Virtual teams are becoming much more commonplace in the workplace. They’re typically great for employees, but they do present some challenges for managers. Here are a few suggestions for managers to keep the virtual team performing at a high level.
Good managers make all the difference to a team’s success. Here are 10 key performance factors that distinguish a good manager from a mediocre one. Perform these 10 attributes well, and you will virtually ensure the success of your team and probably your career.
How do you keep employees energized and excited about their jobs? What strategies do you use? There are a few proven steps you can take to help maintain employee motivation and morale. Learn what these key steps are and how you can implement them in your organization.
How technology savvy is your business? New technologies are changing the way small business now operates. And to successfully compete in the future, owners need to grasp the significance of the changes. Technology is changing how small business advertises, hires, and creates products and services.
Hiring the right person for a job is generally pretty tough to do. There are usually many candidates with varied backgrounds. Ensuring a perfect cultural fit into your company culture can be even more difficult. Too often, this factor is overlooked when screening and interviewing applicants.
What does your company culture say about your organization and how it treats its customers? Is it vibrant, healthy and results-oriented? What would your customers say? The importance of developing the right internal atmosphere and workforce culture should not be minimized.
When was the last time you evaluated your company’s culture? Do you think it’s time for a change? How cool is your place to work? An organization’s culture should evolve and grow due to current business trends and the talent of the existing workforce.
Are innovation and creative thinking part of your company’s culture? How good is your company at promoting innovation within the workforce? Innovative companies have a tendency to attract like-minded employees who create over time a powerful workforce and culture that can impact entire industries.
How do you make most of your buying decisions – emotionally or logically? Do they depend on the type of product or service you are purchasing? Most people will readily admit to being influenced, at least partially, by the advertising they see and hear. So what do advertisers focus on?
Training employees in the workplace can produce results far beyond what employees typically think they can achieve. However, just like coaching in sports, a skilled coach produces far better results than an unskilled one. It’s no different in business and skilled coaching accelerates success.
High-achieving salespeople are always in great demand in organizations. What personalities and skills do they possess the ordinary salesperson does not? There are a few common threads that run through all top salespeople. Learn these traits, and you’ll become a leader in sales.
Defining an employee’s job role with clear job functions significantly increases the likelihood of the employee performing well in their job. Job roles should be defined in a way that is easy for anyone to understand and replicate. Here are a few simple tips.
When faced with any kind of negativity on the job, what do you do? Negative energy can engulf even the best intentioned employees. Learn to control your reactions and you will learn to control your career.
Do you have a reward program in place for project teams? If not, here are some great ideas to get you started. They’re simple, effective, and can be a lot of fun to put together. Here find not one but 30, yes 30 ideas all will appreciate!
References have always been part of resumes and job searches. The classic line, “References Upon Request” has been part of probably millions of resumes over the years. However, many of these resumes didn’t really have a prepared list that could be furnished at a moment’s notice. Sound familiar?
A startup company can be an exhilarating yet challenging place to work. When founders put their ideas into action, very often they need operational help to smooth out the initial bumpy ride and steer the new company in the right direction.
Job applicants can be a savvy bunch. Ask a few basic interview questions about teamwork, and you’re bound to get a well rehearsed response. So, how can you determine the candidate’s real ability to work in a team? Using planned behavioral questions around teamwork is a good start.
Arguably, one of the most important job responsibilities in an organization is the hiring of quality talent. An organization’s success can often be directly attributed to the level of talent that’s been selected over time. Do you have the interviewing and selection skills to be effective?
Are you thinking about becoming an entrepreneur? What would it take to leave your salaried position? What are the pros and cons, and what should you be considering? Like any important career decision, there is much to think about before making a final decision. Here are a few key tips to ponder.
When disaster strikes in your business, how prepared are you? Do you have a plan in place that can ensure the business will keep operating? Business continuity plans can be difficult and costly to implement, but if something should happen to disrupt your business, they will be a real life saver.