Organizational Productivity

The team member you haven’t hired…Yet

Ever wish there was more time in your day? Feeling bogged down by the administrative or time-consuming tasks that aren’t on your critical path but still need to get done? Then you should probably know about virtual assistants (VAs). Most virtual assistants are contract or freelance workers who do their jobs from home and focus …

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5 features you aren’t using in Microsoft Lync

With the way things are these days, it’s very rare to have everyone sitting in one room during a meeting. Due to factors such as globalization and increased costs in office space, the online meeting has become paramount to collaboration. This cost-effective solution also has several drawbacks – one being the loss of any social …

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Fun ways to spark creativity and productivity in the office

We all want our employees to be creative and productive, but businesses need to provide a conducive work environment in order to enable this spark. Here are a few tactics: Change up your workspace design The way your workspace is designed can directly affect your team’s productivity. A lot of problem solving and idea creation comes from being …

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Debunking dream-team myths

Debunking the common myths of building your dream-team We love to see high performance and innovation on effective teams.  However, research clearly demonstrates our well-meaning common communication practices and team-building exercises could be misplaced and ineffective. Have you fallen into one of the four following dream-team myths? Myth #1 Everyone can be on the team! …

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Can Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) help our business?

Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) has become an integral tool for companies of all types and is essential in numerous Business Process Management (BPM) and Business Intelligence (BI) systems. Gartner Inc. defines BAM solutions as providing “real-time access to critical business performance indicators to improve the speed and effectiveness of business operations. Unlike traditional real-time monitoring, …

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Businessman drawing SCRUM product development schema on presentation display

What it really takes to be a SCRUM master

The Scrum Guide generally describes the Scrum Master role as one of teaching, coaching, facilitating, and removing impediments. Working towards being a “good” Scrum Master doesn’t guarantee the desired results anymore. As complex projects multiply and new technologies emerge, the Scrum Master role has to be about effectiveness. Part of being an effective Scrum Master …

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