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Work Life

Your complete resource for expert recommendations and sustainable solutions for implementing and maintaining a healthy work life balance.

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Is multitasking good or bad for productivity?
By Tom Torrence | 28 Answers | Last Activity on February 11, 2021

I have always been good at multitasking, but I have recently had a debate with a friend who said multitasking is actually inefficient. I believe that I can get a lot more done when multitasking, but...

Support Employees' Child Care Needs With a Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
By Jane Genova | January 27, 2021

Dependent care FSAs are a benefit many employees find appealing, and it could help your company attract top candidates.

How to Stay Focused on Your Goals After the New Year's Resolutions Fade
By Karie Kaufmann | January 25, 2021

You might have lofty goals for your business or yourself at the start of the year. Here's how to make sure you don't lose sight of them as the year goes on.

5 Best Practices for Improving Business Productivity
By Amelie Theron | January 19, 2021

It's time to be more productive! Adopt these techniques and create a business with enhanced work output.

Working From Home: 10 Tips to Improve Work-Life Balance
By Jake Eisenberg | January 12, 2021

Exclusively working from home can feel as if the line between work and life is virtually nonexistent. These 10 tips will help you strike a good balance.

5 Reasons Why Some People Don't Think Their Hustle Measures Up
By Marcy Bialeschki | January 11, 2021

Our best measurement of personal success should use our own goals and guidelines.

How do you balance working from home while also taking care of your children?
By Skye Schooley | 8 Answers | Last Activity on December 30, 2020

How do you navigate a new work-from-home policy while also taking care of children at home? Please list any tips or resources that have been helpful for you to teach (and tame) your kids while also...

What are your biggest time wasters (and how do you get rid of them)?
By David Jon | 8 Answers | Last Activity on December 23, 2020

My biggest time waster of the day is constantly checking my email and feeling like I have to get back to my clients right away. It can be distracting from more important tasks at hand when I keep...

10 Ways to Build Morale While Working From Home
By Daglar Cizmeci | November 25, 2020

Morale is a fundamental aspect of productivity and employee engagement. Without it, output drops, operation costs increase, and staff turnover racks up.

What's the best marketing/CRM tool for a startup?
By Anonymous User | 3 Answers | Last Activity on November 25, 2020

Hi All, We are looking for a product that fits our marketing requirements but many of those available are typically geared towards sales CRM. Do you have some suggestions on any tools? We don't...

How to Learn From Your Failures: 4 Valuable Lessons
By Thomas Griffin | November 25, 2020

As an entrepreneur, you'll encounter failure. Here's how to maintain a healthy perspective

How can I manage multiple web projects with a deadline without outsourcing?
By Godwin Anyamele | 15 Answers | Last Activity on November 16, 2020

I don't have money to invest in outsourcing. Beside outsourcing, what is the most effective way of complete 20 website design projects that are fully monetized and traffic generation optimized on or...

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Why Your To-Do List Isn't Working (and the Agile Tools You Should Use Instead)
By Andrea Fryrear | October 30, 2020

Traditional to-do lists can't help us navigate an ever-shifting mountain of work, because they don't force us to focus on what really matters. Here's the Agile way to really get things done in four...

Tricks for Memorization: Wow Them With Your Next Speech
By Anthony Metivier | October 26, 2020

For some, the prospect of delivering a memorized public speech seems nearly impossible. The Memory Palace method, however, can be an indispensable tool for delivering a focused, effective speech.

How to Create a Happy and Productive Work Culture
By Rachita Sharma | October 16, 2020

Investing in a happy culture reaps benefits beyond giving team members a better work-life balance and a sense of purpose. It also boosts productivity and a company's bottom line.

What's the best scheduling app for a small business?
By Christina Reale | 10 Answers | Last Activity on October 15, 2020

I have a wellness business and a portion of my business is working with individuals one on one. I'm looking for an affordable scheduling app.

How to Avoid Burnout When You're Working From Home (and Can't Leave)
By Kiely Kuligowski | October 13, 2020

Burnout is a serious result of prolonged, severe stress. Here's how to spot and avoid it.

What is the ideal number of hours to work a week?
By Jack Kemper | 14 Answers | Last Activity on September 26, 2020

As a new entrepreneur I am finding that I can spend 24/7 on my business. I know time away is good but every startup also has limited resources and a limited runway. What is the idea amount of time...

How a Divorce Can Affect Your Business
By Chris Porteous | September 16, 2020

There are options to ensure the dissolution of your marriage doesn't disrupt your business. You can sell part or all of the business, make a binding agreement to offer other assets in place of the...

How to Transition to Long-Term Work From Home
By Kiely Kuligowski | September 15, 2020

Working from home has become the reality for many American workers. Here's how to transition into long-term remote work.

What is the best time tracking software for a business with contract employees?
By Kendra Steinmetz | 5 Answers | Last Activity on September 11, 2020

I work for a small consulting firm and am in the process of implementing a time tracking software for our contract employees to enter hours worked on specific projects. Because the number of...

Workplace Stress and Anxiety After COVID-19
By Shawn Singh | September 11, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has compounded existing workplace stress and anxiety. This article explains the primary causes of that stress and how to manage it in a post-COVID world.

How to Manage Anxiety in the Workplace
By Shawn Singh | September 11, 2020

Work can be stressful, whether you work in a physical environment or remotely. These common stressors are experienced by professionals everywhere, and managing them is essential to work-life balance....

Teamwork: Assessing and Strengthening a Team
By Rachel Krug | September 08, 2020

Implementing collaborative processes can improve overall productivity by 20 to 30%.

Distributed Workforces Are Here to Stay: How Companies Can Adapt
By Andrew Hoag | August 31, 2020

Whether you reopen your office or not, long-term changes from COVID-19 are inevitable. Listening to, engaging and empowering your employees is the key to making a remote-first culture work.

How Thinking Like a Founder Can Help Intrapreneurs Achieve Success
By Stephany Lapierre | August 24, 2020

There are a few characteristics and skills that can be adopted to help intrapreneurs in the corporate world looking to enact change.

How Viable Is a Physical Office Space These Days?
By Andrew Martins | August 24, 2020

Thousands of businesses went from physical to virtual work environments since March because of COVID-19. What is the future of physical office spaces?

What is the best time management software?
By Sara Eveland | 12 Answers | Last Activity on August 18, 2020

I have been writing and reviewing my to do list every morning and mapping out my day, but I never seem to be able to stick to my planned schedule. I am thinking that there might be a reminder tool...

What are your best productivity tips when you're running on no sleep?
By Caitlin Flannigan | 16 Answers | Last Activity on August 11, 2020

I am currently working my full time job and working on my children's books on the side as much as possible. I've found that I either have the choice to sleep or work on my startup. I am determined to...