Long Distance Leadership: Successfully Scaling a Remote Team to 50+ Employees
Monday, 6 February, 2017
Leadership

Long Distance Leadership: Successfully Scaling a Remote Team to 50+ Employees

Nic Bryson is the Senior Director of Customer Support at Wrike. Since joining the company in 2009, he’s grown Customer Support from just one person to a remote team of 50+ members, spread across the globe. In the past 10 years, remote work has grown by 103% in the US alone. Fueled by increased worker satisfaction, greater productivity, and an average cost savings of over $11,000 per worker each year, the growing trend of remote work shows no signs of slowing. The ability to effe...
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How Will the Internet of Things Shape the Future of Your Business? (Infographic)
Thursday, 19 January, 2017
Leadership

How Will the Internet of Things Shape the Future of Your Business? (Infographic)

By 2019, the Internet of Things (IoT) industry will be more than double the size of the smartphone, PC, tablet, connected car, and wearable markets—combined. It’s predicted to become the largest device market in the world, adding $1.7 trillion in value to the global economy in the next two years. But what does this up-and-coming industry mean for your organization's future?  Internet of Things technologies will lead to a slew of innovations that will have a significant effect on businesses...
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If You're Not Using OKRs for Quarterly Planning, Stop and Read This
Tuesday, 10 January, 2017
Leadership

If You're Not Using OKRs for Quarterly Planning, Stop and Read This

It’s that time of the year: you're capping off a successful 2017 and reflecting on everything you've accomplished in the past twelve months. But it’s not only a time to look back; it’s a time to look ahead. What do you want to accomplish in the coming year, and what’s the best way to go about it?  Many leading companies tout OKRs for successful annual and quarterly planning; in fact Google credits the process with fueling their exponential growth and success. Even if you’ve heard of OKR...
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The 10 Best Job Perks That People Really Want
Tuesday, 20 December, 2016
Leadership

The 10 Best Job Perks That People Really Want

As the year end approaches and your employees take vacation days to hie off to exotic locales, it might be the perfect time to look at the various workplace incentives you offer your workers. Job perks differ from company to company. And especially with startups, these perks often spell the difference between attracting the best talent or having them scooped up by the latest venture-backed unicorn with unlimited PTO. Which begs the question: what incentives do employees really value? Wh...
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Ultimate Guide to Team Building Activities That Don't Suck
Wednesday, 30 November, 2016
Leadership

Ultimate Guide to Team Building Activities That Don't Suck

A team that works well together is more effective, more productive, and more successful — not to mention happier and more fun to work with! But team building at work can be tricky, especially when typical team building activities tend to induce more eye rolls among teammates than high-fives. Whether you were hired to put together some team building initiatives or you think your team just needs to get together and do something fun, workplace team building activities are the way to go. A...
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5 Ways Your Perfectionism is Killing Your Business
Thursday, 24 November, 2016
Leadership

5 Ways Your Perfectionism is Killing Your Business

As a business owner, having perfectionist tendencies can push you to go the extra mile. Yet the desire to excel and the desire to be perfect are two separate outlooks that business owners and leaders often confuse. While having high standards and goals is a profitable business strategy, and a great way to motivate employees, perfectionism can actually be detrimental to your success. Here are six ways this mindset can hurt your business. You Never Take Risks Year after year, you’re i...
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How to Effectively Manage Remote Teams
Friday, 18 November, 2016
Leadership

How to Effectively Manage Remote Teams

Ubiquitous high-speed internet connectivity, free wifi, and secure access to your company’s network allow today's organizations to employ workers from all corners of the globe. As a result, over the past 10 years, remote work has grown by 103% in the US alone, and the trend doesn’t seem to be slowing down.  Fueled by increased worker satisfaction, and an average cost savings of over $11,000 per worker yearly, the ability to effectively manage a remote team is a must-have skill in today’s...
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How to Set Up a Freelance Agency
Monday, 14 November, 2016
Leadership

How to Set Up a Freelance Agency

It's an awesome problem to have: your freelance business is now generating enough word-of-mouth to keep you working for a long time. In fact, it's given you more clients than you can possibly handle within a 40-hour workweek. Sure, you always have the option of turning down clients, but what if this does nothing to stem the tide of incoming work? The obvious solution is to delegate work to a cadre of freelancers like yourself, and turning what was once a humble solopreneur business into a...
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