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5 Security Mistakes Done by IT Employees

Cybersecurity is a point of major concern for most IT companies these days. Every company spends millions of dollars to upgrade their security systems and lead a peaceful life. However, as a surprising fact, the majority of cyber incidents happen due to the negligence of the company employees. In this article at TechRepublic, Tom Merritt lists out the five major cyber blunders that employees commit. The Surprising Facts A 2017 survey by Kaspersky Lab suggests …

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How to Be Change-Adaptive?

Work culture in every industry or organization has undergone a huge transformation in the recent years. Long back, employees and senior executives in any company were pretty much content with a stable work environment that ensured constructive business and personal growth. However, the perception has changed now. The ‘stability’ factor has been replaced by ‘change management’ strategies. In this article at Strategy+Business, John Jones and his fellow authors share 10 basic principles of managing change …

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Facebook Moving Towards New Privacy Experience

In wake of the recent data leakage incident, Facebook is striving hard to rebuild its image when it comes to user data privacy and security. In this news update, IDG News Service brings out some important changes that Facebook is willing to implement to regain the trust and confidence of its users. What’s New? As an initial step, Facebook wants to empower the users with their own decision-making ability. They want the users to decide …

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7 Ways to Be Super-Productive

Productivity defines your working style and how much ownership you can take. Thus, organizations broadly classify their workforce into three categories – under-productive, productive and super-productive. Most professionals seem happy and content executing the work assigned to them. However, some of them are super active and quick when it comes to delivering assignments and taking an extra load without stressing themselves. In this article at Harvard Business Review, Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman share some …

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Check If Your PPM Solution Is Current with These Metrics

Project portfolio management (PPM) aids leaders in the decision-making process. The associated tools in this sphere have undergone significant changes to match up to the market standards. However, before you renew your license, check if your existing solution is the most updated one. In this article at CPS, Chris Aslett talks about how to use metrics to know whether your PPM solution is up-to-date. Is Your PPM Solution Current? PPM is a complex process, and …

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6 Tips to Convince Stakeholders to Talk Your Language

Convincing stakeholders and getting their continuous support is necessary for a project’s success. Project managers know it is not an easy feat, especially when they must cater to varied interests of stakeholders. In this article at TechRepublic, Moira Alexander shares 6 tips to help you convince stakeholders to talk your language. Winning Stakeholder Support From sponsors to team members, all can be termed as stakeholders. When they come to a consensus about project deliverables, it …

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Want to Retain IT Employees? Personalize Their Perks

Traditional perks for IT employees include healthcare, vacation tickets, etc. However, to make them stay back in your company, you must think better than these usual benefits. In this article at CIO, Sharon Florentine talks about how personalizing perks as per IT employees’ lifestyle should prove more beneficial. What’s in an IT Perk? During a talk in a Volvo dealership association in Sweden, one of the leaders suggested offering a beer tap and kegs to …

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6 Ways to Improve Cross-Functional Team Capabilities

Majority of the cross-functional teams are “dysfunctional,” opines Behnam Tabrizi, consulting professor at Stanford University’s Department of Management Science and Engineering. Due to digital transformation, organizations are increasingly dedicating resources from various departments to a single project. The business leaders think this breaks the silos and, ultimately, the threat to innovative culture. However, as per a recent study, 75 percent of cross-functional teams are unable to meet three of their major commitments—budget, schedule, client requirements, …

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What to Do Once You Reach a Career Milestone?

Most professionals set milestones or career targets for themselves once they start in a particular job profile. However, once the milestone is achieved, they are often lost wondering what to do next? Their initial expectations from a career achievement turn out to be quite different from reality. In this article at Strategy+Business, Jesse Sostrin talks about some practical strategies that could make you feel more meaningful at your work. The Dilemma Most leaders consider ‘pursuit …

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Which Start-up Strategy Suits You?

Most budding entrepreneurs are uncertain about the business strategy that could lead them to success. They are often afraid to experiment and innovate new approaches as they believe it might extend their time-to-market and product launch. However, in the absence of focus, innovation and clear business strategy, they are soon likely to reach crossroads. In this article at Harvard Business Review, Joshua Gans and his fellow authors state how a definite direction and strategy is …

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