Individuals Create Abundant Opportunities on a Team

Opportunities stem from the diversity, strengths, and shortcomings found within teams. The African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child,” can be tweaked slightly to apply to business, as “It takes a team to achieve success.” The key to creating a more positive and influential work environment is recognizing the opportunities each individual brings. Leaders must … [Read more...]

How to Support Someone—Even if You Don’t Like Their Ideas

We’ve all been there before: you’re in a meeting when someone throws out a proposal or says something that you think is dumb. Cue the eye rolling. Get back to the phone and the laptop. Tune out. Communication is the public theater of improvisation. In the face of an uncertain and unscripted future, improvisation is a mode of decision making that is instantaneous and taps … [Read more...]

How Your Business Can Save Money Using Software

Being an entrepreneur is not easy by any stretch of the imagination. Running a business is one of the most difficult projects you can take on. This is why so many businesses fail. If you want your company to survive for the long haul, you’re going to need to find ways to increase efficiency and slash expenses. One way you can accomplish this is through the implementation of the … [Read more...]

How to Write the Perfect Collaboration Proposal on Instagram

Social media has recently begun dominating the digital marketing world, and Instagram is at the forefront of this move. Today, one can boost product or service sales by getting more visibility on Instagram. Your Instagram account’s market reach is a reflection of the people that follow and actively engage you regularly. This engagement is much more valuable compared to the … [Read more...]

VitalChurch: An Interim Pastor Ministry That Takes a Collaborative Approach

Every small business or organization hoping to be successful needs to find their niche—that area of expertise or specialization, or that spot in the marketplace that is generally underserved. VitalChurch Ministry, a small nonprofit organization that was founded more than 20 years ago to help churches that find themselves in a time of transition or crisis, has found their niche. … [Read more...]

Leave Ego at the Door: 3 Keys to Unleash Innovations That Win

We often conceptualize creativity and innovation as a solitary endeavor: a genius sitting alone in a room somewhere, crafting a masterpiece. Too often, we think innovation comes from the brain of a single (super)human—and that the ability to innovate is therefore an inherent capability that the rest of us can’t aspire to. It’s true that sometimes innovation does come from … [Read more...]

Secrets to Improve Collaboration in Remote Teams

In a survey conducted in 2017, 43% of American workers reported that they spent at least some time working remotely. As more employees and organizations embrace the remote working model, it has given way to some unique challenges. Buffer (an organization with 100% remotely working employees), conducted research into the many challenges associated with the remote working … [Read more...]

The Most Effective Ways Upper Level Executives Solve Problems

For many people, it can seem that the larger a business gets, the larger the problems get. This may be because once a company becomes national or international, there's so much more at risk when problems develop. Because of that, many people in upper management at these large companies need to have a way to solve problems quickly and effectively. With that in mind, there are a … [Read more...]

Integrate Collaboration Tools for a Better Meeting Experience

At times, meetings are a real pain. Trying to find a suitable location and working around tight schedules can turn into an absolute nightmare, while it’s almost impossible to arrange a meet-up during the busier times of the year—which is usually when a meeting is most needed. If that wasn’t bad enough, the majority of workers often find them unproductive, poorly planned and, … [Read more...]

Top 6 Trends to Increase Workplace Wellbeing and Happiness

Following the lead of global brands like Google, Apple, and Instagram, companies across the world have started implementing and improving workplace well-being and happiness concepts. These forward-thinking pioneers have adopted the notion that creating a workspace that supports their employees’ well-being and happiness is a powerful motivator for staff retention, loyalty, and … [Read more...]