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A Simple Way to Ensure SOX Section 802 Compliance

After the Enron and Worldcom scandals of 2001, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) was enacted by Congress to help prevent certain types of fraudulent practices. Among other things, SOX has had critical implications for IT. Not only because of the role information technology plays in all businesses nowadays but because of SOX's industry-leading Section 802 data retention requirements.

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March 20, 2018

Rediscover the Art of Escalation to Make Sure Things Get Done

Escalation is a very powerful tool to make sure things get done at work. However, it should be used carefully and judiciously.

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March 14, 2018

A Complete Framework for Delegating in the Workplace

It is a well known fact that an effective way to reduce one's workload and stress levels is by delegating in the workplace. Delegating, however, requires trust in the person you are delegating to and an understanding that things may not be perfect.

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March 13, 2018

Do You Have What It Takes to Consolidate All Your To Do Lists Into One?

Most people nowadays use a number of disparate applications and methods to store all of their action items, projects, and tasks.  Why is it so hard to consolidate that mess into a common approach that tracks and reminds us of what needs to get done in one place? Here is a way out.

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March 8, 2018

How to Use Employee Performance Reviews to Make Sure Things Get Done

We constantly wonder why things keep falling through the cracks with no consequences to the offenders even when a performance review and/or reward system is in place. Remembering what goes on every day so it can be used and evaluated at a later time is a real challenge.

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March 7, 2018

Are You Ready for Europe's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?

It looks like the European Union's new GDPR will go into effect on May 25, 2018. Companies that fail to comply with its rules and regulations will face fines of up to $20 million euros (or 4% of sales for the preceding year). This is definitely not a trivial update.

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March 6, 2018

How SpaceX Makes Sure Things Get Done

SpaceX has emerged in the past few years as a uniquely disruptive company in an area that has, until now, been reserved for governments. Here are some interesting facts about their meteoric rise. What makes them good at getting hard or seemingly impossible things done?

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March 1, 2018

5 Little Lies about Productivity in the Workplace

Nowadays, we are spending more and more time working at all hours of the day and night. Worst yet, we talk ourselves into believing that things will get better soon.

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February 28, 2018

The Secret to Efficiently Managing Multiple Client Engagements

Professional services firms all have the same operational issue - how to best manage multiple client engagements, simultaneously, while maximizing available resources to deliver on time, as promised.

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February 27, 2018