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Whether they be weekly meetings or daily meetings, gathering the troops, pulling them away from their desks and their work and often away from the people who need them as a resource, can delay progress and lower moral in the workplace.
So how do you gauge what necessitates a meeting or not?
All businesses are different, and no project or issue within a business is equal, so it’s understandable to schedule a meeting at the same time all the time. I’m covering my bases here, you think.
Wrong.Read more ›
We all make mistakes in our jobs. Thankfully, most of them can be brushed aside, overcome, or worked around quite quickly—as long as you notice them.
Mistakes regarding how you manage your sales pipeline, however, are not only costly, but hard to notice while they are being made. It is crucial to spot issues and patterns before they impact your company’s revenues.
Here are the most common, everyday mistakes that people make in pipeline management to help you better anticipate issues.Read more ›
A natural pull towards more personable business models doesn’t, however, always translate to good customer service. In-person interactions can be just as mechanized, especially when staff is desensitized and simply going through the motions of their day. We have a few tricks to help draw out your employees’ innate customer service skills.Read more ›
Even though LinkedIn has a reputation of being one of the unsexiest social media sites, it is a must-visit before you start your next business meeting. When you visit someone’s LinkedIn profile, you have access to a wealth of information that will make your conversations richer and more effective.Read more ›
A good company culture is a must for any business, but especially for startups. Culture is something that you can’t fake but neither is it something that you can just “create”. Company culture needs to be organic. It needs to reflect who you are as a founder and who your company is based on your mission statement.Read more ›
You introduced a process improvement plan during a meeting: the plan has been mapped out down to the smallest details and all you need to do now is announce the upcoming process changes to your team.
Despite their best efforts to stifle the urge to groan, roll their eyes in protest, or throw rotten tomatoes your way, your team members are sending out negative vibes so strong that they feel like nails being hammered into your skull, despite the considerable physical distance separating you from them.Read more ›