Strategic management and Innovation

Guide for Effective Meetings – How to use time well and deal with anxiety

We can say that there are two war cries when the argument is about the necessity of meetings. On one hand, the argument is: Meetings are venomous. On the other hand, the rebuttal is: The venom is the lack of focus of who conducts the meeting. Not to mention, of course, those who silently conform that: Meetings are a necessary evil. No matter what side you pick, one thing is for sure… Effective Meetings are hard to come by. 

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Don’t lose money; implement new forms of cost management

We all want to save money, who doesn’t? It makes us feel so good on the inside. However, sometimes the best way to save money isn’t to cut costs, but rather, how your costs are managed. There are so many books and posts written about how to not lose money – like this one from Inc. However, no one really talks of the future of cost management and new forms of it.        

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The best productivity apps – and why I chose them

Everyone is always looking for a way to achieve higher levels of productivity whether it be to stay competitive or to reduce stress in their day to day life. Now, we’ve heard it all before, reduce time talking on the phone, get off social media, put your work shoes on, etc. There are so many methodologies, techniques and theories, but sometimes we need a little bit more! What we need are results, we need, productivity applications, but not just any applications. We need the best productivity apps. With all the apps floating around it seems there is an application for everything.

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How to choose the best project manager

In today’s world all companies are looking to save money and increase productivity even if by the smallest of margins, even if it means spending millions of dollars to shave of 0.1 of a penny off of production costs. Staying competitive is essential in the ever-growing international market. Leaders in these markets are on an ongoing quest to find new ways to stay ahead of the rest, sometimes even getting quite creative, from employee incentives to classes to help employees concentrate. But how about taking a look at the infrastructure of the company and really getting into how projects big and small are delegated in the company? We help you to find the best project manager.

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Checklist to avoid getting fired (and get promoted instead)

*Post written by Franklin Valadares, CTO and co-founder of Runrun.it, on Linkedin

 

  • Understand the formula for generating value for your business. Every company has a process of lead generation, made to promote interest in its products or services, to sell, retain and increase revenue with existing customers. Invest your time to better understand this model. It will become easier to deliver value, which is the only reason you are employed.

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Cost Control: Stopping the Holes in a Leaky Business Boat

To earn money, you must spend it. That’s a business fact. Whether it’s product cost, employee salaries, property costs, marketing, or equipment, you will always have some overhead involved in starting and maintaining your business. This reality is scariest for new businesses trying to break even, or old ones in an economic downturn. So how can these businesses employ cost control measures to keep overhead down and boost profits in the meantime? What methods can they use?

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Shhh! The Effectively Business Communication

We communicate with each other every day. You may have heard the adage that “90% of communication is nonverbal, but is this really true? As reported in an article by ACM, this saying, while not completely false, is misleading at best. We cannot discount the importance of effective verbal language in combination with effective body language when it comes to business communication.

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Project Management: What it is, Types, Tools and Other Tips

So you’re combing through a job search engine, or maybe you’re browsing the position listings for a company you’re interested in working for, and you keep seeing the same listing over and over. “Project manager.” Sometimes there might be one or two of these, but occasionally there might be 20 – or even 50 or more – of these types of listings. What in the world is project management?

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Working Towards a Culture of Accountability in the Workplace

It’s safe to say the best employers want to foster a culture of accountability in the workplace. Those who don’t, don’t usually stay employers for very long. Accountability in business can, though, sometimes feel like an unattainable standard, a light at the end of a very long and dark tunnel full of HR nightmares and employees that do more damage than they do good to your company.

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