Every employer wants to keep his or her team happy because it helps improve productivity. As the employer, you have the power to improve company morale through some of the actions you take. One of the most effective actions to take is to throw corporate events to help promote team bonding and good cheer. The following are a few tips to help ensure your event goes as planned.
Consider the Themes
You can throw corporate events to celebrate a feat that you want to share with your employees, but you should also consider those special moments of the year. For example, you can throw a New Year’s Eve get-together for your entire workforce. Events like these not only make your employees happy, but it could encourage employee retention. You know that it is getting harder to keep good employees, but events like these make employees feel appreciated, which makes … Read the rest
Many people feel compelled to speak out about issues of importance to them. Speaking out can be very satisfying. People want to help convince others of the accuracy of their beliefs. In many cases, people know they can help others have a better life by following such beliefs. Speaking out well requires many kinds of skills. An effective speaker is someone who makes an effort to understand the background of their listeners. Effective speakers are those who know their audiences and care about their needs. Reaching people and helping them change their minds can be a great feeling. Advanced preparations are vitally important. A self-confident speaker with a good understanding of their audiences and a sense of passion is like to succeed in changing hearts and minds.
Do Your Homework
Before doing anything else, it is important to do your homework. As you read here, you can learn about … Read the rest
Most of us have experienced a ‘system down’ moment when in the process of accessing an organization’s products or services. It is unsatisfying and time wasting, especially when you need that product or service as a matter of urgency. Businesses also feel the pinch of experiencing downtime as it can lead to a series of undesirable events such as data failure, lost customers, reduced employee productivity, and eventually, a financial loss.
Technological advancements offer businesses many tools and solutions to conduct and improve business efficiency. As a consequence, many businesses, large and small, are progressively reliant on technological infrastructure to carry out business operations. Contemporary businesses have embraced emerging technological advances and digital operations such as cloud computing services, social media, and more in order to perform efficiently and increase productivity. However, such technologies are often faced with risks such as downtime – a time whereby some or all system … Read the rest
The classroom plays an important part in developing some of our earliest memories. Some of those memories stick with people throughout their lives. Laughing at a class clown’s funny joke, a discussion about a current event, or running out the door to head to recess will form the backbone of every student’s first memories of what it’s like to be in an organization with other people. Classroom instructors need to know that they have a responsibility to make those memories as pleasant as possible.
When teachers ask for students to participate, they are showing attention to that one specific student. This is something that encourages the student and teaches them how to share their ideas with a group. It’s important. However, there are times when teachers play favorites with one student over others, and many times the teacher is not even aware of it.
Certain students are naturally more talkative … Read the rest
In January of 2014, Colorado legalized marijuana, through Amendment 64. This historical amendment didn’t come without its restrictions, though. In order to sell marijuana in the state of Colorado, business owners have to abide by all of the rules and regulations that followed the passage of this amendment. Just because you CAN sell marijuana in the state doesn’t mean that you’re not going to have to follow a lot of rules to do so.
This is no different than the liquor licenses that business owners must possess in order to sell liquor in a location. You don’t just get to sell it wherever you want, however you want. There are rules you must follow. There are many helpful organizations out there that can help Colorado business owners understand Amendment 64 and the restrictions that are placed on business owners who want to sell.
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A challenge faced by most educators and trainers is presenting information in a way that accounts for different learning styles, that can be consumed effectively by learners of varying levels of proficiency, and that engages the learner throughout the duration of the lesson. A learning platform that accomplishes all of these tasks can be a great asset to the learner and to the school or business using that platform. Luckily, today there a number of learning platforms that provide the level of engagement and interaction needed, providing the learner with content presented in a way that conforms to the needs of the individual learner.
What do most learners today need? Most need a system that is convenient. They need the flexibility to learn at work or at home, or from their phone on the fly. They need content presented with a combination of text, audio and video options. They need … Read the rest
New technologies have given us a lot more flexibility in how we are able to conduct business in our lives. People can instantly communicate with anyone in the world. Businesses now work together on an international level. And new industries have sprung up as a result. Entire university courses have grown up around the Internet revolution, and each year they document the world’s latest new technologies, as developed by scholars, business leaders, and even novice innovators working from home on app technologies.
Churches and charities have benefited from new application technologies in that they are now able to accept tithing payment by mobile device. With these mobile technologies, everything is all about convenience (see post). Going mobile for charities is a big event these days and expands their horizons. It doesn’t just expand horizons for the charities but for the people who love to give to them … Read the rest
Pictures have the unique ability to freeze a moment in time. Our most memorable moments and accomplishments, from graduation day to your wedding day, are made more memorable by the photographs that we encapsulated that momentous occasion. That is the spirit behind the old cliché that a picture is worth a thousand words. Different types of photographs cast events in different lights, both literally and figuratively speaking, and it is key to pick the right type of photos for the occasion. After all, flipping through a photo album is a bit like reading a story, and by manipulating lighting, hues, and tints, a photographer can craft a story that is as unique and beautiful as the people whose story the photos will tell.
Black and White Photography
Black and white photography has a vintage fine art quality about it. There are options to choose from within black and white photography, … Read the rest
All social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, et cetera have some form private messaging features where people or entities can have private conversations. This makes it possible for businesses to receive queries and feedback from customers via these platforms. With about 2 billion and 300 million users every month respectively, Facebook and Twitter are by far the most popular social media networks.
Today, nearly every business or brand is active on at least one social media network. While all social media platforms have the private messaging feature, not all of them support chatbots. Facebook’s Messenger and Twitter’s Direct Message have one thing in common; they both support chatbots. More recently, Twitter added customer support features to their private messaging feature, Direct Message, to enhance the conversational experience for businesses and their customers.
What are chatbots?
Simply put, chatbots are text based services designed to simulate human conversation. Usually, chatbots … Read the rest
In the past few years, there is an enormous increase in the growth of smartphone and tablet users around the world. Today, people can now surf the net even if they are not sitting in front of their computer. The introduction of new features and technologies in mobile phones offered by diverse vendors makes it very useful in the corporate world. What operating system invades your company? You can choose from iOS, android, blackberry and windows mobile. Does your organization already embrace this new technology?
If you have a smartphone, then you can experience mobile cloud. Companies and organizations can benefit from improve device management using cloud computing technology. State of the art mobile platform is slowly emerging, managing and supporting different tasks in diverse industries especially in the corporate world. Mobile device management using cloud computing system is becoming a necessity and they can offer lots of new … Read the rest