As an entrepreneur, you have to be prepared for everything but, the truth is you are not really prepared for all situations. Some situations cause a setback while others are equivalent to a natural disaster. Even a normally planned day can go haywire, and all your efficiency goes for a toss with that.
One of the main difficulties in running a small business is the fact that there are countless small tasks you need to perform on a regular basis. Such tasks are usually not difficult, but repetition makes them tedious to perform.
As a manager, there are the things you can legislate and prepare for, and then there are the intangibles. Employees, as humans, will also be somewhat intangibles, meaning that their behavior – our behavior – can be unpredictable. It doesn’t matter how well you vet someone before you hire them, there is always the possibility that, at some stage in their employee tenure with you, there will be a difficult moment in which you need to manage.
A lot of companies are letting go of their traditional, in-house team approach and moving on to hiring remote employees or freelancers to achieve goals and complete projects.
If you’ve been in business for a while, or even if you’ve just started it, then you know how exhilarating it can feel to have a business. You always have lots of ideas and projects in your head and a million and one ways in which you think you could make your business grow. The whole thing feels quite exciting.
Business Process Management can mean two things. Some describe Business Process Management as the overall process of analyzing, measuring, and optimizing the business through different methods or procedures. To others, it is the automation of the gathered data to use as a reference for the improvement process. The automation is typically done by software.
I am pretty sure that by now, you must have heard tons about artificial intelligence AI and the way it seems to be reshaping industries across the globe, especially the technology sector. But what you don't know is companies these days by default tend to chase new trends to stay ahead of the curve, and unfortunately, they don't always get it right, especially in regards to machine learning and artificial intelligence.
Be it a small business or a large organization; digital transformation is imperious for all business types. The concept came up just some time back, its importance for the success of any modern business is quite relevant than any other in this competitive phase.
Did you know that there are certain habits that prevent you from being productive and managing your time effectively? Unfortunately, not many people are aware that they are doing something that harms them. Here are ten habits that kill your productivity and time efficiency that you must get rid of immediately.conso
Modern measures of success are based on productivity. Deadlines are tighter, work-loads have increased, and quantity seems more valued than quality. We must learn to do the most work with the least amount of time. With many people operating from an unbalanced lifestyle, in terms of professional vs. personal interests, it isn’t easy to remain focused on menial tasks.
The role of a project manager is varied and challenging. A project manager could be tasked with overseeing everything from internal software to a complete business overhaul. This is a job that is constantly changing and very demanding.
Support is a job of constant context-switching. From working in the inbox to helping your coworkers, hopping on calls, and maybe even fighting fires or large scale issues, it can feel like you are constantly taking off one hat and putting on another.
Project management is a complicated process and without setting some Key Performance Indicators (KPI), you can never calculate the success of your project. Think of it as something you record along the way to track your performance. Just like you cannot lose weight without knowing where you currently stand, your project cannot be a success without devising any way to measure progress towards certain goals.
The quest for a cleaner, more livable space took on a life of its own a few years ago when Japanese decluttering expert Marie Kondo released her book on home organization. People across the country dove into their closets and garages, purging items that didn't "spark joy" (creating a glut for thrift stores that brought them bags upon boxes upon crates of belongings).
If you work in the modern world, you’re probably aware that burnout is on the rise. Thanks to our fast-paced work environments and often stressful home lives, it’s no wonder that more and more employees finding their piles of responsibilities too much to handle. But what can we do about the problem?
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The gig economy. 57 million workers in the U.S. alone are part of it. And it is estimated that by 2020, 40% of the workforce in America will be a part of this economy, Freelancing has become a way of life for so many because of its many benefits – independence in time, place, and amount of work, taking on the type of work for which they have great passion, and just in general being in greater control of their lives.
You’ve probably come across the idea that seriously successful entrepreneurs spend vast amounts of time reading. The classic example is Bill Gates gets through about one book per week on average. But then, maybe your grandmother gets through that many mystery-spy-thriller-romance novels in a week too, and it’s not like she’s a billionaire. Well, what this points to is that reading in and of itself isn’t going to be your secret key to success.
You know that your business needs a blog. Reasons? Five, at the very least
There is no doubt that time management tools help you be more productive. How do we know? Because with a time management tool you can track your activities, check where the time is spent the most, be more effective, and achieve more. You can take control of your time and get on top of your to-do list.