Distance is no longer a barrier to collaboration. Online collaboration tools make it possible for us to work with colleagues thousands of miles away. They enable us to be more mobile, accessing project information wherever and whenever the need arises.
But the same problems that hamper collaboration in our physical workspaces have followed us online. Communications that used to get lost in a pile of papers now get buried in our inboxes; important data that disappeared into a dusty file ca...
As a marketer, it's your responsibility to send the right people to your sales team and "lego" of the bad ones. You must learn as much as possible about your audience, so you can connect to people's needs on a more personal level and share your solution. Unfortunately, getting to that point can be tricky; the required market research is time-consuming and painful to maintain.
Use our five tips to help you easily build ideal buyer personas, so you can make sure your marketing materials pull...
Business Tips, Posts
Welcome back to the weekly Work Management Roundup where we collect the best reads in work, productivity, and management all in one place for easy reading — and hopefully to inspire change in your daily routines. This week, we start off with an eye-opening piece on how traditional wellness programs just aren't as effective as an awesome workplace culture. Read on!
Good Bosses Create More Wellness than Wellness Plans Do (Harvard Business Review): Forget wellness programs; all studies point...
Office politics are a fact of life — it’s human nature and basic sociology to have power dynamics within a group. Despite the negative association, however, office politics don’t have to be cutthroat! Making and using workplace connections to get things done, secure the resources your team needs, and gain visibility for your contributions isn't a bad thing, and oftentimes, it's just plain necessary for advancing your career.
Below, our 13 tips for winning at office politics without turnin...
"Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success." — Henry Ford
The old way of working — where meetings aren't rescheduled, employees clock out at 5PM, and input only comes from select individuals — is dead. Companies are quickly recognizing that meetings can be a waste of time, mobile devices are improving productivity, and that two or more minds are often better than one.
Welcome to the world of Collaborative Work Management.
This style of...
Posts, Team Management
A major benefit of remote teams is the ability to hire the most talented people, regardless of location. Once you've assembled your A-team, the last thing you want is to lose them because they're isolated and disengaged from their colleagues. Distance doesn't have to be a barrier, especially given the tools and technologies available to facilitate communication and connectivity. Keep your remote workers engaged, productive, and happy with these six practical tips.
1. Support Professiona...