IT Budgeting for Today, Tomorrow and the Future

As summer slowly starts to fade into fall, many businesses are sitting down with spreadsheets to crunch numbers and develop the upcoming year’s budget - a budget, that for many, will have a new focus on technology thanks to the pandemic’s impact on how we do business. Today’s Focus: Budgeting for IT Under “normal” [...]

By |2020-09-03T08:19:31-04:00August 28th, 2020|Virtual Workforce|Comments Off on IT Budgeting for Today, Tomorrow and the Future

Make Technology Work For Your Business

No one saw this pandemic coming, and when the world suddenly closed its physical doors, most businesses scrambled to transition traditional employees to remote workers. But some businesses were able to do this more smoothly than others. Those companies almost seemed to just flip a switch, shifting to a virtual business model without much [...]

By |2020-08-21T09:09:53-04:00August 21st, 2020|Virtual Workforce|Comments Off on Make Technology Work For Your Business

How to Create Safe Return Policies for Your Virtual Workforce

Before you start shaking your head and saying, “My employees are virtual, there’s nothing to “return” to, so I don’t need a plan,” take a second look. Does Jim like to work from coffee shops? Now that they’re back open, is he doing it again? Does Judy travel to client sites to showcase your [...]

By |2020-06-26T09:53:16-04:00June 26th, 2020|Virtual Workforce|Comments Off on How to Create Safe Return Policies for Your Virtual Workforce

Embracing the HR Challenge in a Virtual Office

The recent pandemic had many of us scrambling to shift from a traditional business model to working from home. And it’s beginning to look like that model is here to stay for some, whether required or by choice. Right now, your HR person is probably huddled in a corner crying into a pile of [...]

By |2020-06-12T09:10:58-04:00June 12th, 2020|Virtual Workforce|Comments Off on Embracing the HR Challenge in a Virtual Office

So, You Think Your Business Should Go Virtual for Good?

As it becomes clear that many companies are looking at a prolonged work-from-home status, some may be mulling over the possibility of embracing the virtual office permanently. At least if you close your physical doors and turn off the lights, you’ll save money, right? Maybe. But shifting to a virtual office involves more than [...]

By |2020-05-29T12:13:12-04:00May 29th, 2020|Virtual Workforce|Comments Off on So, You Think Your Business Should Go Virtual for Good?

Helping Your Employees Grow in a Virtual Office

About two months ago, the work world suddenly shifted and many of us who once bathed under the florescent lights of an office found ourselves setting up shop at our kitchen tables. We started cranking out work remotely, chatting like pros over Teams and Skype, and attending virtual meetings where there was an almost [...]

By |2020-05-22T10:13:20-04:00May 22nd, 2020|Virtual Workforce|Comments Off on Helping Your Employees Grow in a Virtual Office

How to Establish Trust in a Work-from-Home World

Over the past few weeks, we’ve tackled the hairball that is working from home. We’ve talked about setting schedules and staying focused, designing a workspace conducive to productivity, communication strategies and maintaining sanity through it all. But a key thing to making this all work, is trust. Today’s Focus: Building and Having Trust in [...]

By |2020-05-14T16:27:08-04:00May 14th, 2020|Virtual Workforce|Comments Off on How to Establish Trust in a Work-from-Home World

How Not to Lose Your Mind Working from Home

Prior to the pandemic, when people heard that our team works from home, the instant response was, “That’s awesome.” And you know, we still think it is. But many now realize that working from home doesn’t mean gourmet lunches and a perfectly clean house because we have so much more time on our hands [...]

By |2020-05-07T14:43:30-04:00May 8th, 2020|Virtual Workforce|Comments Off on How Not to Lose Your Mind Working from Home

How to Find Your Motivation when Working from Home

When you work from home, you often go hours, if not days, without “seeing” anyone. That can make it hard to stay focused, productive and feeling like your work matters. No matter how many Zoom meetings you attend, conference calls you dial into, or virtual happy hours you join, working from home can lead [...]

By |2020-05-06T16:45:34-04:00May 6th, 2020|Virtual Workforce|Comments Off on How to Find Your Motivation when Working from Home

How to Communicate in a Virtual World

Did you know that when we speak to another person, more than half of what is heard is taken from body language? How we stand, tilt our head, move our eyes … it matters. On top of that, almost 40% of what the listener is getting is based on tone. Which means the words [...]

By |2020-04-29T17:25:14-04:00May 1st, 2020|Virtual Workforce|Comments Off on How to Communicate in a Virtual World
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