7 Ways Your Mobile Technology Could be Killing Your Productivity

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In this day and age, smartphones are key essentials that everybody must have. Things such as calling a taxi, ordering food on the go, and paying bills are only a few of the things that technology can give us. Most people today are glued to their smartphones. They use it to text, check e-mails, socialize, listen to music, or play games, among so many other things. Smartphones are essential to stay connected and have become a vital part of our lives. But, as the saying goes, “With great power, comes great responsibility.”  So can this type of technology be actually bad for us? Can it actually do more harm than good? Today we’ll talk about the 7 ways your mobile technology could be killing your productivity.

Sleep!

There are a growing number of distractions that threaten to infringe on your sleep. A quick glance at the glowing screen on your smartphone at night may turn out to be disastrous. Without self-control, it has the ability to get you glued on it for hours on end. And It is believed that the displays on most smartphones decrease melatonin production which lowers likelihood of falling asleep. Melatonin is a chemical that is released in the body and promotes sleep. The point is that it decreases your sleep time that ultimately zaps you of that much needed energy for tomorrow. Try to put your phone in silent mode and do something that will get you right into bed. Listen to music, read a book or do something that you know will get you sleepy – just don’t look at your smartphone. It may be a tough task but it’s all worth it.

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Why Your Business Needs to Go Paperless

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The decision to go paperless can benefit not only your company and your employees, but it is also a way to protect the environment. Aside from the many options being provided by technology, going green is also the trend in businesses right now in order to lessen the effect of climate change. On the practical side, going paperless saves the company a significant amount of money from purchasing office supplies.

If you’re hesitant to practice paperless transactions in your company, here are some points you need to consider that might help you to easily transition into a paperless office.

Going paperless saves time. The tedious routine of printing-filing-searching for documents manually will no longer be necessary. By just holding down “Ctrl + F”, documents will easily be retrieved which can give your employee substantial amount of time to focus on tasks that are more relevant to the company’s success.

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7 Steps to Writing Your Perfect Business Plan

 

Many entrepreneurs write a business plan only when they need to secure financing. However, a business plan isn’t just a fund-raising tool. It’s an invaluable roadmap for launching and growing your business.

Writing out your business plan forces you to review everything at once: your value proposition, marketing assumptions, operations plan, financial plan and staffing plan. This will answer the question on where you want your business to go and how you’ll get there.

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7 Ways To Build Your Brand Through Social Media

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Brand awareness, or as some call it, brand identity, gives people a sense of who you are and what you represent.

In today’s digital networking environment, your brand can’t afford to ignore major networks like Facebook , Twitter, Google+,LinkedIn,  Instagram, Pinterest, etc. When used intelligently, social media platforms provide brands with a creative new means to connect with their consumers. It can help establish brand awareness and recognition online, create a human voice for your customers to interact with and make your brand more accessible to new and existing customers.

But how do you start building a credible online brand?

These 7 strategies can help!

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3 Ways to Deal with Data Breach

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Data Breach is a security violation where a company’s sensitive and confidential data is copied, viewed, stolen or used by an unauthorized individual. Data breach is not an issue of “if” but rather “when”. With this in mind, it’s best to prepare your business for data breach.

You need to face this issue head one, by considering the options for your business’ protection. One of the current solutions is acquiring a data breach insurance, which covers a wide variety of potential cost associated with a breach. Given that this is a new financial instrument, terms and conditions for the coverage may vary from one insurance provider to another.

The breach insurance doesn’t stop data breach from occurring in your company or eliminate accidents; all it does is mitigate the downside of the breach.

These three practical steps will help you protect your organization against a breach:

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10 Ways You Could Be Neglecting Your Social Media Campaigns

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Social media marketing is a powerful campaign tool that has the potential to transform your business. When implemented properly, it can increase your coaching business’ online visibility, expand your brand’s presence, and attract new clients.

With that being said, a neglected social media campaign can generate less than stellar results. In this post, we will discuss 10 ways you’re neglecting your social media marketing campaigns that you might not be aware of.

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Virtual Teams: Is it a Blessing or a Curse in Productivity?

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Over the last decade the “geography of the workplace” has shifted dramatically. Today’s workforce has become more mobile than ever, and every day, more and more people are working from virtual offices, client sites, home offices, coffee shops, airports, hotels, and any number of remote workplaces.

In the US alone, 20% of the adult working population (26.2 million) in 2010 were teleworkers . It has also been reported that there has been an 80% increase in “telecommunicating” employees from 2005 to 2012.

Why this enormous rise, you ask?

It’s because not only do remote teams allow businesses to reduce costs and recruit talent more efficiently, but they also increase productivity and even worker engagement. In fact, a 2009 Aon Consulting report.

This, of course, doesn’t mean that transitioning to a fully “virtual team” is totally without risk or challenges.  Virtual teams can also be very hard to get right. When team members lack the ability to interact face-to-face, it can be difficult to build trust and to manage conflict. Communication is also often more challenging, particularly among global virtual teams, making it more difficult to overcome cultural barriers, which, in turn, can greatly impact your virtual team’s effectiveness.

So what can you do to maximize the productivity of your virtual team?

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5 Proven Tricks to Beat Writer’s Block

You want to write some new posts for your blog but all you can do is stare at your computer screen with no words coming to mind. Or you’re in the middle of your writing and you suddenly just get stuck with no idea how to proceed.

As a writer, you’ve probably suffered from this at some point in your career. The infamous writer’s block! That seemingly impenetrable barrier that, for whatever reason, you just can’t seem to get through.

As frustrating as it may seem, however, it’s not the end of the world! With the following helpful tricks and tricks you can get your engine going again!

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