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Turn off your mouth and turn up your ears! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marvin Montgomery   
Monday, 29 September 2014 10:02

I want you to think back to the last conversation you had with a prospect, existing customer, co-worker or family member. If you haven’t learned to turn off your mouth and turn up your ears you are turning people off. People equate not listening to not caring.

Last Updated on Monday, 29 September 2014 10:05
 
Balancing act stressing you out? Prioritize instead PDF Print E-mail
Written by Anne Grady   
Friday, 26 September 2014 08:11

It’s the big stressor today: trying to manage competing responsibilities of work, kids, a spouse, housework, volunteering and maybe caring for aging relatives. One recent study by accenture.com found that work/life balance, more than money, recognition and autonomy, is how more than half of men and women measure success. But there’s a major flaw with this reasoning: Our lives are not supposed to be balanced with equal time for everything.

 

As the mother (and once single mother) of a special needs child, a business owner, friend, daughter, volunteer, etc., I can tell you, emphatically, that there is absolutely no such thing as balance. We are making ourselves crazy trying to find it, and it’s a mirage.

Last Updated on Friday, 26 September 2014 08:20
 
Five essential building blocks for a thriving work culture PDF Print E-mail
Written by Adam Witty   
Thursday, 25 September 2014 10:03

What makes a successful business thrive? That’s what eight out of 10 new entrepreneurs would like to know, because, according to Bloomberg, their businesses fail within the first 18 months.

 

Creating the right environment is crucial for success. You don’t have to be a business guru to recognize when a business is firing on all cylinders, that everyone is putting their skills to maximum use, working together and actually having a good time. How to create that chemistry – that’s the question.

 

Of course, you need folks with the right qualifications who are willing to bring their A-game every day – that’s crucial. But there are also character traits to look for: a positive, can-do attitude, for instance. If a person doesn’t fit in the mix, not only will he or she be less likely to bring their best, they can also compromise everyone else’s game.

 

Here’s what it takes to get that hum every CEO wants, both in the office and in one’s respective industry:

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 September 2014 10:06
 
The biggest mistakes companies make with electronic document storage PDF Print E-mail
Written by Matt Peterson   
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 11:46

Paperless document management software requires an enterprise to not only adopt new operational methods, but also adapt to how paperless operations impact other functions and departments. When not executed correctly, businesses are missing out on major productivity, efficiency and money saving benefits that come with paperless data management. What’s more, they could be opening themselves and their clients up to having personally identifiable information (PII) leaked or stolen. Here are some of the most common pitfalls when it comes to proper electronic document storage:

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 September 2014 11:49
 
Bizarre requests from employees may be causing office managers stress when ordering supplies PDF Print E-mail
Written by Cartonomy   
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 10:55

The task of ordering supplies for the office is not as black and white as it seems. According to new research from Cartonomy, more than half of office managers have had staff attempt to order everything from engraved business card holders and fine china to costumes and beer, all on the company dollar. As part of its 2014 Real Office Managers of America Report, Cartonomy commissioned research firm YouGov to study the attitudes of key decision-makers in making office supply purchases, revealing that one in four office managers had received staff requests for party decorations and luxury items, while one in six received awkward requests for personal hygiene products.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 September 2014 11:05
 

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