Joshua Pramis Articles

Photography: A Historic Snapshot
We live in a photo-centric world. There’s no doubt about that. We voluntarily chronicle just about every aspect of our lives, thanks in part to the proliferation of image-based social-sharing applications like Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, and Tumblr. “If it’s not on social media, did it ever really happen?” is sort of the unofficial mantra of […]
5 Tips to Organize Your Office Life
They say cleanliness is next to godliness. In the business world, it’s organization that reigns supreme. Whether you’re the one running the show, or are in one of the many supporting roles, maintaining a sense of structure in the things you do directly affects the bottom line. Organization means efficiency, which results in things getting […]
Tracking a Lost Car in New York City
“Dude … where’s my car?” I remember muttering those words — and no, I wasn’t referencing the movie, nor was I talking to anyone in particular — the instant I approached the place I was sure I parked my car the day prior, only to be presented with a vehicle that was decidedly not mine. I was […]
Why Taking Vacations is Essential for Productivity
Are you in the habit of making sure your staff is regularly taking their earned vacation time before it disappears at the end of the year? Because chances are — according to a recent survey conducted by Glassdoor — they’re not. The average U.S. employee eligible for paid time off only takes about half their […]
Open-Concept Offices: Yay or Nay?
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, the open concept has infiltrated homes everywhere and they aren’t likely going away anytime soon. Walls are coming down to make way for expansive, less-restrictive mega-rooms, where each dedicated area seamlessly flows into the next. And it’s not just in the home. Thanks largely to the surge of startup companies […]
5 Tips for Improving Staff Retention
As a business owner, one of the most important contributing factors to maintaining a successful company is employing a hard-working, competent team of people; one where each person fulfills a role in keeping everything running the way it should be, with as few hiccups as possible. While new faces added to an already established team […]
Team Building in the Workforce
While much of the country finds itself on ice, eager to begin thawing out from winter’s chilly embrace (even down south where Actsoft’s home office is), in the wake of a storm appropriately called a “bomb cyclone,” it may seem strange that I’m over here thinking about the idea of summer outings. (Or maybe not. […]