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5 tools to help determine what actions will lead to positive and long-lasting change for your business PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kathleen Brady   
Tuesday, 26 November 2013 17:02

 

Anyone who has been in the work world for more than 10 years has experienced significant changes. It doesn’t matter if you are in the medical field, the legal profession, publishing, music, construction or the insurance industry. Everything is, well, different. You can dig in your heels, dream of “the good old days,” and perish, OR you can adapt.

 

Your business’ success depends on your willingness to join the workplace evolution. Focus on these five simple but critical tools to design your action steps and watch your business grow:

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 November 2013 17:06
 
What’s the best thing that happened to you last week? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marvin Montgomery   
Tuesday, 26 November 2013 09:59

I recently had the opportunity to attend the COSE Convention at Kalahari – as a participant and not a speaker! Being a participant gave me the chance to listen to some great speakers. One of my “nuggets of knowledge” came from a woman who started off by asking all of us to partner up and ask each other, “What’s the best thing that happened to you last week?”

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 November 2013 10:02
 
Survey shows video’s popularity as essential business collaboration tool PDF Print E-mail
Written by Vishal Brown   
Friday, 22 November 2013 09:43

 

According to a recent survey by Polycom, decision-makers worldwide view video conferencing as the essential team collaboration tool. Of more than 1,200 decision-makers surveyed in 12 countries, 96 percent agreed that video conferencing removes distance barriers to improve productivity among geographically scattered teams. The respondents noted that, in addition to promoting collaboration across borders, video conferencing also allows clearer communication and more efficient meetings overall.

 

Most companies have frequent opportunities to experience the benefits of video, with 56 percent of the respondents participating in video calls at least once a week. More than half (52 percent) of those surveyed expect video to become their top communication preference within three years.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 November 2013 09:46
 
Trust, why it’s important and what it means in a business environment PDF Print E-mail
Written by Thomas Falcone   
Thursday, 21 November 2013 10:24

 

Most of us feel we know the definition of the word trust and have a reasonable idea of what it stands for in any relationship. How much and to what extent is that simple word utilized and understood in today’s world of business? What are the consequences of gaining or losing a client’s trust?

 

In life, let’s face it, we want ourselves to be trustworthy to both our friends and family, and we also want the same in return. Fair enough.

 

In business, trust carries the same basic principles but often loses its true meaning and understanding. People tend to forget the value and the importance of a trusted relationship with a client. Often times, under the pressure to deliver sales results, we think of our needs over those of the client.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 November 2013 10:26
 
Value and the Art of Hospitality: The Restaurant Industry (Part 2) PDF Print E-mail
Written by Rick Coan   
Wednesday, 20 November 2013 10:33

The rewards can be tremendous, which explains why 100 to 125 new restaurants open their doors or change ownership every day. These new restaurants will join the ranks of establishments that generate billions of food sale dollars and employ millions of people. It’s a “white on rice” business that must consistently perform meal after meal, day in and day out.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 November 2013 12:24
 

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