Burnout isn’t just a great Green Day song, it’s increasingly a real problem in the professional world. While American workers’ productivity climbs, so does the prevalence of burnout. More than just being tired, burnout is a condition of feeling emptied, exhausted beyond function.
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Honesty in Advertising or: Those Lying Movie Trailers
Ads need to be honest. Of course, ads tend to be selective (making the good sound great while ignoring the downsides), but unless you want to get hit with negative buzz about “false advertising” (or possible lawsuits), you must ensure that you’re being honest in your ads.
I don’t think anyone would deny the importance of giving back, whether to your local community, an important cause, or to those who really need it. The question is how, as companies and employees, we can best serve others alongside our regular work.
Implementing Video Into Your Marketing Strategy
There are serious benefits to adding video to your marketing campaigns. 1 billion hours of video are watched on YouTube daily. Executives say they are 59% more likely to watch a video than read an article.
The Importance of Cultivating Your Passions
It’s unlikely that as a kid when asked what you wanted to do when you grow up, you proudly proclaimed, “I want to work in data entry at a mid level industrial supply company!” For the luckiest among us, our jobs are our personal passions...
How Personal Should You Be at Work?
Sometimes the lines between our personal and professional lines can get a little blurry. Since we spend a large amount of our lives at our jobs, it’s inevitable that we’ll create social bonds with the people around us...
Making the Office a Better Place to Be
Workers spend roughly 1/3 of their days at the office. That’s a lot of time to be stuck in one place, especially if it’s not a pleasant place to be. There is good news, though. There are several things that can be done...
Simple Tips for Successful Advertising
According to CBS News, people went from seeing roughly 500 ads a day in the 1970s to over 5,000 a day in the 21st Century. So, as an advertiser, how can you cut through the noise and make your ad stand out...
Want a Better Office? Add Some Kindness!
In his 2018 Netflix comedy special Annihilation, Patton Oswalt talks about his late wife, writer Michelle McNamara’s philosophy on life: “It’s chaos; be kind.” It’s a simple, yet beautiful, philosophy to carry around...
Messaging Your Co-Workers Without Driving Them Batty
We’ve all been there: you’re in the middle of a big project and you are interrupted by a phone call that goes on forever. When you hang up, all you can think is “that could have been an email!” ...
De-cluttering Your Workspace
With the popularity of Marie Kondo’s Netflix show Tidying Up, there’s a surge of people improving their lives by tidying. I went through de-cluttering myself last year, after adopting minimalism. There are real benefits to purging junk and organizing what’s left...
Why We Don’t Do Everything ‘In-House’
Agencies love to promise that they’ll do everything ‘in-house’. It may sound good in their promotional materials, but it’s not a very realistic or practical claim. Many of the agencies that promise ‘in-house’ work still outsource...
Using Virtual Reality for Marketing and Outreach
It’s getting harder and harder to grab people’s attention these days. How can you compete when they’re being bombarded with marketing in every aspect of their lives? How do you make your company or product stand out?
Protecting Yourself on Social Media
As Facebook’s founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, testifies before congress about various security issues on the social media platform, questions are being raised about online security. Along with the news of the Cambridge Analytica controversy...
Want a more productive staff? Let them work from home.
Most of us have had those jobs. You know the ones. You’re sitting in your cubicle, trying your best to get your work done before the deadline, but you’re struggling to focus. Jeff in the cubicle next to you microwaved leftover fish for lunch, and Betty from Accounting is talking loudly...
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