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December 31, 2020

BOOQED’s Top 10 Blog Posts of 2020

It’s the last week of 2020. While we probably all want to write the entirety of the past year off, it’s a time for reflection and counting your blessings.

So, we thought we’d take a look back on our most-read blog articles – ‘our greatest hits’ if you will – to inspire you, educate you, or just to inject a little fun reading into your life, as we head into the new year.

After a quick break to switch off, eat some mince pies and enjoy quality time with family and friends, we’ll be back to bring you more great articles that explore future of work trends and what it means to be productive and successful in the 21st century from both a company and individual perspective.

It’s only onwards and upwards from here. And we’re so glad you’ve come along for the ride!

Without further ado, here are our most popular articles of 2020:

1. 15 Fun Team-Building Activities for Your Newly Remote Team (Updated!)

Remote Team Zoom Meeting
The BOOQED team celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival

We were a little surprised by how popular this article was at first! But seeing as in-person get-togethers have become a big no-no this year thanks to the Covid-19 outbreak, we should have figured as much!

And if this year has taught us anything, it’s that there are a plethora of video conferencing tools available that makes it super easy to have a virtual get-together, so there’s no excuse why you can’t hold regular team-building activities to provide a sense of solidarity and support for teams working from home. The BOOQED team absolutely loves them!

2. Minutes (Wasted) of Meeting: 50 Shocking Meeting Statistics

Meetings

Statistics are really important for any business to properly analyse their performance and better plan their business strategy. In this case, we looked at meetings – how long we spend in meetings, when to have them and how useful they actually are. What we found was shocking. We won’t blab it all here, you’ll just have to read the article to find out more!

3. Why Rent a Temporary Office Space? Here's Why It's a Good Option

Temporary Office Space

One thing we can see from this list is that people are increasingly interested in having more flexibility when it comes to their workspace. In fact, you might want to explore it too.

In this article, you can get a better idea of this type of rental space and its benefits. It’s actually easier to implement than you think!

4. 7 Types of Digital Marketing Jobs to Start Your Career

Digital Marketing

The advancement of technology and the Internet has meant that people are spending more time online than ever, and with that came the rise of digital marketing. There are several aspects to digital marketing as it refers to any marketing effort that involves the Internet or an electronic device, so before you jump straight in, have a think about whether you want to go into social media marketing, content marketing, SEO/SEM… The list goes on, and it’s constantly evolving too!

 

If you’re considering a career in digital marketing but are unsure about which aspect you want to focus on, we broke down the seven types of digital marketing jobs to consider and what’s involved for each of them.

 

5. Flexible Workspace or Traditional Office - Which is Better for You in 2020?

 

Unique Coworking Location

It’s 2021. Well, almost. Flexible workspaces such as hot desks and serviced offices aren’t just for struggling start-ups anymore – it’s time people get out of their comfort zone and rethink their workspace arrangements to find a solution that truly works for them and their business. It can be a traditional office, or it can be a flexible workspace! The important thing is, don’t knock it till you’ve tried it (or at least considered all the pros and cons of each option)!

6. 10 Employee Perks for Better Work

Employee Perks

Loyal, motivated employees are hard to find. Convincing them to stay is even harder, which is why it’s so important for companies to offer perks that show your appreciation and increase employee satisfaction in the long-run. And no, we don’t just mean cash bonuses!

"Always treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers." - Stephen Covey

 

7. Worth It? The REAL Costs (and Benefits) of Remote Working

Source: The New Economy

If you’re a regular reader of our blog, you may have noticed that we mention remote working a lot. The reason for this is that we believe it’s the future of work. There are countless studies that show having an option for remote working makes for happier and more productive employees, and sooner or later, most companies will move towards a more flexible business model. Still need some convincing? Have a read to see why you should consider it.

8. [World Mental Health Day] 6 Easy Wellness Activities for Your Remote Teams

Source: Finder

 

There is no doubt that the mental health of the general public have been negatively impacted this year due to the panic, making mental health care more important than ever. While most companies might have an adequate employee wellness program in place, they probably weren’t created with a remote workforce in mind!

 

As a long-time remote company, we really wanted to act as a resource for companies and individuals around the world during this time, so have pulled together a few activities that are not only easy to do from home, but can promote mental wellness too!

 

9. Interning Remotely During A Pandemic: BOOQED Edition

Remote Internship

How does a remote internship even work? Working from home as a full-time employee is challenging enough, but when your job is to run errands, shadow teammates and learnt the ways of the professional world, virtual interning can be an interesting transition. Our five BOOQED interns share their experiences and the challenges (and benefits) of interning remotely.

 

10. How to Keep Your Business Running During an Office Renovation

Office renovation

In this post, we share our top tips for how to maintain productivity and minimise disruptions to your business operations during an office renovation, but it applies to other scenarios too! Such as during a global pandemic when employees can’t work at the office for long periods of time…

 

There you have it! The blog posts that received the most attention in 2020.

 

Which one was your favourite? What topic would you like for us to write about next? Let us know by dropping us an email at marketing@booqed.com or message on social media. J

We will inform you about new stuff. We will never spam! Promise.

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