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How to Become the Best Listener in the Office

According to Forbes Magazine, better listening skills could lead to more promotions. An article in the Harvard Business Review proclaims listening to be one of the most effective -- and one of the most overlooked -- leadership tools. Research cited...

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What Should I Consider When Changing My Office Floors?

If there’s one area of your office that takes more of a beating day in, day out than any other area, it’s your floors. They’re walked on, spilled on, and rolled on. Carpet floors become stained, frayed, and worn over time. Tile, concrete, or...

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3 Very Business-Friendly Areas Around Houston

There’s no mistaking the fact that the Texas economy is booming. Texas is a very hospitable location for businesses of all sizes and a hotspot for business relocations. Houston, in particular, is centrally located, served by two major airports,...

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How to Announce Your Office Move

You’ve probably heard the saying, “Perception is everything.” Change is inevitable in life. Especially when you’re overseeing a business that is preparing to embark upon a major change, it’s important to notify your employees, customers, vendors,...

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Your Office Move Checklist and Timeline

Change is good. Change is exciting. Change signals a new beginning! When you officially make the decision to move your office, you probably experience a slight rush of anticipation. Then reality quickly sets in when you think, “Now what?” You may...

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3 Ways to Combat the “Us vs. Them” Mentality

Typically, the larger a corporation is, the more of an unspoken separation there is between departments. Actually, there is also often a very visible separation that sends a message about how high (or low) they rank in the proverbial food chain....

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Answering the Phone Professionally in an Office Environment

First impressions are lasting impressions, and in many cases the first contact a customer has with a business is on the telephone. Even more importantly, the first contact a potential customer (or employee) has with a business is on the telephone....

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Is Sitting the New Smoking?

Decades ago, before the risks of smoking were confirmed and publicized, one risk office workers unknowingly faced was inhaling second-hand smoke. Now that everyone knows that smoking has been proven to cause cancer, and smoking has been banned in...

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What is Ergonomics?

According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, ergonomics is “an applied science concerned with designing and arranging things people use so that the people and things interact most efficiently and safely.”

Ergonomics is applied to homes – light...

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Office Hoteling: The Hottest Trend You’ve Not Yet Heard Of

According to a Gallupsurvey released in February 2017, almost half of all employed Americans telecommuted at least part of the time. More than 30% of those occasional telecommuters worked remotely four or five days per week. Not only are remote...

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