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Published: Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:47:54 -0500


Document Scanning and Workflow Solutions: What Is Paper Trail?

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:14:56 -0500

In a big office, it's hard to keep track of the different documents that are floating around in cyber space. With technology and the cloud, scanning and tracking work documents is much easier to do with Paper Trail.

Eliminate Overwhelm: How to Eat an Elephant (a Personal Productivity Quandry)

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:17:46 -0500

Your "to-do" list is overwhelming and daunting. There's got to be a better way to increase productivity and eliminate paralysis by overwhelm.

Robotic Arms - The First "Made in India" Product

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 12:24:09 -0500

TAL, a subsidiary of Tata Group, introduced "Brabo," a robotic arm with the capacity to lift up to 10Kg. The initiative is a part of the "Make in India" program that the Prime Minister is emphasizing more and more to improve productivity in-house.

Keeping Up With The Workload

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 13:00:40 -0500

I can think of all kinds of things I could do right now for my business, the most important is client work. My client work for my consulting business is heavy right now, as I am needing to log 60 to 80 hours per week. This is a little unusual and it does not usually last long, so I plow my time into my billable work. Still, I have several things to work on so how do I get through it all? Organization is the key and here are some things I do to make sure I stay organized:

Do You Have A Condition Know As BADD And Can It Be Managed?

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:33:58 -0500

Do you lose focus on your business easily? Are you trying to juggle to many things at once.Do you go from one business opportunity to another.

What Kyocera's Multifunction Printers Can Do For Your Business

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:33:42 -0500

Offices are often filled with a lot of furniture, equipment and documents that take up much space. Consequently, owners want to manage the space in the office by using office equipment that has multiple functions. Kyocera's Multifunction Printers are able to offer a solution to the space problem by combining a number of functions into one unit.

What Is The Triangular Recycling Symbol Found at the Bottom of Plastic Products?

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:11:16 -0500

At the bottom of almost any plastic container there is a triangular three-arrow sign, also known as SPI code, which gives us information about the recycling restriction and the material it is made of. The numbers go from 1 to 7 and the distinction helps recyclers know which machine to use in the recycling process. Foam #6, also known as Polystyrene or Styrofoam, is the subject of this article which emphasize the importance of recycling foam.

Work/Life Balance and Employee Performance

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 07:37:57 -0500

Work/life balance is defined as satisfaction and good functioning at work and at home with a minimum of role conflict. It is largely associated with matters of employee's productivity, performance and job satisfaction. Work/life imbalance has serious costs for employees, the organization, and society.

Getting to the Root of a Problem

Sun, 05 Mar 2017 12:31:39 -0600

There are many reasons why solutions to problems are often ineffective. However, there are three different cause-analysis techniques that can help to focus in on the true causes, or roots, of a problem: (1) is/is not matrix, (2) cause and effect diagram, and (3) top-down flow chart.

Be Self-Productive In Business

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 08:00:01 -0600

Stress is part of life. Overcoming stress is the first step towards becoming self-productive. We shall share some tips with you regarding self-productivity. By reading this article, you can turn into a self-productive person.

Are You Wasting Your Time? 5 Turnarounds to Change Time Drains Into Time Well Spent

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 07:24:19 -0600

Your time is a resource that, once spent, can't be built up again. Use the turnarounds in the article to change time drains into productive time that's well spent.

There Are Reasons For Success Of Organic Farming

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 14:19:06 -0600

Introduction: The growing acknowledgment of the organic food has made it an area of immense interest among the researchers. It is estimated that the next 10 years will witness a 37% growth in the organic cultivation methods. Organic agricultural system is destined to proffer better outcomes to humanity globally.

SMART Goals For A New Year

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:03:31 -0600

Once again, we're at the top of the calendar and the entire year is ready to unfold before us. Traditionally, January is the time for making resolutions. Unfortunately, most are not entirely kept and some are not acted upon at all. I encourage you to think about the kind of year that will make you proud and resolve to bring as many successes as possible into your life. Furthermore, I recommend that you should be optimistic, realistic and proactive in that process. Plant seeds for success as you develop SMART goals that will serve as your road map this year.

Three Ways to Be More Productive

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:05:32 -0600

How to Make More Money in Less Time: As we head into the New Year, most people are focusing on goals and resolutions. It is such a fun time to look forward with a lot of optimism. Often time's goals have to do with money.

Grow or Die

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:20:57 -0600

Is the age old adage right for every business all the time? Growing a business is not always the right strategy but doing nothing will reduce profits and shorten the lifespan.

What You Call "Practice" Might Be Hurting You

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 07:35:51 -0600

I used to play a lot of tennis. I was never terribly good at it. For example, some serves are referred to as a "weapon." Mine was referred to as a "gift." But what I lacked in quality, I made up for in quantity. I played a lot of tennis. I suppose I got incrementally better over time, but I never improved substantially. Why? Because I wasn't intentional about improvement. You've probably heard the phrase practice makes perfect. This isn't quite accurate, as we'll see shortly-but let's use it as a starting point. Practice makes perfect. Notice how you never hear the phrase repetition makes perfect. Repetition does not make perfect! Repetition merely reinforces whatever it is that you're repeating. In my case, I was continuously repeating-and therefore reinforcing-crappy tennis habits.

3 Sure Fire Ways to Get the Best From Your Team

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 13:17:21 -0600

Eddie was a screw-up. Everyone at the burger place where I had my first job knew it. Eddie just couldn't seem to do anything right. And because he always screwed up, the rest of us expected him to screw up. Or might it have been the other way around? Might it have been that Eddie screwed up because we expected him to screw up? And might you be inadvertently creating an Eddie on your team? The truth is that people tend to rise-or fall-to the level of expectation placed on them.

Log Trucks, Passing

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 09:14:21 -0600

Shouldn't businesses look to make their operations more efficient, more productive? Then how come you see those raw telephone pole truck carriers going all over the place? Couldn't they make a few phone calls?

Car Dealership: General Strategies of Sales Growth

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 11:08:23 -0600

This is an article about car dealership and time tracking. The article can help people who wants to increase efficiency in business.

What To Look For In A Winning Employee Engagement Platform

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 08:36:32 -0600

There are plenty of ways on how you can motivate your employees to perform better at work. Giving rewards and incentives can be among the most efficient strategies.

The Importance of a Good Team Dynamic

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 13:42:20 -0600

Each team has a unique dynamic that will either lead it to success or to failure. Examining the relationships between team members is important because it will show you how they work together and what can be done to produce better results. The key to a successful team is one that is able to cooperate to achieve the same goal while knowing their own role.

What Does Your Business Card Design Say About You and the Products or Services You Promote?

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 14:56:30 -0600

What does your business card design say about you and the products or services you promote? It is such a small item, but more important than many business owners realise. This may be your first connection with possible partners, customers, and opportunities. You don't want to miss out on them because you don't have an appealing business card design.

Quality Printing for Your Business Doesn't Have to Be Expensive

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 14:47:50 -0600

You can obtain cheap brochure printing that looks very professional and appealing. You don't want to save money but end up with products that don't look great. Those you give them to will judge your business based on what they see. If they see quality, they will assume all your business offers is also going to be quality. Keep that in mind as you decide on what you want.

How to Integrate New Commitments Into Your Schedule

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 08:11:51 -0600

Have you ever signed up for a class, all excited at first, but then stopped going about a week or two into it? Have you ever started something new but eventually withdrew because life just got in the way? Have you ever struggled with upholding commitments?

The Case For Job Security

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 08:11:28 -0600

Today's business climate is vastly different than those days of yesteryear. There has been a direct shift away from the strong manufacturing middle wage jobs that once dominated our economy over the last 40 years to now one of service,hospitality and health care industries. The manufacturing sector from the 1950's till the middle of the early 1970's produced many of the worlds most durable and affordable items.

Why Are Routines So Hard To Break?

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 13:21:59 -0600

How times have you made a commitment and then not been able to follow through? This could be in your personal life, with a decision to join a gym, or in your professional life, to enroll in a new class and learn a new skill. When you were signing up, you were excited, ready to take on a new task.

4 Life Hacks to Boost Your Productivity and Increase Your Business

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:43:02 -0600

As modern life whizzes by, we all feel like we need more time in the day. If you own a small business, you understand the increasing and sometimes contradictory demands of marketing, selling, producing, and just keeping your customers happy. There is no magic answer to finding more time in every day, but there are some tricks that may just make you feel like there is.

10 Ways to Stave Off End of Year Boredom and Stay Productive

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 06:59:55 -0600

Year's end brings with it a great many parties, moments of celebration and much excitement, and while no one is about to complain about the seasonal merriment, it can make focusing rather more of a challenge than normal. As you surely are, companies are dedicated to keeping employees focused and encouraged through year's end. Through the development of current products like promotional screen wipes, as well as innovation of new products, promo product company employees are set to exceed company goals by the end of 2016, but that hasn't stopped us from thinking up a few ways to...

11 Tips to Help You Become a Productivity Powerhouse

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 10:01:40 -0600

Being productive every single day is important not only for accounting purpose in an office but also for self-satisfaction. Whether you travel all the way to an office or have turned your house into one, leading a disciplined life and making days count is important for a sense of accomplishment.

A Fresh Slant on "Years of Work Experience"

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 11:53:23 -0600

Usually when we talk about an individual's extensive service to an organization, we use the calendar to measure performance. However, this article recalls an incident that puts an entirely different slant on "years of work experience."

3 Critical Issues to Consider When Sourcing Specific Cosmetic Ingredients

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:21:24 -0600

Creators and developers of popular cosmetic products rarely produce the individual cosmetic ingredients in-house. Instead they rely on outside manufacturers to provide the individual ingredients. While sourcing individual ingredients offer a variety of benefits, it make the ingredient selection process even more important. Selecting the right ingredients, from the right manufacturers, is a critical element to the success or failure the overall product. To do this effectively there are three critical issues buyers must consider.

3 Factors to Consider When Purchasing a PET Bottle Blow Machine

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 07:16:51 -0600

PET is a form of polyester which is commonly extruded or molded in the plastic bottles and other containers. It is a highly valued packaging material because it is strong and lightweight. It has become a common manufacturing material because it is hygienic, does not react with foods or beverages, does not biologically degrade, and is resistant to attack by microorganisms. As a result, more companies are turning to this material for bottling. To create bottles a PET bottle blow machine is used. When selecting this type of machine there are three factors to consider.

Why Hire Apparel Sewing Contractors

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 10:56:03 -0600

The success of an apparel business relies heavily on the design and the quality. While the design process in itself is an arduous task, a business organization may not be able to devote their time and effort to the manufacturing process as well. Choosing an apparel sewing contractor has various advantages, including the reduction in overall production cost.

The Reasons Behind Procrastination

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 08:42:05 -0600

You have: a project, two meetings, a full To-Do list. When going through the tasks, do you find yourself procrastinating on certain items? When we have a full list of things to do, we will often do tasks that we know how to do- tasks that we are familiar with.

The Importance of a Place for Everything

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 11:43:39 -0500

Do you spend a lot of time trying to organize bits of your projects that are "in the process"? I certainly have. What a very unproductive use of time. However, I discovered a useful way of working with these in-process pieces and thought sharing them might be helpful for you too.

A List of Imperative Project Management Tools

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 07:17:22 -0500

Every company requires certain infrastructures, adequate manpower and several specific tools to complete a project. The exact needs will obviously depend on the project but there are certain imperative project management tools that would be necessary for almost all projects. From the service industry to manufacturing, technology to sales, every important strategy has a standard or common foundation.

Clever Tips For Better Office Productivity

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 08:40:02 -0500

We are materialistic beings. We keep wanting things to better our lives. I mean who wouldn't want an automatic coffee maker that brews a fresh pot every two hours, or an office storage service that organizes itself? There are innumerable products out there, which ease our concern for clutter. But in fact, these are major roadblocks, and affect our productivity. It is the harsh truth. You need to get straight to dumping the mess out.

Why Entrepreneurs, Executives And CEO's MUST Focus On Losing Weight And Getting Fit

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 07:42:57 -0500

So you're a business person, right? Either an entrepreneur, CEO, or just someone who's very career-orientated? In which case, let me tell you a VERY simple way of increasing your performance levels, to help you make a lot more money for your business.

Benefits of Hiring a Sewing Contractor

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:20:01 -0500

Every industry, no matter its nature, will require cut and sew services at some point. If you are in the chemical industry, you will need protective hoods and safety clothing materials. And as for fashion industry, sewing is the most important part of the process.

Working Hard to Work Smart

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 07:52:50 -0500

To work effectively requires that you work smart. There are but 24 hours in a day; on the way to becoming an entrepreneur, you'll also need to sleep, eat and attend to responsibilities other than spreadsheets and pitch contests. Not everything can be outsourced. But know that the discipline you summon each day to roll out of bed at 5:00 AM, to work hard and smart until 10:00 PM or even later, is the sweat equity investment that could make your entrepreneurial concept viable and sustainable.

Four Competencies That Thrive When Coached

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 13:05:51 -0500

Discovering the core reasons one would want or need a coach. Bolster and leverage these 4 competencies to raise yourself. Everyone wants to get better. Master these 4 competencies and see yourself grow.

Why Coming Up With a Great Idea Is Worthless

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:30:40 -0500

"I hate coming up with a great sketch idea." That's what Bob Nelson told me when he was one of the writers on Almost Live!, the comedy TV show that I executive produced in Seattle for 15 years. (For the record, Bob Nelson went on to earn a Best Original Screenplay Oscar nomination for the movie Nebraska.) "I hate coming up with a great sketch idea." Now, why would he say something like that? Because coming up with the idea is the fun part. Now you have to execute that idea.

Various Types of Work Wear for Women

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 15:05:41 -0500

The article provides some useful information on women work wear. It explains some of the kinds of women work garments.

Tips to Effective Postcard Marketing

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 11:27:37 -0500

Postcard printing is still one of the top marketing tools used by companies around the world. Even with the internet, postcard printing has enables companies to "knock and drop" to their clients in their local area, ensuring that they reach their full target audience, helping them grow their customer base and build a successful business moving forward.

How To Start A Business With Absolutely No Experience

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:39:08 -0500

If you want to start a business from scratch and are lacking experience in that specific industry then this article is for you to read. Find out the most comprehensive details about starting a fresh business without any experience at all.

One Simple Solution To Beat Procrastination

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:20:19 -0500

Stop being overwhelmed by the unknown, procrastinating on taking steps to reach your goals. Focus instead on asking yourself one simple question and kick procrastination to the curb.

How to Manage Your Day Better

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:31:48 -0500

Working with multiple clients, we can often lose focus and the priorities can shift from hour to hour. So I have one tip for you that will help you get and stay organized: find a task or project management system that works for you and use it.

Communicate for Successful Project Management

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:50:29 -0500

The stereotypical software developer is an introverted nerd who is far more comfortable staring at his computer screen in a dark room than he is in engaging in a conversation with another person. Many software developers, including the extroverted ones, don't follow the same discipline in managing the communication with their clients as they do in producing the best possible code. This communication void can be the biggest contributor to the frustration and even the failure of software development projects.

What's Going to Move Your Needle?

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 08:20:09 -0500

Options, options, too many options! Don't you feel like that sometimes?

Become an Effective Leader in the Workplace

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 09:00:16 -0500

There are many skill sets that can lead to obtaining a promotion in the workplace. However, possessing skills that result in displaying effective leadership abilities is likely one of the most important skills that you can possess.

Daily Management of an Online Marketing Business

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 08:23:56 -0500

In this article I am going to outline exactly what I do each and every day to manage my online business. I am going to give you a time management strategy that you can immediately apply to your online business. So, let's get started.

Let Salesforce Customization Give Pace to Your Business Operations

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 10:32:21 -0500

Salesforce CRM is the number one platform on the market helping businesses streamline and organize their processes and systems with ease. It has changed the way of doing business as now, running and managing operations from any part of the world is a possibility.

The 3 Biggest Obstacles To Good Decision-Making

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 07:52:29 -0500

Good decision-making is at the heart of every successful organisation. So, for leaders, it's useful to understand a little more about how decision-making works - and what are some of the main obstacles to it. Thankfully, advances in neuroscience in recent years have helped shed light on how people arrive at decisions; below we look at three of the main impediments to coherent decision-making, as uncovered by neuroscience.

Implement a Powerful CRM System and Automate Your Business Processes

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 08:15:01 -0500

Over the years, the landscape of doing business has gone through many transformations with the cloud making the biggest impact of them all. Earlier, it was not possible to run and manage operations as freely as it is today.

Ditch Manual Efforts And Streamline Operations With Marketing Automation

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 10:57:53 -0500

For years, big businesses have always dominated the domain on the back of sufficient resources and manpower at the helm. They have always called the shot leaving virtually nothing for cash-strapped entities around.

Hire Experts to Get High Performing and Scalable Salesforce Solutions

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 09:05:41 -0500

A business should have all those tools that give it an edge in the market. CRM is one of those tools that are designed with the purpose to help business manage all their information in one place.

How to Manage a Millennial Work Force

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 11:38:57 -0500

The millennial work force is hard to satisfy as they are always looking for the next best and big thing. Whether that the latest trend or a new job, the millennial work force requires a different approach than previous generations. Below is a list of tips to satisfy the millennial work force and increase productivity.

Top 10 Tips for Starting Your Small Business

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 11:38:03 -0500

What makes a perfect entrepreneur? It is a question that most young people seek an answer, but the problem is there is no one perfect response. Here are a few tips that will help you reach your goals and rise to the top as you start with your new business venture.

Automate Processes and Grow Your Business With Salesforce CRM

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 07:42:31 -0500

In today's time, it's important to have a cloud-based and feature-rich CRM tool to streamline and automate business processes. This kind of a business tool is important as it helps in better understanding customers and serving them in a standard manner.

Why a Business Should Benefit From Salesforce Managed Service?

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 07:41:06 -0500

We are aware of the long list of benefits that a CRM tool brings to businesses across industry verticals. We also know that without this tool, your business will fail to understand the customers in a better way and thus, won't be able to meet their requirements in a desired manner.

Different Functions of Switchgear Systems

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 07:51:58 -0500

There are several ways to supply electric power. While supplying it is very much important to know the working mechanism of all the equipment properly. A switch gear power system is generally found enclosed in houses and buildings where there are low levels of voltage. But if the entire area is facing high voltage current then a switch gear power system needs installing in open areas, preferably in the outdoors.

Invest in Salesforce CRM and Keep Your Business Ahead of The Curve

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 07:47:00 -0500

Not having a CRM system in place is surely a bad strategy. It's akin to robbing the business of a great opportunity to take a commanding lead in the market. Its absence from the business also means not having processes and systems organized or streamlined.

Use Salesforce CRM to Leverage Cloud and Grow The Business

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 07:42:43 -0500

We have surely come a long away from the days when businesses needed to invest in the chains of hardware and software to run their operations successfully. We now live in a time where cloud has made it possible a new kind of business model where reliance on technology is next to zero.

Healthy Body And Healthy Business

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 09:57:56 -0500

Everyone experiences stress and health issues in their life, but business owners are slightly different. Especially in small business the concept of a sick day is often a joke. While your employees have their own worries they rarely include the day to day stresses you experience growing your business or at times treading water. Among st all this stress and business it can be easy for your health to slide. But there are a few important things to consider.

How Changing Your Environment Can Change Your Productivity

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 09:31:09 -0500

We humans get bored easily, especially when we stay in a single environment for too long. If you want to maintain your peak performance, sometimes you need to shift your working environment strategically. This articles explains how you can do so.

Optimizing Supply Chain Management in Small and Medium Scale Enterprises

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 15:27:40 -0500

We have vast numbers of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) in any given economy but their impact in national economic development is relatively low due to low operational efficiency. Implementation of Supply Chain Management system in SME will reduce operational cost and increase efficiency.

How to Finish That Big Project

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 15:24:22 -0500

Ever have a project that was never completed and just haunts you? Yeah, me too. I wish I could say I finish everything I start, but that wouldn't be telling you the truth. Like many entrepreneurs, I have a lot of ideas. A lot. And my starting energy is high for projects I'm excited about. Can you relate?

The Secret Number That Leads to Success

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 12:48:12 -0500

There is a number in life that is much more powerful to others. It provides strength to you that you may have not realized, whether in business or personal...

Meeting Behavior: A Peek Behind the Curtain

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 15:44:18 -0500

Professionals attend meetings regularly - Fifty-one percent (51%) of those questioned responded that they attended more than 3 meetings a week and 33% responded that they attended more than 10 meetings a week. That is a LOT of meetings. Considering that most of us have jobs where meetings make only a portion of our required activities, people spend a lot of time in conference/huddle rooms.

Long Hold Times Cause Hang Ups

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 11:01:40 -0500

Get a Live Answering Service - Long Hold Times Cause Hang Ups - When you are running a quality business or practice, you may find that it sometimes receives more calls than it can handle at once. Putting clients on hold should be a last resort. To maintain your business' professional reputation, other options are preferable. Without a Live Answering Service you...

5 Simple Tips for Conducting Successful Meetings

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 15:00:16 -0500

Meetings, we all hate them, right? Well, yes and no. If they are done wrong, meetings are time wasting and frustrating. But, if done right, they are full of energy of positive collaboration. So, how do you increase your chances of having a good meeting? Start with these 5 simple tips.

Clearing the Fog - Brain Fog - Optimizing Our Productivity

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 07:21:41 -0500

Brain fog has a powerful hand in employee productivity. Brain fog can best be described as mental confusion - we just can't focus, harness enough mental energy to push through and accomplish what we need to get done. We make comments of having a senior moment, we're stressed... yes as common as it is... it doesn't make it right. Besides being very frustrating, it can be another symptom of a state of oxidative stress and inflammation in the body.

Quick Tips for Managing Your Email Inbox

Wed, 10 Aug 2016 13:42:04 -0500

Email can be a valuable communication tool. But, receiving more than 200 messages daily can easily consume the entire day. Even worse, when poorly managed, email can stop productivity. In fact, a report by McKinsey & Company found that the average interaction worker spends an estimated 28 percent of the workweek managing e-mail and nearly 20 percent looking for internal information or tracking down colleagues who can help with specific tasks. The following are actionable tips to control email so Internet professionals can enjoy this powerful tool rather than be burdened by it.

Taking Global Business Services to the Next Level

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 15:05:35 -0500

The Shared Services (SS) operating model has been around for decades. It has enabled function-specific resources (i.e., HR, IT, Finance, etc.) to be leveraged across an entire organization, resulting in lower costs with agreed-upon customer-service levels. Around the time of the 2008/2009 recession, greater demands were placed on the SS operating model and what evolved was Global Business Services (GBS). The GBS operating model offers better efficiency, wider geographic reach, and broader scope coverage, to handle greater regulatory scrutiny for the same or even lower costs. However, there are some obstacles to overcome to ensure the full value of the GBS operating model is achieved... which is the focus of this article.

Invest in These 5 Time Management Tools to Save Time at Workplace

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 11:15:04 -0500

Do employees waste time? Do you feel that more could have been accomplished during a certain period of time? There are tools and techniques out there to help you and your employees make the most of your time. Invest in the following tools to make your workplace more productive.

The Intentional Day

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 10:09:31 -0500

The rut of work, and life balance can be difficult. Here are a few tips to stay balanced.

How That Winning Feeling Can Help You Set Goals

Mon, 01 Aug 2016 07:46:55 -0500

We all know that feeling of success, when everything falls into place and we achieve what we set out to do. A glow comes over us and we may feel a sense of achievement, pride, even joy. But how can we create more of this in the workplace? The pleasure we feel from winning is both physical and mental; neuroscience shows us that there is a physical reaction to success, with neurochemicals produced by the brain, which affect our mood and sense of well-being. Understanding more about this can help us with motivating people and setting goals in the workplace...

Connect With Your Clients

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 12:14:45 -0500

Everybody loves to give their opinion. Everybody loves a good listener. And if you want to build relationships with your clients, it's vital to take some time to ask!

Nailing Back Office Performance Management

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 11:13:55 -0500

Using activity-based management (ABM) principles is one of the most accurate ways of measuring employee performance, particularly in the back office. Furthermore ABM ensures performance targets reflect best practices. Thus ABM is a catalyst for process excellence. When done right, the payoff can be tremendous. Unfortunately, companies all over the world struggle terribly to pull it off...

Achieve Continuous Improvement With a DevOps Approach

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 09:01:52 -0500

Losing control over delivery dates is a concern for enterprises of all sizes. To capture market share swiftly enterprises need to ensure that quality products reaching the end user before the competitor does. At this stage, it is important to understand what hinders the project team from delivering the product in time. For this, enterprises need concerted efforts to manage team and resources with the help of agile tools.

Automate Your Processes and Grow the Business With a CRM System

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:38:58 -0500

The business landscape has changed a lot in the last few years or so. Earlier, it was not possible to run and manage a business from anywhere in the world. It was also not possible to run the business on any device and connect the entire team together without much of an effort.

Let Salesforce CRM Manage Your Business Without IT Experts

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:38:04 -0500

You should know that Salesforce is perhaps the most popular CRM platform in the world. It has changed the way businesses are run and managed. It's cloud-based and helping businesses to run on a device and get managed from anywhere in the world.

Manage Your Business Easily With a Cloud-Based CRM System

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:34:59 -0500

It's important for business to understand that a good CRM system can be their most valuable asset. It's much more than just a business tool to store all customer data in a single place. It is something your business can't do without as its customer-centric focus makes it invaluable.

Give Your Business a New Direction With Feature-Rich CRM

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:21:15 -0500

It's important for businesses to understand why CRM matters and how it can help them get a new direction. It helps businesses ditch manual efforts and clunky processes so that the focus remains on core areas or operations. Customer relationship management software will help entities get more leads and close more deals.

6 Effective Tips to Maintain Your Switchgear

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 10:23:52 -0500

Switchgear is an important part that requires lots of maintenance. It is very important to hire the professional who carry out this service with the use of latest technologies and tools.

Moving From Shared Services to Global Business Services

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:25:41 -0500

Corporate Shared Services (SS) is an operating model that enables function-specific resources (i.e., HR, IT, Finance, etc.) to be leveraged across an entire organization, resulting in lower costs with agreed-upon customer-service levels. The operating model has been around for decades and is utilized by both the private and public sectors. Since the 2008/2009 recession, demands for greater efficiency and increased regulatory scrutiny have driven the model to the next stage in SS maturity... Global Business Services (GBS). So, what is GBS? This article is the first in a series of 3 articles explaining GBS and its potential value to corporations.

Why Should Your Business Benefit From Cloud Computing?

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 13:26:22 -0500

It's important for a business to utilize its resources in the best possible manner. It's also important to economize operations and engage in cost-cutting measures. Both of these goals were not easy to meet earlier as businesses did not have the means to leverage the internet fully.

Productivity Is Not Measured by Being Busy

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 13:18:50 -0500

Entrepreneurs and small business owners struggle with finding enough time to get everything done in a day. As the business launches and grows, the few people working in it are stretched thin performing every task to acquire and serve customers, build and deliver products and services and manage operations and production. As the list of new customers grows, the mad scramble to keep up with demand becomes increasingly challenging. Any method is acceptable to get the job done and to avoid losing a customer.

My Favourite 4 Letter Word

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 06:49:35 -0500

Many businesses these days get caught up in doing things the same way they have always done it. Why not try and be more fluid with your approach?

Characteristics of Advertising Campaigns That Matter Most To Customers

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 10:54:41 -0500

Whenever you need to boost your establishment, always remember to show the real score in the product or service that you offer. Support your campaigns with facts.

Methods to Group Work in Business

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 15:04:25 -0500

There are many methods to group work when analyzing the process of a business. Each method has one goal in mind, to make the client happy with a finished product. No matter how they get there, one will be preferred over the other depending on the person.

The Question You Need to Start Your Day With

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 07:51:31 -0500

Does this scene sound familiar? It's the end of the day, and you're sitting at your desk. As you shuffle some papers around for the hundredth time, you think to yourself, "Well, I got pretty much nothing done today. Eight hours of wasted time that I'll never get back." You've had days like this, right? I know I have. And honestly, they feel pretty crappy. Or rather, I feel pretty crappy when I have a day like that. But mostly I feel disappointed-and a little angry-at myself for having wasted a day. Is that your experience as well? Don't you wish there were a way to keep days like this from happening, or at least minimize them? Well, there is-and it comes down to one question. One question that you need to ask yourself at the beginning of each day: What is my intent for today?

So Take A Vacaton, Already!

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 09:20:08 -0500

A 2011 survey by American Express revealed that fewer than half of U.S. small business owners will take a vacation this summer. Thirty-seven percent cited that their work schedules would not allow them to take time off. Twenty-nine percent reported that they were unable to afford a vacation. Sixteen percent stated that they do not take vacations. Despite the habits of American small business owners, research indicates that vacations are more beneficial than many realize and that all those who work would be wise to take time off. Doing so confers benefits to both health and business productivity.

Business Research

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 07:31:05 -0500

Business research is the systematic gathering of data, which, once analysed, can provide useful insights to facilitate profitable decision-making by organisations. With better, and more reliable data, decision-making tends to be quicker and or a higher quality. Furthermore, it can assist organisations in allowing them a greater and deeper understanding of the market place in which they operate. Whilst it is obvious that it should be undertaken, the reality is that it is carried out less frequently than it should. In today's business world, time is particularly short. One of the casualties of this is detailed research as resources tend to be devoted to core activities.

Monotasking: Productivity's Silver Bullet?

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 15:41:23 -0500

About ten years ago, I experienced what I can only describe as a complete, all-out functional crisis. A state of utter paralysis induced by an emerging awareness that, although I was working longer hours and "doing" more each day than the day before, I fell more and more behind. It was as if I was in quicksand and the more frantically I tried to dig out, the deeper I sank.

Barcode Rack Labels and Warehouse Labels

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 12:21:35 -0500

Barcodes play a very important part of our every day life, but not just in retail - in all aspects of business organisation and operational activities. Here we are looking at barcode racking labels for improving stock movement and control in a warehouse environment.

Key Components Of Successful Project Collaboration

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 06:49:24 -0500

Project collaboration is the key to successful completion and delivery of the project. Any company or team that perfects its project collaboration strategy will seldom run out of time, efficiency will be at optimum levels and there will be less room for error. For successful project collaboration, you would need to ensure the key components.

Maximize Your Investment in Salesforce CRM and Increase the Revenue

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 09:31:26 -0500

It's always a sensible decision to invest in a CRM system. The system should be feature-rich and cloud based. Only this can help the business benefit from the best of social, mobile and data science technologies.

Simplify Repetitive Tasks and Grow Your Business With Salesforce CRM

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 09:30:42 -0500

It's important for businesses to first understand CRM and then think about benefiting from it. It stands for Customer Relationship Management, and it's basically a tool or system or software that uses could, mobile and social together to benefit businesses in many ways.

Understanding Employee Motivation and Workload Management

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 13:42:10 -0500

Are your employees happy with their jobs? Does your company have a high level of employee motivation? Employee motivation is the drive that an individual brings to his/her job, often times seen through his/her commitment and enthusiasm.