Prepare for Disaster with Right Communication Plan

Natural disasters or calamities never give prior information and time to prepare. Over one-third of small businesses do not plans for natural disasters or severe catastrophies while larger firms do have business continuity and disaster recovery plans, but do not account specifically for weather-related events. In this article at Risk Management, Aaron Charlesworth shares some effective ways that can help businesses go a long way towards mitigating damage with careful preparation. Plan First Advance planning …

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Learn the Art of Project Schedule Estimate: 3 Ways

Schedule estimation is a process that needs gradual refinement, to be done in several phases of the project development. Each project estimate should be refined to give a converged estimate towards the project end. When framing plans before starting a project, there is insufficient information to estimate with any degree of accuracy. In this article at The Project Risk Coach, Harry Hall explains ways to combat project estimation challenges and suggests some techniques to respond …

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Aiming to Run Innovative IT? Grill Yourself First

The fast-growing demand for technology has turned IT into a business. To lead this business, IT leaders or CIOs need to strategically create alternative business solutions. In this article at Future of CIO, Pearl Zhu suggests few questions for the CIOs to answer if they truly wish to run an innovative IT business. Ideas to Steal IT innovation calls for adopting technology in innovative ways to make an organization agile. Innovation usually begins with idea …

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Team Motivation Can Bring Out More: 5 Tips

A leader is as good as his team. It is his job to set the bar, inspire, and motivate the team to reach greater heights. The fundamentals of leadership do not change in good or bad times. But if you constantly motivate your team, each team member will lead you through the hard times. In this article at Team Gantt, Laura LaPrad shares some motivational tips to help the team cross the finish line faster …

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4 Types of Dependencies That Can Derail Your Project

Leaders must manage project dependencies as they can hit the timeline, deliverables, and budget of other projects in the portfolio. Dependencies can be due to delivery, procedures, regulations, technology, or artefacts. When a prior project in the delivery pipeline fails, the next in line must make do with the leftovers. Improper planning and inability to identify potential dependencies can put your projects at risk. In this article at PPM Execution, Tim Washington warns about the …

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3 Effective Ways to Make Virtual Teams Feel More Real

Anyone will agree virtual teams are hard to work with. The physical distance among the team members impacts the team bonding. The ice never breaks beyond knowledge sharing and interactions related to work. So, the virtual teams stay emotionally aloof, making them mere cogs of a project. In this article at strategy+business, Katherine Dugan and Varun Bhatnagar share 3 effective ways to make virtual teams feel more real. 3 Ways Virtual Teams Can Feel Connected …

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How to Transform Office Culture in the Digitization Age

To make innovation a byword in your organization, you must innovate the office culture. Digital transformation is a long process that requires acceptance of changes and agility to adapt to new-age technologies. With Amazon and Google already setting trends on this front, it is quite hard to keep up. Melissa Swift is the digital advisory leader for Korn Ferry Hay Group. In this article at the Enterprisers Project, Ginny Hamilton shares Swift’s views about transforming …

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3 Ways CIOs Can Influence CEOs to Back IT

Though IT has taken a center stage in the digital transformation, CIOs still cannot convince CEOs to think about IT strategically. A recent survey explains that 52 percent of the leaders confirmed to performing a more strategic role now. However, 38 percent report that their CEOs believe their role as a ‘cost center’ instead of a ‘revenue generator.’ In this article at CIO, Isaac Sacolick shares 3 ways that CIOs can influence CEOs to back …

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4 Tips to ‘Fit for Use’ IT Solution

The effectiveness of designing, manufacturing, and delivering a system or service that fits customers need is termed as ‘fit for use’. Although, Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) labels it as the assurance to meet the agreed upon requirements of a product or service. In this article at ITSM.Tools, Doug Tedder explains that often the solutions offered by the IT teams look promising enough on papers and convincing enough to business owners. But as it reaches …

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Shifting Office? Prepare Your Staff for Good

Relocation brings freshness to the monotonous work environment, but is it as glorious as it seems? No, it is not. Therefore, prepare your employees in advance and break them in small teams to perform the tasks of seamless office shift. In this article at Project-Management.com, Brendan Bowie shares how the daunting task of shifting the office to a new location can be a painless affair. Notify First Most of the organizations do this blooper of …

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