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Use Personality Types to Make Sure Teams Get Things Done

We have found that every team is made up of two broad types of people-- the Idea Makers and the Doers. If you’ve ever taken a Myers Briggs test, you might know these two groups as Judgers (J) and Perceivers (P).

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July 17, 2018

How to Best Tie Compensation to Accountability In The Workplace

The concept of tying compensation to accountability seems simple enough on the surface. However, making it real is way harder than it looks. And the biggest challenge is deciding what to measure performance against.

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July 12, 2018

Facebook's Big Data Breach Requires a Tightly Managed Response

What is done is done. Now, it is time for Facebook to take ownership of what happened, and prepare a plan to both handle the current crises and mitigate the risk of this ever happening again.

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July 10, 2018

5 Quick Ways To Double Meeting Productivity

First, let's agree that meetings are a reliable and efficient way to get teams aligned behind a common objective or goal. Let's also agree that, if not carefully managed, meetings can quickly unravel into a massive waste of time.

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July 6, 2018

How to Get the Most Out of Gig Workers

The gig economy is here to stay.   Intuit estimates that by 2020, as many as 40 percent of Americans will be contingent, or "gig" workers.  Gig workers can be freelancers, independent contractors, or any other outsourced employees who are hired on a per-project basis.

Some of these contingent workers choose to work outside of a payroll system either as full-time freelancers or as part-time workers who supplement their income by picking up gigs. Others take contingent jobs out of necessity even though they would prefer full-time employee status.

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July 3, 2018

Wondering How to Retain Millennials? Easy!

The annual performance review is an excruciating ritual that has been around for a really long time, but, in 2017, it’s just not cool anymore.

It is a 20th century model that just doesn’t work for the 21st century.  Managers see them as time consuming and not always reflecting employees’ real contributions. Employees, especially millennials, can find them demeaning and unfair.

But how can we provide the feedback that is essential to an employee’s growth without a review?   And how can management gather and organize information on employee performance to use in human resources decisions?  

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June 28, 2018

Turn Average Team Members into High Potential Contributors

The Harvard Business Review recently released an article outlining how to identify high-potential employees.

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June 26, 2018

The Employee Offboarding Process and IT Security

The worldwide cyberattacks in the news lately have worried businesses and individuals alike.  

The ransomware attacks Petya and WannaCry have affected commercial businesses, governmental entities, and individuals by the thousands. But while the media focuses on these external attacks, internal network security threats remain one of the most common problems in  security management. 

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June 20, 2018

The Top 10 Pitfalls to Avoid When Using Accountability Software

At CommandHound, we have been working with our power users to record and share their top tips. Check out their top 10 tips to drive accountability in the workplace here. Now, here is the list of their top 10 warnings or pitfalls to avoid while using a task management software.

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June 19, 2018