social media a staple in today’s culture

social media a staple in today's cultureSocial media is a staple in today’s culture. It practically defines the way we live. Information is much more immediate since the advent of social media, and companies have latched onto the ways in which this tool can help them reach customers. Social media is a growing field, and sectors such as entertainment, nonprofit and business are employing new hires to manage their social media message. Now is a great time to find out what a degree in social media from programs like UF Online can offer you.

Versatile Degree

A degree in social media teaches the foundations of the new methods of communication and gives students hands-on knowledge of how to utilize it most effectively in the fields of journalism, marketing and communication, public relations, government and entertainment. Truly, the use of social media has spread throughout nearly every aspect of society. A degree with this concentration will allow students to become experts, leading the way toward new innovations in communication techniques and business trends. [Continue reading]

6 Tools for A More Productive Office

6 Tools for A More Productive OfficeYou don’t need expensive renovations to completely transform your office. To turn your workplace from a sleepy den into a high-powered, high-energy hub, here are six tools to increase happiness and production levels in yourself and your employees.

  1. Headsets – Headsets are infinitely useful hands-free devices whenever employees are on the go. Not only will you keep them connected to clients and colleagues 24/7, but you’ll also free them from the tethers of their desks without sacrificing any productivity or availability.
  2. White Boards – Spark ideas communally when you erect a white board in a shared space. Certain brands, like Claridge white boards, even come with magnetic backing for writing and storing capabilities. Invite everyone to pin announcements or brainstorm project solutions as they see fit.
  3. Ergonomic Chairs – How much time do you waste battling your own spine? By eliminating the aches and pains associated with poor lumbar support, you’ll approach every task with fresh eyes and no distractions. The same goes for all your staff. If every person in a 12-man office gains just ten extra minutes of focus a day, that’s 10 more hours of labor per week.
  4. Dropboxes – Embrace the digital age with dropboxes on your cloud networking system. Not only will they keep everyone connected and on the same page during projects, but they’ll also save you significant amounts of money on paper, file folders, ink cartridges, printing services, et cetera.
  5. Stress Balls – Stress balls can bring a little levity to a long, difficult workday. The key is to only buy one or two; that way your staff will be forced to pass them around and commiserate, which in turn will forge friendships and bolster a sense of unity even among employees who usually keep to themselves.
  6. Coffee Maker – It may not be an office supply like pens and fax machines, but coffee makers are very much a necessity for the creativity and productivity of your employees. Don’t be afraid to spoil them a little with a high-end model that keeps their brains busy and their fingers flying across the keyboard.

These are just six ways to boost imagination, efficiency and organization around the office. As a leader, it’s your job to set a good example and keep everyone on track, and that means staying ahead of the curve in the latest office technology and not being afraid to try new things.

professional website management service

professional website management service

The internet plays an essential role for the daily lives of people, businesses and organizations. However, not everyone is skilled with building and managing websites. Fortunately, there is a myriad of professional services that offer convenient … [Continue reading]

we’ll definately gonna do some shopping

we’ll definately gonna do some shopping

Last Saturday, wifey and I decided to go to IKEA out of curiosity. We've been wanting to go to this place for quite some time, but since it is not so accessible by public transport we always drop the idea. Luckily, we get the wheels we've always been … [Continue reading]

Rolling and Rotating Carts, Bins and Dollies

Rolling and Rotating Carts, Bins and Dollies

Anyone in the food service industry knows the value of having access to rolling racks on casters. Owners and managers for restaurants, bakeries and any other food service facility where staff needs to transport large quantities of food from ovens to … [Continue reading]

maximizing guitar’s potential

maximizing guitar’s potential

Like any precision instrument guitars will perform their best when they are properly set up. By setting up your guitar properly you can maximize your guitar’s potential and also customize how it will feel, play, and sound to your liking. There are … [Continue reading]