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Top 8 Strategies to Refocus Your Team

Leadership & Management

Top 8 Strategies to Refocus Your Team

Is your team losing focus? Scope creep, unavoidable setbacks, personnel changes, and general burnout can slow productivity to a grinding halt or, worse, derail your team altogether. As a manager, it’s not enough to manage the project, you must also manage your team members. How...

September 14, 2021 5 minute read

Secrets for Creating a Positive, Engaged Work Culture

Leadership & Management

Secrets for Creating a Positive, Engaged Work Culture

Uh oh, sounds like somebody’s got a case of the Mondays. Remember that line from the iconic movie Office Space? This should jog your memory or maybe even introduce you to one of the greatest movies ever created. Okay, enough of my gushing. If you...

August 17, 2022 6 minute read

Team Communication

Killer Strategies to Improve Team Communication

Wanna knock ‘em dead? Nothing’s more killer than effective communication within your team. Unfortunately, many teams still rely on a combination of largely unproductive (and equally boring) meetings, communicating through cluttered inboxes and chat messages, and praying that everyone is reading each other’s minds. But...

August 10, 2022 7 minute read

6 Questions to Ask at the Start of Every Project

Productivity & Estimation

6 Questions to Ask at the Start of Every Project

You meet with a client. They share their vision, you share yours. You go away and create an efficient and beautifully rendered deliverable. You’re practically beaming when you show them how you’ve crafted their disjointed ideas and fragmented thoughts into a masterpiece. And then they...

July 27, 2022 7 minute read

Simple Tips To Rejuvenate How You Schedule Projects

Productivity & Estimation

Simple Tips To Rejuvenate How You Schedule Projects

When people think of project management, their minds typically jump to long lists of tasks, droll meetings, or that one person that just didn’t do what they were supposed to. With so many pre-existing negative connotations, how do we transform people’s attitude about project management...

July 20, 2022 8 minute read

Leadership & Management

The Ultimate Guide to Managing Remote Teams

Welcome to the 21st century, where a growing population of workers are location independent and tethered only to the Internet. Commutes, cubicles, broken copier machines, and red staplers are becoming a thing of the past. But what happens when you’re in charge of managing a...

July 15, 2022 6 minute read

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