Articles by Indiana Lee
Friday, July 30, 2021
College is such a profound experience. You learn so much about how to navigate the world and connect with the people around you. More importantly, you learn about yourself and what mark you want to leave on this world. Many college students will find their purpose through the careers they choose. So, while in college, it’s crucial to make moves that benefit your career so you can take full advantage of life after graduation. Here are four beneficial career moves you can make while in college to help prepare you to excel in the workforce.
Tuesday, July 06, 2021
If you own or manage a business, that means taking workplace hygiene seriously for yourself and your employees. How does it benefit your business to emphasize hygiene in a post-pandemic world? How can you make sure your business remains a safe and clean place for employees, especially those who may have compromised immune systems?
Friday, May 28, 2021
Staying afloat in the face of any crisis can be difficult. But as the most recent economic downturn proved, the state of your business and industry can change at any second. Developing the ability to pivot and stay agile can be your biggest asset as an entrepreneur. When things go wrong, business plans and even crisis plans can only take you so far. Your business may be protected from the initial blow, but on the tough journey back to normal operations and growth, an agile mindset is invaluable. We’ll dive deeper into the benefits of business agility for entrepreneurs, then offer some tips on how to increase your agility over time.
Thursday, May 06, 2021
Since the start of the pandemic, many businesses have chosen to incorporate working from home as part of a more agile structure that includes elements of both remote operations and in-office work. Some have certain workers always on-site and others spread across the world, while a lot of companies are taking a hybrid approach that sees their employees split their schedule between the office and home. Whichever route your business is taking, one of your key concerns is likely to be maintaining a high level of productivity.
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Our current pandemic has caused shifts in many industries. One of the most prevalent is the necessity to move to remote operations. It’s worth acknowledging that working from home can be the ideal scenario for many employees. However, it has not been entirely positive for all employees. Parents who work from home have been faced with additional challenges. Let’s take a look at a few of the key areas where human resources professionals can best assist parents in this situation and influence the positive direction of remote operations.
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Two decades ago, anyone with an online storefront was considered a forward-thinking innovator. Now, if you don’t have an e-commerce presence, you’re behind the times. This mass migration into the digital marketplace was spurred forward even faster when the coronavirus pandemic shuttered brick-and-mortar businesses across the globe. If you want to find e-commerce success in the 21st century, you must go a step further by embracing digital transformation as well.
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Last year was not easy on anyone, and businesses have been hit especially hard. The pandemic has forced many business owners to look at ways to adapt, both in the short term and for years to come. One way that some businesses have adapted is by considering new locations for their businesses, whether it means a move across town, across the state, or even across the country. There are many reasons businesses should consider moving their businesses, because location could be the difference between success and failure.
Thursday, December 03, 2020
2020 has been a challenging year for everyone, businesses and individuals alike. What makes it so unusual is that the impact has been universal. Every nation around the world has been impacted by COVID-19 and the economic uncertainty that followed. What has become clear is that companies need to be more agile and flexible than ever. You never know what challenges will come, and a business’s ability to pivot can mean the difference between success and failure. How do you optimize your company’s ability to stay competitive in challenging situations? Here are some tips you can use.
Tuesday, November 03, 2020
User experience (UX) is all the rage these days — and with good reason. The $3.5 trillion e-commerce world is booming, and businesses small and large want to get in on the action. However, running an e-commerce storefront is a completely different animal from a brick-and-mortar operation, and the struggle to provide a good experience for your online customers can be profound. Before you lift a finger to improve your site’s user experience (UX), it’s important to sit down, weigh your options, and do the math. Only once all of this has been taken into account can you properly execute a UX strategy that addresses your users’ experience and your bottom line at the same time.
Tuesday, October 06, 2020
Recovering from a scandal is not an easy process. It’s also the case that even in the years after the core problem, details of your ethical issues will be just a quick search away. Any scandal has the potential to leave your online reputation in tatters if handled without due care. How should you approach your recovery from a corporate scandal? What strategies and tools can you implement to improve both your reputation and toxic company culture? Let’s take a closer look at some key areas of focus.
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Most businesses understand the importance of customer loyalty and how it benefits their bottom line. But corporations spend so much time thinking about how to create loyal customers that some forget about the importance of creating loyal employees. Frankly, some of the "old standbys" of a standard benefits package aren’t cutting it anymore. That’s why corporate wellness programs are becoming more important than ever.
Friday, August 07, 2020
Good communication has always been an important aspect of a healthy, thriving business. And yet, with the coronavirus pandemic scattering countless employees, teams, and departments to the four winds, maintaining proper communication channels has never been more critical to success. As the ongoing situation continues, remote teams must work to improve their modes of communication.
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
As an employer, productivity is one of the keys to the definition of a quality employee. You are actively seeking out someone who can get the job done in a reasonable amount of time, who is organized, and who is capable of prioritizing work tasks throughout the day. Someone who won’t stop until not only is everything finished, but it is perfect. Right? Well … maybe take back that last sentence. It may come as a pretty big shock to many employers, but studies show the last bit isn’t really what you want in a highly productive employee.
Thursday, April 23, 2020
Your employees aren't just the heart of your business, they are your business. Without them, your company would cease to exist. But showing your employees how much you value them is about far more than being kind, paying them well, or offering a competitive benefits package. It's about investing in them. This article will provide you with the best tips and tricks for making the ideal workplace a reality for your employees.
Thursday, April 09, 2020
Data is the most valuable currency in the business world today. Today, it is those businesses that make a practice of collecting and analyzing data to gain intelligent insights that are on the frontier of innovation, efficiency, and success. As an executive or decision-maker, it is thus vital that you understand what effective business intelligence techniques can do for your business, as well as how insights from data can aid you with everything from keeping you up to date with the latest business trends to understanding what specific skills your data employees need to succeed.
Thursday, March 19, 2020
We’ve all seen it happen. A million-dollar business idea. An extraordinary product. A service like no other. But it just didn’t work. It seems like the company was shuttered before they’d even opened the doors. But why did it happen? And how can you protect your business from a similar fate? The simple fact is, no matter how great the product, a company is only as strong as its leadership. So, what are the skills you need to cultivate in your own leaders to help your business thrive for years to come?