Erin Gifford

Erin started with cove in January 2014 and has been enjoying the adventure ever since. Outside of her role as marketing director with cove, she loves the performing arts, memoirs, and UNC.

Recent Posts

How to improve your work-from-home policy

By Erin Gifford on Jul 21, 2016 7:30:00 AM

Working from home is a great option to have at your company. There are benefits for both parties. For employees, it’s greater flexibility, more autonomy, less distractions, and limited commutes. For employers, it’s a smaller real estate footprint, happier and more productive employees, and the ability to attract and retain new talent.

However, as the employer, you must put forth the effort to make remote working work. You can’t simply send your employees out into the universe and hope for the best. Setting clear guidelines and expectations and providing your teams with the right tools and resources will set them up for success.

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How 8 Major Brands’ Headquarters Have Evolved Over Time

By Erin Gifford on Jul 14, 2016 7:30:00 AM

It is critical for employees to have a setting that inspires focus, hard work, and innovation—your workspace truly impacts your productivity. In fact, the design of your workplace can actually improve productivity, which you can learn more about in this interview with Eileen Vitelli from //3877, a boutique design firm in Washington, DC. 

Topics: productivity
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Best work environments by task type

By Erin Gifford on Jul 7, 2016 9:48:38 AM

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Improve productivity by taking breaks during the workday

By Erin Gifford on Jun 30, 2016 7:30:00 AM

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Productivity in the workplace outside of the office

By Erin Gifford on Jun 23, 2016 1:15:57 PM

“It seems to me that the office today is having a bit of an identity crisis. It’s not clear that we even need physical offices anymore when we can work in Starbucks instead.”

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10 freelancers share their productivity tips

By Erin Gifford on Jun 9, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Staying focused on the job can be a challenge no matter where you work. For those in a more traditional office environment, the typical workday routines are often easier to stay on top of. Freelancers on the other hand must rely entirely on self-discipline and dedication to stay productive.

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How to measure productivity: National Teacher Day edition

By Erin Gifford on May 3, 2016 7:00:00 AM

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Improve productivity through workplace design

By Erin Gifford on Apr 12, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Your environment can improve or harm your productivity. If it’s too loud, too quiet, too hot, too crowded, too this, or too that, you’re not going to get much done. Eileen Vitelli is an interior designer and project manager for //3877, a boutique design firm focused on high-end residential, restaurant, and hospitality projects (Fun fact: The company’s name is actually the latitude and longitude of DC, where they are based.). She recently took on cove as a client, a company that empowers individuals to work when, where, and how they want through a network of convenient locations. Since cove is all about productivity, I spoke with Eileen about what she thinks it takes to design spaces conducive to getting things done.

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I’m Elliot Volkman, and this is how I get things done

By Erin Gifford on Apr 5, 2016 7:00:00 AM

After recently moving from DC to South Carolina, Elliot Volkman is settling into his new home and life in Charleston. He’s the Digital Marketing Manager for Blue Acorn and definitely doesn’t miss the two-hour daily commute in the DC metro area. Outside of work, Elliot stays busy as a freelance tech reporter and as a husband and dog owner. Read on to learn how he gets it all done.

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The best number of hours to work each day

By Erin Gifford on Mar 29, 2016 8:42:00 AM

Work-life balance has been a hot topic these days. The conversations are generally around the best number of hours to work each day and each week, what kinds of personal things we can address at work, and how often we should take breaks during the days.

Before we all launch into our personal saga of the way it should be, take a look at how the workday has evolved.

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