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Weekly Round-up #294: Hybrid Working, Home Working & Relaxing

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Weekly Round-up #294: Hybrid Working, Home Working & Relaxing

Welcome to this week’s round-up: I hope you have had a safe, fun and productive week.

This week we take a look at the new “Hybrid working” business model, what is benefits (and drawbacks) are and what it might mean to your working environment in the future.

And, as a lot of us are still working from home (and it’s likely to stay that way), we have some must-have gadgets that will make your home-working life easier.

And finally, working from home has meant that there is an increase in our working hours so it’s important to know how to take a step back and with that in mind we have 8 tips on how you can get some effective rest.

The Definitive Guide To Hybrid Working: What It Is & Why Your Business Should Adopt It – RingCentral UK Blog

Over the last few decades, we have seen dramatic changes in how our working time is structured. From the traditional 5-day 9 to 5 schedules, how we work and even where we work have evolved to suit both employees and consumers’ modern demands.

Terms such as flexi-time, ad hoc working, career breaks, and family-friendly have become more commonly used. More and more workers are looking to find the perfect work-life balance, and employers seek ways to help them achieve that.

But it is perhaps in the last ten to twenty years that we have seen the most dramatic changes of all. And those changes have often run parallel to the explosion in e-commerce we have witnessed since the turn of the century.

But the changes in how we work, or how we want to work, are not just due to the rise of e-commerce. There have been massive changes in the last 50 years in family structures, moving away from traditional gender roles and a huge change in the number of one-parent families. But what exactly is hybrid working? Will it suit employers to integrate this type of working practice into their systems? And what are the advantages and disadvantages of doing so?

The 12 Best Work From Home Gadgets And Accessories –

If you’re working from how you might be wondering what can help you get through the day and make sure you are doing your job well despite perhaps being in a different environment from normal? While you need to bring focus and discipline to the table, fortunately, you can also order other parts of the equation online. In this article, Cable Compare gives ideas about what you can put in your home office (or makeshift home office) to make your days just a bit brighter and a bit more stress-free.

How To Rest Effectively: 8 Practical Tips – IvyPanda Blog

You can find dozens of articles online that talk about getting motivated and being productive. These can help you get inspired, of course, but following those tips won’t do you any good if you feel exhausted. In this article from IvyPanda you’ll learn how to overcome the problem of exhaustion. Our team has gathered many useful tips to engage in effective relaxation. After incorporating their advice on resting into your daily routine, you won’t struggle with a lack of productivity or motivation anymore.

How To Grow Beautiful Succulents That Enhance Your Garden – Gardening Mentor

You’ve seen them take center stage in everything from garden plots to floral arrangements. Now, you want some for yourself.

The rising popularity of succulents has led to them popping up in nearly every store. Before you toss these resilient plants into your grocery cart, see if you’re up for the challenge.

These hardy desert varietals are hard to kill. That’s no excuse for not learning the basic succulent care requirements.”

How To Run A Successful Online Fundraising Campaign – Nonprofit Blog

In 2020, online giving increased by 23%. Online monthly giving revenue grew by 40% as recurring donations became increasingly popular with online donors. These numbers are simply to say, online giving is growing, and it does not look like it is going to stop. Fundraising campaigns are well-known in the nonprofit community; their popularity has grown with social media and the development of crowdfunding.

The range of online campaigns ranges from Giving Tuesday and Capital Campaigns to peer-to-peer fundraising, crowdfunding, and text giving. The donors that each campaign targets are equally varied and finding the right donors for each campaign is half the battle.

This article from DonorBox will give you a breakdown of the different types of online fundraising campaigns and how you can successfully run them.

Drawing Practice: A Beginner’s Guide – Draw Paint Color

This post is all about drawing practice which will guide beginners to improve their skills and help them draw more efficiently.

When you ask an artist what the secret is behind their beautiful art, you will always be met with the words ‘drawing practice’. It’s not a secret really, because the only way to improve and master a skill is to do them repeatedly while consistently learning from the mistakes you make through the process.

In this article, Draw Paint Color gives you some effective drawing practices that will get your out of your art slump, get you inspired, and get your creative juices flowing.

15 Tips For Doing DIY – The Tool Scout

We’re all spending a lot more time at home right now which can be a blessing and a curse. Many of us have taken to DIY to alleviate boredom and brighten up the house. After all, if we must stare at the same four walls every day, they should be damn good walls!

To help you achieve all of your DIY projects dreams, The Tool Scout has put together this bumper guide that take you through the DIY process from start to finish, offering tried and tested advice. With a little bit of patience, practice, and protection, you’ll be a pro DIYer in no time!

15 Writing Lessons From Successful Authors (And How To Apply Them) – Ivory Research

Everybody is an author these days. And whether you’re writing a report, filling an application form, or crafting your next must-like social media post, readers will judge you on your written eloquence. But not all writing is done with the thumb or on your work/school computer. We’re smack-bang in the middle of a creative writing boom – and fiction may never be the same again.

If a boom in new writers tells us anything, it’s that there’s going to be a lot more bad writing out there. The under-published classes are notorious for not doing their homework. Anybody can put one word in front of another – but will you take time to learn how to write with originality, precision, and élan?

Ivory Research wants to help. They’ve found that success happens where passion walks hand-in-hand with hard work. So, they’ve gathered 15 essential writing lessons from successful authors and unpacked them, exploring how to master each tip in an infographic.

How To Train Your Dog: The Ultimate Guide – Happy and Healthy Dogs

If you’ve recently welcomed a dog into your family, or you’ve been thinking about bringing a dog home for a while, there’s one thing that you need to know – training a dog is hard work. It requires a lot of effort on your part and, regardless of how clever the breed is deemed to be, it will take a fair amount of time to get your canine-companion behaving well at home and when you take them a walk.

In this article by Happy Fit Dog you’ll find step-by-step guidance on how to teach your dog several training commands, how to make sure they go to the bathroom in the right place, and how to make sure they behave when encountering other dogs on their daily exercise.

Does Higher Education Align With Wealth? – Compare The Market

Research compiled by Compare the Market has revealed that higher education is required for nearly 70% of the top paying jobs across several countries. The study explores the relationship between higher education and wealth in countries such as the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

In the US as an example, the top five paying jobs all require further study, which is considerably higher than the global average. So where does your country stand on the list? Check out this article from Compare the Market to find out.

College Safety Guide And Resources – EduBirdie

Going to college is a step most school graduates dream about. Independence, a new environment, and new acquaintances seem so exciting to reach. But the majority of young people usually forget about the security risks waiting for them around the campus corner. If you haven’t considered this part of your future college life, dive into this article from EduBirdie because forewarned is forearmed.

Guide To Color Psychology In Marketing – Chamber Of Commerce

Colors matter in the marketing world. There are brands that are initially associated by color. For instance, Target is synonymous with red and Home Depot is associated with orange. Selecting brand colors for marketing purposes sound simple, but it actually requires a lot of thought.

Colors aren’t just visually appealing, they actually spark emotions in consumers. So, selecting a brand color scheme is more difficult than picking a favorite color, marketers, and designers have to consider a company’s purpose, products, and the emotion it wants to convey.

Consumers pay attention to colors too. Eighty-five percent of consumers say color is the primary influencer during a purchase decision. This guide from The Chamber of Commerce will explore color psychology in marketing and provide useful tips to select the ideal colors.

Running Boom: 28.76% Of Runners Started During The Pandemic – RunRepeat

RunRepear surveyed 3,961 current runners to investigate how many began during the pandemic. They wanted to learn about their motivations for running, whether they’ll participate in races, and how they differ from those that began before COVID.

There are some quite interesting statistics that show of the 3,961 current runners that were asked when they began running, 28.76% stated that they started to run during the pandemic and that new runners are 115.37% more in favor of virtual races than pre-pandemic runners. Check out the full article to learn more about our pandemic running habits.

Top Four Accounting Trends For 2021 –

To those less informed, accountancy can seem stale and lifeless. However, new emerging technologies, combined with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, are set to herald big changes in the world of accounting.

From transformational accounting practices spearheaded by blockchain to new ways of working in the wake of the pandemic, accountancy is going to see some serious upheaval in 2021. They guys at, though, don’t just jump on buzzwords and trends – they’ve spoken to leading industry figures and conducted our own independent research, to find out exactly how companies are making changes in 2021. Check out the article to find out more.

Have A Great Week

I hope you have enjoyed this round-up, as always if you have any links you like to share with me and my readers please contact me through the website or send me a tweet.

Until next time, Stay Productive!

About The Author
Katy is always trying to be more productive one day at a time! Whether it's analogue, digital, motivational or psychological who'll try any system that will help her get things done and get organised. As well as running, she also loves making music and reviewing things.
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