With this constant work mode, the lines are blurred between working hours and personal time. Is this a bad thing? Should we disconnect from this “always-on” work culture?
The number one reason talented people leave their jobs is because of the failure of their direct managers. Businesses are defined by the strength of their people. Even in the most successful company (think Google, Amazon, etc.), a bad manager can drive talented employees out the door. So what is the true art and science of keeping talented people around?
The flexible work culture has become a true phenomenon. Working from home only came about recently when technology became so advanced that we no longer needed to be in the office to work productively and effectively.
Burnout is a real thing and it happens to all of us when we work in the same job, on the same project, or in the same industry for long periods of time. If what was once an exciting job has now turned into a multitude of mundane tasks, you may be experiencing burnout. But when that trickles down to your team, it can be devastating to morale, productivity and more.
We are always looking for ways to make life easier…especially with technology. Chrome extensions are easy to install, generally free and make life so much more productive. Here are 9 Google Chrome Extensions I am absolutely loving in 2018.
Today, the average person changes jobs ten to fifteen times with an average of 12 job changes over the course of their career. In fact, many people spend five years or less in each job. These numbers are rather staggering. But, in my opinion, it’s not necessarily how long you stay at a job, but more about staying in your industry —or in your lane.
Crack open the beers and call your mom to celebrate —you’ve been promoted to a managerial role. Congrats! But, if there’s a little voice in the back of your head saying “what in the world do I do next” … you’re not alone.
From my point of view, being a leader is mainly about inspiring people to not only feel they have the tools to do their jobs, but to inspire them to think outside the box as if they own the company themselves. Finally, we’re able to demonstrate and show more about our companies through big data than ever before. But big data only becomes relevant (big) when you apply it to what means and matters to the people that work at your company —those doing the jobs necessary to keep not only the clients, but the people they work with moving forward and happy.
To live up to greatly amplified expectations, CIOs are expected to bring a wider range of skills to the job. Their role has become central to business success, and more than ever it’s about fostering relationships and blazing a trail to digital utilization that works for everyone.
Even in a workplace with a great physical environment, a crack team, and all the tools necessary to get the job done, we can find something lacking. Even the most stellar team won’t live up to its potential if the organization has failed to develop a strong company culture.
A lot of us are just getting used to working with the millennial generation, that collaborative, flexible, socially-conscious demographic that makes up the majority of the current workforce.
When most of us hear the term “over-sharing,” we recall our sister posting 50 photos of her engagement ring or a colleague providing in-depth coverage of his vacation in the Poconos.
The wizards at Google have been brewing up some functions that will likely make waves in the way we operate in CRE. Like a lot of progress in the industry, this work is starting by addressing residential markets.
We read a lot these days about the value of technology to businesses of all types, and it’s true that digital tools make us better. CRM platforms improve customer service and efficiency.
Big data, big deals, big markets…our business is full of imposing things. They obviously deserve some attention, but I’m here to tell you that the big things are not the most important.
Commercial real estate and the office market have undergone tremendous change in the last few years, thanks in large part to the influence of the millennial generation on the way we look at the workplace.
Let me just say upfront that this is an area that has seen major transformations in recent years, so much so that the term “customer support” is almost insulting.
First of all, let me say that in general, I learn very little in the men’s bathroom. Pretty mundane stuff, although TV monitors in new bathrooms means I can at least get some news and sports scores.
Being on top of things in the tech world can give you an edge in pretty much any industry, and CRE is no exception.
Ah, happiness. Isn’t this something each person strives for as a part of his or her daily life? For many, happiness is something that just happens, for others, it can be a journey to find happiness...especially in the workplace.