Technology and the internet have made telecommuting a convenient choice for today’s businesses and workers. The incentives are clear: for employers, lowered office expense; for employees, flexible work location. Businesses that utilize virtual teams know personal connections are important for team engagement and productivity. Several tactics can help virtual groups create the needed human connection…. Read More»
Collaboration is a central part of our humanity; it’s how we have always accomplished important outcomes. From our ancestral history where working together meant survival to technology linking humanity across a global, virtual network, collaboration has always been the glue to achieving significant advancements…. Read More»
Business owners are always looking for ways to improve workplace productivity in their offices. Can work get done better, faster, or smarter? You may not realize it, but your employees are probably thinking the same way. Here are ten tools geared for a global audience they can use to improve performance and work smarter.
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The impact for businesses using antiquated business process solutions or worse, no solution at all, can be multi-faceted and, ultimately, damaging to the bottom line. What are some of the specific pitfalls that inefficient or siloed business processes can cause? Here are a few that plague companies across nearly every industry…. Read More»
Tech-savvy and used to multitasking, people with the Millennial mindset are always plugged into some sort of device, and they are incredibly fickle and impatient when it comes to the design, efficiency, and user experience of a digital product. If they don’t like it, they won’t use it. But it’s not their fault. Hypercompetition and the power of choice are major contributing factors. There are multiple software-as-a-service products for any need you might have, and they’re only a click or two away (and often free)…. Read More»
True success in the business world often depends making the right business decisions at the right time. This has only grown more complicated over the years as organizations are inundated with increasingly complex problems. If you feel overwhelmed at times when making these decisions, you’re not alone. But in much the same way that technology has made crucial decisions more common, it can also aid in ensuring you make the correct call.
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English is generally viewed as the international business language, but that doesn’t mean you can coast on the expectation that everyone speaks it. Learning a few phrases in the local language shows respect for your associates and their culture and can serve as a great icebreaker. As the world becomes more globalized, however, many companies may expect you to have skills in more than one language (or at least the tenacity to find language support in foreign markets).
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As remote work becomes more commonplace, it still poses a challenge for many leaders. Few are equipped to handle remote employees. It’s difficult to determine whether someone is on task, and it’s even harder to keep him engaged. When there’s no office to corral employees, it can be hard to track them down. That’s why it’s very important to leverage technology when you have remote employees. It brings people together in one digital space…. Read More»
You believe in your company, your product, and your employees, and work hard to provide a positive work environment. However, it may be a challenge to promote your company’s culture and atmosphere to job candidates who have never interacted directly with your company. To maintain the positive work environment you’ve worked so hard to create and find top talent to fill your job openings, take a closer look at your digital strategies for recruitment before you post anything online…. Read More»
For many employers, working with remote employees has become the new normal. It’s estimated that 45 percent of Americans work from home, and 53 million work as freelancers in the United States. Many freelancers work for clients who don’t provide benefits, but an increasing number of remote employees are full-time workers who seek employers offering competitive benefit packages…. Read More»