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Foster Accountability in the Workplace by Rewarding, Coaching, or Eliminating

So, what happens when you have defined clear roles and responsibilities, expectations, compensation structures, performance tracking, and your efforts to develop a culture of accountability begin to take hold? It is time to act.

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April 10, 2018

Do You Need Accountability Software?

In today's explosion of overlapping software solutions, how do we know what is what? Does accountability software replace task management or project management software? How is it different from Trello, Jira, Slack, Asana, Wrike or Basecamp?

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April 6, 2018

5 Simple Steps to Eliminate Excessive Emails and Boost Productivity in the Workplace

Are you in a work environment that suffers from excessive email traffic? You know you are in one when you receive more than 100 emails in one day. A business can grind to a halt if an email culture of indiscriminate use is allowed to clog every channel. 

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April 4, 2018

Should Up-and-Coming SMB's Bother With a Board of Directors?

The short answer is, definitely. Why? Mostly to protect the founders from themselves.

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April 3, 2018

Clarify Reporting Relationships to Improve Accountability in the Workplace

Making the transition from being an entrepreneur-led business to one that operates as an "institution" is not easy. A business that deals with everything that comes their way in a reactive, ad-hoc, team-based manner is not scalable. So, start with clearly defining and communicating a function-based org chart that nicely follows your value-chain.

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March 29, 2018

Scale Your Business Fast Without Growing Pains

It is well understood that growing a business requires people. If you want to grow a business fast, therefore, you have to source, filter, and hire of a lot of people very quickly. Identifying the right people, with the right capabilities, and the right cultural fit when the hiring engine is in overdrive requires a special set of safeguards.

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March 28, 2018

Focus on Your Job, and Let Management Focus on Value Creation

Executives, decision makers, and management in general have a finite amount of "Management Attention Units" (MAUs).  So, what are MAUs anyway?  We use this general term to refer to time used by management to carry out core supervisory duties.  Management’s time – a very valuable and finite commodity.

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March 27, 2018

After Its Big Data Breach, Facebook Must Now Execute a Flawless 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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March 22, 2018

How Do Successful PMOs Handle Project Scope Creep Head On?

Expanding the scope of a project is not a bad thing when properly managed.  in fact, changing requirements, constraints, needs, context, or priorities in a project is more norm than rarity.

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March 21, 2018