May 19, 2020

COVID-19 Strategies: Working from Home with High School and College-Aged Kids

I’m confident that by now those of you working virtually have read many tips on how to successfully work from home. There is one area that deserves further discussion, which is how to share your workday with your kids (and vice versa). This is the first time that many people will work from home, not to mention work from home with kids in the house. It is important to recognize that this situation is highly unusual for them as well.

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May 19, 2020

COVID-19 Strategies: Maximizing Remote Meetings

As companies and teams get used to social distancing and working from home, we must all continue to execute our responsibilities, one part of which means having productive meetings with our coworkers, suppliers, clients, and others. To maximize these virtual meetings, you need to adapt. But you’d be surprised how easy that can be.

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May 19, 2020

COVID-19 Strategies: Ways for Managers to Virtually Improve Connection

As we shift to this temporary “new normal” of reduced travel, social distancing, and working from home, we are at risk of feeling disconnected from our coworkers. Not only can this cause a decrease in engagement, but it can also reduce job satisfaction, limit productivity, and create a divide between managers and employees.

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May 19, 2020

COVID-19 Strategies: Social Distancing Doesn’t Mean Emotional Isolation

I’ve seen countless articles in recent days about the importance of social distancing, and the research that supports it is astounding. As a reaction, the professional world has pivoted quickly to allow remote-working options and virtual access to meetings and events. Work-from-home tips and tricks are being shared, and virtual strategies to prevent a disruption to our daily work lives are being deployed left and right.

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May 19, 2020

COVID-19 Strategies: 4 Tips for Productive Virtual Meetings

To slow the spread of Covid-19, more and more businesses are taking precautions and setting up the right environment to make a successful move to working online. But what happens when teams who are used to working together now suddenly are forced to meet virtually? From unclear direction to background noise, there are ample opportunities for meetings to go off track and productivity to plummet.

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May 19, 2020

COVID-19 Strategies: 5 Ways to Set Up a Successful Work-from-Home Environment

Dog barking. Spouse asking about dinner. Kids running around. Blender whirring. Doorbell ringing. Cat walking across keyboard. TV playing.

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February 11, 2020

Why Should I Implement Change Management Using Prosci?

Objectives are unmet and milestones missed. The speed of adoption slows and projects start going over budget. Your utilization lowers and reworks are required. Employees become fatigued; your project fails to deliver. Morale decline and projects are abandoned. Your customers are impacted and employees leave. A legacy of failed change is left.

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April 2, 2019

New Strategy Challenges, Same Old Tools: The Business Model Canvas

New Problems, Same Old Tools There are a broad range of tools that companies use to create and execute strategy: from SWOT analysis to PEST models, from Porter’s 5 Forces to the Balanced Scorecard. They are all helpful in their own way, but the tools have not kept pace with today’s dynamic market. Consumers and customers need to be at the center of the equation, digital is everywhere, and data analytics are combined with AI to make sense of volumes of data.  

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April 2, 2019

Utilizing Technology and Digital Trends to Create Competitive Advantage for Mid-Sized Companies

Technology and Digital Advances Create an Opportunity Evolving technology and digital dynamics have created a substantial opportunity for mid-sized organizations to level the playing field with larger companies. Taking advantage of this tangible opportunity can create efficiencies, drive cost savings, and help deliver better connectivity with stakeholders, leading to cost savings and business growth. Mid-sized companies are utilizing new technology advantages, as 85% of SMBs plan to invest more in SaaS over the next five years, according to a 2016 Intuit Survey.

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September 20, 2018

Maximizing Integration Value and Avoiding the ‘M&A Leaky Bucket’ Syndrome

M&A Promises vs. Reality

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