There are many hosts who are good in the kitchen thus they are confident in holding parties and events at their own home. The problem with having too many guests is that not everyone has the same diet and you might be forced to prepare different variations out of every dish you make.
If you are residing in London then you might have known by now that a dinner is not complete if every type of eating guests have been catered to such as the vegetarians, meat lovers and let’s not forget the vegans.
If you are hosting an event or party where everyone is, thankfully, able to eat all the dishes without have to cater to variations, it will still take a lot of your time – from the preparation, to the serving and finally the cleaning. Once the party is over, you find yourself contemplating just how little time you have spent with the guests and more on the kitchen.
This is not a good thing because the goal of the party is to be able to socialize with your guests whom you have invited and cooking defeats the goal. Nowadays, everything is possible. You can now invite guests over to your house without having to spend the time in the kitchen.
All you have to do is contact La Belle Assiette which is a catering company that is available for Londoners who are looking for a private cook that will do the preparation and cooking in host’s own kitchen.
You have the option to invite as much as eight guests and they will be in charge of everything after that. The private chef is able to cater regular meat eaters, vegans and vegetarians, all at the same dinner. The company will be sending one of their chefs who will cook for the rest of the party. The chef has the option to bring along a company or assistant to help with the task.
If you are planning a big party soon and does not want to cook, you might want to try an outdoor venue. Never worry about the weather because Marquee for Hire in Sydney is available.
Branding showcases your product and it brings in the customers. It has the power to build your reputation and helps your standout from the competitors. However, not all brands can be considered compelling meaning that you can stare at it for hours and yet you do not understand the message it communicates.
It is important for SME’s to learn from the big corporations and how they get their brands the right way. If you feel that your brand is not effective, it is likely that it is need of a makeover. It doesn’t have to be overly complicated and over-thought since a simpler design may have the potential to increase demand.
When do you know when it is time for a brand makeover?
• Does the brand look outdated?
• Is it communicated effectively across all the business activities?
• Have you changed products or services recently?
• Are you still reaching your target audience?
If you answered yes to one or more of the questions, it is probably the right time to look into your visual identity and messaging. What are the parts of the brand that still have value and should be retained? If modifications will be made, it is important to do it gradually and not drastically because integrity to be maintained with the present logo being used and the website design. Changes can be subtle. For example, you can change the width of the font, the placement of an image or the color palette.
Modifications can be noticeable but keep it simple avoid distractions to the key messages. When considering the color palette, make sure you do not copy the competition. Keep you brand as original as possible so that it will stand out and attract customers. Make sure you choose shapes, symbols and font types that will generate a good first impression. Brand identity or logos must be used in all business activities including business cards and fleet trucks.
However, brand makeover requires the investment of money, time and efforts but if done right, it can impact on the bottom line of the business. The more effective you are at promoting the brand, the better will be the revenue.
In most organizations all over the world, decisions are made by executives or key stockholders. Their decisions encompass everything from how work should be done, what work to do, what to wear, who to work with and where to work including technologies that will be used. The decisions are passed down the food chain to senior and mid-level managers who enforce the rules and pass them down to the employees. However, this trend is changing and organizations are forced to create working environments where employees will want to work on. Talented employees have less need for organizations but organizations need these talents.
What is the reason for this reversal?
Employees today bring with them new values, attitudes and expectations as well as ways to work in an organization. The reversal starts with the 7 principles of future employees that include:
• Flexible work environment
• Customization of work
• Sharing of information
• New ways of communication and collaboration
• Ability to become a leader
• Shifts from knowledge worker to ability worker
• Learns and teaches at will
Flexible work environment means that employees are no longer bound to an office since they can work anywhere as long as there is internet connectivity. Employees have begun to shape their career paths and choose the projects they can work on. Those who share their ideas and information will be the ones who will succeed in their careers and not those who hoard what they know. For employees, there are many effective means of communication and collaboration aside from emails. Employees are now being recognized for their contributions giving them the opportunity to become future leaders. Employees also have more ability to learn and apply the learning to different scenarios. Learning and teaching can happen inside organizations without the benefit of training because the organization can tap into the collective intelligence of the employees.
However, this reversal is not yet evident in many organizations but the next few years will be very interesting as job security and long term employment will come into question by both employees and employers. Some organizations are already starting to offer flexible work and offering new “perks” to their employees.