How to Design an Office to Support Productivity and Collaboration

It’s probably safe to say that improved collaboration is one of your main business objectives as this new year dawns — not too far behind increased productivity. As luck would have it, the two are closely linked. People will stick with a task 64% longer when working collaboratively than alone. They’re also more likely to be engaged, energetic, and successful.

Business team working at office desk

Hiring right can help, of course. As the founder and CEO of Spartan, I believe you need a crew around you who’s just as passionate and motivated about a company’s mission, vision, and goals as its leadership team is. The physical workspace is a critical part of the equation, and there appears to be truth behind this notion.…

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JD.com Brings Bumblebee to China

In celebration of the release of the new Bumblebee movie in China, JD.com, Paramount Pictures, and Hasbro have teamed up on content and e-commerce experiences to bring the beloved Transformer in the country.

JD Bumblebee

The promotional initiative brings back a previously introduced JD-exclusive character called Red Knight, which was first released in 2017. The partnership has also resulted in the release of three mini shorts revolving around Red Knight. Apart from Jingdong, Paramount, and Hasbro, Chinese menswear brand HLA and Panasonic will also take part in the promotional release.

The Red Knight action figure, which was designed by Hasbro, can be bought on JD.com.…

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3 Proven Ways Collaboration Helps Businesses to Grow

No matter where we come from or what we do, most of us are taught the same thing as children – sharing is valuable. It is a message that is repeated throughout our education. Share toys. Share tools. Share ideas. The implication is that two (or many) minds are better than one and that collaboration is the secret to success.

Productive business meeting

The funny thing is that, although this message continues to be reinforced in US workplaces – in the form of teamwork skills – traditional offices are not built to support it. They are formalised environments, with individual workstations and dividing lines.…

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How Your Small Businesses Can Compete With Big Companies

A few years ago, small businesses that tried to compete with big brands found it difficult to keep up. For those business owners, it was an uphill battle they could not win. But today, your business can co-exist profitably with big box stores using these tried and tested approaches:

Customer service is your competitive advantage

Take Your Business Online

If you haven’t done so yet, it’s time that you do. Having a strong online presence is key to your success. Why? Because everyone is online nowadays! Build a professional website and use professional SEO services to help get your website as high up as possible in Google searches.…

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