Teams

Management

How to Manage People Who May Be Older Or Wiser Than You

The first time I encountered the term ‘Baby Boss,’ I cringed. I can’t remember the name of the women’s magazine now, but the article was directed at professionals who found themselves reporting to a much-younger new boss. It was well-written, but the tone made me wonder later if the author was the same person who

Culture

The Ultimate List of Team Building Activities, Games, and Icebreakers

What are team building activities? Picture your team as a clock. There are many functioning parts within this clock that are required to work together flawlessly in order for the clock to be accurate. Much like a well-oiled and finely tuned clock, your team has to be in-tune with each other in order to get

Performance

Why Knowledge Management is Crucial to Your Team’s Success

I’m not as addicted to affirmations as some people are. You won’t find the words of dead poets and living celebrities on mugs or in framed prints in my house. There is, however, one quote I like: “Knowledge is power.” History attributes this iconic phrase to Sir Francis Bacon, who included it in his 1597

Culture

Icebreaker Questions that Won’t Make You Want to Poke Your Eyes Out

How well do you know your co-workers? Do you think if you knew them better, you’d be able to work together more effectively? Asking people questions is one of the best ways to build relationships and get to know more about them. Has Jamie ever traveled out of the country? Has Laura ever done anything

Management

A Balanced Scorecard in Action: Manage Your Company Better in 4 Steps

As the name indicates, the balanced scorecard framework presents an opportunity to assess a business on multiple levels. This generally leads to a much more balanced idea of performance.

Management

10 Best Organization Software Options for Teams

Many people have claimed that disorganized people are more creative. Scientists have even performed experiments to prove this theory. While most of these concepts pertain to the specific idea of a messy desk or office space, this does not include the necessary structure related to business operations and the software you use to accomplish tasks.

Management

How to Master Resource Scheduling In 5 Steps

So a graphic designer, a front-end coder, and a technical writer all walk into a boardroom… I know you’re waiting for a punchline because it sounds like I’m telling a joke. Strangely enough (for me), I’m not. Project management teams encompass a wide range of skill sets. You may not find a graphic designer, a

Management

Workforce Management Software That Will Make Your Job Way Easier

I always knew that employees were expensive, but according to the Human Capital Management Institute, they account for an average of 70% of a company’s operating expenses. No wonder one of my old bosses stared at me intently whenever I mentioned a raise. I thought he was merely interested in what I had to say:

Teams

101 Design Quotes That Will Instantly Inspire You

Creativity is both a natural skill and a developed talent. While some people may feel it comes naturally, others may find they have to work much harder to be creative. This is particularly true in the design industry. Regardless of your creative aptitude, everyone can use the occasional inspiration to rekindle their imagination. Take a

Management

5 Signs You Need a Freelance Management System, and How to Set One Up

Work with freelancers, they said. It will be fun, they said. Until recently, my idea of fun would have been far different. It would have involved most of the freelancers I’d worked with getting acquainted with my stranger-hating Rottweiler- when she was in a really bad mood. When I started my legal communications business two

Management

10 Manager Tools That Will Make Your Job Way Easier

A construction worker carries a tool belt to ensure he or she has the necessary piece of equipment ready at a moment’s notice. A surgeon has a large tray of operating utensils fully prepared to solve any problem that could arise during a surgical procedure. Batman always has his utility belt strapped on to ensure

Performance

Make Team Meetings Great Again: 10 Solutions to Your Biggest Meeting Problems

You woke up early this morning feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the day’s workload. With a stop by the local bakery for a breakfast pastry, you can already feel your creative juices flowing for a productive day at the office. You got to work with time to spare and decided to check out your