Posts Categorized: The Better Workplace

Jehangir Mehta – Stitching Stories into Service

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“They’re not necessarily going to remember anything about their meal in my restaurant, but they will remember how we made them feel.” Jehangir Mehta believes in people. We’re discussing how he runs his restaurant, how he hires and trains, and what drives him, and he veers back to tell stories of times he has impacted… Read more »

Tanya Holland – Equality through Diversity


“Lead by example to make the work you do elevate those around you.” Tanya Holland runs a no-nonsense kitchen, working collegially alongside her staff to create an egalitarian culture among her staff. Holland believes in organization and accountability from inventory to production to the quality of the experience of her customers. She believes in working… Read more »

Aspire’s Next Chapter

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It’s been a very rewarding 3 years at Aspire. We’ve evolved as a company, but the mission has always been the same – to help companies build a better workplace. Since our inception, we have explored many ways to grow. We’ve raised over $1M of investment, grew annual gross revenue to over $1M, and worked… Read more »

6 Ways to Manage Your Workplace Weight Gain


Most Americans spend the majority of their waking hours at work, which may translate to sitting at a desk, eating out, and snacking often. Corporate culture doesn’t naturally lend itself to healthy behaviors. In fact, a 2016 CareerBuilder survey reported that 44 percent of US workers say they’ve gained weight at their current job. High stress… Read more »

4 Team-building Board Games to Bring Out For Game Night


Team building activities are some of the best ways of bringing employees closer together and fostering unity. Meals, sports events, yoga classes — these are all amazing ways to build teamwork and communication, but what if you’re on a budget? Board games are another great way to do so, especially if you’re a relatively small company and don’t want… Read more »

4 Key Points to Nailing Employee Recognition


Some of the biggest and most influential forces in a company are one’s peers. After all, a culture where values and beliefs are shared and people support and encourage each other is one that functions as a close-knit community. Employee recognition is crucial to having an engaging workforce; plus, it also often leads to employee retention, so investing… Read more »

Multi-tasking? It’s Not Possible


A management professor back in college once told my class, “There’s no such thing as multi-tasking, you’re only doing two things terribly instead of one.” While this might be a little too harsh, there’s some degree of truth to this. The human brain really isn’t built for multi-tasking. Research shows that multi-tasking is really just… Read more »

How to Make Working Remotely Work


More people work remotely now than ever before. In fact, almost a quarter of U.S. workers telecommute at least a few hours every week. It’s a fast-growing trend that top companies have caught on to. And for good reason — studies have shown that with telecommuting comes significant productivity increases. The only problem is that it’s hard… Read more »

Early Mornings Are The Key To Success

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Whether you love waking up to see the sunrise, or can’t get going until you’ve had your cup of coffee, we all start our mornings one way or another. It might be by going for a run, packing lunches for your kids, or diving into your inbox. But the fact is, some of the most successful people we know are… Read more »