Building a solid team environment means more than having morning huddles and donuts in the breakroom. Your workplace should be a space that encourages team creativity, communication and collaboration and it starts with the physical space.
It doesn’t matter what type of business you’re starting, understanding and having control over your business finances is an essential part of your success. Most new entrepreneurs focus on product development, marketing, and brand building – but what happens when the profits start rolling in.
For many of us, the opportunity to work from home has been a long-term goal. Once you achieve it, it’s easy to fall into not-so-healthy routines (eating while working, working after hours… etc.). In addition, the health and safety precautions, often taken by employers and companies, become obsolete in our home office. And as a result, we often forget to implement changes and habits that will protect our body and mind.
When you’re the boss, you have an immense responsibility – and if it’s your business you’re running, there’s even more pressure. Not only are you responsible for the success of your business, but you also have to ensure that your team is excited and happy about working with you. You want your employees to know that you care.
Do you find yourself still tethered to your work email… even though it’s after office hours? Or, have you declined job offers, or not applied at all because it required too much travel and would keep you away from your family? Achieving work-life balance in your career can seem out of reach —especially when you want to move up the corporate ladder.
Is it easy for you to strike up a conversation with people? Do you generally offer help or assistance to others that are in need? Are you left feeling drained after being around groups or in crowded spaces? If these questions sound familiar, you might be an empath.