We can all relate to email and productivity tools as one of the key functions required to do business. With all of the choices available, the initial task of deciding on a provider for these solutions can seem daunting. What features are you looking for? Is mobility a key part of your business? Will you be using multiple devices to access data? What are the various compliance features your business will require? These are the questions individuals starting a new company or wanting to expand their current business need to ask themselves before making a decision.
Get this – one study found that managers spend between 35% and 50% of their time in meetings, yet polled execs stated about 67% of meetings are unproductive. Why are so many meetings so awful? I’ve noticed a few common problems, with the core three being: multitasking, a lack of planning and a lack of follow through. Below is a framework on how to save time, while having more productive and enjoyable meetings.
From the housing market to grocery shopping, we know considering only one measure leads to incomplete decision-making. Smart shoppers weigh price per ounce, quantity, usage, and quality before dropping something into their cart. For my company’s recent “biggest loser” competition, we didn’t use the scale to dictate success. Instead, we looked at percentage of body fat lost and percentage of muscle gained. Indicators for a good economy are also multifaceted. Job creation gains grab headlines welcomed by tired readers in our slow recovery from the Great Recession both locally and nationally.
In our present digital age, businesses use technology to foster innovation, enhance productivity, and drive the bottom line. But across the United States teachers frequently are not afforded the opportunity to support the classroom learning of future entrepreneurs with technology that … well … fosters innovation and enhances productivity.