When Your Laptop Is Your Office: Preparing To Go Mobile

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A mobile office gives you a level of autonomy you can’t achieve in a traditional office. While this can be liberating, it can also be inconvenient if you’re not equipped with the equivalent of items you would have available in a regular office. Whether you’re transitioning or looking for ideas to make your mobile office more efficient, we’re here to help!

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Making the (Office) World Go Round: The Office Champion

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I follow the same routine each morning when I arrive at the Ruby office. I unload my bike bag at my desk, connect my laptop to my external screen, and then head to the break room for my morning tea. My tea options are beautifully displayed (and easily accessible) via a countertop wire rack. Ruby-branded coffee mugs are stocked right above the coffee machine (handles all facing the same way). Plus, every Tuesday, there is some treat to add a spring to my step. The whole process takes me less than three minutes—which is exactly what Ruby’s Office Champions are hoping for.

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WOW Story of the Month: Birds of a Feather

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Image Credit: Scott Woods-Fehr via Flickr

The connections humans make with each other come in all forms—where we live or grew up, what we do for living, our passions and interests, etc. These are the obvious connections, ones we share openly with each other. Making a deeper connection, however, often means looking for the subtle cues—a talent at which Rubys excel.

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Ergo On the Go: Optimize Your Workspace No Matter Where You Are

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When you’re in an office environment, it’s easy to create an ideal work space. Your chair will always be just so, your keyboard and screen at the optimal heights. In other words, your environment adapts to you. When your office is anywhere you can find reliable WiFi and a power outlet, however, you often are forced to adapt your work style to your environment.

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Create a Workplace Sanctuary in 7 Simple Steps

introHave you ever walked into a messy room and immediately felt stressed or overwhelmed? It’s amazing how environment can so easily affect your frame of mind. Often, we are so focused on taking care of business we neglect to make ourselves comfortable first.

Here at Ruby, we have the opportunity to personalize our own individual spaces as a way of Fostering Happiness and Creating Community. After speaking with several members of my team, I discovered most feel being able to surround themselves with things that matter to them has a great impact on their morale. If you’re looking to improve your—or your team’s—productivity, we have seven simple steps to help you maximize the full potential of your work space.

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The 5 P’s of Leadership For Small Business Owners

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“What does it take to be a good leader?”

Leadership is the most common concern of the business owner, no matter if they have one employee or a thousand. However, the scope, span and ways in which leadership tactics are applied differ between a Fortune 500 CEO and small business owner. After 25 years of teaching, coaching, speaking and engaging audiences with the question of what it takes to be a good leader, I’ve found the answers to fit into five simple words—the 5 P’s.
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Ruby Achieves Eighth Consecutive Year As a Fastest Growing Company in Oregon

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For the eighth year in a row, Ruby has earned a spot among the 100 Fastest Growing Companies in Oregon. Growth is an important part of the Ruby culture—so much so, it’s one of our core values. When we added “Grow” as our fifth core value in 2012, it was our way of expressing our willingness to take on new challenges—to take risks, adapt to change, and learn from our mistakes. The addition of this value has guided our company on a path of purposeful growth, one focused on delivering exceptional experiences for our clients and our team.

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Conversation Makeover: Crafting the Perfect Greeting

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Your company’s telephone greeting is likely the first point of contact for many potential customers. With so much riding on this first interaction, it can seem like a tall order to craft a greeting that both gives repeat callers the warm fuzzies and shows first-time callers you’re someone they want to do business with. After all, a greeting that does all that surely includes a more than few words—a couple of quick paragraphs, perhaps?

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