Flexible working may not enhance productivity

The majority of office employees (84 percent) believe good relationships with colleagues boost their quality of work, yet nearly three quarters (70 percent) admit to not knowing the people they work with very well, claims a new survey from Nespresso Professional. The study suggests that changing office environments and flexible …

Triangulum smart cities project reaches completion

The €30 million award-winning Triangulum project is drawing to a close as the participating cities in the pioneering project begin to share the first results from the five-year long future smart cities programme. Triangulum is one of 14 European Smart Cities and Communities Lighthouse Projects funded by the European Union’s …

No Matter How Scary, Your Home-Based Business Has to Change to Survive

At Simon Associates Management Consultants (SAMC), we are a two office, one-bedroom home. That might sound funny, but it works well— for us. I am a corporate anthropologist who launched SAMC almost two decades ago to help organizations change using the theory, methods, and tools of anthropology. In my past, …

How to make an online quiz to build an engaged customer base

Over the past decade, blogging and online business promotion have gone from marketing tools for niche markets to vital necessities for any business. It’s important for business owners of all sizes and industries to have a basic understanding of SEO marketing and the most effective methods of creating a loyal …

Can web analytics help you connect with your customers better?

You’re connecting to customers every single day, in many ways. Every time a customer walks through your door, reads one of your tweets, calls your store or visits your website, you’re engaging with customers. It doesn’t have to be in person, nor does it always have to end with a …

The Top Add-Ons for the Gravity Forms WordPress Plugin

Gravity Forms is one of the most versatile WordPress plugins out there. Yes, it creates forms – and quite well. But its capabilities go well beyond your standard contact form. A default installation of this commercial plugin can add all manner of conditional logic. That’s pretty powerful in itself. However, …

Stay Moving & Combat Fatigue At Your Standing Desk With The Ergodriven Variable Terrain Mat

Many home business owners enjoy working at standing desks, as they find that they are more productive when they can stand and keep their legs moving rather than sit all day. However, sometimes standing desk lovers experience fatigue and achiness from being on their feet. Luckily, there is a solution …

Microsoft’s $7.5BN GitHub buy gets green-lit by EU regulators

Microsoft’s planned acquisition of Git-based code sharing and collaboration service, GitHub, has been given an unconditional greenlight from European Union regulators. The software giant announced its intention to bag GitHub back in June, saying it would shell out $7.5 billion in stock to do so. At the time it also …