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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 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

How to Get IT Security Compliance Under Control Fast

Have you tried to implement a comprehensive information security framework like ISO 27001 or COBIT but nobody is doing what they are supposed to do? A lack of accountability in the workplace is often the main reason.

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June 14, 2018

How Best to Delegate Work and to Make It Stick

Every manager has faced the disappointment of assigning a task to a team member and finding out that the task was ignored or slipped through the cracks. 

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June 12, 2018

Get Projects Done – Strategies from Successful PMOs

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.

But a problem arises when change creeps into a project unnoticed.  When project sponsors, project managers and team members realize that they are working on a bigger and more ambitious project than originally planned, and that they have begun to miss deadlines consistently and to exceed budgets, it's probably too late.

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May 31, 2018