Collaboration

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...]

3 Counterintuitive Lessons Artists Can Teach Entrepreneurs

We live in an age of unprecendented opportunity. Everywhere we look, technology is making everything easier. From the books we read to the groceries we buy, our lives are becoming more and more automated. Which introduces a whole new opportunity: Never before has the need for creativity been greater. We need you to make something, to launch something we've never seen, to … [Read more...]

9 Crucial Small Business Branding Lessons from Doctor Who

Doctor Who happens to be one of my favorite television shows of all time. Doctor Who isn’t new by any means - it was on the air from 1963 to 1989 on the BBC and rebooted in 2005 on the same channel. It was the newer series that caught my attention (although I have gone back to visit quite a few of the older episodes), with the Tenth Doctor and his companion Rose Tyler sucking … [Read more...]

Independent Auto Repair Shops in San Diego Band Together for the Benefit of All

Being a small business owner can sometimes be overwhelming. If you are the sole owner of a small business, with the success or failure of your small business depending primarily on you and the decisions you make, it can be helpful to have other small business owners you can bounce ideas off of, commiserate with, and maybe even network with. This camaraderie can happen in a … [Read more...]