When planning a corporate event, the main priority is for the event to run smoothly and efficiently, but what about factoring in green practices to reduce waste and preserve energy? In fact, small shifts in buying practices can still make an impact on the environment, and green business practices will even save your company some green! A 2017 study found that a group of 190 Fortune 500 companies saved billions of dollars by implementing new renewable energy practices, and there’s evidence that this works on a smaller scale as well. Here are some small but impactful ways to maximize your budget and minimize your environmental impact when planning a corporate event.

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Photography as a medium today is evolving quickly along with the technology. The relevance of the theme photo shoot now seems to carry a lot of weight, whether the specific time period or style is being simply emulated or even subtly critiqued. Theme photo shoots are a great way for a photographer to develop their skills, and showcase their artistic range and adaptability. There are a few crucial choices to make when starting to plan a theme photo shoot, and here are some guidelines and advice for beginning this process.

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has recently classified burnout, which is defined as exhaustion because of chronic workplace stress, as a clinical condition. This confirms many studies and testimonies of the rising prevalence of this issue in the workplace and beyond. You may have experienced burnout if you are frequently unable to concentrate and/or get headaches while you are at work. While burnout is more likely to be an issue for those in high-stress careers, such as in the medical field, it can be an irritating drain on anyone’s productivity. Interestingly, a study of neurosurgeons found that even those who enjoy their jobs experience burnout at a high percent, so it has little to do with motivation or work ethic. Burnout can arise when there is a lack of stimulation or change in work environment over a long period of time. Scheduling an offsite meeting at a creative and unique venue can be a breath of fresh air for those who feel unproductive and unfocused at their desks. Lofts for corporate meetings in NYC are great choices for these types of offsite meetings because they often have both artistic flair and natural light, which creates a stimulating setting to combat burnout. Here are some simple yet effective strategies to help yourself and your coworkers feel better and less burned out at work:

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Team dynamics are crucial for success; the more in sync a group of people are, the more efficient they’re able to be when working together. The key to success is the ability to collaborate, but this is harder for some groups than others. When people have an obvious thread of commonality and interest, like in sports teams and volunteer groups, working toward a single goal seems intuitive. But in the corporate world, when you’re often dealing with people coming from disparate backgrounds and experience levels, finding common ground can feel impossible.

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The workplace is no longer somewhere for employees to clock in, do what they’re told, and clock out. Developments in technological devices and software mean that work is almost always right at our fingertips, and many employees find themselves inadvertently working more than the average forty hours per week. This constant interaction with job-related topics can leave employees burnt out, especially if they’re unhappy with the work they’re doing. As a manager, and especially in the corporate world, this is an effect you want to avoid at all costs. A study by Gallup, a management consulting firm, found that higher reported levels of employee satisfaction and engagement correlated with an increase in positive business outcomes for the company.

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Location scouting is a pretty cool job; it allows you to experience new places, interact with other creatives, and travel all over the country (or even the world!). However, no matter how cool of a job it is, it’s still a job. That means that there’s still a large amount of hard work that goes into finding the perfect video production space rental in NYC, or the most cinematic beach in LA.

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When it comes to corporate event planning, there is never any shortage of things on your to-do list. There’s always a caterer to call, a location to confirm, or an emergency to troubleshoot. It’s not much different from regular event planning, except you have the added pressure of your company counting on you. If you’ve never had any experience with corporate event planning, it can feel like a daunting task.

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