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Self-Employment: Steps to Take to Become Your Own Boss

As work obligations become more demanding and desirable jobs become more difficult to get, an increasing number of individuals are deciding to become self-employed. Being your own boss, setting your own hours, and making executive decisions yourself are all appealing aspects of this type of work. But self-employment can come with its own challenges as well. It takes plenty of time, focus, dedication, and hard work to reach success on your own. To make this process a bit simpler and increase your chances of triumph, here are some of the most essential steps you should take when becoming self-employed:

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Using Succinct Learning to Build an Effective Remote Team

 The trend of businesses moving to remote or hybrid working models is on the rise, and with it comes the challenge of finding the most productive and efficient ways to develop their teams.

Now that employees have had the freedom of working remotely – and executives have adjusted to the prospect of leading remote teams – it's becoming the "new normal." However, managing people who work remotely is no easy task.
 
Focusing on employee engagement and development has been essential to building a stable team for many organizations. Increased employee engagement helps employees feel connected to their work and motivated to do their best. Training and development are also crucial for ensuring that your remote workforce has the skills they need to be successful and stay engaged in their work.
 
However, while these initiatives are essential, they can also be time-consuming and expensive, leaving management teams feeling overwhelmed at building a comprehensive employee development program. 
 
So what is the answer for organizations operating fully remote or hybrid working teams? The solution may be found in a concept known as "succinct learning."
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5 Ways to Promote Self-Care Among Your Staff

The importance of self-care is often overlooked in places of employment. With everyone so busy these days, everyone is in a constant state of stress, which can be terrible for mental and physical health. This can be bad for business, too! Employees who feel stressed, frustrated, and overworked might not be as productive or feel inclined to use their full potential. Fortunately, business owners like you have a lot of influence over staff’s wellbeing. Check out the following tips from Insightlink to create a culture of self-care in your workplace!

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Workplace Nutrition and Physical Activity in Improving Productivity

Increasing productivity in the workplace and reducing the impact of fatigue involves changing habits. In order to cope with difficulties, numerous changes in habits and lifestyle are constantly required. Nevertheless, the results are worth it. The following are recommendations, including proper nutrition and exercise. All workers should consider them because they will improve health and safety performance and increase productivity.

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3 Micro-Habits That Will Boost Remote Work Productivity

Remote work has been integrating into mainstream work culture for years. But in 2020, we experienced a global lockdown that quickly shifted millions of workers out of the office and into their homes.

While the initial shock that came with this massive shift may have subsided, many remote workers are still learning how to adjust to this new way of life. Monitoring a work schedule is more challenging when doing it alone. Many remote workers are finding it difficult to operate as they did before the Covid-19 pandemic.
 
Not only are global stress levels much higher than they were pre-pandemic, but adapting to the switch from a busy office to an isolated desk is a challenge remote workers are still struggling to overcome.
 
Fortunately, remote workers can implement numerous useful tips and tricks to create an efficient and productive work environment from home. One of them is the adoption of healthy micro-habits.
 
Let’s find out why these habits are important and how they can help us.
 
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Effective Hacks for Employees to Handle Work-Related Stress and Increase Productivity

Every workday comes with its own challenges and setbacks, yet employees often find ways to overcome them on their own, while achieving their goals at the same time. One day of stress-causing triggers is no big deal, but pile them up for a few weeks, and you get a disastrous recipe that companies rarely notice early enough to prevent – the recipe for burnout. The end result is reduced productivity, employee satisfaction, and an increase in work-related stress for the long haul.

Not paying attention to the little things can lead to major shifts in your company culture down the line, so it’s crucial to work on preventative measures to beat stress as early as possible. Especially if you want to elevate productivity in the new normal and make people feel safe in the workplace, you need to get creative with how you prevent work-related stress, minimize setbacks, and enable your employees to focus on their own professional output. Here are a few hacks to help your teams thrive.
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Must-have Productivity Tools for Remote Workers

Remote working comes with a distinct set of challenges which if not tackled can hamper your productivity. When you work from home, you need tools that will ease communication with your colleagues or clients, tools to track your work progress, store and enable you to share large data, and help you brainstorm. Such tools will ensure you master and synchronize your work so that you have a significant output. Below are four must-have tools when you are working remotely:

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How to Make Your Home Office Work for You

Envy is the thief of joy, or so say the gurus of internet advice boards. It’s all too easy to scroll thru Instagram and get immediately jealous of how top influencers have decked out their home offices to look like they’re work-at-home CEOs.  

There’s nothing wrong with getting design tips from success stories on social media, but you might not need as many changes as you think to get a functional workspace up and running in your home. Here are some easy, practical ways to get everything you need — without taking up space with what you don’t.
 
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Six Tips for Keeping Your Team Connected While Quarantined

There is no doubt that these are challenging times. With only essential businesses open for face-to-face transactions during the pandemic, other businesses have closed or are operating on a remote basis. 

Those working remotely must reimagine their positions and adjust to the lack of immediate interaction, direction, and oversight that is readily available in a physical workspace. Employees used to an informal, collaborative office environment must pivot 180 degrees and function individually while mastering the various technologies that allow them to communicate with coworkers and clients.

How can human resources professionals and supervisors help their team adjust on the fly? First, they can think of this as an opportunity to create a new normal, where in the world post-coronavirus there remains the option of working remotely effectively and efficiently, perhaps reducing the need for permanent physical office space and its attendant costs, and increasing reliance on emerging technologies. Next, they can implement these six tips to aid in the transition from on-site operations to remote operations.

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Boosting Employee Productivity During Remote Working

Technological advancements have engineered many changes in the labor market; workers are now able to work as freelancers and employers are able to set-up remote teams with little to no hitches. Remote working allows employees the much-needed flexibility to work when they feel most productive without needing to abide by the traditional 9-5 timeline. Employers, on the other hand, are now able to outsource skills overseas, especially talents that aren’t available in their local labor market. Remote working also helps employers to save on overhead costs by eliminating the need for physical offices. Remote working is clearly a good trend for business. 

There is a challenge that plagues remote working, though: How do employees boost employee productivity for a remote workforce? Well, a recent market study by FlexJobs showed that with the right management techniques, 66% of professionals are happier and more productive working from their homes than in an office. Many workers argue that they get less distracted when working from remote locations because there are no unnecessary impromptu meetings, no office drama or politics, and no bosses breathing down their necks.

But while that could be true, managing a remote team’s productivity isn’t as easy or straightforward as some studies make it seem. Employers live with the constant fear that their remote workers might relax and fail to deliver services efficiently or up to the needed standards. That is why you need to learn the following proper management tips for leveraging the flexibility of a remote workforce without sacrificing productivity. 

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