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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Try These 5 Smart Tools to Lift High Your Sales

Sales are as essential to a venture as initial capital to a business. Even though there are hundreds of strategies and guidance available online to improve selling, some smart tools have been designed to encourage sales teams and improve their productivity. In this article at Business2Community, Susan Friesen separates five tools out of hundreds that are specifically designed to improve sales and deliver better ROI. It’s Show Time Using numerous online tools built for increasing …

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The Know-How of IT Maturity Assessment

IT maturity assessment is a tough exercise but essential to better operate IT processes. When IT leaders find something is wrong with the process of work, they commission a review to find out the reason behind the issue. This exercise is known as an assessment that comes in diverse shapes and sizes. In this article at Sits Insight, Steve Morgan unveils what, why, and how about IT maturity assessment to benchmark your current IT capabilities …

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How to Turnaround Bad Project Requirements?

Project requirement sheet is the foundation document defining the business needs that lead to project initiation. But very few projects effectively list out the requirements correctly. This may lead to project failure. In project management, a workable solution is dependent on requirement because the design and development of the delivery teams are dependent on it. In this article at PM Times, Brad Egeland suggests some workable ways to refine the bad project requirements. Workable Solution …

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Building Connectivity with Team and Stakeholders

Clarity is the key to effective communication. Even though communication is almost prompt in the corporate world but far beyond the small talks over quick coffee breaks. In her blog at Susanne Madsen – Developing Project Leaders, the author shares her opinion about the techniques of influencing and holding constant interactions with the team and stakeholders to improve connectivity with them. Illuminating Talks Madsen believes that every interaction with others is an opportunity to improve …

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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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Use Open Data to Benefit Your Business

With innovation and digitization taking the forefront across all domains, many enterprises are willing to promote the concept of ‘open data’ to accelerate ideation and business growth. In this regard, even the top management of companies is looking for ways and suggestions to offer their data on an open platform. In this article at CIO, UK, Thomas Macaulay shares how the C-suite professionals can leverage open data to scale up their business. Open to the …

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How to Protect Your Privacy Online

Nowadays, people across the world are witnessing numerous reports of online data leakage or breach of online privacy. Most recent being the news of Facebook and Cambridge Analytica leaking a huge volume of consumer data for political purposes. That begs the question – how do we protect ourselves online? In this article at Information Week, Jessica Davis brings you what the industry top experts have to say about their data privacy strategy. The Online World …

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