Is Your Technology Letting Your Business Down?

(This is a contributed post) These days, technology is vital to businesses. Investing in the right technology for your business is important, but if something goes wrong – it could prove disastrous for your company. Many businesses suffer as a result of their technology not being up to scratch – is this true for your […]

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The walls are glass, but you can’t come in

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Sometimes teams have good times, sometimes they have bad times. Sometimes things go well, sometimes they don’t. No matter how bad things get, it is important that they be transparent, always. The walls around the team are made of glass: information flows freely in and out. But we need to make sure that while they […]

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Red Flags: Stress vs. Your Relationship With Your Employees

(This is a contributed post) You’re a good person. You appreciate the time and effort your staff spend on your business, and you go out of your way to ensure you take care of them and do what you can to create an excellent working environment. Then… stress happens. Stress is an incredibly complicated illness […]

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What Not To Do If You Want Your Business To Thrive

(This is a contributed post) Any business owner will tell you that they dream of owning a thriving business. However, there are a few things you should make sure you should do, and of course, a few things you should make sure you shouldn’t if you want your business to thrive. Here, we’re going to […]

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How To Make Your Leadership Role An Easier One

(This is a contributed post) For many people, rising up the rungs of the career ladder to become a leader in any capacity is a dream come true. And while there are benefits to being a leader – better salary, more authority, a nicer office – the dream can quickly become shattered with the realisation […]

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Why “Outsourcing” Shouldn’t Be A Dirty Word

(This is a contributed post) What do you think of when the term “outsourcing”, what comes to mind? If you think that it’s a way to get cheap labor, you aren’t wrong, but many people view outsourcing as a dirty word. Some people believe that outsourcing compromises the integrity of a company by, in essence, […]

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Downsize Your Office & Boost Productivity

(This is a contributed post) There’s nothing more exciting than expansion as a business. Growth has always been something to strive for in the business world, particularly as growth often equals more profit, more demand and more success for your company. While there was always the illusion that a large and fancy office meant that […]

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The Steps to a Successful Side Hustle

(This is a contributed post) If you’ve always wanted to work from home, but have held yourself back until now because you’ve been confused by all the options or perhaps fearful to take the plunge, this article is here to offer some easy steps to make your side hustle a success. STEP ONE: DECIDE WHAT […]

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4 Ways to Focus When Working From Home

(This is a contributed post) There are several benefits to working from home, yet it can become a somewhat isolating experience over time, and therefore it’s important you get yourself out into the world, rather than feeling stuck in your tower like Quasimodo! Whilst the positives do tend to outweigh the negatives, for instance, the […]

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It’s not about the tools and processes…

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I’ve been reading Quora lately, and despairing. Nearly every question about Agile there is in this format: “What tool is the best for doing {X} in Agile?”. This is disappointing. What happened to the Agile Manifesto? That bit where it says “People and interactions over processes and tools”? People seem to have forgotten the lesson – […]

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