Planning Ahead: Defining a Customer Relations Strategy for the Holiday Season

The holiday season is fast-approaching and bets are you haven’t even thought about planning for the chaos that is about to ensue. Last post, we discussed three ways that employers can help employees stay engaged, focused, and productive during the holiday season. This month, we’re turning the table a bit to focus on client relations [more…]

Has Your Business Started Planning for the Holidays? You Should Be!

I know what you may be thinking. A holiday post already? It’s only the middle of October! But, hear me out. Creating a genuine holiday experience for your employees is not an easy task. You’ve probably experienced a similar situation: it’s the week of Christmas and you have nothing planned. Instead of creating a memorable [more…]

Why IFMA? Empowering Facility Professionals Worldwide

If you’re one of the thousands of people involved with IFMA, you understand that it’s fundamentally the people—you and me and the other 24,000 members—that make up this global family. We all have a common and compassionate interest: to efficiently and responsibly advance the facility management profession for the benefit of all. Why IFMA? Professional [more…]

Making the Most of Your Professional Association Network

You already know the benefits to consistent networking in your industry: increased business opportunities, a chance to gain insight or advice from industry professionals, and a resource for anything work-related. But, are you making the most out of your professional association memberships? Whether you’ve recently joined a local start-up or have been a major part [more…]

Succeed in Business by Rediscovering the Value of Sleep

Arianna Huffington from the TEDTalk “How to succeed? Get more sleep,” says that the power of sleep is a tiny idea that can unlock billions of big ideas that are dormant inside us. “The way to a more productive, more inspired, more joyful life is getting enough sleep.” The key to “having it all” could [more…]

Virtual Collaboration… Friend or Foe?

Remote work is growing rapidly across the U.S.: there are now 3.9 million remote workers (2.9% of the total population) who work at least half of the time from the comfort of their own homes. In the next 10 years, that number is predicted to skyrocket to one-third of employees working remotely. The benefits of [more…]

Changing the Blueprint: Rethinking Email Marketing for Mobile-First Users

Every morning, millions of Americans hit the snooze button on their alarm clock, grab their phone and scroll through emails, social media apps, text messages, and more before they even get out of bed. A new survey suggests that a whopping 43% of consumers check their phones within the first five minutes of waking up, [more…]

Does Diversity Really Make Companies More Creative?

Rocío Lorenzo is trying to change the face of leadership. In her TED Talk, “How Diversity Makes Teams More Innovative,” Lorenzo reveals that the concept of more diverse teams being more creative isn’t just a notion. It’s a scientifically sound statement that she and her team at the Technical University of Munich studied and found [more…]

How to Run a Successful LinkedIn Video Ad Campaign

With the introduction of LinkedIn video ad campaign content, you may be feeling one of two ways: ecstatic that the platform is rolling out this new feature, or terrified because it’s yet another platform for which you need to adjust to, figure out, and carefully execute a marketing plan. Maybe the new feature has you [more…]

10 Rules to Have Better Networking Conversations

I don’t know about you, but the next couple of months are a whirlwind of networking mixers and large conferences. It’s always great to connect with peers, meet new people and learn industry trends. However, for all the many benefits of these networking events, they also can be filled with pressure and social awkwardness. Whether [more…]