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How to Manage a Remote Team Effectively

It has become the norm for businesses to incorporate a virtual workforce into their operations.  

Whether a company has geographically dispersed offices, hires employees or freelancers in different cities or countries, or just offers local employees the flexibility to work from home, more and more of us are having to manage remote teams.  

Results of a Gallup survey published earlier this year showed that 43 percent of employed Americans spent at least some time working remotely in 2016.

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May 16, 2019

Really Effective Workplace Productivity Tips

Have you ever taken a short break at work to read an article online and accidentally fallen into an internet rabbit hole, only to emerge an hour later, praying that no one noticed how disconnected you were from your work?

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May 2, 2019

Embed CommandHound in Your Life to Make Sure Things Get Done

Did you know that the most important part of CommandHound is your Inbox? Inbox first, then Dashboard (to review your own Control Towers), then everything else. Here is a nice Infographic to get you to easily incorporate CommandHound into you morning routine.

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April 30, 2019

Stop Spinning Your Wheels and Make Sure Things Done

Chances are, if you've eavesdropped on your friends’ and coworkers’ casual conversations lately, you’ve noticed that the standard answer to the conversation opener, “How are you?” has changed from “Fine” to “Busy.”

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April 25, 2019

We Need to Stop Wasting Management Time

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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April 18, 2019

How to Easily Improve Meetings to Get More Things Done

Ask anyone in your office how they feel about meetings, and you are likely to get passionate responses on both sides of the aisle.

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April 2, 2019

5 Effective Case Management Software Solutions for Law Firms

Few professional offices have to deal with as much information as law firms and remember so many critical things.

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March 19, 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

How to Get the Most Out of Contractors

The gig economy is here to stay.   Intuit estimates that by 2020, as many as 40 percent of Americans will be contingent, contract, 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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February 14, 2019