Posts made in October 2018

Blueberry pancakes with maple syrup

Three Breakfast Options to Boost Brain Power

It is a sure fact that a healthy breakfast is essential to your productivity. Though you may be in a rush to get to your MA office for rent, we highly recommend taking the time to plan out a satisfying breakfast. Not only will it help you stay focused, but some foods can even boost your brain power for maximum productivity.

Below are three great breakfast ideas to help you get through your day.

  1. Breakfast Burrito

A breakfast burrito is a great way to eat a substantial meal on the go. You can easily wrap up scrambled eggs, sausage, and veggies to take with you in the car, on public transit, or on your walk to work. Egg yolks are also high in choline, a vitamin that boosts brain power and can help with memory.

  1. Breakfast Cookies

Yes, you read that right! Though cookies are not commonly referred to as breakfast foods, you can pack them full of oats, fruits, and other satisfactory ingredients to create a more morning-friendly option that you can easily grab on your way out the door.

  1. Whole Grain Pancakes

If you have just enough time to whip up something before you leave, whole grain pancakes are a great option. If you pre-make the batter, all you have to do is pour it onto the pan, and they will be ready in minutes. Adding some pureed veggies into the batter is a great way to add a nutritional boost and create a more filling meal.

Group of employees in a business meeting

When Should You Schedule a Work Meeting?

Meetings are a great way to get the team together and discuss business strategy and issues. However, too many meetings could end up killing your team’s productivity. When there are significant updates to be discussed, a meeting is a must. Do not let meetings be a waste of time with these following tips.

Do not schedule a meeting if there is no good reason for doing so. If you are planning a meeting to check in on the status of certain tasks, there may be a better, less intrusive way to go about it. Skip the meeting this time and instead follow up with an email or take a peek into your task tracking software.

Ensure your meeting is scheduled at an appropriate time. Unless you are planning a lunch-and-learn style meeting, scheduling around lunch time will not benefit your employees. They will often be hungry, disinterested, and irritable throughout the time. Opt for a meeting earlier in the morning or towards the end of the day.

Make sure you follow up to the meeting. One of the most significant ways to waste time is to never follow up on what was discussed in a meeting. If you and your team agreed on a plan of action, but no details were implemented, that meeting essentially took an hour away from work being completed.

Ensure your meeting space is comfortable and fully-equipped. When you rent one of our MA meeting rooms from Highland-March Workspaces, you will have a space available with high-quality equipment and comfortable seating.