It was a big week for us here Tee Jay Service Company as we got a huge technological upgrade! It has been a crazy year and we are thankful that we were able to take large leaps to help improve our company’s ability to adapt. With that being said, new technology can come with frustration. No matter how much prep work is done, there will be blockers along the way. Your login may not work, your monitor could be showing a glitch, something just might not connect just write. However, even with all these possible problems, we need to adopt the mentality of treating our work technology, like an employee. On our Facebook page we recently posted a Ted Talk titled “Why you should treat the tech you use at work like a colleague”. In short, the talk explained when technology at work is mistreated or mismanaged it will only burden our business. But if the programs and technology are being properly managed by the correct employees, and it is being treated with patience and respect, it will only improve everyone’s work experience. Now it might seem strange to think of technology as a fellow employee, especially since technology is so often debated. Is it making our lives better? Are we relying to heavily on technology? What will future generations look like since they grew up with access to pages upon pages of knowledge with a simple Google search? All of these are fair questions but there are negatives and positives to everything. Including technology and every work environment. Before we give up on learning something new, or not giving that new employee a chance to prove themselves, ponder how this could help your company. Think about how this could help your everyday life! Change is scary but it is often worth it. So, when you walk in into work and see that your desk is filled with new technology and you have to login to all of your programs again, treat it with respect. Acknowledge what it is doing for you, think about how this technology is helping you exponentially. Embrace the change and treat change with respect.
We are now at the time of the year where holidays are approaching, and anxiety could be kicking up a notch. Not only are we worrying about our normal everyday work stressors such as “Did I reply to that email?” or “Did I remember to mail that form?”. We are now tackling the hectic schedule of the holidays. Now, due to COVID-19, some of your family gatherings may be with less people or even over zoom. Either way, a hectic schedule is coming, and below are some tips on how to keep everything in line.
My first tip is to make a flowchart (see reference image above). I started making these types of charts in college to help me stay organized since I was juggling a lot at the time. I was a full-time student, worked 15-20 hours a week, was an active member in my university’s American Marketing Association, and an active family member and girlfriend. Needless to say, life was crazy and since then while I have fewer daily tasks to do on a daily basis, there is still a lot going on. Therefore, the flowchart has stayed a consistent part of my life because it is adaptable to whatever tasks I need to accomplish, and I am able to see everything I have on my plate. Whether I am at home and curious about what I have going on for work, or if I am about to leave work and need to see what I need to do when I get home.
Another thing to remember when we are talking about stress is that sometimes we misread it. An example would be that you are feeling stressed at work, but the actual stressors are the bills that you must pay when you get home. Our body will carry stress everywhere we go until it is resolved. Therefore, it is important to make sure that we are stressing about certain things when we need to rather than stressing about them all the time. A flow chart will help with identifying what your true stressors are and will help you tackle them one by one.
The last week of October is National Health Care Facilities & Engineering Week. This week we appreciate not only all health care workers but also the engineers and facility workers that go into making a hospital a smooth operating facility.
Without them hospitals would not be a trusted space for society. Here at Tee Jay Service Company, we work with health care facilities to keep their operations running smoothly by providing the best automatic door service that we can. This year health care facility workers are working in overdrive to keep hospitals running smoothly with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Health care facility workers have done amazing things during this pandemic in making sure that the facilities are clean.
With that, Tee Jay Service Company is here to help. TJS can provide a multitude of no touch entryway solutions that businesses can implement to reduce surfaces that are being touched as customers or patients enter certain facilities.
Here at Tee Jay Service company we are happy to serve the health care facility teams and engineers here in Illinois. For any and all automatic door solutions please call 630-406-1406 to speak with a sales associate or visit our website www.teejaydoors.com.
We are at an odd time in history where there are four different generations in the workplace. These four generations are the Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials and Generation Z. A lot of times research and articles are covering how to manage all four generations in the same workplace. However, there are no go-to articles to discuss how to sell to all four generations at one time. While there are many factors to consider for each generation and their buying power, we are going to highlight the most important ones below.
Without further ado lets start with the Baby Boomers. The most pivotal factor when it comes to selling to Baby Boomers is honest conversation and realizing they are only going to buy what they need. Therefore, it is important to build trust when selling to this generation but also to not oversell them on things they would deem unnecessary.
Next up, we have Gen X. Generation x is very direct. Meaning they want a very clear path that outlines what the buying process will be. They will most likely do some research beforehand so they will walk into a sales discussion prepared. Therefore, if you are going to be primarily selling to this generation it is crucial you know everything about the product you are selling.
Millennials often get a bad rap. This generation was born from 1981-1996 and have had many events take place during their lifetime that have impacted them. They have seen the boom of the internet, as well as 9/11. Both events have greatly impacted their buying habits. Millennials have the tendency to be more demanding and do not like to be inconvenienced. Therefore, online shopping is there best friend. This is a very large factor to keep in mind when trying to sell to this generation because they will most likely want to communicate over email or phone not in-person. This is also the generation with the most buying power.
Last but certainly not least is Generation Z. This generation does not have a ton of buying power now as the oldest a person can be in this generation is 24. This generation has a very large entrepreneurial spirit that many consider entitlement. Either way this generation is very similar to the millennials in that an in-person meeting may be considered an inconvenience and email is preferred over talking on the phone. This generation is large on taking their time with things so do not expect the a sale to go fast.
During the COVID-19 pandemic businesses have seen their normal environment change in the blink of an eye. One day your company was working normal hours and now you could be working overtime or no hours at all. Therefore, we wanted to write a blog that could provide you ideas for the multiple different situations that are happening in our world today. Please keep in mind that Tee Jay Service Company is based in Aurora, Illinois, meaning our stay at home order will not end until May 30th. Therefore, we have another month before we start to get back to normal.
Below, you will find a list of actions you can take if you are permanently home and not working, or if you are working but your schedule has completely flipped.
You are told to stay home…so now what?
Alright, if you are reading this section of the blog it is probably because you worked for a business that relied heavily on citizens being out and about. There is a chance that when businesses open back up, you will have your job back. In fact, your boss could have told you that. But, in these unpredictable times, there is no guarantee.
That is why it would be good to take this time to take a deep dive into your career. And really dig, you have the time, right? Below is a list of questions to help you get started.
Are you excited by the idea of going back to your job or not really?
If you are not, why? Think of general reasons.
Is it the job environment that you are concerned about (coworkers, managers, etc.) or is it the job itself?
If it is the job itself, what jobs have you seen recently that you would want? If the problem is your coworkers, it is time to talk to your manager when you all get back in the office.
Make a list of the jobs you have seen recently that you would like to have and start thinking if a career switch would be a reasonable avenue for you. If you think you need a career switch, make a list of tasks you would need to start accomplishing in order to make it happen (online classes, updated resume, etc.)
My schedule is different…so now what?
A lot of us in the workforce are working on a unique work schedule. The business you work for may be an essential business but due to restrictions or lack of demand, you could still be working less. Or when you are in the office you do not have a lot of your normal tasks to do.
Therefore, below there is a list of tasks that may need to be taken care of at your office that you can start working on!
Take Inventory – This is a task that needs to be done if you are a service company or any type of store. Also, any employee could do this task if they are not busy.
Follow Up – This is the perfect time to follow up with customers you have not been in contact with in a while. Maybe there is a project they are planning for that you can become involved in.
Catch Up – Are you behind on your paperwork? Or how about that one file you have been dreading going through. Now is the time to tackle tasks that are not exciting but need to get done.
Refresh – Now would be a great time to continue your education. A lot of platforms are offering free classes due to the pandemic.
We hope this helps take care of the extra time on your hands! Remember to give us a call for any of your automatic door needs at 630-406-1406.
Everyday we make a promise to our customers and to ourselves to provide the best possible automatic door service our company can offer. Therefore, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic we are here to help. Below you will find a list of automatic door products we help supply that could help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Please call us at 630-406-1406 if you are interested in any of these products.
In today’s blog we want to discuss the power of a good review and the power of a bad review, and how to deal with both. When operating a business, we tend to praise the good reviews and ignore the bad ones when we should be doing the exact opposite. Now, we are not saying to praise the bad reviews, but rather pay attention to them and use them to help your company become better.
This seems like the obvious thing to do but there are several companies who ignore the bad reviews and do not take into consideration what the customer is saying. Therefore, in this blog we are going to teach you how to decipher the bad reviews and use them to your advantage.
Always Check ALL Your Reviews
There are multiple different platforms where someone can leave a review for your company. Google, Facebook, Yelp, etc. It is important that you are checking every single platform frequently to make sure you are not missing a review.
Celebrate the Good and Work on The Bad
It is important that you let you employees know about a good review that someone has left about working with them. Not all good work needs to be monetarily compensated, often employees are perfectly happy with a simple “Good Job!” from a customer review. But with good comes the bad, you also must let your employees know when a customer was not satisfied with their or the companies service. This is when the company comes together and acknowledges what they did wrong, what could have been done better, and then plans on how to prevent this from happening again in the future.
Amongst all the craziness we wanted to refer to some of our old blogs that contain different articles to read and one with our top leadership books. You may be finding that you have some extra time on your hands, and we are here to help you occupy it. The first blog listed below outlines our favorite business reads. There are two books from Simon Sinek and then another by Geoff Colvin. The second link will take you to our blog where we list some of our favorite articles. There is one TED Talk in the blog that we really enjoy. It is about being adaptable which is super important right now! Enjoy!