3 Hidden Benefits Retailers Love About Pop-Ups

3 Hidden Benefits Retailers Love About Pop-Ups

Online retailers like Amazon have completely transformed the way we go shopping. We now have access to a 24-hour selection of everything we could possibly want, and the expansion of warehouses and logistical hubs mean that our biggest retailers can ship our items to us quicker than ever. If you've fully embraced the online marketplace, you're not alone. Millions of people are ditching brick-and-mortar stores for internet shopping, and big box companies are feeling it.

3 Really Practical Ways to Stop Meeting Madness

3 Really Practical Ways to Stop Meeting Madness

We’ve all (at one time or another) been in a meeting that could have easily been avoided with an email, and we’ve likely all had that one meeting-happy boss who calls meeting after meeting with no specified agenda. Unfortunately, I sometimes put myself in that category. I feel like this meeting culture is growing more and more, and I often see it at companies of all ages and sizes —no matter what the industry.  

Flashback to My Most Read Blog: Do I Still Feel the Same Way?

Flashback to My Most Read Blog: Do I Still Feel the Same Way?

Almost a year ago, I wrote my most read blog to-date … Out with Millennials: You Can Thank Me Later.  In it, I argued that we needed to stop using the “M” word because the negative connotation wasn’t doing us any good. And, that —since this generation is well on its way to dominating the workforce— we should make an effort to get to know them better. We decided to focus on their fresh perspective and unique gifts, ditch the “M” word, and to get back to work.

5 Lessons CRE Professionals Can Learn from SaaS Companies

5 Lessons CRE Professionals Can Learn from SaaS Companies

With progress in technology and data accelerating, the commercial real estate industry is changing quickly. But smart commercial real estate professionals aren’t looking for new jobs...they’re adapting. In order to stay relevant, CRE professionals need to think beyond the “this is the way we do things” mindset and get creative in their approach to marketing, leasing and managing assets.

3 Things You Should Know About Culture Mapping (It’s a Thing)

3 Things You Should Know About Culture Mapping (It’s a Thing)

According to the Harvard Business Review, change management has been a recognized discipline for over half a century. Yet, despite the unbelievable investment companies have made in tools and training, most studies show that 60-70% of organizational change projects fail —and this failure rate has gone unchanged for decades. The saying failure is not an option as you can see is not working here.

Thoughts on Why Company Organization is a Big Culture Driver

Thoughts on Why Company Organization is a Big Culture Driver

This excerpt from a recent NewCo article really struck a chord with me. It said — “A job is just the beginning. To win talent, companies must compete on purpose, authenticity, and with a message that resonates. Millennials are now the largest force in the global economy, and they have a markedly different view of work: purpose and “making a difference in the world” are central in their work-related decisions.”

Meeting Expectations: Smarter Customer Experiences

Meeting Expectations: Smarter Customer Experiences

The unbelievable speed at which technology is infiltrating our daily lives has created an era where customers are empowered. They can browse and purchase what they want, where they want, whenever they want. We are so much more demanding now that we have a voice that can travel through social media and make an impact on product and services.  In fact, today’s consumers expect companies to quickly innovate in accordance with their changing preferences, as a new study by Salesforce suggests that 70% of consumers agree that technology has made it easier than ever to take their business elsewhere.