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Your Brain Craves Vacation Time

Spring is here, and summer is around the corner. During these longer days of light and warmer seasons, it is a pleasure to take time away from the office and unwind.

You’ve been working hard, so now is a good time to recharge your batteries. Get out in the fresh air, enjoy some recreation, read a few books, get together with some friends, and just relax in general. Your brain needs the rest. Because, science. 😎

Check out this infographic from Expedia for more insights.12-reasons-why-your-brain-craves-vacation-time-700x4350

Are you a Boss or a Leader?

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Great leaders know how to communicate with everyone – average leaders communicate with everyone the same way.  What is your leadership style? What type of team do you want to lead to success?

Leadership is key. When a true leader motivates employees, your team has the opportunity to be inspired to do better, to be better. When teams respect their leader and have a sense of job security, the team will deliver key objectives. True teamwork comes into play, and we work as a team to help our leader’s vision come to life. A leader  sets the tone for an organization and builds a solid team that succeeds together.

 

 

Rise and Shine!

“So sit up, put your feet on the floor, and don’t look back because we’ve got work to do.”

Find your Greatness.

– Nike

Stay productive. Recharge.

bocce instagram efaranoHave you noticed it being a little quiet in the office lately? For so many industries, it can get quiet as we’re well into summer. It’s the time of the year when a lot of people take the opportunity of the nice summer weather and get away.

This is a perfect time to recharge your batteries, and a time for reflection and relaxation. Get out in the fresh air, enjoy some recreation, read a few books, BBQ with some friends, and just relax in general. And if you’re in the office this week, this is also a great time to recharge your batteries in the office setting, maybe even take a business associate out for a patio lunch to reacquaint yourselves now that a free moment has presented itself.

In some ways this time of year is similar to the winter holidays when business can slow down at the office.   Taking advantage of these quieter times of year can really have some upsides. Now is the time to concentrate on some unfinished projects, spend some time writing down your goals, or catch up on your business reading.

Whatever your situation, make the most of this quiet time. Make every moment count. Next thing you know, things will get busier, so now is the time to recharge.

How to: Get Up and Get Going

The choices we make regarding our daily routines can define our state of mind and focus for the rest of the day. Why not get a jump-start on our day by focusing on daily rituals that will provide us with balance, improved health, focus and self-discipline.

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Things To Do On A Slow Day At Work

Do you sometimes find yourself with nothing to do at work? Summer is here, and depending on your industry, things can slow down at the office. Here are some tips on how you can use that quiet time at the office more effectively:

video by: Forbes

Employee Engagement Matters

Does your company need a specific culture shift to get the team moving in the right direction? This is when the team will become motivated again, become deeply engaged and produce excellent results for your customers.

Think about what you can do as an employer to manage the most important asset in your organization – your employees.

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Enjoy Your Work

Do you wake up in the morning and want to go to work? Are your employees feeling the same energy and drive as you do? Are they engaged? Does your staff feel valued and know that their contributions have meaning towards the company’s main goal?

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Be aware of employee engagement. And be aware of it all the time, not just at review time. We hope these thoughtful quotes make you stop and think about the current corporate culture status in your organization. Is everybody engaged?

“When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute.” – Simon Sinek

“Connect the dots between individual roles and the goals of the organization. When people see that connection, they get a lot of energy out of work. They feel the importance, dignity, and meaning in their job.” –Ken Blanchard

“Always treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers.” –Stephen R. Covey

“Employees who believe that management is concerned about them as a whole person – not just an employee – are more productive, more satisfied, more fulfilled. Satisfied employees mean satisfied customers, which leads to profitability.” –Anne Mulcahy

When work is meaningful, good things happen. The wheels of enterprise move in a kind of synchronized motion and teams are truly happier. Engagement? – check.  Great corporate culture? – check. What better place to spend half of your daily life but in a workplace where you actually feel happy and enjoy the company of others feeling the same.

Bike to Work Week

screen_shot_2016-03-31_at_4.04.33_pmIt is Bike to Work Week in many North American cities including Vancouver during the week of May 30-June 5.

Not only is cycling a healthy and an environmentally-friendly commuting option, you can also enjoy some of the Celebration Stations during the week. For a map and more details of locations of the stations in Vancouver go to  HUB’s Bike to Work Week website.  Enjoy free treats, free basic bike repairs, maps, prize draws and more.

In recent years, workplaces have accommodated their employees with biking to work with access to a secure bike rooms, showers, etc.  Perhaps this is something that your workplace has already embraced.

5 Reasons to Sign up for HUB Bike to Work Week – May 30 – June 5, 2016

1. You’ll Feel Great – Get healthier without even noticing it!

2. The Prizes. With over $20,000 in prizes, including a trip for 2 to Amsterdam and 5 new bikes, why wouldn’t you sign up?

3. Get Places Faster. Don’t believe it? Try it out.

4. Save Cash. Don’t you want extra money to spend on things other than transportation?

5. It’s More Fun. Try it and you’ll agree! Plus there’ll be free food, snacks, coffee and bike repairs at over 60 Celebration Stations throughout the week.

Register FREE Today at bikehub.ca

@WeAreHUB T @WeAreHUB #BTWW 

 

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What do you want to be when you grow up?

Does it have to be just one thing? Can we give ourselves permission to change career paths multiple times? Sit back and enjoy this TED Talk by career coach Emilie Wapnick, who, herself has tried multiple careers.

It is rarely a waste of time to pursue something you’re drawn to, even if you end up quitting. You might apply that knowledge in a different field entirely, in a way that you couldn’t have anticipated.” ~ Emilie Wapnick