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Clear Governance Drives 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 21, 2019

Use Checklists with a Bite to Ensure SOX Compliance

Headache-causing. Frustrating.  Sluggish.  These are some of the terms that go through our heads when trying to decode the complex regulatory requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX).

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March 14, 2019

5 Popular Myths Around 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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March 7, 2019

Master 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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February 21, 2019

As in Physics, "Not Everything That Can Be Counted Counts"

We live in a world that measures everything. A world that tells us that metrics are important. However, we often fall on the trap of measuring and reporting on things that are either not useful or not used by anybody.

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February 5, 2019

The 10 Leading Task Management Tools

With such a huge proliferation of task management, getting things done (GTD) apps, and checklist software, it's no surprise that many attempts have been made to try to simplify the evaluation and selection process.

But have you ever tried to find something in Capterra, one of the most comprehensive software catalogs out there? There are 50+ software solutions listed in each of the following categories: workflow management, task management, and project management.

How are you supposed to compare or evaluate what's best for your specific situation? 

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January 29, 2019

Use WOOP to Make Sure Big Things Get Done

There has been a lot of buzz recently about WOOP. No, not the sound you make when you’re really excited about something. We’re talking about W.O.O.P., a productivity solution developed by Dr. Gabriele Oettingen that provides a framework for accomplishing big goals one step at a time. W.O.O.P. stands for “Wish, Outcome, Obstacle, Plan,” and it outlines the four steps that make it most easy for you to actually accomplish your goals.

 

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January 10, 2019

How to Reduce Employee Turnover while Driving Accountability

The latest data out from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that the unemployment rate is at it's lowest point since the recession and that the labor market is verging on full capacity.

While this is good news for the US economy, it means that you, as an employer, cannot afford to lose even one valuable employee.  Turnover is expensive.  

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January 3, 2019

The International Esperanza Project Drives Accountability

The mission of the International Esperanza Project (IEP) is to inspire hope in people in developing countries through healthcare and community development projects. They have selected CommandHound to provide the task management and accountability support they need to maximize their resources.

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December 18, 2018