Belinda Lyone's Blog (14)

How to take control of a workload when you’re feeling overwhelmed

Feeling overwhelmed by your workload is a common, mortifying feeling. It’s easy to get caught up and take on much more than what could be handled, especially if you really care and are invested in you work.

When valuable time is wasted stressing over imminent deadlines, incomplete tasks start to pile up. It’s beneficial to take a moment and address the situation before the work tasks get too out of control.

Here are five simple steps to stay organised in taking control of an…


Added by Belinda Lyone on September 17, 2019 at 11:30 — No Comments

Why the office kitchen can be a health & safety battleground

The office kitchen is the heart and soul of a business. A place where employees come together to bond over a meal, collaborate over a tea or coffee, and make sure they eat enough healthy food to keep them going for the rest of the day.

With white goods like toasters out and being used all day, water boiling for tea, and unhealthy food options easily accessible, keeping the office kitchen safe and healthy is a challenge for most businesses.

While you might think you’re doing…


Added by Belinda Lyone on June 27, 2019 at 12:30 — No Comments

How to improve heart health by starting in the office

Australian’s have some of the worst heart health statistics in the world. According to the most recent released data by AIHW, heart disease is the leading cause of death in Australia. It has also been reported as many as 30,000 sudden cardiac arrests take place in Australia each year.

Cardiac arrest often has no warnings, and can strike at any time. It is the abrupt loss of heart function and if appropriate steps aren’t taken immediately, it can be fatal.

As we spend an average…


Added by Belinda Lyone on May 24, 2019 at 16:00 — No Comments

5 ways you can be more productive at work

Productivity is a term synonymous with the workforce that’s often associated with an employee’s volume of output, but it’s more importantly about how efficiently and effectively you’re working.

It can be overwhelming thinking about all of your tasks on your list which can leave you feeling like there isn’t much time to complete everything.  So in terms of optimising your productivity it’s helpful to start by focusing not on how you can “do more” but how you can become more valuable.…


Added by Belinda Lyone on March 26, 2019 at 14:55 — No Comments

How SMEs can make workplace wellbeing a priority without a big budget

While on the surface investing in employee wellbeing may seem extravagant in terms of the priorities many SME owners face, the reality is, a focus on workplace wellbeing can dramatically improve productivity and staff churn.

 However, you don’t need the resources of Google to foster a culture of wellbeing in the office. Here are some clever ways to promote wellness in the workplace that won’t necessarily require a big budget.

  1. Swap sugary snacks to healthier…

Added by Belinda Lyone on February 26, 2019 at 10:38 — No Comments

Returning to work got you feeling down? Here are 5 ways to boost your mood at work

We can all get in that mood slump at work. Whether it be stress, anxiety, or you may just be so plain bored you end up on Facebook.

There are some solutions in boosting your mood at work, we’ve listed a few to try and help you get through that work day.

1. Decorate your space

Choosing fun desk accessories that appeal to your creative genius senses will greatly lift your spirits and you can even try selecting colours that are believed to improve…


Added by Belinda Lyone on January 31, 2019 at 12:59 — No Comments

The Big Problem with Workplace Germs and How to Fix it

In a busy workplace, germs are present on every surface. We spend so much time at work, and around our co-workers that it just makes good sense for us to protect ourselves from germs and bacteria, especially those causing colds and flu.

Read on for a few hints and tips for protecting yourself and others while at work.

Antibacterial Surface Wipes – the growing popularity of hot desking in recent years should put these at the top of your workplace “must-haves”…


Added by Belinda Lyone on December 14, 2018 at 14:17 — No Comments

7 tips to help boost office productivity

Staying productive can be a challenge. Every time the work day ends odds are you feel unsatisfied with what you’ve accomplished.

In your quest for improved productivity it is inevitable you’ll encounter factors that may weaken or extinguish your motivation and dampen productivity. We can help combat these problems with a combination of intelligent planning and focused efforts.

Here are seven tips to help you improve your productivity in the office.

1. Streamline…


Added by Belinda Lyone on November 29, 2018 at 15:26 — No Comments

3 Ways to be More Socially Responsible in Business

A company with a big heart and good citizenry shows its customers that it is a company that cares, that is not just there for the profit. This in turn breeds trust and loyalty in customers. A successful company will have in place socially responsible and transparent values for each of their stakeholders including employees, customers and investors. 

Social responsibility is the suggestion that we, as either individuals or in business, have an obligation to act for the benefit of…


Added by Belinda Lyone on October 25, 2018 at 14:36 — No Comments

The 3 best technology items for SMEs

New technology presents SMEs with the potential to grow their business and find new ways of operating efficiently. By utilising innovative technology, SMEs are able to streamline their day to day processes and eliminate manual tasks, such as filing.

In 2016, Gartner noted that Australian SMEs spend an estimated $52,000 per year on new technology, and have made a large contribution to the growth of the Australian tech market, which has grown by 2.8 per cent to reach…


Added by Belinda Lyone on June 21, 2018 at 15:54 — No Comments

The key to running a successful meeting

Meetings are a powerful tool that are widely misunderstood. Given the frustration most people feel when their time is wasted, gaining a reputation for running efficient and successful meetings is good for you and your career.

Running a successful meeting is more than sending out a notice that your team is to meet at a particular time and place. Successful meetings need structure and order, without these elements, they can drag on and not accomplish a thing.

So what makes a…


Added by Belinda Lyone on April 30, 2018 at 12:43 — No Comments

Why you should create an agile workspace

It’s important for everyone to be responsive, efficient and effective in their work, especially with how demanding our world has become. This might be difficult for some, but it can be made easier by adopting a flexible workplace that promotes the ability to work in an agile way.

Agile working means to be productive and flexible no matter where you are. As the days of having to sit behind a desk all day begin to disappear, employees are now able to complete tasks and respond to emails…


Added by Belinda Lyone on March 21, 2018 at 10:19 — No Comments

7 common workplace hazards and how to best manage them

Australian businesses are bound by a legal responsibility to protect their employees in their workplace, but with so many health and safety requirements, and products to do the job it's easy to get snowed under.

To make things easier it's best to start with an idea of the hazards present in your workplace. Of course it's going to be different for every business so doing your research and making a list of your particulars is a must.

Here is a list…


Added by Belinda Lyone on February 27, 2018 at 10:30 — No Comments

Helpful tips for fitting out your office

Whether it’s because you’re moving office or undertaking a refurbishment, how you go about fitting out your office can have a big impact on workplace productivity, employee engagement and also brand perceptions.

Fitting out an office can also be a stressful time. There’s a lot to think about including whether the new office will adapt as the business grows and evolves, the type of furniture and technology to invest in, making sure the fitout results in an efficient and prosperous…


Added by Belinda Lyone on January 31, 2018 at 13:04 — No Comments

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