Culture|

How to Design a Killer Game Room in the Office

Entrepreneurs set on grabbing top talent and injecting their company with startup culture often start by creating spaces to have fun with their teams. They want to create a workplace that projects a sense of passion and puts their personality on disp [...]

By | 2016-12-01T19:13:45+00:00 March 8th, 2016|Productivity, Startup Culture, Workplace Design|

Digital Tools Guaranteed to Help You Be More Productive

Time is your most precious resource as a startup or a small business. Managing time efficiently is key to your success. Luckily, an array of digital tools are available to help you do that and be more productive. “Choosing tools is very personal and [...]

By | 2016-12-01T19:13:45+00:00 February 23rd, 2016|Productivity|

How to use your entrepreneurial connections to grow

It has been said that entrepreneurship is a lonely journey, but the most successful entrepreneurs and small business owners don’t do it alone. They benefit from having a strong community around them. Communities offer entrepreneurs and small business [...]

By | 2016-12-01T19:13:45+00:00 February 2nd, 2016|Productivity, Startup Culture|

Need Quiet? Optimize your Office for Improved Focus

Introverts often get a bad rap, especially in entrepreneurship. Investors, employees and vendors who provide goods and services at a discount to startups are attracted to people who have the gift of gab. Even our work environment has been optimized f [...]

By | 2017-07-19T20:43:27+00:00 January 26th, 2016|Productivity, Startup Culture, Workplace Design|

6 Tips for Making Open Offices Work

It seems workers either love open offices or hate them. If you love them, you gush about the increased energy, collaboration, creativity and transparency that comes from impromptu conversations and lack of silos. If you hate them, you complain about [...]

By | 2016-12-01T19:13:47+00:00 November 25th, 2015|Productivity, Wellbeing, Workplace Design|

How Workplace Design Helps Business Agility

When I think of agility, I think of entrepreneurs responding quickly and deftly to marketplace conditions. I think of entrepreneurs bringing new products to market or modifying existing ones. I think about entrepreneurs targeting new markets, expandi [...]

By | 2016-12-01T19:13:48+00:00 October 20th, 2015|Productivity, Startup Culture, Workplace Design|

How to Increase Productivity at the Office

Imagine an ideal workday: everything goes according to plan and time for creative work is ample and uninterrupted. As dreamy as that sounds, it’s often unrealistic. And though you can’t always control the events of your workday, you can set yourself [...]

By | 2016-12-01T19:13:48+00:00 September 3rd, 2015|Productivity, Wellbeing|

Boost Productivity by Mapping Your To-Do List

I’m a compulsive list-maker and have tried using almost every kind of to-do list you can think of. And as much as I love crossing off a completed item, sometimes a traditional numbered task list isn’t the most effective way to plan your day. In fact, [...]

By | 2016-12-01T19:13:49+00:00 July 30th, 2015|Productivity|

Susan Cain’s “Quiet” Sheds Light on Introverts in Business

Our personality—where we fall on the introvert-extrovert spectrum—has a profound impact on our leadership ability, our ability to ask “what if,” whether we learn from our mistakes and on the work environments we prefer, according to Quiet: The Power [...]

By | 2016-12-01T19:13:52+00:00 June 25th, 2015|Productivity, Workplace Design|